Joani Geltman, MSW, is a prominent parenting expert with four decades of experience working with children, teens and parents, serving as a therapist, parenting coach, adjunct professor, public speaker, writer and blogger.
Joani is the author of the best selling book, A Survival Guide To Parenting Teens: Talking To Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out, and I get It: three Magic Words for Parents Of Teens. Geltman has been featured in, or written for, USA Today and The Boston Globe. Her writings have appeared online at The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Mommy & Me, Boston.com, Working Family, Global Post Parenting, and on scores of blogs. She has also been featured as a parenting expert on Better TV, Good Day New York (Fox), Good Day Connecticut (Fox), and Fox-TV in Boston. and WBUR’s Radio Boston.
She has served as an adjunct professor for the over 25 years at Curry College in Milton, MA. Geltman teaches in the department of psychology, covering child and adolescent development, and family psychology.
Geltman has spoken to thousands of parents, educators, and students at hundreds of schools. The sought-after speaker delivers more than 30 seminars a year to schools, community groups, businesses, churches, and temples. She has developed seminars such as: Adolescent Psychology The Parent Version, Sexting and Texting What’s A Parent To Do? Understanding Your Teen’s Drinking and Drug Use, Understanding Temperament, and many others.
A resident of Natick, MA, Geltman earned her Bachelor of Science in education from Lesley College and her Master of social work from Washington University.