Professor Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.

Professor Eileen Kennedy-Moore
  • Stony Brook University
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When we help our children learn to cope with their feelings and build strong friendships, we give them the tools they’ll need for life!

Eileen Kennedy-Moore is an author and clinical psychologist who specializes in parenting and children’s feelings and friendships in her Princeton, NJ practice (license #35SI00425400). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University.

Dr. Kennedy-Moore is the coauthor of two books for parents, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential and The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends, as well as a book for mental health professionals. She also has written an award-winning children’s book, What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (without Hitting Your Sister). Her works have been translated into Estonian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

In addition to publishing academic articles in the Review of General Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Dr. Kennedy-Moore has been featured on many highly rated radio shows and quoted in numerous popular magazines and newspapers, such as Parents, Real Simple, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and the Chicago Tribune. She serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine and writes an in-depth blog about children’s social and emotional development at She often speaks at schools and conferences about stress, parenting, and children’s feelings and friendships.


"For gaining a deep understanding of children's feelings and friendships, as well as learning practical ways to help ease common childhood struggles, Dr. Kennedy-Moore's lectures are invaluable! Her insight and genuine compassion for children and parents shine through her wise advice."

Michele Borba, Parenting Expert

"Dr. Kennedy-Moore has created a powerful guide for all parents who want their children to be emotionally healthy. This valuable resource series is filled with compassionate wisdom and psychological expertise."

Carol D. Goodheart, Ed.D.

2010 President, American Psychological Association