Claire Lerner

Claire Lerner, LCSW,  is a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist. She served asthe Director of Parenting Resources at ZERO TO THREE for more than 18 years. Claire has also
been a practicing clinician for 33 years, partnering with parents to do the detective work of decoding their children’s behavior to solve their most vexing childrearing challenges. She also
provides training to local preschools and pediatric residents.

Claire’s first book, WHY IS MY CHILD IN CHARGE? A Road Map to End Power Struggles, Increase Cooperation, and Find More Joy in Parenting, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in Fall 2021. Claire is the author of hundreds of parenting resources, including books, blogs, podcasts and videos. She writes a column for PBS Kids and her work has been published by multiple parenting publications. She has served as a content expert for numerous national daily newspapers. Claire is the mother of two very spirited children, Sam (30) and Jess (28), and two stepchildren, Justin (30) and Sammy (27). She lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, Rich, and two, also very spirited, pups.

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