Dr. Mary-Elaine Jacobsen is a doctor of clinical psychology and expert in child development and parenting. She has been the chief psychologist for a large non-profit urban foundation and child guidance clinic, successfully treating a diverse group of families with a wide variety of child behavior problems. She is currently associate professor of psychology at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. Her new book, The Brat Stops Here! (St.Martinís Press/Griffin) is a user-friendly parenting book of proven techniques for getting rid of bad behavior in five weeks or less. She is also the author of The Gifted Adult (Ballantine).