Dr. Louise Hart is a community psychologist and thought leader who authored The Winning Family: Increasing Self-Esteem in Your Children and Yourself, On the Wings of Self-Esteem, and The Bullying Antidote: Superpower Your Kids for Life. A professional speaker, she delivered over 400 presentations to communities and military families across the nation, in Germany, Japan, and Okinawa.
Her first book, The Winning Family, was based on her doctoral dissertation, merging her passion for prevention with her commitment to families. The Winning Family was one of the first books to address building mental health in the family. In promoting her workshops, Dr. Hart originated the term “positive parenting.”
Her second book, On the Wings of Self-Esteem, was based on everything she learned during her personal transformation from a “mousy doctor’s wife” and then “displaced homemaker” (according to graduate school jargon in the late 1970s), to an international speaker who soared beyond expectations. It has been highly praised by many, including Jack Canfield, Jerry Jampolsky, Dr. Bernie Siegel, and Dr. Michele Borba.
Hart’s third book, The Bullying Antidote, was the first book to frame bullying as related to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Her entire life’s work has been “to save kids’ lives and create healthier grownups” by helping parents develop the skills to raise healthy children. Since you can’t give what you don’t have, she uplifts parents with clear, accessible information to inspire mental health and well-being. When the competency and self-esteem of parents improves, the behavior, mental health, and self-esteem of their children also improves. Her target audience has included parents, child-care providers, and others who love and care about children. Follow Dr. Hart on Facebook.