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
Newly Released! Have a child between the ages of 8-12 looking for a good read?