Marilyn Heins, MD, is a pediatrician, parenting educator, writer, mother, step-mother and grandmother. She has written close to 600 parenting columns for the Arizona Daily Star, and her second parenting book, ParenTips, was published in 1999. Designed for today's busy parents, her book provides parenting skills and strategies that work. Dr Heins has a parenting website, parentkidsright.com
, and lectures widely to parents, grandparents and those who work with children.