Ava Parnass MSN C.S. a.k.a. “The Kid Whisperer,” is an Author, Songwriter and Child therapist who specializes in emotional literacy for babies and kids. She is the owner of Listen To Me Please. Her books and songs encourages everyone to have fun, read and sing along and in the process learn how figuring out “hidden feelings” improves misbehaving, self esteem, bullying and overeating.
In our society where punishment and yelling the “road to nowhere” reigns supreme, parents use Ms Parnass’s materials to discover and practice new techniques of “Time-In” not “Time Out” parenting. Time-In provides a groundbreaking way to transform society by replacing punishment with praise, scolding with skill-building, and outdated failures with future success. Ms. Parnass, also has a sub-specialty in the connection between emotional issues and childhood obesity.
Ms. Parnass is a Child Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience and is invited to consult, speak and be interviewed often. The Songs she co-wrote “My Feelings Are Hungry,” “Gotta Find Out,” and “Stinkin’ Thinkin’ are frequently used during interviews.
She earned her Masters Degree at Columbia University. Prior to launching her writing career and private practice, Ms.Parnass worked at New York Hospital-Cornell in the child psychiatry department as a Family Therapy Supervisor.
Currently, Ms Parnass is creating a Children’s Television show, Welcome to Feeling-Town: Where Kids
Talk it Out! She is also writing two new books.