Laura Holmes Buddenberg joined Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home in January 2000. In her capacity as a Training Manager at Boys Town, Laura works as an administrator, writer and trainer, specializing in the areas of teen dating and relationships, media awareness, family spirituality, abuse and other issues affecting today’s families. She appears every Friday on Omaha’s Spirit Catholic Radio’s Daybreak morning show to offer parenting tips and advice.
Laura holds a Master of Science in Family and Youth Services from Bellevue University and a Certificate in Family Life Ministry from the Archdiocese of Omaha and the University College of Creighton. She is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in the State of Nebraska.
Laura was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She had her husband Roger have been married since December of 1984, and have two young adult daughters.
There Are No Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter, by Laura J. Buddenberg and Kathleen M. McGee, Boys Town Press, 2006. – The National Parenting Center’s 2007 Seal of Approval.
Chapter 5: “Bullying in Cyberspace” and Chapter 12: “Safety in Cyberspace” by Laura J. Buddenberg, in No Room for Bullies, edited by Jose Bolton and Stan Graeve, Boys Town Press, 2005. – National Parenting Publications 2006 Honors Award in the Parenting Resources category.
Who’s Raising Your Child? Battling the Marketers for Your Child’s Heart and Soul, Laura J. Buddenberg and Kathleen M. McGee, Boys Town Press, 2004. -- The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award, and the iParenting Media Award.
Unmasking Sexual Con Games, 3rd Edition, by Kathleen McGee and Laura Buddenberg, Boys Town Press, 2003.