Expertly crafted parenting advice . . .
- Kirkus Reviews
Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio is the master of offering friendly and compassionate wisdom for people in relationships. His sense of humor and willingness to share his own personal challenges with parenting renders this a joyful and satisfying read.
-Lynn Parker, MSW, PhD; Professor Emeriti, University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work; Family therapist in private practice
Simple Habits of Exceptional (But Not Perfect) Parents covers topics that we, as parents, face with great regularity—giving advice, negotiating boundaries, conveying respect, fostering self-esteem, and most importantly, cultivating joy.
-Brad Harrington, EdD; Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family
This book is filled with real-life examples, stories that make the author’s advice come alive. Goethe wrote, “There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.” This book will help you give your child both.
-Jorge R. Petit, MD; NYS Regional Senior VP, Beacon Health Options
Inspiring, hopeful, and chock full of terrific ideas, Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio’s Simple Habits of Exceptional (But Not Perfect) Parents shares practical wisdom that will help parents from their child's early years through adulthood.
-Monica McGoldrick, MSW, PhD (h.c.); Director, Multicultural Family Institute and author of You Can Go Home Again
The greatest gift we can give our children is to help them surpass us, and this book shows how.
-Lloyd I. Sederer, MD; Medical Editor for Mental Health, The Huffington Post; Adjunct Professor, Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health
About the Author
Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio is a family therapist, author, speaker, and corporate health and wellness leader with 30 years' experience in the arena of personal, family, organizational and community empowerment. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ken earned his B.A. in biopsychology at Cornell University and Master of Social Work (MSW) at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He completed his post-graduate training in family therapy at The Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, where he now serves on the board of directors.
The author of four books, including The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups
and Making Love, Playing Power: Men, Women, and the Rewards of Intimate Justice
, Ken has also written numerous articles and text chapters in the family therapy literature.
Ken worked for 19 years at Prudential, serving as Vice President, Health and Wellness, and leading development and delivery of behavioral health services for the company's 20,000 U.S. employees, leadership consulting, and health-promoting events. Named Corporate Leader of the Year in 2016 by the National Alliance on Mental Illness' NYC-Metro Chapter, Ken is a nationally recognized expert on mental health and the workplace who has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Smart Money, Bloomberg, Ignites, Fox Business News, Working Mother, HR Executive
and other media. His team's work led to Prudential's receipt of the American Psychological Association's 2017 Organizational Excellence award. Also in 2017, Ken was selected by the Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) as the organization's 2017 Leadership Award honoree.
Ken recently left Prudential to found GreenGate Leadership, the company for which he provides coaching and consultation for leaders (including parents-the most important leaders of all) and keynotes on exceptional parenting, healthy relationships, leadership skills; diversity, power and privilege in the workplace; and workplace violence prevention. Learn more at www.greengateleadership.com.