Dr. Michael H. Popkin holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Georgia State University and is the creator of Active Parent programs
. He is the author of many parenting books, including Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits
. He has appeared regularly on national TV shows, including Oprah
, as an expert in parent education. Dr. Popkin lives in Atlanta with his wife and two teens.