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Erica Reischer

Erica Reischer

 

Erica Reischer, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author, speaker, and parent educator. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Psychology / Human Development, and is an honors graduate of Princeton University.

A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, Dr. Reischer sits on the advisory board for Happy Healthy Kids and leads popular parenting classes at schools and organizations such as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Habitot Children’s Museum, and University of California.

Her writing about children and families appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and The Atlantic.  She is also the author of What Great Parents Do:  75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive (Penguin Random House, August 2016).

 
 
  

Stories by Erica Reischer

Articles: Changing Diapers as Foreplay

By Erica Reischer | October 18, 2016

Research on couples shows a surprising way to improve intimacy after having kids.

 

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