Susan Morris Shaffer is currently the deputy director and director of gender equity programs at the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center. Shaffer is nationally recognized for her work in the development of comprehensive technical assistance and training programs on educational equity and multicultural gender-related issues. She has authored or coauthored several publications related to gender equity, mathematics and science education, women's history, multicultural education, and disability. She has managed a number of grants from the U.S. Department of Education and has spent more than 30 years teaching and working in public schools. Shaffer holds an undergraduate degree in history and a graduate degree in education from the University of California, Berkeley. Linda Perlman Gordon, M.S.W., M.Ed., is a clinical social worker, family therapist, and trained mediator. She has directed a court-mandated seminar for divorcing parents and, as a member of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable, developed the Supervised Visitation Program for Montgomery County, Maryland. Gordon has been invited to several judicial institutes to speak on issues related to children and divorce. She is a graduate of the Family Therapy Practice Center and has advanced degrees in social work and education. Gordon has taught seminars on the subject of families and developed programs concerning mental health issues for children. She has a private psychotherapy practice in the Washington, D.C., area treating individuals, couples, and families. Gordon and Shaffer are coauthors of Why Boys Don't Talk-and Why It Matters: A Parent's Survival Guide to Connecting with Your Teen (McGraw-Hill, 2005) and Mom, Can I Move Back in with You?: A Survival Guide for Parents of Twenty-Somethings (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2004). As a result of this work, they have spoken to parent groups and educators nationally and have been the subject of numerous interviews and articles in print, radio, and television. They were invited to participate at the White House Conference on Teenagers. For more information, log onto their website, www.parentingroadmaps.com.Shaffer, Susan Morris is the author of 'Why Girls Talk-and What They're Really Saying A Parent's Survival Guide to Connecting with Your Teen', published 2004 under ISBN 9780071417860 and ISBN 0071417869.