ABOUT THE AUTHORS
A cop, a teacher and a journalist walk into a bar... From left, Wendy Thomas Russell (the journalist), Ty Hatfield (the cop) and Linda Hatfield (the teacher.)
LINDA HATFIELD has worked with parents and children for more than 34 years. A former elementary school teacher, she has a master's degree in psychology and is certified in several top parenting programs. In 1999, she combined her education and experience raising three young daughters to start a parent-education course that later morphed into a curriculum known as
Parenting From The Heart.
Ty is a retired police lieutenant for one of the largest cities in Southern California. He served in law enforcement for more than 40 years, including an extended assignment in the youth services division, where he created numerous mentoring programs for inner-city children and was a regular speaker at schools regarding juvenile crime and drug prevention. Along with his wife, Linda, Ty became a certified parenting instructor, gained his teaching credential, and eventually joined Linda to co-create Parenting from the Heart.
You can out more about Ty at parentingfromtheheart.com. He also can be found on Twitter @ParentingHeart, and on Instagram or Facebook @ParentingFromTheHeart.
WENDY THOMAS RUSSELL
Wendy is an award-winning journalist, author and publisher. She spent the bulk of her journalism career in Southern California, writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, and other publications — for which she won dozens of awards and honors. An occasional parenting columnist for the PBS NewsHour, Wendy also is the author of Relax, It's Just God: How & Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You're not Religious, published in 2015 by Brown Paper Press, the company she helped found.