LAUREL SCHMIDT is an elementary-school principal in Santa Monica, California, the co-author of Contemporary Art Start, and collaborator with Dr. Don Fleming on How to Stop the Battle with Your Teenager
"Practical approaches for parents to provide active and engaging
learning experiences for their children that will foster new levels
of curiosity, nurture a passion for creativity, and gain a sense of
mastery over the complex world in which we live."
-- Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, director of the Center for Human Development, Los Angeles