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Laura Davis

Laura Davis is a nationally known author, lecturer and workshop leader. She writes a monthly parenting column, "Becoming the Parent I Want to Be," which appears in papers throughout the country. She is the co-author, with Ellen Bass, of "The Courage to Heal" and "Beginning to Heal" and the author of "The Courage to Heal Workbook" and "Allies in Healing."With Janis Keyser, she has written Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years and maintains a parenting Web site. Laura is the stepmother of a young adult and the mother of a six year old and a two year old. She lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California.

Janis Keyser

Janis Keyser is a teacher, parent educator, program director and speaker, who specializes in child development. She teaches full-time in the Early Childhood Education Department at Cabrillo College and has been conducting parenting workshops for over 20 years. She is a nationally recognized speaker at parenting, family and child development conferences around the country, and is a gifted photographer. The pair also writes a nationally syndicated parenting column, "Growing Up, Growing Together." She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and is the mother of three, stepmother of five, grandmother of twelve and the great-grandmother of four.

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