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2023–2024 ParentEd Talks

Parent smarter, not harder

13 can’t-miss talks for parents

ParentMap's ParentEd Talks series returns in September with a tremendous lineup of expert speakers who will help boost your parenting IQ. Topics include tips for raising technology-savvy kids in a screen-obsessed world; deepening connection with our partners and children; fostering the key traits and habits that are predictors of children's success and good health — and much more. 

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Jennifer Wallace Bonus Interview  

In this exclusive ParentEd Talks recording, prominent journalist and author of the pathbreaking new book “Never Enough” Jennifer B. Wallace discusses the cultural, social and economic factors that have caused this toxic achievement pressure to reach a boiling point — and what parents can do about it.

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2023–2024 ParentEd Talks:

Powerful Truths: Understanding Our Bias to Build a Better Future | Sept. 18, 2023

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading scholars on the history of race, democracy and criminal justice, will articulate how the enduring legacy of anti-Black racism has forged America as a nation, revealing how a new vision for an equitable society, now and in the future, can only be seen through an honest lens of history.

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Atypical Approaches: Unlock the Brilliance and Beauty of Your Differently Wired Kid | Oct. 10, 2023 

When parents are struggling with challenging behavior or having a difficult time accepting their child’s neurodivergence, the parent-child relationship can suffer. Parent activist and bestselling author Debbie Reber will share transformative strategies — what she calls “tilts” — for caregivers to become the exceptional parent that their exceptional child needs in order to thrive.

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The Power of Relationships: Nurturing Compassion and Resilience in Children | Oct. 24, 2023 

One of the strongest predictors of success in life is tenacity, and child development experts Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D., wrote the book on how parents can cultivate the essential instincts that power compassion and resilience in their children. Brooks and Goldstein’s actionable approach will inspire you to rethink how you parent, socialize and educate your children into adulthood.

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The Future Is Now: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of AI and What to Do About It | Nov. 14, 2023 

Christine Rosen, Ph.D., a leading expert on the intersection of technology and education, will share her insights on the groundbreaking — and disruptive — impacts of emerging generative AI technologies such as ChatGPT, illuminating the ways parents and educators can help children safely navigate the positive potentials and possible pitfalls of AI.

Unplug and Rewire: Raising Screen-Savvy Kids in the Tech Era | Dec. 6, 2023 

Joe Clement and Matt Miles are veteran teachers who have witnessed firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. In this energizing talk, they will outline the challenges of raising screen-savvy kids and provide practical strategies for promoting well-balanced technology habits for the entire family.

Brave Listening: The Secret to Safeguarding Your Child’s Mental Health | Jan. 10, 2024 

In this essential talk, suicide risk assessment expert Stacey Freedenthal, Ph.D., LISW, will guide parents through the sensitive and challenging topic of supporting their child’s mental health. Among the powerful strategies Freedenthal will outline is brave listening, which not only helps our children feel seen, heard and supported, but can literally be the difference between life and death.

Nurturing the Healing Power of Play for Ourselves and for Our Children | Jan. 23, 2024 

Amelia Bachleda, Ph.D., and Marley Jarvis, Ph.D., child development specialists from the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, will join Mike Browne, senior director of Community Engagement for Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington, for an engaging conversation about the brain science of play, the critical role of play in our lives and how to advocate for play in all of its forms.

Conscious: Curious, Connected Discipline Strategies for Happier, Healthier Kids | Feb, 6, 2024 

Parenting expert and Sproutable cofounder Julietta Skoog, Ed.S., will share her conscious discipline playbook in this talk that compassionately translates research, child development expertise and Positive Discipline principles into everyday parenting solutions that have helped countless families discover greater joy, connection and calm.

Technology’s Child: Empowered Parenting in the Digital Age | March 5, 2024 

From toddlers exploring their immediate environment to twentysomethings charting their place in society, children’s “screen time” and digital social relationships have become an inescapable aspect of growing up. Professor and author Katie Davis, Ph.D., draws on her expertise in developmental science and design research to clarify what parents need to understand about technology’s role at each stage of their child’s development.

With Conviction: What Formerly Incarcerated Leaders Can Teach Parents About Raising Changemakers | March 27, 2024 

In this thought-provoking talk, Freedom Project executive director David Heppard and T.E.A.C.H. (Taking Education and Creating History) founder Kimonti Carter will decode the systems that shape the ways we see ourselves and others, reflecting on the wisdom they gained from their experience of incarceration and subsequent leadership working toward criminal justice and prison reform.

Stronger Together: A New Model for Modern Marriage | April 16, 2024 

Nate and Kaley Klemp, two of the most respected voices in the field of modern relationships, will impart key insights of their 80/80 marriage model, which is based on the concept of “radical generosity.” Learn game-changing strategies for redesigning the structure of your partnership based on practices and principles that will result in shared success and lasting satisfaction.

What’s Love Got to Do With It? The Power of Nurturing Yourself First | May 1, 2024

To best nurture others, we must expand our capacity to nurture ourselves. In this can’t-miss talk, veteran mindful self-compassion facilitators Blair Carleton and Yaffa Maritz, LMHC, will teach caregivers how to cultivate a habit of restorative self-compassion, equipping them with powerful techniques for developing greater self-awareness, self-reflection, self-care and emotional resilience.

Calm and Connected: Coaching Coping Skills in Your Children | June 5, 2024

Mental health counselor and author Janine Halloran, LMHC, will draw on her decades of experience working with children and families to impart practical and effective strategies to help kids and teens develop the coping, self-regulation and social skills they need to manage stress, reduce anxiety and cope with other common mental health challenges.

Don't forget to check out our ParentEd Talks archive with webinar recordings from past years!

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