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Dana Dorfman

Dr. Dana Dorfman Owner, Parent Consultant, Lecturer, Aspiring Author Education New York, NY
About Dana
I’m a psychotherapist with over 25 years experience treating children, adolescents and parents. I lecture, lead parenting seminars throughout the tristate area and I’m frequently quoted in parenting publications and sites. Im currently writing a book called The Parenting Paradox; it’s a book about achievement and values. While I am a parenting expert professionally, I am not a parenting expert at home! I am the mom of a 16 year old daughter and 12 year old son. I struggle with the day to day challenges of managing work and motherhood- supporting my kids, attending to their emotional needs while working, writing a book and trying to maintain my own sanity. Fortunately, I am passionate about my work and my family - and for this, I am grateful!

Anticipation is always worse than the reality...

How many kids? Ages?

Ava / Female / 17 years old
Eli / Male / 13 years old

Interested In

Collaborating, Consulting, Hiring Talent, Networking

Words you live by/quotes you love

Anticipation is always worse than the reality...

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

As mentioned above, I have expertise in child development and the psychology of parenting. I write, speak and facilitate groups on the topic and I’d gladly offer services to the community.

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

Marketing & Social Media

What is one thing that would be game-changing for your business right now?

Securing a book agent

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

Hey Mama seems like an ideal networking and support for my professional and personal needs. I imagine (hope?) that my expertise in child development, parenting , and working motherhood (this was the topic of my doctoral dissertation) would be valuable to members and I’d love to contribute to the community in this way. I would benefit from the opportunities to meet other working moms who are also juggling business ownership- I’d welcome any tips, insights and opportunities to network with like-minded women.

xx Dana Dorfman

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