Curbing teen night driving by giving the car a curfew
Director of the UCLA Parenting & Children’s Friendship Program, Cynthia G. Whitham, LCSW, explains what she did with her teenage daughter at the time to minimize any risk of an accident late at night. By "giving the car a curfew" she was able to ensure that her daughter would be home safely or with a responsible driver at night.
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Cynthia G. Whitham, LCSW
Director, UCLA Parenting & Children’s Friendship Program
Cynthia G. Whitham, LCSW, Director of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program, has been training parents for over 30 years. She is the author of two books, Win the Whining War & Other Skirmishes: A family peace plan, and The Answer is NO: Saying it & sticking to it, which have been translated into nine languages. In addition to her UCLA group classes, Ms. Whitham has a private practice on the east and west sides of Los Angeles. In 2000, she spent a month training clinicians at the National Institute of Mental Health of Japan. A lively speaker, Ms. Whitham does presentations and trainings for schools and organizations. Ms. Whitham raised two happy, healthy, and (relatively) well-behaved children (she thinks that may be the best credential of all). Daughter Miranda McLeod is a fiction author and is in a PhD program at Rutgers University. With sadness, Cynthia tells us that her son Kyle died in 2007, within months of graduating from San Francisco State University.