About the Authors
Wendy S. Grolnick, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Clark University, is
nationally known for her pioneering studies on the role parents play in children’s
motivation and achievement. In addition to co-authoring Pressured Parents,
Stressed-Out Kids, she is author of the critically acclaimed book, The
Psychology of Parental Control: How Well-Meant Parenting Backfires (Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates). Wendy has also published more than 60 scholarly articles. She
is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines including Parents, Family Circle,
and Newsday, and she has appeared on radio shows including, “The Parents’ Journal,” “Body,
Mind and Child” and NPR’s The Public Eye. A native New Yorker, Wendy currently
lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She is married to Jay Kimmel and has two
teenage daughters and a feisty Springer Spaniel named Bagels.
Kathy Seal is a nationally known parenting journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Family Circle, the Columbia Journalism Review, and many other magazines and newspapers. She’s also appeared on several radio and television shows. Kathy has two sons. Zach is an urban planner living in Oakland. Jeff, a graduate of San Francisco's Clown Conservatory, performs physical theater in New York City. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, Jim, a transportation consultant. Kathy’s hobby is taking adult ballet classes. She hopes to learn how to pirouette by the end of this year.
Other books by Kathy Seal: Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning (Holt, 2001) with Deborah Stipek, dean of the Stanford School of Education.