PAP 050:

Raising Emotionally Healthy and Happier Kids

with Maureen Healy, PhD

In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I’m talking with Maureen Healy, author of The Emotionally Healthy Child, about cultivating emotional health, which creates happier children. Emotional balance is key, and it’s more challenging for kids with ADHD and/or autism. Maureen outlines strategies to help your child recognize, work through constructively, and control their own emotions.

“It’s like an onion. There are many layers to emotional health. We must cultivate emotional health.” — Maureen Healy, PhD

Resources in this Episode

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My Guest


Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, global speaker and expert in social & emotional learning (SEL). Her new book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, gives adults the ideas and tools they need to raise emotionally healthy children in today’s world (Preface by Dalai Lama). Maureen also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions of adults worldwide. In 2014, Maureen’s first book, Growing Happy Kids, won the Nautilus and Reader’s Favorite book awards.

With 15+ years of experience, Maureen has counseled 1000’s of parents and their children, worked with educators globally, taught in the classroom, and given keynote talks throughout US, Europe, Asia and Central America. She’s also served as an expert for many organizations such as: Crayola LLC and Highlights Magazine (US); DK Publishing and Tiny Love (Europe/Israel).

Maureen’s educational credentials include a BA and MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a PhD program in Child Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. Along this background, Maureen has studied with happiness teachers globally, which has bolstered her joy immensely. She says, “Life is never boring,” especially as she continues to learn from every experience she has and person she meets.

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