About the Authors

Melissa Schwartz is an Author, Speaker, Transformational Parent Coach, Co-founder of Leading Edge Parenting and a respected expert in the field of Highly Sensitive Children. Melissa and brings clarity, personal experience and compassion for parents raising HSCs. She has been working with children for more than 15 years and has co-authored Authentic Parenting Power. Melissa is a Stanford University alumna and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


jill-bars-b-wJill Loftus, MS, OTR/L is a practicing pediatric occupational therapist and parenting coach focused on enabling and empowering children and families for over 15 years. Her experience ranges from working in schools, homes, clinics and in the community in New York, San Diego and Denver. After owning her own pediatric clinic in New York City from 2009-2013, Jill created a new company, Honest Occupational Therapy (OT) which uses creative methods to help motivate children, families and educators develop the skills needed to perform everyday tasks and be successful! Meaningful education and connections are Jill’s passions.