Gina Carroll is an author and freelance writer. She is currently a featured blogger at Chron.com, with Tortured by Teenagers: Parenting Adolescents with Gina Carroll; and Examiner.com as the Houston Parenting Teens Examiner. In addition, she has been posting on her site, ThinkActParent.com, since 2004. Her articles on family life and parenting have appeared in such periodicals as the Houston Chronicle, Texas Family Magazine, the Suzuki Journal and Palo Alto Weekly’s The Almanac. Ms. Carroll is also a popular speaker, facilitator and instructor of topics related to the high school-to-college transition and relationships for teens. She is an alumna of Stanford University and U.C.L.A. Law School, and currently lives with her husband and five children in Houston, Texas.