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She has given lectures in over 350 venues on emerging adulthood, parenting adult children, empty nest, intermarriage, grandparenting, and family dynamics in intergenerational families.
Currently, she is an advice columnist for the American Israelite, as well as a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post and Betterafter50. She serves on the boards of Interfaith Family and Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center.
Her papers are archived at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University which granted her a doctorate in social policy. She has served three terms in the New Hampshire Legislature and was New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare.
She is the mother of four adult children, four in-law children and grandmother of eleven. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband Harris Berman, Dean of Tufts University School of Medicine.