Stephany Hughes, Ph.D., earned her master's and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Kansas after graduating from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Raising three children and having a lifelong commitment to education are her proudest achievements. Her 24-year teaching career focused on the development of academically talented students.

She currently teaches creative writing classes and conducts poetry workshops in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where she lives with John Hill and their dog, Ellie.

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"Dr. Stephany Hughes has written one of the most practical, down-to-earth authoritative guides to parenting now available. If you treasure common sense and a mother's actual experience, expressed in plain language, you will love this book."
Larry Dossey, MD
Author: One Mind: How Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness
and Why It Matters

"I have always felt parents should have to earn a license before raising a family. Stephany's book can become the resource and guide to your obtaining that license and becoming your child's life coach."
Bernie Siegel, MD
Author: Love, Magic & Mudpies and Prescriptions for Living

"This is one book this old clergyman wishes he had years ago when, together with his wife, was raising three children. It offers the wisdom of the ages with the smarts of today's brightest. With the help of this book, I could have been the father I yearned to be. This gem of a book combines the wisdom of writers of the past with the latest wisdom of the present. Read it now and avoid the regrets of the future."
Dr. Robert H. Meneilly
Pastor Emeritus
Village United Presbyterian Church
Author: Happiness, the Real Thing and Pray as You Go

"In Mother as Emotional Coach: Raising a Well-Adjusted Child, Hughes lays a clear path through the tangled landscape of parenting. The Eight Principles outlined are practical and inspiring, a rare combination in parenting books, highlighting that, "the ultimate direction and control of behavior is located in the emotional rather than in the intellectual function." Hughes includes in her foundation many practical ideas to create a community for mothers. As the mother of three children and as an educator, I inhaled these ideas, informed by both compassion and sound pedagogy."
Dawn Wink, M.A.
Author: Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It? and Meadowlark

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