Stephanie Vlahov, M.A.
Stephanie Vlahov is a native Californian, married and the mother of two sons. She is a
soccer mom, watercolorist, writer and tender of the hearth.
She also runs a recruiting business from home (her "real
job".) Having an M.S. in Psychology/Theatre Arts, she was
intent on making a career in Creative Arts therapy. After
doing extensive internship time in the mental health arena,
she decided to put her counseling skills to use in the area
of executive recruitment. During the time of business
building, she married a wonderful man from Croatia, John,
and had two sons, Alexander and Nicholas. They are two years
what she calls the "manic years" (toddlerhood) she never
lost her interest in psychology and observation. Alexander
was principally the impetus for this book. She has been
involved in regional theatre and arts groups over the years
as she met other parents of active creative kids. Through
this process, she observed many points in common between the
kids and their parents. Through her travels with her family
to the Mediterranean and "anywhere tropical", she sees that
the element of active/ creativity cuts across all cultures.
As an astute student of human nature and people, she
continues to write and paint when she is not cleaning the
house or driving kids around. Past work has been limited to
PTA newsletters and published letters to the editor in the