Wendy Lyons Sunshine is co-author of The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, an award-winning bestseller, and Raising the Challenging Child, a 5-star parenting resource.

Her new book, TENDER PAWS: How science-based parenting can transform our relationship with dogs, will be available soon for pre-order from HCI Books/Simon & Schuster.

Join Wendy for a deep dive into dogs’ needs and behavior at these upcoming events:

Read her blog on dogs and animal welfare at PsychologyToday.com, and content at Positively.com, and other sites.


♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth
♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas
♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors


♦ Masters of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication, environmental science cognate, University of North Texas; Teaching Fellow; Research Fellow.
♦ Bachelor of Arts in English and studio art, honors, phi beta kappa, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
♦ Licensed FDM®, L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional.

Research presentation for Ringling

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