Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.
The fascinating thing about social and emotional development is that we're never done-the skills that children learn about making friends and dealing with feelings are the same skills that we adults continue to practice and refine.


Stony Brook University


Stony Brook University

About Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Eileen Kennedy-Moore is an author and clinical psychologist who specializes in parenting and children’s feelings and friendships in her Princeton, NJ practice (license #35SI00425400). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University.

Dr. Kennedy-Moore is the coauthor of two books for parents, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential and The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends, as well as a book for mental health professionals. She also has written an award-winning children’s book, What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (without Hitting Your Sister). Her works have been translated into Estonian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

In addition to publishing academic articles in the Review of General Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Dr. Kennedy-Moore has been featured on many highly rated radio shows and quoted in numerous popular magazines and newspapers, such as Parents, Real Simple, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and the Chicago Tribune. She serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine and writes an in-depth blog about children’s social and emotional development at PsychologyToday.com. She often speaks at schools and conferences about stress, parenting, and children’s feelings and friendships.

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