About the Authors

Barb & Bob Unell

Barbara C. Unell, a mother, social entrepreneur and parent educator for the past 30 years, and the author of more than a dozen parenting and health-related books, including 20 Teachable Virtues, has been instrumental in bringing together educators, community leaders, and parents through such ventures as the "Kindness Is Contagious...Catch It" school-based education project and the Uncle Dan's Report Card pilot program in school districts in Kansas. She has also appeared on hundreds of local media and on national television, in print, and on radio, including The Oprah Winfrey television show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today, CBS Evening News, CBS Early Show, NPR, the Associated Press Radio Network, USA Today, Time, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Newsweek, and the New York Times. 

» View a list of books written by Barbara C. Unell with Jerry Wyckoff, PhD.

Robert Unell is a former teacher, advertising agency executive, and cofounder, with Barbara, of Twins and Kansas City Parent magazines. Along with Barbara, he is a partner in the Daniel L. Brenner Family Education Center, providing programs in the area of parenting and character education. In March of 2001, Bob fulfilled a childhood dream of being a cartoonist, by launching a weekly editorial cartoon in The Kansas City Star’s STAR Business Weekly. His cartoons have appeared annually in the annual publication, “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year” since 2004.  

Barbara and Bob direct a non-profit organization, Back in the Swing USA, the first and only national nonprofit organization providing grassroots awareness, education and fundraising on behalf of the more than 2 and a half million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

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