Child Development Consultant
Organization: Lerner Child Development
Claire is a nationally recognized child development and parenting expert with more than three decades of experience in education and direct practice. Claire partners with parents to decode their children’s behavior and solve their most vexing childrearing challenges. She also trains pediatric residents in child development and parenting, and provides mental health consultation at DC area preschools. In addition to her clinical work with families, Claire led the parenting division of Zero to Three for nearly 20 years, translating the science of early childhood for parents—to empower moms and dads to nurture their children’s healthiest development through access to the findings of experts on a wide range of topics, from early brain development to positive parenting to coping with vexing child-rearing challenges. Claire is the author of hundreds of parenting resources, including blogs, podcasts, videos. Her new book is, Why Is My Child in Charge? (Rowman & Littlefield; 2021). She writes a column for PBS Kids, frequently contributes to parenting publications, and has served as a content expert for numerous national daily newspapers.