Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD


Author for kids and parents




Dr. Kennedy-Moore’s award-winning books and videos focus on parenting and children’s feelings and relationships. Whether she’s writing for adults or children, you’ll find true-to-life scenarios, practical coping strategies, and fascinating, research-based insights presented in a warm and engaging way. Scroll down or click on the covers above to learn more.

NEW! Coming July, 2017:

Growing Friendships

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Christine McLaughlin
(for children ages 6-10, Beyond Words/Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)

A comprehensive, funny, and practical guide to help children make and keep friends.


Raising Emotionally & Socially Healthy Kids

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Christine McLaughlin
(for parents; audio/video series from The Great Courses)


Twelve half-hour audio or video lectures about feelings and friendships, from the toddler years to the teen years. Topics include: Playing Well With Others; How Kids Manage Anxiety and Anger; Growing Up Social in the Digital Age.

“Dr. Kennedy-Moore’s insight and genuine compassion for children and parents shine through her wise advice.”
— Michele Borba, EdD, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions


Smart Parenting for Smart Kids:

Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Mark Lowenthal
(for parents; Jossey-Bass/Wiley)

Practical parenting tips for helping children develop the social and emotional skills they need to become capable, confident, and caring people. Chapters include: Tempering Perfectionism; Building Connection; Finding Joy.

“A literal Godsend. Parents will find great wisdom in its pages.”
— Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People



The Unwritten Rules of Friendship:

Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends

By Natalie Madorsky Elman & Eileen Kennedy-Moore
(for parents; Little, Brown & Co.)

Describes the friendship strengths and struggles of nine typical children, such as The Shy Child, The Little Adult, and The Short-Fused Child. Explains how parents can help children learn the social guidelines they haven’t managed to pick up on their own.

“Colorfully written and practical.”
— Library Journal


What About Me?

12 Ways To Get Your Parents’ Attention Without Hitting Your Sister.

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Mits Katayama (illustrator)
(for children ages 3-6; Parenting Press)

A gentle remedy for sibling rivalry.

“Shows kind, helpful, and creative ways children can ask for the attention they need. This book will help a child learn empathy.”
— Dr. William and Martha Sears, co-authors of The Discipline Book



Expressing Emotion:

Myths, Realities, and Therapeutic Strategies

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Jeanne C. Watson
(for mental health professionals; Guilford Press)

Describes the many forms of emotional expression and non expression and their implications for personal well-being, social relationships, and psychotherapy.

“This book may well become the Michelin Guide for anyone touring the emotion literature.”
— James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., author of “Opening Up”