Children deserve to grow up in homes filled with love and happiness.
Maria Luisa Salcines is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines. She is the author of Little Things Remembered a collection of stories on love, parenting, and cultural identity. She is the co-author of Maggie's Visit to the Playroom, Play Time for Molly, Matt's in Trouble Again, and Matt Otra Vez en Problemas. These children's books are on play therapy, filial therapy, and school counseling. She is also a contributing writer for the New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul where three of her stories were published and Chicken Soup for Mom's Know Best. Her essay about her experiences as a Cuban-American were published in The Cuban American Family Album. The series published by Oxford Press describes the heroic stories of American immigrant groups. Salcines is a certified parent educator and parent coach with The Academy of Parenting Education and Coaching in Redirecting Children's Behavior and Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom. She is also a Parent Instructor Trainer and can certify individuals interested in teaching the Redirecting Children's Behavior course.