So nice to meet you! Here's a bit about the team behind Curious Parenting.
Clementine is the founder and visionary behind Curious Parenting. She knows from experience that parents and caregivers in the thick of it need accessible, powerful tools they can use right away. Her expertise is deeply rooted in child psychology, early childhood development, and nonviolent communication. She is also great at headstands, biting off more than she can chew, and holding the door open for you while you’re still unreasonably far away.
Clementine has been studying the complexity and deep nuance of language and its meaning for as long as she can remember. Her unique perspective as an #actuallyautistic person offers a fresh approach to parenting that goes beyond the one-size-fits-all mentality, addressing the diverse needs of all kids and families.
Since launching Curious Parenting in 2020, Clementine has helped millions of parents and caregivers raise curious, emotionally resilient kids with calm and confidence.
Maximilian handles correspondence, strategy, and copywriting for Curious Parenting. He brings with him a deep dedication to radical inclusivity, breaking generational cycles of trauma, and supporting resilience in children through playfulness, mindfulness and empathy. He envisions a world in which all people have the freedom and tools to authentically, enthusiastically follow their joy.
Maximilian is most curious about neuroscience, childhood development, sustainable agriculture, history, mindfulness therapy, unschooling, systems-thinking, and linguistics. He is currently studying with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Dr. Amy R. Murrell
Dr. Amy Murrell has been curious about parenting from the very beginning. When she was just a toddler she had twelve imaginary children, and has been dedicated to learning about and practicing effective caregiving ever since. She got her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi, and spent 15 years working as a full-time academic at the University of North Texas. She and her family then decided to head home to Memphis, where she is now in private practice and in an Affiliate Faculty role at the University of Memphis.
Dr. Murrell primarily practices a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and she is a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Dr. Murrell has written 40+ peer-reviewed manuscripts on ACT, and authored a six-book series for children. She has co-authored The Joy of Parenting and To Be With Me: A Trauma Healing Book for Parents and Children. Amy is passionate about work that integrates evidence-based psychological science, holistic healing, and creative storytelling.
Suzy Fauria, LCSW
Suzy Fauria, LCSW is a psychotherapist, a racial equity consultant, and a wellness content creator. Suzy cares most about people — their safety, healing, and liberation. She is particularly passionate about using Internal Family Systems, a therapy model that is non-pathologizing and honors our natural multiplicity.
Suzy has experience teaching in Cambodia, South Africa, and New York. While she is no longer in education, she is a lifelong learner. She is currently learning EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IFIO (Intimacy from the Inside Out) and most importantly, how to be a present and self-aware partner. Suzy holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Master of Social Work from NYU Silver School of Social Work.
Victoria handles illustration for Curious Parenting. She is based in Madrid, and was born and raised in tropical, colorful Caracas. Her career began as a copywriter for Venezuelan television series, and later evolved to stop motion animation in Buenos Aires. When Victoria discovered the power and reach of digital media, she was inspired to switch careers again. She took a job at Nickelodeon as on-air digital designer (and even worked on Sponge Bob!) In 2011, Spain was calling, and Victoria threw herself into freelance illustration.
Victoria is most inspired by love, naive art, mid-century modern design and wild things. She describes her process as "illustrating for a happier world."
You can find more of her work here: victoriafernandez.me