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Dr. Don Martin

Dr. Don Martin

Dr. Magy Martin

Dr. Magy Martin

About The Authors

Authors Drs. Don and Magy Martin wrote Finding Grit as a guide for parents who wish to raise daughters that are successful in both school and sports, with the ultimate goal of achieving an athletic scholarship.  It is their belief that when girls are taught to strive for excellence, integrity, respect, and inclusion, tomorrow’s leaders will emerge.

Don Martin currently directs the Nationally Ranked School Counseling graduate program at Youngstown State University and is a neuropsychologist in private practice. Dr. Magy Martin conducts a private practice specializing in working with children, adolescents and their parents.

Both Don and Magy are noted researchers in the field of counseling and psychology and have been training clinicians in the field of psychotherapy for over 30 years. This book discusses their extensive work in sports psychology and parenting, as well as their own personal experience. Both of their daughters were NCAA Division I accomplished basketball players who later graduated with doctoral degrees.

Other Books Written by the Martins

When Devon Met Oz: Helping Children Cope with Depression (Let’s Talk)

One sunny day in the park, a boxer dog named Oz meets Devon, a seven-year-old boy who is feeling both sad and angry. Devon sleeps often and doesn’t eat. He worries about his schoolwork, thinks he’s bad at sports, and feels the other kids don’t like him. Oz soon starts to follow Devon home so he can make Devon’s family aware that the boy needs help. An estimated six million children and adolescents suffer from depression, which often goes undiagnosed. This sympathetic book includes reassuring advice and important tips for both children and parents on finding help.

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They Call Me Fat Zoe: Helping Children and Families Overcome Obesity (Let’s Talk)

Zoe, a Puggle, and her owner, Kate, are best friends. They share everything, even their food. After visiting the veterinarian, the doctor informs Zoe and Kate that Zoe is overweight for a puppy. “Fat Zoe” needs to go on a diet or else she will be at risk for health issues in the future. Upon learning this, Kate gets upset and confesses to her mom that the kids at school call her “Fatso,” too, and do not want to be her friend. Kate and her mom decide to tell the teacher, Mrs. Lopez, about Kate’s situation. With Mrs. Lopez’s help and the doctor’s suggestions for a healthy eating and exercise plan, Kate, her family, Zoe, and friends begin to live healthier, happier lives.

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