typing.jpgI have worked with gifted children, their parents, and public and private schools in the greater Los Angeles area since 1986. My private practice is dedicated to assisting the special educational needs of gifted and highly gifted children.

I am also recognized as a national authority on the development of twins. My research on the twin attachment informs other issues such as the importance of genetics, the environment, and parenting. I consult with twins and parents of twins who need guidance on reducing conflicts between twins and many other twin issues.

I have written 10 books in the field of developmental psychology and education, including my latest, entitled Twin Dilemmas: Changing Relationships Throughout the Lifespan. Some of my previous works are Challenges of Gifted Children: Empowering Parents to Maximize Their Child’s Potential; Raising Gifted Kids: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Exceptional Child Thrive; Alone in the Mirror: Twins in Therapy; and Not All Twins Are Alike.

I facilitate weekly parenting groups because I believe that parents are the most important and influential people in a young child’s life. As a young parent in the 1980s, my most outstanding contribution to the field of education was my work developing the initial parent education component for Head Start, a program developed to enhance the school readiness of economically disadvantaged preschoolers. 

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, my Masters and Doctorate in Early Childhood Education from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. I have lectured around the country and in Canada, talking about twins and gifted children.


The fastest way to contact me is by telephone. Thank you for reading my website.

---Dr. Barbara Klein

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