Lu is the author of acclaimed book “Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood” (2004), an award-winning journalist, former NBC anchor/host (“Real Life”; “Unsolved Mysteries”) and Discovery Health Channel host of “Make Room for Baby,” parent educator and national speaker. For five years, she hosted The Science Show, syndicated in 110 countries. Her newest book is a children’s book called “Picnic on a Cloud” (2011) http://www.picniconacloud.com/, an illustrated story about what happens when connection and imagination join forces. She is currently finishing her second parenting book, “Return to Tender.”
Lu is the founder and director of a unique parent initiative Parent2ParentU: a cutting-edge parent education series including dynamic live webinars, a science and insight-based parenting curriculum, as well as original videos, television programming and short documentaries. Parent2ParentU is rooted in the knowledge that relationship is the context for all of our stories, our traumas and our healing. P2PU shines a compassionate and insightful light on all the facts of our self-growth through parenting, and is based on the exciting and potent research findings over that past few years that the most robust predictor of a child’s well-being is a parent’s self-understanding.
Her mission is to inspire, educate and empower parents to know & grow themselves through parenting in order to cultivate emotional intelligence, resilience, connection and hope in ourselves and our children. This mission draws from a robust body of attachment science, cognitive and affective neuroscience, and family systems and developmental psychology.
In Spring 2009, Lu founded and launched WYSH [Wear Your Spirit for Humanity], LLC.www.wearyourspirit.com a socially conscious brand of inspirational t’s and products that promote 9 values: authenticity, connection, inspiration, respect, empathy, trust, intuition, freedom and among and between parents/caregivers and children. Her mission is to help us explore our perceptions of ourselves and our children through empathic eyes, by creating a positive and powerful messages as inspiring reminders to reframe how we see each other and remember how we truly see ourselves. WYSH donates a portion of profits to organizations that help children and families thrive. Wear it forward!
Over the past two decades, her area of interest and study has focused on the science of attachment, family systems, defenses and resistance, how we approach and fuel conflict in relationship and our own capacity for change. All of which fuel her ongoing social research, interviews, writings, and work with parents. She is best known for her leading-edge, integrative work in understanding and explaining the power, purpose and pathways for “repair,” and is most interested in how we repair relationship in the day-to-day, as she says “it is through our relational reparations that we are free to, capable of, and open to creating a healthy bond with our children and fostering emotional security and resilience in them.”
In the service of deepening this “reparation” work, she has been drawn to the study of neuroscience as it relates to relationship, disconnection, reconnection, engagement and resilience in education and parenting. She has studied Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) in courses presented by Dr. Daniel Siegel (Mindsight Institute), and is excited about the profound and far-reaching applications of IPNB to parenting and education in the 21st century.
Lu is passionate about creating and pioneering multi-media programs, books, and other educational resources for parents and children that help to inspire, empower and support us to “keep the light on” so we cultivate and live with authentic connection for a more peaceful, empathic world. http://www.keepingthelighton.net
This is what Lu calls “creating our own parent-digm shift,” a shift in thinking, living and parenting that nurtures, preserves and reflects our authentic spirit, and promotes healthy, connected family from the inside-out.
She is the grateful mother of two boys, 10 and 13.