While author CL Claridge has a degree in child psychology and a PhD in empowerment processes, her special qualities are her sensitivity, compassion, commitment and sense of humour. She is a mother to nine children – some by birth, others by marriage, foster care, or relationship. Parenting has been one of the most rewarding roles she has undertaken.
CL is a practicing Buddhist and has, for more than 25 years, counselled and educated other parents in effective parenting skills and strategies based on Buddhist principles and philosophy. CL has worked with disadvantaged children in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.