I have worked in all areas of the media: TV, radio, and print. I hold the rank of Professor Emeritus of Applied Psychology at NYU and maintain a clinical practice in Manhattan with children, teens, and adults. I am a developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst. In addition to having hosted eponymous radio programs on ABC Talkradio, I have worked as a feature reporter on WABC TV's Eyewitness News and WCBS TV's Channel 2 News at 5:00 PM as well as held positions as resident psychologist on CBS TV's Early Show and NBC TV's Weekend Today show. My experience includes stints as a Contributing Editor and Columnist at Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, and Sesame Street Parents magazines. I am the author of books for children, parents, and professionals. Most recently, I appeared as the on-air psychologist at the Morning Show on WPIX TV News in New York.

Specialties: Parenting specialist, developmental psychologist, public relations, spokesperson, media psychology, TV feature reporter, radio and TV host, author

Other Works

  • Child Psychology: A handbook of contemporary issues (2nd Ed). With Tamis-LeMonda. Phil. PA: Psychology Press

  • Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia (2-volumes)

  • Quem Controla Quem? Pais ou Filhos, São Paulo, Brasil: Saraiva. (Portuguese translation)

  • "Not In Front of the Children..." How To Talk To Your Child About Tough Family Matters, Viking

  • Comment Bien Leur Dire? Un guide pour expliquer aux enfants les situations les plus délicates, Marabout. (French translation by Alain Bories)

  • Sue Lee Starts School (Adjusting to school) Barron's

  • A Funeral For Whiskers (Understanding death) Barron's

  • A.J.'s Mom Gets A New Job (Adjusting to a dual-career family) Barron's

  • Alfred Goes To The Hospital (Adjusting to a medical emergency) Barron's

  • Linda Saves The Day (Understanding fear) Barron's.

  • The Wedding (Adjusting to a parent's remarriage) Barron's

  • What's The Matter With A.J.? (Understanding jealousy) Barron's

  • Sue Lee's New Neighborhood (Adjusting to a new home) Barron's

  • Who's In Control? Dr. Balter's Guide to Discipline Without Combat, Poseidon/S&S.


Awards and Recognition

  • • Distinguished Contributor Citation, American Psychological Association's National Media Awards for WNBC-TV television series, "Children and All That Jazz."
  • • Outstanding Abilities to Communicate the Needs of the Young Child to Teachers and Parents, City of New York Parks and Recreation Department.
  • • Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Psychology, The City University of New York.
  • • Emmy Nomination, New York Emmy Awards, for the WABC TV Eyewitness News Magazine segment,”Are You Raising a Brat?"
  • • Meritorious Service, Division of Media Psychology, American Psychological Association.
  • • Professor of the Year, New York University, School of Education.
  • • Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Media Psychology, American Psychological Association