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2024–2025 ParentEd Talks

Join our expert-led parent webinar series, powered by ParentMap

Parenting doesn’t come with a guidebook, but we’re here to help!

Let’s face it — parenting is tough, especially without a manual to guide you through every twist and turn. That's why ParentMap is excited to offer a transformative series of parent education webinars, designed to provide the guidance you need to support your child’s development. Featuring renowned parenting experts, our sessions will dive into essential topics such as building resilience, navigating screen time, youth mental health and fostering independence.

Why attend?

  • Expert insights: Hear from leading psychologists, authors and child development specialists through monthly sessions led by Dr. Laura Kastner.
  • Interactive Q&A: Get your questions answered live by our experts and connect with other parents facing similar challenges and experiences.
  • Flexible access: Participate from the comfort of your home or on-the-go with virtual Zoom sessions designed to accommodate busy parents. Plus, you can access the event recordings to revisit the sessions at any time.

2024–2025 topics and speakers

We’re busy rounding up our awesome list of speakers and topics for the upcoming season! The series will kick off with our first talk in September and run through June. The full ParentEd Talks schedule and registration will be available this summer. 

  • Supporting mental health with Abigail Shrier, author of “Bad Therapy: Why The Kids Aren’t Growing Up”
  • Healthy gaming with Alok Kanojia, author of “How to Raise a Healthy Gamer”
  • Strength-based approach to ADHD with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ned Hallowell
  • Building tenacity and resilience with authors Robert Brooks, Ph.D, and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D
  • Supporting puberty and adolescence with Julie Metzger, RN and Peter Metzger, MD
  • Nurturing childhood independence with Free-Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy
  • The importance of play-based learning with early childhood educator Teacher Tom
  • Conscious discipline with Joe Newman, author of “Raising Lions”

Powered by ParentMap

ParentMap is the No. 1 parenting resource for PNW and Puget Sound parents, empowering families to raise great kids. From essential parenting resources to exciting outings and adventures, we fuel families’ journeys — because parenting is a trip!

ParentMap is partnering with area schools to ensure this vital resource is available to Puget Sound families and educators. Interested in being a school member or sponsor of ParentEd Talks? Contact to get more information.

Thank you to our school members and event sponsors, whose support empowers ParentMap to bring ParentEd Talks to our community.

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Member schools:

Eastside Academics School

Eton School

Foothills School of Arts and Sciences

Hyla School

Jewish Day School of Seattle

The Meridian School

NOVA Middle School

Primrose Schools

Oak Hill School

Puget Sound Community School

Seattle Academy

Seattle Jewish Community School

Soundview School

The Lake & Park School

Westside School