E265 – Inner Voice – a Heartfelt Chat with Dr. Foojan. In this episode, Dr. Foojan Chats with Dr. Nicole Jafari and Dr. Eileen Manoukian about their latest book – Intentional Parenting – The Practical Guide to the Awareness Integration Theory. Nicole Jafari, Ed.D. is a faculty member at California State University, teaching developmental psychology courses expanding the prenatal to life span. Her research interest is in cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary emphasis encompassing life span developmental challenges, parenting strategies, and the association between scientific and spiritual growth. She has published and co-authored several academic textbooks and instructional manuals, which have been translated into the Farsi language. She is also a consultant, a coach, and an international speaker. She is the founder and President of the Cross-Cultural Research and Educational Institute (www.creiglobal.org), a non-profit organization focusing on educational advocacy projects and global research. Eileen Manoukian, MBA, Ed.D., is an international parenting coach, an early childhood educator, and the founder/director of Gem Educare, a childcare establishment/preschool in Los Angeles, California. She found her calling in life while she volunteered as a teacher and caregiver in a facility for low-income, homeless, or orphaned children in South Africa. After realizing her calling, she began researching and observing early childhood programs and teaching methods during her travels around the world. She has a doctoral degree specializing in early childhood education. She is a member of MENSA and NAEYC. She values diverse educational programs due to having lived and worked in five countries and speaking five languages as she engaged with the community. Her research interests include the importance of emotional intelligence in young children, social-emotional learning (SEL) skills in young children, and how early childhood educators support children’s school readiness skills. www.gemeducare.com Check out my website: www.foojanzeine.com
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