Sandy Gilard has a Master of Education degree from Harvard university where she studied Risk and Prevention Early Childhood. She has 20 years experience in private practice working families in education and behavior skills. Her focus has been on maximizing emotional fluency, connection, resiliency, academic excellence and advanced problem solving. A Head Teacher at the UCLA Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, Sandra taught seminars for staff and classes for UCLA students on effective behavior modification. She feels privileged to work with young people and feels that a child's life is a magical journey. Sandy is married to fellow teacher and writer, Adam Gilad, and they have a wonderful home high in the hills in Los Angeles, with their three dogs.