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Craig A. Knippenberg LCSW, M.Div.    •    Author, Speaker, Educator

Legit Parenting
Craig A. Knippenberg
Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant


Best-selling Author and Educational Consultant, Craig A. Knippenberg, has developed effective parenting strategies to help "imperfect" parents build resilient kids and families. His highly popular books and podcast support people all over the world discover how their children's brains work so they can foster both deeper connection and independence without guilt or shame.



For 35 years, Craig has been supporting parents, kids, and families as a mental health professional and raising his own resilient family, and now, he shares his years of experience with listeners. Craig’s approach to parenting is clear, concise, and actionable. You’ll learn how to set limits on technology without a fight, how to talk to your child so they listen, how to solve parenting differences with your partner, how to handle teen rebellion and keep your sanity, so that you can build a lasting and meaningful relationship with your child. This podcast is a mix of interviews, special co-hosts offering unique perspectives mixed with the latest research on parenting issues that matter. 

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"Finally, a parenting book that understand my kids!"

"I have two copies so that I can share with family and friends."

"Craig simplifies, defines and clearly directs the most confused and weary parents!"

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Craig A. Knippenberg holds a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver and a Master of Divinity with a focus on pastoral counseling from the Iliff School of Theology.


He's renowned for his work with children, adolescents, and parents, especially his CONNECT group program, which he's led for four decades. Craig has delivered lectures across the U.S. and internationally on the emotional and self-esteem challenges of exceptional students.

Paul Duval

"Craig's experience as a therapist, school counselor and parent are like treasure. I have more empathy for children and families and a greater desire and ability to help them. I'm forever grateful to Craig for this."


Thank you for your interest in Legit Parenting. Craig is available for 

Lectures, Consulting Services and 

Mental Health Services for Schools.

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