Eileen Kennedy-Moore

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Eileen Kennedy-Moore is a Princeton, New Jersey-based clinical psychologist (lic #35SI00425400)[1] and the author or co-author of books for parents, children, and mental health professionals. She serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine and blogs about children's feelings and friendships on PsychologyToday.com. She is also the creator of Dr. Friendtastic (TM), a cartoon superhero offering friendship advice for kids.

Books and Videos[edit]

Expressing Emotion: Myths, Realities and Therapeutic Strategies, ISBN 978-1-572-30694-3.[2][3] Kennedy-Moore, E. & Watson, J. C. (1999). Guilford Press (for mental health professionals). Describing emotional expression as "the link between internal experience and the outside world," this book identifies different forms of expression and nonexpression and spells out their implications for psychotherapy and everyday life. Sample chapters include "The Myth of Emotional Venting", "Family Socialization of Emotional Behavior", and "Expression and Nonexpression in Psychotherapy".

The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Children Make Friends, ISBN 978-0-316-91730-8.[4] Elman, N. M. & Kennedy-Moore, E. (2003), Little, Brown (for parents). This book describes social guidelines for nine types of typical children who struggle socially, and it offers parents practical strategies to help children make and keep friends. Chapters include "The Shy Child", "The Short-Fused Child", "The Little Adult", and "The Different Drummer".

What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister), ISBN 978-1-884-73486-1.[5] Kennedy-Moore, E. & Katayama, M. (illus.) (2005), Parenting Press (for children ages 4–6). With simple text and illustrations, this book describes positive ways young children can ask for attention when they need it.

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential, ISBN 978-0-470-64005-0.[6] Kennedy-Moore, E. & Lowenthal, M. (2011). Jossey-Bass/Wiley (for parents). This book points out the pitfalls for children of a narrow emphasis on outward achievement and describes practical parenting strategies for helping children develop social and emotional skills. Sample chapters include "Tempering Perfectionism", "Building Connection", "Developing Motivation", and "Finding Joy".

Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids, ISBN 978-1-629-97095-0, ASIN B00NXHABCE. [7] Kennedy-Moore, E. (2014).

Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids. This series of 12 half-hour video or audio lectures addresses topics such as Teaching Kids to Care; Developing Genuine Self-Esteem; How Kids Manage Anxiety and Anger; Playing Well With Others; Growing Up Social in the Digital Age.[8]

Growing Friendships: A Kid's Guide to Making and Keeping Friends ISBN 978-1-58270-588-0 [9] Kennedy-Moore, E. & McLaughlin, C. (2017), Beyond Words/Aladdin/Simon & Schuster (for elementary school children). A funny and useful guide to friendship skills for children ages 6-12. Topics: Reaching Out to Make Friends; Stepping Back to Keep Friends; Blending In to Join Friends; Speaking Up to Share With Friends; Letting Go to Accept Friends.


Kennedy-Moore earned her bachelor's degree at Northwestern University and her masters and doctorate at Stony Brook University (State University of New York at Stony Brook). Her academic publications[10] include articles in Review of General Psychology,[11] Motivation and Emotion,[12] and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.[13][14]


She was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children. While she was growing up, she lived in Lima, Peru, and Madrid, Spain, but returned to the Chicago area to attend high school and college. She and her husband have four children.


  • "Potential is a dangerous word."[15]
  • "We can't help children move forward by convincing them of their badness."[16]
  • "Kids don't learn through suffering; they learn by doing it right."[17]


  1. ^ "NJ Board of Psychological Examiners".
  2. ^ Robbins, Brent Dean. "Review - Expressing Emotion". Metapsychology Online Reviews.
  3. ^ Johnson, Susan M (1 May 2000). "Expressing Emotion: Myths, Realities, and Therapeutic Strategies (review)". Canadian Psychology. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Book Review: The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends". Books That Heal Kids.
  5. ^ "Book Review: What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister)". Books That Heal Kids.
  6. ^ "Kirkus Review: Smart Parenting for Smart Kids".
  7. ^ "Review: Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids".
  8. ^ "Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids". The Great Courses.
  9. ^ "Kirkus Review: Growing Friendships".
  10. ^ "list of academic and other papers". Academia.edu.
  11. ^ Kennedy-Moore, Eileen; Watson, Jeanne C. (2001). "How and when does emotional expression help?". Review of General Psychology. 5 (3): 187–212. doi:10.1037/1089-2680.5.3.187.
  12. ^ Kennedy-Moore, Eileen; Greenberg, Melanie A.; Newman, Michelle G.; Stone, Arthur A. (1992). "The relationship between daily events, day of the week, and mood: The mood measure may matter". Motivation and Emotion. 16 (2): 143–155. doi:10.1007/bf00995516.
  13. ^ Alloy, Lauren B.; Fedderly, Sharon Siegel; Kennedy-Moore, Eileen; Cohen, Catherine L. (1998). "Dysphoria and social interaction: An integration of behavioral confirmation and interpersonal perspectives". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 74 (6): 341–349. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.74.6.1566.
  14. ^ Stone, Arthur A.; Greenberg, Melanie A.; Kennedy-Moore, Eileen; Newman, Michelle G. (1991). "Self-report, situation-oriented coping questionnaires: What are they measuring?". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 61: 648–658. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.61.4.648.
  15. ^ Kennedy-Moore, Eileen; Lowenthal, Mark S. (2011). Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential. John Wiley & Sons. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-470-94000-6.
  16. ^ Kennedy-Moore & Lowenthal (2011), p. 182.
  17. ^ Kennedy-Moore & Lowenthal (2011), p. 181.