Timothy Smith has worked with children, youth, and families since the seventies. In 2003 he cofounded Life Skills for American Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to innovatively celebrating and empowering the family. He also leads a team of community leaders to produce "40 Days for the Family," an innovative family-building initiative. Smith is a Research Fellow with the George H. Gallup International Institute of Princeton and presents seminars to parents, youthworkers, and youth based on his research and books. He has written fifteen books including The Seven Cries of Today's Teens, The Relaxed Parent, and Connecting with Your Kids. He is also one of the authors of Help! There's a Teenager in My House. He is currently presenting his seminars to parents and youth workers throughout North America.