Veola Vazquez, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Author, Inspirational Speaker

The Coin Chronicles - The Penny Predicament & The Nickel Nuisance

The Penny Predicament - Will Jake lose his friends while his family faces financial ruin? The Nickel Nuisance - Bullies and baseball make Jake feel like life is way too hard!

On parenting:

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” ― Haim G. Ginott, Teacher and Child: A Book for Parents and Teachers

Child/Family Psychology Blog

Insights, research, parenting tips and spiritual support on your parenting journey

Veola Vazquez, Ph.D.

Welcome to my website and blog. Whether you want a Bible Study, to catch up with my child and family research blog or read a parenting article, you'll find it all here.

Bible Study

Bible Study
Need a little refreshment? Trouble dealing with the stresses of life? Take a minute to sit down and read a devotional or listen to a Bible Study.

Child/Family Psychology Blog

Child/Family Psychology Blog
Do you ever wonder if you're doing right by your kids? I do. As a mom and a Psychologist, my professional experience collides with my personal life on a daily basis. Here you'll find insights, research, parenting tips and spiritual support on your parenting journey.

Parenting

Parenting
Need a few parenting tips? Follow the links to my articles or listen to my interview with Focus on the Family about preventing eating disorders.

The Penny Predicament

The Penny Predicament
Have a child between the ages of 8-12 looking for a good read?