Perhaps Judy's strongest recommendation is that she is the mother of six children. As a parent she understands the challenges and demands of family life. She has been through the hectic, crazy years of babies and toddlerhood, and the challenging, often exasperating experience of parenting teenagers. Judy moved to Israel in 1981 and has firsthand knowledge of raising bilingual/bicultural children.
Judy holds a Bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in speech communication. For the past 20 years, she has been leading parenting workshops based on the books written by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich entitled How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry. She continues to lead parenting support groups, helping parents of children of all ages. Judy created an original workshop for parents of adult children, recognizing that each stage of life presents new challenges for parents.
In 2009 Judy received her Master's Degree in clinical sociology/family therapy. As part of the Masters requirement Judy worked for one year at Pinat Hayeled, the children's clinic of the Family Institute, located in Jerusalem, Israel. In 2014, Judy continued her professional development at the University of York, England. There she studied advanced training in understanding and helping behaviorally challenging kids, using the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions method developed by Dr. Ross Greene of www.livesinthebalance.org.