Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World

Amy McCready, author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic.
Topic:
A guide to raising capable, grateful kids in an over-entitled world
Issues: Signs that you may have an entitlement problem in your home; how to hand over age-appropriate decision making; how to cut back on giving in; offering real-life support to your kids; and much more.

What Every Child and Parent Needs to Know about Money, Investing, and the Markets

David Bianchi, author of Blue Chip Kids.
Topic:
What every child and parent should know about money, investing, and the stock market.
Issues: What is money? different ways of paying for things; the difference between stock markets and stock exchanges; stock options; funds; analyzing companies; borrowing money; net worth; taxes, and much more.

Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

Richard Rende, coauthor of Raising Can-Do Kids.
Topic:
Giving children the tools to thrive in a fast-changing world.
Issues: The importance of allowing time for unstructured, pretend play; getting children involved in chores on a regular basis; letting kids be samplers instead of specialists; reframing failure; emphasizing learning over grades; and much more.

How Our Microbiota Affects Our Health

Justin Sonnenburg, co-authhor of The Good Gut.
Topic:
Taking control of your weight, your mood, and your long-term health
Issues: The relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organisms that live in our gut; the ways those organisms (called “microbiota”) determine whether we’re sick or healthy, fit or obese, sunny or moody; why our microbiota is facing a “mass extinction event.”

Dairy Deception and Thriving without Milk

Alissa Hamilton, author of Got Milked?
Topic:
The great dairy deception and why you’ll thrive without milk.
Issues: The major players in promoting milk in the U.S.; how milk makes us sick and increase the risk of bone fractures; the need to balance calcium–which we get a lot of–and Vitamin D and magnesium (which we’re not getting enough of).

Motherhood, Fatherhood, and the Changing Landscape of Parenthood

Heather Flett, coauthor of The Rookie Mom’s Handbook.
Topic:
Motherhood, fatherhood, the changing landscape of parenthood.
Issues: How motherhood has changed over the last 10 years; the mom blogging community; resources for new moms; the importance of letting the dad do things his way; the role of social media in creating communities of moms.