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Rhonda A. Richardson, PHD is an Associate Professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. For over 20 years, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on early adolescence and parent-child relationships to current and future youth workers, middle-school teachers, and family services professionals. She graduated magna cum laude from The College of William and Mary with a BA in Psychology; and she holds MS and PhD degrees from Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies.
Dr. Richardson is a Certified Family Life Educator, and a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the National Middle School Association. She has published numerous scholarly articles on adolescence and families and co-edited the book Attachment in Middle Childhood, published by Guilford Press in 2005. Dr. Richardson resides in Kent, OH with her husband and younger daughter; her older daughter attends college away from home. She can be reached via email at rrichard@kent.edu.

A. Margaret Pevec, MA works as an educator and life coach with parents of teenagers to help smooth out the rough spots, discover common values, and find the fulfillment that comes from deep connection. Since raising her own children through their teen years, she has been passionate about empowering adolescents and also educating people about adultism (the prejudice against and discrimination of young people due to their age).
In addition to life coach training from the Coaches Training Institute, Ms. Pevec holds her MA in Family Life Education and BS in Educational Studies, both from Kent State University. She is also a long-time practitioner of Re-evaluation Counseling and a facilitator of Our Whole Lives, a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for young people in grades 79. Presently living in Boulder, CO, Ms. Pevec is the mother of five children and has one granddaughter. Visit her website at www.MargaretPevec.com for more information and to get in touch.

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