Dr. Arthur Lavin, Susan Glaser, Courtney Evenchik

Who’s The Boss Parenting Academy was chosen to be part of the American Academy of Pediatrician’s first-ever public conference and expo in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lavin and Ms. Glaser presented sessions on sleeping through the night and potty mastery during the two-day event attended by more than 7,000 parents.

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Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP, is an award-winning pediatrician and author and a national consultant.

Dr. Lavin is a pediatrician in private practice for more than twenty-five years in Beachwood, OH, and is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Case Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is, with Ms. Susan Glaser, the co-author of two books on parenting: Who’s the Boss? Moving Families from Conflict to Collaboration (Second Ed., Collaboration Press, 2010) and Baby and Toddler Sleep Solutions for Dummies (Wiley, 2007).

Dr. Lavin’s advice for parents has been sought by and featured on Parent TV, CNN, and CPR. He is a contributor to www.wtboss.com, www.advancedped.com, and can be found on FaceBook and Twitter. Lavin, Glaser, and Courtney Evenchik are the principles behind whosthebossparentingacademy.com, a purveyor of online learning courses.

Dr. Lavin was trained in pediatrics and the specialty of newborn medicine and then taught at Harvard and MIT. His professional experience includes training by Drs.T. Berry Brazelton and Mel Levine

He has served on a number of national committees of the American Academy of Pediatrics, helping to create standards for community pediatrics and to draft manuals for teaching American pediatricians to care for children with special health care needs. He has published original research in such journals as Science.

Dr. Lavin’s pediatric practice, Advanced Pediatrics, was showcased  by Microsoft in its launch of Office 2003. In 1998, Dr. Lavin accepted an invitation by the United States government to participate in an overseas health partner mission. In 2009, he was invited to represent the State of Ohio at a special Rose Garden event with President Obama.

Dr. Lavin is married and has three children (including one set of identical twins) and one grandchild.

Susan B. Glaser, MA, is a nationally recognized authority in the field of early childhood and day care education.

Ms. Glaser is an educational psychologist and early childhood educator. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University and received her Master of Arts Degree from John Carroll University.

While at CWRU, Susan worked with her mentor, Dr. Jane Kessler, in a school for children with special needs with an emphasis on working directly with the families.

For fifteen years, Ms. Glaser was the Director of Early Childhood Services for the Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. She currently works as a national consultant in that field and travels the United States and Canada to assess early childhood centers and to present workshops to parents and teachers.

Susan is the chairperson of the Infant/Toddler Network from the Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE), a national group devoted to furthering and improving education. She is also a member of the Universal Pre-K Committee at the special invitation of the Cuyahoga County Commissioners and is identified as a key informant for early childhood in Cuyahoga County.

Ms. Glaser has more than thirty years of experience presenting workshops for parents that support young families as they deal with the common developmental issues of childhood.

Ms. Glaser has written a monthly article on parenting for a local Cleveland publication and has had articles published in newspapers and national early childhood publications. She is the moderator of JPEN (Jewish Parent Engagement Network), list serve for professionals working with infants and toddlers, and is a contributor to the JCCA parent web site.

She is, with Arthur Lavin, MD, the co-author of two books on parenting: Who’s the Boss? Moving Families from Conflict to Collaboration (Second Ed., Collaboration Press, 2010) and Baby and Toddler Sleep Solutions for Dummies (Wiley, 2007).

She is married, the mother of three grown children, and the grandmother of two.

Courtney Evenchik received an MA at The Ohio State University in School Psychology. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. Courtney is the Director of School Psychology Services for A+ Solutions and works as a school psychologist facilitating social skill workshops, administering psycho-educational evaluations, counseling students, and conducting consultations with school faculty.

Courtney is an expert parent educator, instructor and lecturer. She is a trainer for Magen Yeladim Child Safety Institute and travels across the country promoting prevention and education of child safety issues.

She lives with her husband and 4 children.


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