Linda Nielsen Ed.D.

Dr. Linda Nielsen is a Professor of Education at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. She is an internationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships and on shared physical custody for children with separated parents. In addition to her many academic articles, she has written four books on father-daughter relationships. For the past 26 years, she has been teaching the only college course in the country devoted exclusively to father-daughter relationships. Her research and advice have been featured in a BBC podcast, a PBS documentary, on NPR, as well as in such publications as The Atlantic and Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.  Her college textbook, Fathers and Daughters: Contemporary Research & Issues (Routledge: June 2019), is an excellent resource for mental health professionals who work with families. Her newest advice book for fathers and for daughters is coming out in June 2020:  Improving Father-Daughter Relationships: A Guide for Women and their Dads (Routledge).

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