"Drawing from her own life experiences and her seven grown children, she underlines her message with a unique ability to inspire and connect with her audience. Rosenthal wrote Be A Parent, Not A Pushover to help parents and kids navigate those difficult years when children are simultaneously pulling away and in need of parental guidance, structures and love. Be A Parent, Not A Pushover was selected by USA Book News as ""Best Book"" in their family/parenting category. She has been published in numerous magazines and has collaborated on many books. Advocating a course that promotes responsibility, respect, and a strong self-image for teens, Rosenthal is the voice of involved, interactive parenting. President of Global Leadership Enterprises, she co-authored with Denis Waitley the new family leadership program, ""The Seed of Greatness System,"" being taught by the authors worldwide. She co-hosted a daily radio show and has made frequent appearances on regional and national television. Rosenthal was selected by Yahoo! Health to be a featured relationship expert when they launched their new Lifestyles website. A survivor in a kidnapping at age 37, she was abducted from a shopping center in her own van, molested and beaten by an addict. She saved her life by engaging her attacker in conversation. Her story is one of turning personal tribulation into triumph. Rosenthal serves on the Board of Directors for SIAS International University in Zhengzhou, China. Appointed by the Governor of California, she has served on several advisory committees. She is a member of the Domestic Violence Council and a founding member of the Elder Abuse Prevention Project. Dr. Rosenthal received her M.A. in Psychology from United States International University (USIU) and her Ph.D. in Psychology from California Institute for Human Science. She is a member of the California Psychological Association (CPA), the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) and the Association of Christian Therapists (ACT). "