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Welcome to Strategies for Parents! We want to be your trusted source for parenting ideas and educational content. This site is designed with you in mind so that you can plan to face your parenting and educational challenges with confidence, knowing that you are doing your best today to help your kids become their best tomorrow. Parenting is the most rewarding part of our lives, but it’s a huge challenge to do it right.

It helps to have a resource that puts the power in your hands so that you will feel better prepared to make great decisions for your kids. We carefully vet content sourced from leading academic research sources and apply it to real-world parenting scenarios to bring you practical strategies that are supported by the scientific evidence, helping you make better-informed decisions for your family.

Our writers are experts in their fields, with the terminal degrees and the professional experience to back up that claim. They work diligently to carefully craft content that will help you become better informed, so you can have a better understanding of the topics that are impacting your family.

In the end, it is you that must decide what is best for your family. There is no resource on the internet that can make important decisions for you when you are at a crossroads. We hope we can help you come a little bit closer to finding solutions, so you spend less time focused on the challenges of parenting and more time enjoying its rewards.

Contributors

Patrick Capriola, Ed.D.

Hi, I’m Dr. Patrick Capriola. I started this site to provide access to quality parenting content in simple and honest language. As a father and educator who believes that every parent should have access to the best relevant information, I want to put the power in your hands so that you will be better prepared to make great decisions for your kids.

I will always strive to ensure that the content on this site considers the parent first, so you have information that helps you deal with real-world challenges effectively.

I began my career in education as a social studies teacher and had the opportunity to grow into a behavior specialist and school administrator. In those roles, I worked closely with students, teachers, and parents to help kids succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially.

While completing my doctorate at the University of Florida I was hired by the College of Education to train administrators, school leaders, and teachers to improve student outcomes in the areas of student behavior, academic performance, and social-emotional development. I served in that role in Abu Dhabi and throughout the state of Florida.

I have since created this site to offer my expertise on my own terms and make a bigger impact than in any of my previous roles by sharing research-based ideas with parents so they can help their children reach their potential. You can learn more about me by viewing my academic and professional profile.

Philip Huber, B.A.H.

Philip is a graduate of Francis Marion University and a contributing writer, editor, and project manager for Sona Digital Media. Graduating with a degree in history, he intended to become a social studies teacher before switching to freelance writing and editing.

Philip has been involved locally with the National History Day program, traveling to schools to inform teachers and students about regional and national competitions. In addition, he engaged in student and teacher workshops, helping students to conduct proper historical research and differentiate between primary and secondary sources.

Marilyn Lovett-Hampton, Ph.D.

Dr. Marilyn Lovett-Hampton has over 20 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and an administrator.  She is currently a psychoeducational consultant for Huduma Services. 

Her doctoral degree in psychology was earned at the University of Cincinnati, and her undergraduate degree is from Florida A & M University.  She enjoys sharing her research in health promotion, cultural identity, and dating violence prevention at community forums and professional conferences, and her publications range from encyclopedia entries to articles in peer-reviewed journals to book chapters.

Rachel Peachey

Rachel is a Montessori teacher and mother to three. After four years of teaching in the primary and lower elementary classrooms, she decided to dedicate more time to her own children. Now, she crafts blogs, website content, and carefully researched articles from home as a freelance writer.

She takes every chance she gets to cook, play, and learn with her kids. On Saturdays, you’ll find her using her teaching skills at a nearby community library she helped begin.

Noelle Rebain, M.Ed.

Noelle has a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications. She is currently a freelance writer while also being a stay-at-home mom to her three-year-old daughter, Sophie. Prior to writing on a part-time basis, she taught high school English and Academic Writing for five years and has also taught Marketing, Public Speaking, Visual Communications, and Freshman Composition at the college level.

While staying at home with her daughter has been her ultimate joy, she plans to continue writing and teaching in the future as her daughter transitions to school. She also loves to read, watch and listen to Broadway musicals, and attend local concerts and shows with her husband. Noelle and her husband have an 8-year-old Boston Terrier named Selah, and she brings love and laughter to their home every day.

Noelle’s passion is teaching others, helping them to grow and learn as she believes we are all learning, every day. At times, it’s less about what She’s teaching and more about what she learns from her own students — many of whom have become friends along the way.  

Tahira Hanif, M.IR.

Tahira is head of the English department at her school and has a passion for passing on the love of literature and language to her students. With a Master of Arts in International Relations, Tahira turned to education a little later in her life when she discovered that she found far more enjoyment and fulfillment working with teenagers instead of adults. School vacations are a pretty nice perk too.

Tahira loves writing both fiction and non-fiction pieces because they allow her to range between her two moods: talking too much with too many adjectives and giving the simplest explanation with the least number of words possible. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys traveling with her husband, gaming with her sisters, and binging movies and series based on books (which never do the books justice).

Susan Parker, Hons.En.

Susan is a writer and editor based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has deep experience in communications and has been working with the written word for more than 20 years. Susan has worked as a Bloomberg journalist, a communications specialist, and a freelance editor, where she is able to make even the driest information come alive.

She has an honours degree in English and a postgraduate qualification in copy-editing. Susan currently uses her skills as a wordsmith to assist charities and schools and also does consulting work for a range of clients.

Margaret Bell

Maragaret Bell is the pen name for Josilyn M., an English teacher who focuses on language education and technology integration in the classroom and beyond. Her hobbies include music, traveling, and meeting new people. She loves to read about faraway places, whether they’re real or not.

Gail McLaughlin, M.Ed.

Gail is a retired n-12 teacher and spent most of her career teaching kindergarten in Virginia where she lives with her husband and their two dogs. She earned her undergraduate in Psychology and Elementary Education at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

While teaching Gail earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction online from the University of Phoenix. Gail raised three boys and currently works from home as a freelance writer and editor. She enjoys walking and playing with Finn and Sherlock, crafting, reading, and spending time in nature.

Vidya Tirupattur

Vidya is a reader, writer, and experienced online content creator with a strong passion for the written word and a sharp eye for details. Vidya’s professional background in software quality assurance and years of being a parent of two further help her in writing content that inspires and informs.

She enjoys sharing her reads via her blog and social media. When she is not reading, writing, or QAing, you can find her experimenting with recipes or binge-watching shows with her family.