Dr. Ruth Peters is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating children and adolescents in her private practice in Clearwater, Florida. She is a consultant to Sylvan Learning Centers and has been featured frequently on Oprah, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today, and numerous other talk shows. She has been a contributing editor to Child magazine and has written a column for the St. Petersburg Times called "Middle Ground" that focuses on the problems of parenting adolescents. She is the author of Don't Be Afraid to Discipline and an audiotape parenting program, "The Successful Child." Dr. Peters lives in Clearwater, Florida, with her husband and two children.