Jennifer Weil Malatras, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent and family psychology. She received her doctorate from the University at Albany, State University of New York and completed a predoctoral internship in pediatric psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a bachelor of science in human development from Cornell University. Dr. Malatras lives near Albany, New York with her husband and son, Max. She is currently at home full-time, enjoying the most challenging and rewarding job of parenting.
I kneeled by my mom’s side as she lay at home in her bed under the care of hospice. “Bittersweet,” she said as she smiled through tears and put one hand on my small belly. That moment…together would be one of our last. She died just two days later. I was eight weeks pregnant. Prior to the very end of the year in which my mother battled cancer and then battled the side effects of the chemotherapy intended to attack that cancer, she was an active and involved nana to my… >> Read More