About Dr. Ron Kurzejka

Dr. Ron Kurzejka, M.D., medical director for a busy Chicago-area E.R. and trauma center, is an author, educator, speaker, husband, and father of five children, with more than 25 years' experience practicing medicine. During that time Dr. K has seen thousands of patients and parents whom he has treated and advised. This experience coupled with a decade of intensive research into childhood health and development resulted in The Total Parent, a complete guide to parenting children from their birth through teenage years.

With five children of his own, Dr. K is often asked his secret to raising such outstanding individuals. His answer is provided in the pages of The Total Parent. Dr. K inspires and empowers parents to help their children be the best they can by improving medical knowledge and understanding, teaching basic parenting skills, and showing parents how raise successful students and strong, value-centered individuals.

In addition to writing and publishing The Total Parent, Dr. K speaks on parenting from coast to coast. His favorite event is an extremely popular, live seminar based on The Total Parent, where parents get to interact with Dr. K while learning core parenting skills and setting a foundation for their family's brilliant future. Participants leave the seminar "licensed to parent" through love and laughter, kindness and kisses, creating structure and boundaries that result in exceptional young people.

When Dr. K isn't in the E.R. or on the speaking circuit, he is keeping up with his five children (ages 10 through 18) and his wife Annette.