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is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Ann Pleshette Murphy Bio

Ann Pleshette Murphy
ZERO TO THREE Board President


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Parenting Contributor, ABC TV, Good Morning America; host, ABC NOW Parenting Perspectives with Ann Pleshette Murphy, New York City.

Board Member, ZERO TO  THREE; Board Chair of the Greyston Family Inn in Yonkers, New York, providing housing, social services and child care for formerly homeless families.

Contributions to the Field
Ms. Murphy has been the parenting contributor for Good Morning America since 1998 where over 400 of her segments have aired covering a wide range of topics concerning the well-being of parents and their children. In 2007, Ms. Murphy joined the ABC digital network, ABC NOW, as the host of Parenting Perspectives with Ann Pleshette Murphy, airing weekly.  From 1988 to 2002, she served as editor-in-chief and a contributing editor to Parents magazine. Currently, her popular ‘ParentSmart’ column appears bimonthly in USAWeekend Magazine.

Recent Honors/Awards/Recognition/Books Published 
Ms. Murphy is the author of The 7 Stages of Motherhood: Loving Your Life Without Losing Your Mind, which includes themes of striking a balance between work and family, wrestling with guilt, and setting loving limits. Her book Child’s Play: The Secret to Raising Happy, Healthy, Caring Kids from Birth to Ten will be published by DK Publishing in November, 2008. In addition, during her 10-year tenure at Parents, Murphy edited several books, and also helped launch a book-publishing program.  



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