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Ann Pleshette Murphy
Ann Pleshette Murphy

Ann Pleshette Murphy

Author & Parenting Expert

Ann Pleshette Murphy is a therapist, parenting counselor, and passionate advocate for young children and their families. She is the author of “The 7 Stages of Motherhood: Loving Your Life Without Losing Your Mind” and “The Secret of Play; How to Raise Smart, Healthy, Caring Kids from Birth to Age 12.” Previously, she was the parenting correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” A renowned magazine journalist and editor, Pleshette Murphy was editor-in-chief of Parents magazine from 1988 to 1998 and a contributing editor from 1998 to 2002.

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“Ann Pleshette Murphy is President of Zero to Three, a national non-profit organization that provides parents, professionals and policy makers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. She was also parenting contributor for “Good Morning America” and hosted “Parenting Perspectives with Ann Pleshette Murphy,” airing weekly. In this talk, she shares her insights on how children develop early mathematics skills.”

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“For that, we spoke to Ann Pleshette Murphy a parenting therapist, author of The Secret of Play, and former editor-in-chief of Parents Magazine about what parents do to raise empathetic kids. She offered five specific behaviors parents of empathetic kids regularly exhibit.”

Friday, April 19, 2019

“’Ideas of what makes a good dad include for most men, even today, bringing home the bacon and making a good living,’ said Ann Pleshette Murphy, former parenting correspondent for ‘Good Morning America’ and former editor-in-chief of Parents magazine.”

Tuesday, May 28, 2019