Intergenerational Relationships; In-law Relationships
Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education
M.A., Teacher’s College, Columbia University
A.B., Barnard College
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Ruth Nemzoff is a former assistant minority leader of the New Hampshire legislature and former Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare in that state. While a visiting scholar at the Wellesley Center for Research, she wrote an historical analysis of the "Changing Perceptions of Mothers of Children with Disabilities." She has also published articles about environmental advertising, women in politics, and Jewish intermarriage. Dr. Nemzoff has served on the boards of the New Hampshire United Way, New Hampshire Business Development Corporation, Boston's Jewish Family and Children's Services, and of Newbury College. She founded a nursery school, a counseling service, and the National Women's Legislative Lobby. Currently, she serves on the advisory committee of the University of Massachusetts' Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children is her first book. Her second is Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family. She and her husband Harris Berman have four adult children and four in-law children.
Dr. Nemzoff continues to speak about intergenerational relationships and tour for her book, Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children. She is currently preparing a new publication with the working title Don’t Roll Your Eyes: How to Make In-Laws Into Family.
Nemzoff, Ruth. Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family. New York: Palgrave MacMillian, 2012.
Nemzoff, Ruth. Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.