Parenting educator Elizabeth Pantley is president of Better Beginnings Inc., a family resource and education company. Pantley frequently speaks to parents in schools, hospitals, and parent groups, and her presentations are received with enthusiasm and praise.
She is a regular radio show guest and is frequently quoted as a parenting expert in magazines such as Parents, Parenting, Working Mother, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, McCalls, and Redbook and on more than 50 parent-directed web sites. She publishes a newsletter, Parent Tips, that is distributed in schools nationwide.
She is the author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child's Sleep; The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night; Gentle Baby Care; Hidden Messages; Perfect Parenting; and Kid Cooperation. Other recent credits include The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well, a joint effort with William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, MD.
Pantley and her husband, Robert, live in Washington with their four children, Grama (Pantley's mother), and assorted family pets. She is an involved participant in her children's school and sports activities and has served in positions as varied as softball coach and school PTA president.