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I love talking about: parenting, modern parenting, parenting tweens, the end to parent shaming, supporting parents, celebrity parenting, family dynamics, stories about supporting families, and any other aspect of parenting and families!

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Parent Coach is a sought after parenting expert. Check out the articles below to see where she has been featured.

To schedule an interview, media appearance, or to get Mercedes’ opinion on a particular parenting or family topic, please contact Mercedes here.

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Print/Online Articles

Utah Play Therapy - Board Games and Family TherapyKids In The House - See my articles on Kids in the House here
Parenting OC Magazine - Ask the Experts: Teenage TantrumsParenting OC Magazine - Ask the Experts: Crushes (and Being Crushed)
The BabySpot - Tips For Choosing The Right Day - 6 Strategies to Use At Your next Parent-Teacher Conference
The New Social Worker Magazine - Doing Family Therapy As A New Social Worker: The Do's and Dont'sP&G Everyday - 6 Tips for Raising Positive Thinkers
Daily Parent - Free-Range Parenting: 5 Tips for Doing it RightP&G Everyday - 6 Reasons to Spend One-on-One Time With Each of Your Kids
Daily Parent - How to Help Your Child Learn When it's Okay to QuitP&G Everyday - 6 Simple Ways to Stop Fighting in Front of the Kids
Daily Parent - How to Raise a Thankful ChildLinkedIn - See all of Mercedes's articles on LinkedIn here
Daily Parent - Girls and Makeup: 5 Tips to Help Your Daughter Try it the Right WayZynnyMe - Building a Counseling Practice: Real Life Stories with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
Daily Parent - 5 Tips to Raise a Leader Who Doesn't Follow the CrowdSharon Martin Counseling - Parenting Teens: Don't forget their strengths!
Practice of the Practice - Practice of the Practice Culture: Meet Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Parent - 7 Ways to Win at Parenting
Happy With Baby - Being a Human Mom is ToughMarketWatch - Do Kids Get Too Many Trophies?
Happy With Baby - The Stigma of Maternal Mental Health Keeps Women in the Dark AgesUS News and World Report - How To Heal Your Post-Election Emotional Wounds
The Huffington Post - See all of Mercedes's Articles on The Huffington PostCode Red Flag - "Because I Said So!": The Double Standard of Respect In Families
Woman's Day - 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Heartbroken TeenYour Teen for Parents Magazine - Why Do Teenagers Lie? And What’s a Parent to Do?
Our Small Hours - How to Get Kids to do Chores Without ComplainingYour Teen for Parents Magazine - Communicating With Teens
Safe Smart Social - Screen Time for Kids: 6 Experts Share Productive Screen Time Tips for Kids
Your Teen for Parents Magazine - How to Help When a Teenager Feels Unpopular
Safe Smart Social - How to Start a Digital Dialogue with Students (Digital Citizenship Conference)First5 LA - 4 People and a Point to Ponder
Safe Smart Social - Productive Screen Time for Kids (Digital Citizenship Conference)Safe Smart Social - 5+ Tips for Families Living in the Digital World
Safe Smart Social - 10+ Tips for Starting a Digital Dialogue with TeensPsychCentral - Helping Your Tween Navigate Their Emotions
Safe Smart Social - How to Become a Tech Savvy Parent/EducatorYourTango - 4 Reasons We Secretly LOVE To Shame "Bad" Parents
Safe Smart Social - How to Talk to Kids about Digital - Teaching Children to Be Self-Reliant
LA Parent Magazine - The Cost of Parent ShamingLady Project - Interview - Author Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
E! News Online - The Secret Behind How Celebs Travel With Their KidsThe Times UK - Family: stop feeling guilty about working during the school holidays
The Times UK - Family: how to deal with a lying teenagerAbundance Practice Building - GUEST BLOG: What Happens When You Decide To Write A Book
Broadly. - Why Kids Are Unreasonably Terrified of Santa Claus

Podcasts/Audio Interviews

Therapy Chat Podcast - Episode 1: Laura Reagan Interviews Psychotherapist & Parent Coach Mercedes SamudioMindset Show - Discussing Parenting Skills on the MindSet Show
Therapy Chat Podcast - Episode 85: Shaming Parents Only Makes Things Worse!Selling The Couch Podcast - Session 43: Using Periscope To Connect With Your Audience
Virtual LPC Podcast - #15 featuring Mercedes Samudio, LCSWFamily Confidential Podcast - Parent Shaming: Mercedes Samudio
The Couples Expert Podcast - Episode 30: How Parent Shaming Is Hurting Your RelationshipLaunching Your Daughter Podcast - Episode 14: Discover and Unlock Your Unique Parenting Powers
Worthy TV - How to be an Empowered Entrepreneurial ParentThe Therapist Experience Podcast - TTE 2: How Mercedes Samudio Niched Into Parent Coaching & Her Practice Exploded
True Calling Project – Ep. 11: Mercedes Samudio: Don’t Wait To Become An ExpertKinfolk Chronicles - How to be a Perfect Parent with Parent Coach Mercedes Samudio-Podcast 12
Authentic Moments Podcast - The True Effects of Shame & Why It's time To End Parent ShamingPractice of Being Seen Podcast - Episode 15: End Parent Shaming: A Conversation with Mercedes Samudio
Digital Parent Podcast - How to Stop Online Parent-Shaming with Mercedes SamudioTeen Hackz Podcast - Episode 22: What it Means to Raise Healthy Humans, with Mercedes Samudio
Therapy For Black Girls Podcast - SESSION 9: Parenting Without ShamePlay Therapy Community Podcast - Episode 57: How Family Meetings Can Help with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
Re-Ignite Your Purpose Podcast - The Foundation For Having A Healthy Relationship With Your ChildMom Enough Podcast - Moving From Parent Shaming to Strength and Clarity in Being a Loving, Effective Parent
The Couples Therapist Couch Podcast - Race and Privilege with Mercedes Samudio – 005The V Power Vortex Podcast - Ep 43 Shifting the Parent-Shaming Paradigm - Fly on the Wall Wednesday with Mercedes Samudio
Our Young Creators Podcast - Podcast Episode 089 Shame Proof Parenting with Mercedes SamudioDr. Eva's Taboo Talk Podcast - Shame Proof Parenting 101

Videos/Television Interviews

Motherhood Radio - "It Takes A Village To Raise A Mom" VideoCBS Los Angeles - Mom Talk with Jill Simonian
Metyme Network - Letting Go Of Control As A ParentMetyme Network - How To Feel Empowered As A Parent Parenting
Metyme Network - Coping With Conflict In Your FamilyMetyme Network - Guiding Siblings To Realistically Love Each Other
Metyme Network - Is Technology Ruining Your FamilyMetyme Network - Teach Your Child To Master Any Skill
Smart Social - Dialog Advice for Parents of Middle School Students

Official Bio

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a parent coach, speaker, and bestselling author who helps parents and children communicate with each other, manage emotional trauma, navigate social media and technology together, and develop healthy parent-child relationships.

Over the course of her career, she has worked with adoptive families, foster families, teen parents, parents navigating the child protective services system, and children living with mental illness.

Mercedes started the #EndParentShaming movement as well as coined the term Shame-Proof Parenting (check out the bestselling book here) – using both to bring awareness to ending parent shame.

Mercedes is a leading parenting expert and has an amazing following on social media that allows her to reach the hearts of thousands of parents who feel heard and seen on their parenting journey.

She has been featured on The Huffington Post, US News and Report, Woman’s Day, LA Parent Magazine, CBS LA, and Kids In The House.

Mercedes seeks to empower parents to believe that they are already great guides for raising healthy and happy children.

You can read more about her parenting expertise at

**Click here for Mercedes’s Official Press Kit**