AboutKaren Kraut, MPH, GCCP, is a parenting coach and Certified Trainer in the Collaborative Problem Solving approach developed by Think:Kids, a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach gives parents concrete tools to relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior and build their child/teen's skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. Karen founded Be The Parent You Want to Be! to help parents confidently and competently manage the challenges of parenting. She co-founded Making Parenting WORK to bring maternity and parenting wellness to the workplace for working parents. Karen leads workshops, coaches individuals/couples, and presents on CPS throughout greater Boston, and has taught CPS to over 700 parents in the last 4 years. She has a Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley; a Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology from Lesley University; and a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Karen is the mother of two sons, ages 12 and 10, and has experienced directly the life-changing benefits of CPS to her children, her spouse, and herself.