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Your posts are amazing…insightful and more often than not, I wind up learning an important lesson!!

Jennifer Lynn Green-Prescott

I stumbled upon your site while looking for stuff on forgiveness. I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your site! It is SO helpful to me and I have found several things that have really touched my heart. For what it’s worth, you ARE changing lives, even without knowing. Thank you for YOU.

Britt Blakey Ohana

Again, you’ve obviously thought through whether to keep a friendship or let it go, Katherine. Your wisdom comes through, as mother, foster mother, professor and therapist. Thank you for sharing so much. Your tips are wise.

Jean Tracy

From other professionals

… an amazing person and one of those people I wish I had had the opportunity to meet in my lifetime. Between the two of us we’ve got nearly 140 years under our belts. Lots of time to make mistakes and learn from them, and get the hang of some of this stuff. Now if we can just pass on all we know before we run out of time, we might just leave the world a better place than we found it.

Ray Mathis – Motivational/Education Speaker,

As a clinical social worker and author, I can really appreciate Ms. Levine’s perspective on parenting. While I was supervising teens in residential treatment she was inviting foster children into her home. Talk about paying your dues. Her extensive experience is the voice in her wonderful new eBook, When Good Kids Do Bad Things: A Survivor Guide for Parents.”

Ray Erickson – Author, Consultant, Speaker, Trainer,

I am a former student of hers from Columbia and she was one of my favorite professors! I learned so much from her about child resiliency, anger management, and of course finding humor in my very own personal ADD mishaps. I have a smile on my face as I remember her  funny stories and the laughter from class like it was yesterday! The truth is that I graduated from CUSSW in 1997 so yes she  definitely made an impact as an amazing Professor and Mentor and I thank you for that!”

Lori Linn Pele – Psychotherapist (Private Practice)

Katherine was an enthusiastic teacher, an interesting and motivating lecturer, a dedicated consultant and shared freely of her knowledge and time. I am familiar with her work with clients and they reported satisfaction and my observation is that these clients displayed progress in their life course.

Robert O’Donnell, LCSW

Praise From Those Who Worked For or With Me 

Katherine Gordy Levine is a highly intelligent, creative and committed person who works hard doing good in the world and helping others learn how to pursue their passion for doing good in the world.

Marian Cremin, LCSW

A great person with a positive attitude can go a long way in this world. She is a gem full of great advice.

                         Chase Miller, Software Architect at Chase Your Dreams, BizWest Media Web Manager

Katherine Levine is a dedicated social worker who truly lives the “staying strong” motto she endorses. I have known Katherine for the better part of ten years in her roles at Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She was a tremendous director who listened to her staff and would lend support as needed. Staff always spoke very highly of her supervision with them and the great deal she had helped them develop their skills. I have worked along side Katherine in her her current position and she is stalwart in fighting for much needed services for the clients she represents.

Deirdre De Leo, Program Manager/Mobile Crisis at Visiting Nurse Service of New York

I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Levine for several years. At the Bronx Borough Based Council, Ms. Levine provided leadership to more than 30 mental health and community service providers whose goal was to improve service delivery to children accessing the mental health system. Ms. Levine’s expertise, dedication and vision had a tremendous impact in the lives of many children and their families. At MHA, Ms. Levine developed and implemented numerous workshops and trainings for staff on the family centered strength based model. Ms. Levine is also a popular trainer and has developed her own emotional fitness program. I would highly recommend Ms. Levine’s trainings, workshops and consulting work.

Anabella Escobar, Executive Director, Manhattan Family Justice Center

Katherine is passionate and committed to working with families and children. She believes in emotional fitness as an essential component to well-being. As an administrator, she was supportive to her staff and effective in obtaining results…there is no one better to have on your side.

Foluso Otuyelu, Director of Quality Assurance-Brooklyn at Children’s Aid Society

Amazon Reviews

When Good Kids Do Bad Things

I borrowed it from the amazon kindle lending library for several months, I now need to purchase the book. I want to have a copy for reference. She covers all ages and all behavior problems and what to do, what NOT to do!”

Reading this book, you get the clear understanding that she has been there and done that. Parents of good kids who are doing bad things can gain refuge in Katherine’s no nonsense and direct approach to problem solving. This book takes on serious subject matter, but treats it humanely and humorously. If you are one of the millions of parents who are caught up in the stormy seas of their children’s poor choices then When Good Kids Do Bad Things is for you. Don’t delay! Buy it TODAY!
Ray Erickson,
If you are a parent of a teen (especially one who has broken some rules) you will wish to read this book. Simple, clear and effectively written, it offers practical advice and stories that parents can relate to. Katherine is a foster mom and counselor who offers no-nonsense advice that is accessible, friendly and not preachy. Wondering when to worry, when to act and how to keep on caring in the face of misbehavior? Katherine has actionable solutions for you. Her six step Caring Response is best posted on your fridge. If you are parenting teens for the first-time, this is sage advice that can help you take action rather than be paralyzed by fear. In this complicated era, advice from an experienced mom (and dad) is appreciated. Thank you, Katherine and David Levine
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This books is actually practical and useful not just theoretical. I have worked with teens in schools for 15 years and finally have tools to use directly with parents who are struggling. Highly recommended.
As a book reviewer I wish to say that this is really a complete guide to surviving with children in general.  Levine has the background and experience to teach you how to deal with almost any situation regarding children, kids, teens or what have you. The personal stories, the words that parents use in some cases reminded me of my relationship with my ADHD daughter. I wish I had read this book when she was a child! As a parent this guide will help you feel at ease because “you are not alone.” I always felt alone with my struggles with my daughter. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs inspiration and healing from their past or for learning how to deal with when good kids do bad things.
Jackie Paulson