"Meg’s approach offers concrete steps to positive change in ways that are organic and make sense."

“Meg gives advice that is breathtaking in its clarity and usefulness.”

“Her counseling is down to earth because she's walked the walk.”

"Meg's strategies are simple, straightforward and carefully conceived."

"I feel I can trust Meg's advice because she draws on personal experience."

"Meg is the greatest; I wish I had her in my life when my kids were babies."


About Meg


MEG AKABAS is the founder of New York City-based Parenting Solutions™, a consultancy designed to help parents discover the joy in parenting, and the author of 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Happy, Responsible Kids.  She regularly provides one-on-one consultations and leads workshops for parents and teachers on infancy through pre-adolescence.  Meg has served as president of the board of two Manhattan schools and has more than 18 years of leadership experience in nursery and elementary schools. She has been awarded the "Parenting Educator Credential" from the New York State Parenting Education Partnership and serves on the NYSPEP steering committee.  Meg's expertise includes more than 20 years of firsthand experience as a parent of four and lifelong student of child behavior and development.

Meg's parenting philosophy is driven by the belief that how we parent matters and that we can all be better parents by working at it step by step in an intentional way.  It is this viewpoint that inspired her to write 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Happy, Responsible Kids.  Rather than overwhelming parents with psychological studies and theories, the book purposely features relatable scenarios and easy to implement tips.  Intended for busy parents, it is meant to be read one chapter per week for just a few minutes at a time, with each chapter providing a salient piece of advice on one specific topic of concern to parents, such as respect, self-control, cooperation, sibling relations, and sleep habits. Unlike other parenting books, it mercifully lets parents concentrate on making a single change that is attainable and effective without being overwhelmed and distracted by too much information.

Meg holds an MBA from Columbia University Business School, a bachelor and master's from Manhattan School of Music and is the recipient of the New York State Parenting Education Partnership's "Parenting Educator Credential," which recognizes her knowledge, skills, training and experience as a parenting educator.  She is a certified group fitness instructor and has taught music and dance to young children for many years.  Through her Parenting Solutions newsletter and iphone ParentSmart app, she regularly shares her tips with a large audience. Meg lives with her husband Seth in Manhattan, where they have raised their four children.