Welcome!

As Manners Guru to the Youth of America, I welcome you to my web site with a firm handshake and good eye contact. I am an educator, psychologist, and substance abuse prevention specialist with a passion for nurturing healthy kids, healthy families, and healthy schools. I’ve written 10 books for adults and teenagers on such topics as manners, creativity, “wise highs,” child raising (for parents), and parent raising (for children). I have been an independent school head, president of a substance abuse prevention non-profit, children’s museum education director, and school consultant. My work with parents, teachers, administrators, and students as a speaker and workshop leader has taken me to schools and conferences around the world. I welcome your interest and inquiries. Please feel free to contact me with questions about books, speaking engagements, and/or Proper Behavior.