Joani Geltman, MSW

Joani Geltman, MSW is a leading parenting expert, with four decades of experience in working with youth, including as a psychology professor, school counselor and social worker, a family therapist, and a parenting coach. She has recently published the book “A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out”. She holds a Masters degree in social work from Washington University and has been quoted or published by USA Today, Psychology Today, Boston Globe and The Washington Post. Find out more by visiting

I Know Something You Don’t Know

By Joani Geltman, MSW


What do you do when your child tells you about some risky behaviors that a friend of theirs is engaging in, and you know the friend's parents? This is a question that terrifies many parents of teenagers. When one parent has an, “I know something you don’t know" piece of information, it can become a wedge... Read more »