The 30 Minute Mom

Show Details HostEvery parent wants to raise a great kid. Even if we don’t all agree on what it means to be a great kid, we all know one when we see one. Most of us would agree it’s hard to raise a great kid without smart parenting, but who has time to read all those advice filled books? In “The 30 Minute Mom,” Karen Quinn talks to experts and parents about how to instill young children with intelligence, drive, compassion, resilience, morality, responsibility, self-control and dreams – all the attributes moms and dads want for their kids. Give us 30 minutes a week and we’ll show you how to raise a great kid!


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The 30 Minute Mom with Karen Quinn

Karen Quinn began writing at the age of 45, after being downsized from her corporate job. She then starting a business helping Manhattan families get their children into the most in-demand private and public nursery schools and kindergartens. Her first book, “The Ivy Chronicles”, is a humorous novel based on that experience. She has since gone on to write “Wife in the Fast Lane”, “Holly Would Dream”, and “The Sister Diaries,” two of which have been optioned as movies.
Karen’s fifth book, “Testing for Kindergarten”, guides parents on working with their children at home, building the 7 types of intelligences kids need to do well on IQ tests and in school. At her website,, she helps parents get their children into the country’s best public gifted programs, private schools, and public charter and magnet programs.
Karen’s web sites are, and She has been a featured expert on ABC’s The View, 20/20, The Daily Buzz, More Magazine, Forbes, Woman’s Day, Redbook, The New York Times, and more.


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