George H. Tucker earned his Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi in 1979 and was awarded a diplomate with specialty certification in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2003. He lives with his wife, Tami, daughter, Ralston, and son Sutton, in San Juan Capistrano, CA, where he maintains a private practice devoted to problem children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. He enjoys swimming occasionally, but his main recreational interests still lie in other sports.
Parents are often blamed for causing their children's problems, regardless of the age of the child or the number of "good children" that the parents have raised in addition to the "problem child." As a result of this bias against parents, especially when the bias is propagated by those in the so-called helping professions, efforts to help problem children often fail.