Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D., is the psychologist next door. Her smart, helpful articles have appeared in more than 80 magazines, including Parents, Pregnancy & Newborn and Costco Connection. She’s a proud Air Force wife and a regular contributor to Military Spouse. Dr. Luedtke's book, Detachment Parenting: 33 Ways to Keep Your Cool When Kids Melt Down, shows parents how to dial down their own emotional responses so they can get perspective and coach kids through emotionally intense situations. In all that she writes, Heidi’s goal is to help others achieve personal growth, healthy relationships, and parenting success. She lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband, two young kids and two scrappy dogs.