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2023–2024 ParentEd Talks

Parent smarter, not harder

Free virtual speaker series for parents

Level up your parenting game with the ParentEd Talks series, powered by ParentMap. The popular series returns with an incredible lineup of expert speakers ready to tackle your toughest parenting challenges. Join our supportive community of caregivers, educators and experts via Zoom for a speaker-led conversation followed by audience Q&A. Topics include tips for raising technology-savvy kids; deepening connection with our partners and children; fostering habits for success and well-being in children — and much more. 

Sign up for the entire series for FREE, and join ANY live talk throughout the year. Plus, when you sign up for the series, receive a BONUS interview with Jennifer Wallace, author of "Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic — And What We Can Do About It."

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.

Upcoming 2023-2024 ParentEd Talks:

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.

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Parenting SOS: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions 

March 27, 2024
Our kids are constantly changing. Advice for parents is, too. So, we’re phoning friends and calling in an expert. Join us for an intimate hour of conversation with Dr. Laura Kastner, an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, author, researcher and veteran parent. We’ve selected a diverse group of parents to ask some of our most burning questions.

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Stronger Together: A New Model for Modern Marriage 

April 16, 2024
Authors 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.

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Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Compassion Tools for Moms

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 Yaffa Maritz, LMHC and Kelly Moore 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.

Past 2023-2024 ParentEd Talks:

Powerful Truths: Understanding Our Bias to Build a Better Future

September 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

October 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

October 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

November 21, 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.

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Unplug and Rewire: Raising Screen-Savvy Kids in the Tech Era

December 6, 2023
Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles 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.

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Brave Listening: The Secret to Safeguarding Your Child’s Mental Health 

January 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.

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Nurturing the Healing Power of Play for Ourselves and for Our Children

January 23, 2024
Amelia Bachleda, Ph.D., a child development specialist 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.

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Conscious: Curious, Connected Discipline Strategies for Happier, Healthier Kids

February 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.

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

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