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Welcome to Strategies for Parents! We want to be your trusted source for parenting ideas. This site is designed with you in mind so that you can plan to face your parenting 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.


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 principals, teachers, and childcare center owners/directors 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.

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.

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.