M.J.Silva is a freelance journalist, writer and editor. With a degree in journalism by the Portuguese Catholic University, M.J.Silva spent twenty years researching and working with children. For the last two years M.J. Silva has been writing about peaceful parenting, contributing to two online publications - Up To Kids (as a columnist) and Your Zen Mama (California based). She is also a book editor. She lives with her husband, a seven year old drummer boy and two crazy dogs.