Parent smarter, not harder
All of our 2023 ParentEd Talks events are open for registration with one simple step! Sign up for free for the entire series, and then join any live talk you are interested in throughout the year. We’ll send you a reminder email containing access instructions for each event as the date gets closer.
Get a copy of "The Awakened Brain!" If you purchase a series ticket, and you'll receive a copy of “The Awakened Brain: What the Neuroscience of Spirituality Reveals About Our Capacity for Health, Happiness and Resilience” by Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! As a thank-you, we will give away one $100 Amazon gift card after each ParentEd Talks event. Register at least 24 hours prior to the event to be eligible to win. Winners will be notified via email after the ParentEd Talks event. Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize.
Enter for a chance to win a SNOO or a Happiest Baby gift card! We are giving away one SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet (valued at $1,695) and one $500 Happiest Baby gift card, courtesy of Happiest Baby. Only attendees of the March 22 ParentEd Talks event are eligible for the prizes, and the winners will be notified via email after the event.
We know you’re busy. If you can’t attend the live event, you can still participate! After the event concludes, all registered attendees will be emailed a link to watch the recorded session at their convenience on any device. By joining in the live event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the interactive Q&A portion.
ParentEd Talks Schedule
Registration is also available for each ParentEd Talks event. Please see the schedule, speakers, event descriptions and registration buttons below.
Anxious Parents, Anxious Kids: Parenting Advice From the ‘World's Worst Mom’
With author Lenore Skenazy
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 1 p.m. PT
It’s time to change the way we look at obstacles and stop making assumptions that our kids cannot clear their own path in life. Join author, columnist, blogger and reality TV show host Lenore Skenazy for a talk laced with humor, wit and the unvarnished truth: Your kids can be independent. Skenazy will share simple but powerful ways anxious parents can counter the urge to overprotect their children, moving away from fear-based parenting and giving their bubble-wrapped children the freedom to develop confidence and resilience the natural way: through unstructured, child-directed play.
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Transforming Trauma and Navigating Overwhelm
With trauma specialist and author Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Thursday, May 4, 2023, 1 p.m. PT
In this interactive talk, trauma exposure pioneer Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will offer practical tools to help us sustain, individually and collectively, in the face of trauma, secondary trauma and overwhelm. She will discuss what the consequences of trauma are as well as strategies for supporting ourselves and each other.
The Habits of Highly Effective Adolescents
With Christine Carter, Ph.D., and Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 2 p.m. PT
In this interactive conversation, teen whisperers Christine Carter, Ph.D., and Laura Kastner, Ph.D., will draw on scientific research to outline realistic ways parents and educators can help teens find focus and fulfillment through the development of effective habit formation, goal-setting and authentic leadership skills.
A Parenting Playbook for Raising the Happiest Kids on Earth
With cultural researcher and parenting expert Jessica Joelle Alexander
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 11 a.m. PT
Cultural researcher and author Jessica Joelle Alexander will reveal the secrets behind the Danish way of parenting. Alexander applies the "PARENT” acronym — Play, Authenticity, Reframing, Empathy, No ultimatums and Togetherness — to help parents from all walks of life "raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world."
The Shifting ADHD/ADD Lens: Moving From Disability to Ability
With New York Times–bestselling author Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D.
Thursday, March 2, 2023, 1 p.m. PT
Dr. Edward Hallowell, New York Times–bestselling co-author of the groundbreaking books “Driven to Distraction” and “Delivered From Distraction,” will share his insights on the latest brain science behind ADHD/ADD and his strengths-based approach to identifying, developing and celebrating the talents embedded in ADHD, dyslexia and other syndromes.
Built to Last: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples
With author and researcher Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, 2 p.m. PT
Drawing on more than 40 years of research in the fields of intimacy and sexuality, Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., will speak about how couples can zest up their relationship, sharing the secrets of happy couples and depicting the profound intimacy, mutual respect and deep friendship that can be achieved in a modern egalitarian partnership.
Past Forward: The Legacy of Racism in Modern-Day America
With Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., and Jeffery Robinson
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, 1 p.m. PT
Don’t miss this essential talk by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., and Jeffery Robinson, two of the nation’s leading scholars on race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice. Their message: Forging a more equitable society now and in the future requires that the history of race and racism be honestly represented both in our homes and in our nation’s classrooms.
Raising Critical Thinkers: Media Literacy for the Digital Age
With author Julie Bogart
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, 1 p.m. PT
Tech-savvy kids today are constantly awash in a sea of unfiltered information. Julie Bogart, author of the indispensable book “The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life,” will draw on her more than 20 years of curriculum development experience to share strategies for parents to coach critical digital literacy skills in their kids.
Curious Children, Wise Elders: How Childhood and Elderhood Shape Intelligence and Learning
With Alison Gopnik, Ph.D.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, 1 p.m. PT
Drawing on her own cutting-edge scientific research, Alison Gopnik, Ph.D., will reveal fascinating insights into how caregiving relationships in childhood and old age evolve distinctive capacities for cognition. Gopnik will explain how these two developmental life stages are related, and how the relationship between children and grandparents, in particular, is key to human culture. Parents and grandparents are invited to join this special event!
How Fostering Spirituality Cultivates Happier, Healthier Kids
With author Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, 1 p.m. PT
In this ParentEd Talks event, award-winning psychologist and researcher Lisa Miller, Ph.D., will share the groundbreaking and surprising neuroscience of spirituality and how to engage it in our lives and parenting to enhance grit, optimism and resilience in ourselves and in our children — providing insulation against the ills of addiction, trauma and depression.
The Extraordinary Power of a Resilient Mindset
With co-authors Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, 1 p.m. PT
Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D., co-authors of “Tenacity in Children,” have made a decades-long study of what components and skills contribute to the dynamic development of a resilient mindset, and will share strategies parents can employ to nurture this mindset and resilient behaviors in themselves and in their children.
Wired and Tired: Screen Time and Behavior Disturbance in Children
With child psychiatrist and author Victoria Dunckley, M.D.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, 1 p.m. PT
Dr. Victoria Dunckley specializes in the impact of electronic screen time on children’s brains and technology as a trigger of a variety of stubborn youth mental health and development symptoms. Her solution? An intervention that can produce a life-changing shift in brain function, leading to marked improvements in mood, focus, sleep and behavior.
Don't forget to check out our ParentEd Talks Archive with webinar recordings from past years!
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