Since her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006, Carol McCloud has authored or coauthored seven additional books on "bucket filling." With a small team of educators, she travels around the world with one goal in mind: to help create happier lives. Carol is a graduate of Oakland University School of Education (Rochester, MI), a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, and long-time member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Karen Wells earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Treatment, from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, and has been a mental health clinician for the past eight years. Karen has taught parenting education to foster parents, incarcerated females and court-ordered families dealing with custodial and behavioral issues. She currently teaches in the Child Development Program at Modesto Junior College in California.