Vanita Braver, M.D. (“Dr. Vanita”) is a renowned Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, speaker, and best-selling author of the children’s picture book series, “Teach Your Children Well” for children ages 4 to 8 years. Madison and the New Neighbors, Madison’s Patriotic Project, Madison and the Two Wheeler, Party Princess and Pinky Promise have been well-received and features Madison and friends; Courage the Lion, Wisdom the Owl, Hope the Bluebird, and Honesty the Bear. Star Bright Books is publishing her book series, written with her positive parenting expertise.
Dr. Vanita is also a freelance writer on various topics related to children, parenting and family matters. Of note, her work and expertise have been featured in various print media including The Wall Street Journal, Child Magazine and Parents Magazine and she is a regular on national radio.
Vanita Braver, MD is a keynote speaker at national conferences, and a frequent lecturer at hospitals, schools, libraries, and community centers. Dr. Vanita received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. She completed her psychiatric training at Cornell’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
Currently, she is the Psychiatric Medical Director of Bonnie Brae, a residential treatment center for troubled youth in Liberty Corner, N.J. She is also a double-boarded physician on the medical staff of Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. and lives in Somerset County, NJ with her husband, three children and their adorable puppy, Oreo.