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Dr. Magdalena Battles

Dr. Magdalena Battles has a PhD in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Psychology. Her post graduate studies were completed at Harvard. She is a writer and conference speaker. Her specialties include parenting, child development, family relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She shares her real life experiences and professional insights on her website Living Joy Daily and on, where she was named one of their top 10 writers.

She and her husband reside in Texas where they are raising their three young children. Dr. Battles has two books on child development. One of them, The Importance of Play, was released September 2019.

She may seem all business, but in her spare time she enjoys camping with her family, visiting national parks, reading non-fiction, decorating, organizing (parties, closets, etc…), shopping, spending time with extended family, and incubating/raising Silkie chickens. She is an active volunteer in her community and church (Gateway Church) in Southlake, Texas.

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