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Media & Interviews 2012-2016
Archived Media from 2007 thru 2011

Dr. Laurie Zelinger is a frequent contributor to the media. As a Media Referral Service member of American Psychological Association, and former Media Ambassador for the New York State Psychological Association, Dr. Zelinger is available for interviews that share information about childhood issues with the public. She and her psychologist husband, Dr. Fred, often work as a team when providing journalists with the clinical information they are seeking.

The following sample represents a partial list of her most recent contributions and shows the range of venues and topics of her media interviews. Dr. Zelinger also wrote a column which she developed for the New York State Association of Play Therapy Newsletter, called “Grin and Share It,” where she shares humorous anecdotes about her contacts with children and their parents (of course changing names and any identifying data). Dr. Zelinger welcomes additional opportunities to help the public through media.

Books & Book Contributions

Zelinger, L. & Zelinger, J. (2014) Please Explain “Anxiety” to Me! Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents, second edition. Loving Healing Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. (First edition was published in 2011). ISBN-13:978-161599-029-0.

Rocheford, D. Mommy, I feel funny! A child’s Experience with Epilepsy. Book review written at the author’s request. Danielle M. Rocheford/The Green Swing Companies. (2013).

Worked with the editors on the following five books by American Girl Publishing, reviewed the storyboard and developed the “For Parents” pages that follow each story. The prefix page in each book reads, “Special thanks to Dr. Laurie Zelinger, consultant, child psychologist and registered play therapist. Dr. Zelinger reviewed and helped shape the “For Parents” section, which was written by editorial staff.” Additionally collaborated on two more books which will be published this year.

  • Larson, K & Cornelison, S. (2013) bitty baby and me. American Girl Publishing.
  • Larson, K & Cornelison, S. (2013) bitty baby loves the snow. American Girl Publishing.
  • Larson, K & Cornelison, S. (2013) bitty baby at the ballet. American Girl Publishing.
  • Larson, K & Cornelison, S. (2013) bitty baby the brave. American Girl Publishing.
  • Larson, K & Cornelison, S. (2013) princess bitty baby. American Girl Publishing

Zelinger, L. (2012) a smart girl’s guide to liking herself---even on the bad days: the secrets to trusting yourself, being your best & never letting the bad days bring you down. American Girl Publishing. F2809-EB1A.

Cove, M. (2012) I love Mondays: And Other Confessions from Devoted Working Moms. Seal Press ISBN: 978-1-580005-435-5.

Kenley, H. (2012) cyber bullying no more: Parenting a High Tech Generation, Loving, Healing Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. ISBN978-1-61599-135-8. Drs. Zelinger wrote the foreword for this book, pages iii-iv.


MomZette. "Why Parents (Still) Support Spanking" by Deirdre Reilly. (2016, January)

Play Therapy Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 4 (2014, December). "Utilizing Short-term Play Therapy Interventions to Develop Social Skills in SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS Pages 13-16

Newsday. "Tips to Help Transition to a New School Year" by Beth Whitehouse in Newsday
(2015, July 2).

Newsday Kids. "baaack to school" by Beth Whitehouse, pages B8-9 (2014, August 20).

Newsday parental guidance “When to stop letting kids win at games” by Beth Whitehouse (2013, July 17) page B12.

Newsday Kids. “June bugged. It’s a busy month, parents: Here are some ways to cope” by Beth Whitehouse, pages B8-B9 (2012, June 6).

Parents Magazine “Teach Your Child to Love a Sport” by Cynthia Hanson (2012, April).

Online Contributions

HealthZette, Health. Explained. "Obese Americans on Thin Ice" article by Dierdre Reilly (2015, October).

"Easing a Child's Fears in a Scary World: 6 things a parent can do" by Danielle Braff in the Chicago Tribune (2015, October 13).

MomZette, Parenting. Explained. "Anxious Kids Don't Make the Grade" article by Dierdre Reilly (2015, September).

"How Pretend Play Makes Children Smarter (and what you can do to encourage it)" by Melanie G in Mommybites.com/Boston (2015, August 14).

Self Esteem Shop "Meet the Author" interview. "Meet Laurie Zelinger"
www.selfesteemshop.com/meet-laurie-zelinger/ (2015, August 1)

Care.com - 8 Games to Play with Kids by Rebecca Desfosse (2015, May).

mom.me - Is There a 'Right' Way to Spank a Child? by Ericka Souter (2015, April 8).

Care.com - 5 Unique Car Games for Girls by Sabine Schmidt. (2015, April).

The Serious Problem Involving Kids and Rejection by Sasha Brown-Worsham (2014, December 23).

"Putting an End to Battles with Your Kids" in Pediatric Safety. Article by Cynthia Hanson (2014, February 5).

Psychology Today “Going to School with Misophonia” Wendy Aron (2013, September 9).

Teaching Degree.org “Understanding Your Unique Role: Child Psychology for Teachers” by Jessica Merritt (2013, May 14).

Everyday Health “What the (bleep)! 10 things parents should not say around children” Beth Gilbert (2013, April 5).

Essence Magazine “Get Lifted: How to identify Your Child’s Talents” Lakeia Brown (2013, January 21).

USA Today. “Buy everything or buy nothing days” Al Neuharth (2012, November 23).

American Profile “How to Involve Children in Everyday Errands” Samantha Johnson (2012, July 25).

CBS News Money Watch “Making ‘Bring your child to work day’ meaningful”. Amy Levin-Epstein (2012, April 25).

Youbeauty.com “Are You Going Overboard with Gifts?” Maria Ricapito (2012, Feb).

“Grin and Share It” - a humor column which I developed and wrote for each edition of the quarterly newsletter of the New York Association for Play Therapy; NYAPT News (Feb. 2008 thru 2013).

Good Housekeeping magazine "3 Ways to Master the Morning Rush". Nicole Yorio.


The Sound Research, Inc. Rachel Martin. Expert panelist on topic of humor. Live interview filmed. (2012, March 2).


Archived Media from 2007 thru 2011

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