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Parenting with Dr. Schwager. Istar Schwager is Consulting
Editor to this newly launched site which includes articles, polls, activities
and much,much more!
Istar Schwager discussed "The Best
Ever Parent" on the Emmy Award winning PBS series
Keeping Kids Healthy. The segment addressed how striving
for unattainable perfection contributes to parental stress. Keeping
Kids Healthy is a terrific series which addresses different health
related topics each week. Look for your local listing. Click
here for more information
Workshops and Presentations
Dr. Schwager offers
a number of workshops for organizations and parent groups. If you're interested,
please e-mail us.
a Parent in Today's World" & "There's No Such Thing As a
Perfect Parent."- .Learn how to tackle the challenges of
raising kids in today's society. (Both workshops have been presented at
the 92nd Street Y in New York. )
Your Parenting Personality." Parents can improve their
relationships by understanding underlying differences. Based on Myers-Briggs
Type Indicator (MBTI). (Presented to members of Parents League of New
of Children's Television Istar Schwager tackled the topic on
a panel of TV producers and network execs. www.nywift.org
Dr. Istar Schwager
psychologist Istar Schwager, Ph.D., the creator of this site, is a nationally
recognized expert in childhood and parenting who advises media organizations,
individuals and groups on how to apply positive psychology to realize
their goals and achieve their creative potential.
her expertise in parenting and her philosophy that “parenting”
has many facets, she has been a principal consultant to numerous award-winning
television, interactive and print projects; has frequently been interviewed
on television and radio; has written for national publications; has developed
and conducted workshops; and has advised individuals on how to develop
and apply their strengths.
- Columnist and Consulting
Editor for HighlightsParents.com
- Advisor to Sesame Street
Magazine, and several TV shows including Noggin's Play With
Me Sesame and A Walk in Your Shoes.
- Has appeared on CNN; Lifetime
Cable; Learning Channel; FX; WNBC and has been heard on numerous radio
broadcasts talking about parenting.
- Has written articles that
appeared in Working Mother; Parents; Parenting; Good Housekeeping;
Games and Principal Magazines. Was a columnist for Sesame
Street Parents for 7 years.
- Consulting clients current
and past include: Scholastic, Inc.; Noggin; Nickelodeon; NBA Entertainment;
The Discovery Channel; and Children's Television Workshop/Sesame Workshop.
- On the Film Department Faculty
of the School of Visual Arts in NYC teaching screenwriting.
- On Emmy Awards Blue Ribbon
Panel for judging family programming.
- Taught child development
and curriculum classes at Bank Street and Brooklyn Colleges.
- Was Director of Research
for Children's Television Workshop's Magazine Group and Associate Director
of Research for Sesame Street.
- M.S. from Bank Street College
and Ph.D. from Graduate Center of the City of New York --specializing
in human development and learning. Dissertation focused on uses of humor.
- Was a preschool teacher
for six fun-filled years.
- Writer and visual artist.
Has studied at Art Student's League; Parsons; 92nd Street Y and Writer's
Voice in New York. Work has been published, exhibited.
- Has been married for many
years to a super guy and is the mother of a grown son who provided the
inspiration to start this site.
more details go to Istar Schwager, bio.
Denise Moore, Contributing Editor
Denise lives in San Antonio Texas and is raising her three children with
her husband, Craig Manifold. Originally from Farmersville, Illinois, Denise
received her BS in Journalism and her MSEd. in Health Education and Educational
Psychology from Southern Illinois University.
In Texas, Denise has worked as a child birth educator and before that
in health and sexuality education. She has also been involved in children's
Writes Denise: Since last written, we've added another child (Caleb,
who's nearly 4). Hanna is 15 and Della is 11. We have 4.5 horses (well,
technically, 2.5 ponies and 2 horses. And, yes, you can have 1/2 a pony
when you go into rescuing it with a partner). We've added 3 dogs (one
graciously came with our house when we moved). We're still in Texas, in
a bigger house with a little land. Various hamsters have come and gone
and Rosie, our favorite tarantula, remains, along with a beautiful coral
snake and three chickens.
I have been married to Craig Manifold for 18 years. He is an emergency
medicine physician with the USAF.
We're embarking on our 5th year of homeschooling as Hanna begins high
school, Della begins 6th grade and Caleb flirts with pre-school and unschooling
(will mom have enough faith in him to un-chart that course? stay tuned!).
I've been a part of a monthly writing group for a little over a year.
I've really been dabbling in the more "creative" side of writing
and photography. I'm also involved with a homeschool 4-H group (it's not
just for farm kids any more!).
Most recently, I've embarked on an adventure of teaching mom and me swimming
classes one day a week at a new swimming school in San Antonio.
My dreams include having more time; some of my more "creative"
writing attempts published; a fall trip to NYC; and having all the laundry
done at once (okay, so it's not world peace, but a woman is allowed to
dream, isn't she?).
As a mother, I am constantly learning from my children .
Bo provided the early design for the site.
Arthur Vincie/ArtMar, Inc.
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