Barbara C. Unell is the mother of two adult children, and has been an entrepreneur, author, and parent educator since 1978, promoting social justice and healthy living through developing community-based programs and national publications. She has been an author or co-author on 14 books on discipline, parenting, and character development. In 1990, she founded a nationally acclaimed, school-based character education project, “Kindness is Contagious…Catch It”.
She is the founder and editor of several national publications, including TWINS Magazine, and the founder of the Daniel L. Brenner Family Education Center. In 2005, the Center launched a Kansas-based pilot program, Uncle Dan’s Report Card, for children ages 2 to 8, which brought parents, teachers and children together to recognize, reflect on, and reinforce daily habits of personal responsibility, positive relationships and learning readiness.
Barbara is committed to by bringing together the three foundations of communities of good character: parents who model positive behaviors and prioritize their family’s well-being; schools devoted to educating for character; and corporate, individual and media support for health-related academic medical research, programs, and clinical services that celebrate life and foster the greater good for all.
She has also appeared on hundreds of local and national media, in print, and on radio, including: Oprah, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TODAY, CBS Evening News, The CBS Early Show, NPR, The Associated Press Radio Network, USA Today, Time, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Newsweek, and the New York Times.
Barbara’s work over the past 35 years has reinforced her passion and commitment to educating parents and caregivers about practical ways to raise a healthy person, starting at the birth of a child and continuing for her lifetime…the heart of the mission of the Baby Buffer Program.
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