Guest Blogger

Katie Hurley

Katie Hurley

Katie Hurley, LCSW is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and writer in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BA in Psychology and Women's Studies from Boston College and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania.

She divides her time between her family, her private practice and her writing. Passionate about helping parents raise happy kids, she provides parent education and simple strategies to take the guesswork out of difficult parenting situations.

You can find her at Practical Parenting, EverydayFamily, The Huffington Post, moonfrye, and allParenting.

She lives in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her rock & roll husband and her two children, Riley and Liam. She believes in lattes, family time and the power of play.

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Blog Posts by Katie Hurley

  • The Power of Two

    The Power of Two

    Back in our younger days, before texting and children and time that just won’t stand still, my husband often left little notes for me tucked into unusual places. He has always traveled frequently for work, and the tiny little love notes always served as a reminder that travel is temporary, but love is forever. Technology […]

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  • Raising Stand-Up Kids

    Raising Stand Up Kids

    I sigh in frustration with each instance of bullying that makes the news. Whether or not the end result includes a loss, if it’s newsworthy, it’s tragic in one way or another. I can’t help but worry that not enough is being done. There are programs in schools. Books for all ages line the shelves […]

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  • Letting Go

    Letting Go: A Mother’s Challenge

    I’m fun (most of the time). I’m organized (sometimes to a fault). And I’m mellow (which sometimes leads to lazy mornings that never end). But I am not good at change. My babies have grown by leaps and bounds and I’ve made it my goal to enjoy every step of the way (even the sleepless […]

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  • Self-Confidence Matters

    Self-Confidence Matters

    Shy, a little bit anxious, and afraid to make waves, I was never self-confident as a child. I second-guessed almost every thought that crossed my mind and was paralyzed in the face of decisions, both big and small. I was afraid to be wrong. I was petrified to make mistakes. I only wanted to please. […]

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  • Close-up of a boy looking out a window on a rainy day

    Boys Cry, Too

    The urge to protect a child, to hold them close and fend off any and all potential threats, is one of the most primal urges in parenting. It’s part of what makes us parents. We brought them into this world, one way or another, and we aim to keep them safe and loved. I’ve felt […]

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