ABOUT DR. SIGGIE
Parents often refer to Siggie Cohen as the “Child Whisperer” for her unparalleled depth of insight in working with children. For more than 35 years, she has worked intensively with children and families, first as a teacher and then as a child developmental specialist. Her approach has proven successful in helping parents and teachers deepen their understanding of children’s behaviors, so they can support them through the entire range of emotional challenges, including behavioral difficulties, transitions and trauma.
Widely considered an expert in the field, Dr. Siggie lectures and teaches throughout the Los Angeles area. She has written over 50 articles on parenting and been featured in a wide variety of publications. She also has appeared regularly as a baby expert on MTV’s “Rob & Big.”
OVER 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Due to her own tumultuous childhood, Dr. Siggie became adept at understanding the nuances of feelings and behavior. She developed an incomparable ability to see through children’s external behaviors of defiance, resistance and disengagement, in order to uncover the triggers underlying the behavior. By teaching parents to relate to their child’s inner emotional experiences (rather than only the outward behavior), they are able to develop healthier, more effective responses to their child. With a delicately respectful and kind methodology, Dr. Siggie is able to decode the range of challenges which parents face, and point them towards effective solutions.
"Parenting is not a job to me – it’s my life's calling. I have always felt innately in tune with the child's perspective." – Dr. Siggie
Dr. Siggie is passionate about social justice activism and she supports a wide range of educational and humanitarian causes at home and abroad. She is the co-founder of
Good Life Academy, a prominent health and wellness center located in Tarzana, CA.
She is a long-time volunteer with Stand By Me, an L.A. nonprofit supporting Jewish Israeli-American cancer patients and their families.
Over the years, Dr. Siggie has made multiple trips to remote villages in Fiji, helping build early childhood programs, as well as training teachers and school personnel.
Dr. Siggie also actively volunteers with A Light House: A Place of Refuge, which offers shelter and support to at-risk teen moms and their children (such as these newborn twins).
A core element of Dr. Siggie’s experience with parenting has come from bringing up her own three, incredibly mindful and compassionate sons, who have gone on to be successful in their own lives.
– Dr. Siggie & her sons