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Child Development &

Parenting Specialist


Yana Sirotkin, M.A., Ph.D.

 Child Development Expert


Consultation Sessions
& Webinars

  • One-time consulting sessions.

  • Consultation packages.

  • Webinars on a variety of child development and parenting topics.

  • Services are offered via Zoom.

  • Services are available in English, Russian & Hebrew. 

 I am an applied developmental psychologist, a university lecturer, and a researcher with over fifteen years of experience in infant typical and atypical development, parenting consultations and teacher support.

I have an extensive background in attachment theory, and specialize in evaluation of parenting styles, child social-emotional development and the regulation of emotions and behaviors.

In the recent years, my research work at the University of South Florida, has focused on co-parenting and emotion regulation of young children.

Throughout my career I have been helping parents nurture their young child's development through a supportive partnership and developing customized solutions, capitalizing on family strengths. I have worked with parents, teachers and young children in Israel and United States, providing family support and early intervention services.

Last, but certainly not least, I am a mother of two young children with whom each day I try to be a better parent.

Father Playing with Son

My Approach

A Developmental Partnership

Parenting is a journey of lessons: lessons to teach and lessons to learn. I firmly believe that parents are the best experts on their children: you know your child better than anyone else.


Therefore my role in your parenting journey is to help you find the best solutions to the challenges that inevitably arise.


Together we will be looking at your child’s behavior, what drives it and how the interplay between child’s developmental stage, temperament and early family experiences contribute to the root cause behind it.


With these insights and my expertise in early child development, I will be guiding you to think about what your children need from you in order to develop good coping skills that will allow them to deal with future challenges they may encounter.

When working with older children, pre-teens and adolescents, I combine direct consultations with your child and parental guidance to achieve the best results. Through establishment of a close, trusting relationship with your child, I will provide them with the safe space they need to open up, explore their emotions and learn new tools for facing life challenges. At the same time, I will guide you and provide the support and feedback that will be crucial in improving the relationship you have with your child.