Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and internationally acclaimed parenting expert. She is the Ask an Expert columnist for Today’s Parent Magazine and sits on the Health Advisory Board for Chatelaine Magazine. She is the best-selling author of three parenting books published by John Wiley and Sons; “Breaking the Good Mom Myth” (2007), “Honey, I Wrecked The Kids” (2009), and her latest “Ain’t Misbehavin’” ( 2011).
Alyson is a highly sought after speaker who presents at conferences and for corporations around the globe. She recently spoke at the inaugural TEDxKids in Brussels, Belgium.
An early-adopter, Alyson has pioneered parenting in social media. She was a panelist at this years Social Media conference and engages parents on twitter and facebook and through her own parenting blog as well as guest expert blog posts.
Currently, Alyson is the parenting expert for The Bank of Montreal’s SmartSteps for Parents program. She has been the spokesperson for a variety of PR campaigns and is the Canadian media’s go-to parenting authority. She has appeared on such shows as Montel Williams, Canada AM, CTV news, The Marilyn Show, Steven and Chris, BT, Save Us From Our House and hosted six seasons of The Parenting Show. You can find Alyson quoted in such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Parent Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Today’s Parent, Canadian Family, Oh Baby and more.