Cynthia G. Whitham, L.C.S.W., Associate Director of the UCLA Parenting & Children’s Friendship Program, has been training parents for over twenty 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 gives presentations on parenting children, parent-teen conflict, and peer relations for schools, organizations, and businesses. In 2000, she was honored to be invited to spend a month in Tokyo, training clinicians at the National Institute of Mental Health of Japan. Ms. Whitham is the mother of two happy, healthy, and (relatively) well-behaved children, ages 21 and 24, and figures that may be the best credential of all.