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from the people that love family most. Familius is a family of authors, therapists, parents, and more, all with one special purpose: helping your family be happy. See who we are!

Teenagers Contributors

Abigail B. Calkin

Abigail B.'s Topics:  Young Adult, Books...
Abigail B.'s Latest Books:
The Soul of My SoldierThe Carolyne Letters

Antonio Sacre

Antonio's Topics:  Young Fiction, Love...
Antonio Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish American mother, is an internationally touring storyteller, author, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in Theater Arts from Northwestern Univ...
Antonio's Latest Articles:
Way to preserve your Hispanic heritage
Antonio's Latest Books:
My Name is Cool

Ariel Robinson

Ariel's Topics:  Teenagers...

Ben Bernstein

Ben's Topics:  Parenting, Young Adult...
Ben Bernstein, Ph.D., author of Test Success, is an award-winning educator and clinical psychologist.

Benjamin R. Fox

Benjamin's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I am not Groot.

Bill Ratner

Bill's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Bill Ratner is an American voice actor. He is best known for being the voice in movie trailers and for being the voice of Flint in Hasbro’s syndicated TV cartoon 
Bill's Latest Books:
Parenting in the Digital Age

Brad Wilcox

Brad's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Brad Wilcox is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University where he also works with such programs as Especially for Youth and Campus Education Week. He grew up in Ethiopia, Africa, an...

Carson Boss

Carson's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I love God. I love my family. I love my Country. I love food. I love to travel. When you meet other people from around the world you realize we are all doing the best we can and why not be outgoing enough to reach out to a stranger and make a new friend. I hope my kids ...

Christopher Robbins

Christopher's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Christopher Robbins, the Pater Familius, has been in the magazine and book publishing industry for more than twenty years. He is a husband, father of nine children, backpacker, cello player, fly fisherman, and lover of a simple life. He is published in fiction, non-fict...
Christopher's Latest Books:
Living In The Trenches

Christy Monson

Christy's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hi! I am a retired marriage and family therapist. My husband and I have raised six children.

Cynthia MacGregor

Cynthia's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Cynthia MacGregor describes herself as "arguably the happiest woman in the world" and says "There's no one in the world I'd want to change lives with!"

Deborah P. Schone

Deborah's Topics:  Books, Self-Help Books...
Deborah P. Schone was the best friend of Kristin Haroldsen, the girl who died from bulimia. She is one of eight children and has experienced the pain that is brought on through the chains of addiction when she lost her youngest brother to a drug overdose and the re...
Deborah's Latest Books:
By Her Side

Emily Morrocco

Emily's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

Fight the New Drug

Fight's Topics:  Books, Self-Help Books...
Fight the New Drug

Fight the New Drug, a global nonprofit organization focused on educating society about the harmful effects of pornography, has close to 600,000 Facebook likes and is an active promoter online and through today's print a...
Fight's Latest Books:
Fortify

Irene Roth

Irene's Topics:  Parenting, Teenagers...
When I was nine years old, I started scribbling in my journal and reading philosophy widely. I was solitary child who loved to read and write. By the time I was in High School, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher and to spend a lifetime reflecting on what is the most e...

Jaime

Jaime's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Hi, I'm Jaime!

Jerrick Robbins

Jerrick's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Jerrick Robbins is the oldest of seven children and has his fair share of experiences that taught him the importance of strengthening the family. He has seen firsthand how families can grow ...

Jesse LeBeau

Jesse's Topics:  Young Adult, Books...
Hi there, I'm Jesse.
Jesse's Latest Books:
Among the Giants

Jolene Philo

Jolene's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
Jolene is the author of the Different Dream Parenting series for parents of kids with special needs, and she speaks at conferences around the country. Her blog,

Katie

Katie's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hey there! I'm a student, a worker-bee, and a reading junkie. I'm also super excited for my first ever chance at someone besides my mom reading my work :)

Kelly

Kelly's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
I love to curl up with a good book!

Kelly

Kelly's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
Hi there! I'm a high school sophomore who loves to read and write. My biggest dream is to help people in whatever way I can.

Laura Torres

Laura's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Laura Torres is the author of over two dozen books for young people. She also writes magazine articles and educational material, and has worked as an editor and journalist. Visit her website at lauratorres.com for links to her various books, blogs and other fun stuff.

Laurie Hollman

Laurie's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Hello Familius readers. I'm glad to let you know about my new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child's Behavior, to be released October 13, 2015. Do you wonder why children do what they do? What’s on their minds? The curtain is lifted on th...

Lisa Sugarman

Lisa's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Hey, there! I'm Lisa Sugarman and I write books.

Lorri Benson

Lorri's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
Lorri Antosz Benson is a former syndicated columnist and talk show producer.
Lorri's Latest Books:
Adopting HopeAdopting Hope

Maggie Stevens

Maggie's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Hi, my name is Maggie I am the author of Parent Fix, a refreshing new look at parenting best-practices. I love children. Parentng my five children has been the greatest learning experience of my life. From my kids, I learned a lot about love, acceptance and never attemp...

Maria Clark Fleshood

Maria Clark's Topics:  Parenting, Books...

Maria Clark Fleshood is a Licensed Professional Psychotherapist, Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist and a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral...

Maria Clark's Latest Books:
From Tweens to Teens

Marian

Marian's Topics:  Young Fiction, Music & Art...
Marian Spencer is a seasoned traveler and third culture kid, having spent most of her life in Australia and Southeast Asia. She currently studies English and Editing at Brigham Young University and is passionate about all things, beautiful, meaningful, and edible.

Mark J. Luciano PHD.

Mark 's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Mark and his wife Shelley, also a therapist, maintain a clinical and consulting practice in San Diego, California where they have offered Educational Consultation, School Advocacy Services and Marriage / Family Counseling, helping hundreds of families to resolve issues ...

Michele Robbins

Michele's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Michele Lynne Robbins, the Mater Familius and Acquisitions Editor, has been the CEO of the Robbins Roost for twenty-two years, where she has homeschooled each of her nine children. When she is not running her domestic enterprise, she is found developing important book c...

Rosalinda Oropeza Randall

Rosalinda's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, born in Los Angeles, California, is a modern-day expert on tact and civility. She naturally eased into the field of etiquette due to her upbringing. Not a "finger bowl" lifestyle, but one filled with courtesy, tact, humility, and a healthy spl...

Sam

Sam's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hi there! My name is Sam. I am a creative writing student at Sarah Lawrence College. I am a captain of the Women's Swimming team and I also play on our softball team. I am also a certified Red Cross lifeguard.

Shelley Davidow

Shelley's Topics:  Parenting, Business...
I wasn’t exactly aspiring to be such a globe-trotter… in fact, I coveted stability, but living in diverse places has given me a far-ranging experience of humanity which is never a bad thing for a writer...
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