Energies of Love + Fat Chance

Donna Eden, coauthor of The Energies of Love.
Topic:
Invisible keys to a fulfilling partnership.
Issues: Four energy types (visual, kinesthetic, digital, and tonal) and the way each makes sense of the world; how your energy tope determines the way you communicate, fight, love, and want to be loved.

Robert Lustig, author of Fat Chance.
Topic:
Beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease.
Issues: The science and politics that have led to the current pandemic of obesity of chronic disease (think diabetes, heart disease, and more); strategies to help us lose weight and recover our health; what happened when researchers took teens off of sugar for 10 days (hint: the results are amazing)

The Dad’s Side of Assisted Reproduction + Raising Athletes + How to Help Others

Matthew Miller, author of Maybe Baby
Topic:
The story of assisted reproduction and attempted parenthood—from the dad’s perspective
Issues: The anguish of infertility; the anger, frustration, humor, and heartbreak that dads (and moms) experience.

Karen Ronney, author of Proud Parents Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced, and Coordinated Kids
Topic:
A lifetime of benefit in just 10 minutes a day
Issues: How to jump-start your child’s developmental skills; creating a lifestyle of family fitness; maximizing your child’s learning style while enjoying positive, consistent playtime.


Joe Gurkoff, coauthor of How Can I Help?
Topic:
What you can (and can’t) do to counsel a friend, colleague, or family member with a problem
Issues: Learning to listen, clarify and define the problem, map a realistic path to success, improve accountability, and regain your independence.

Emotional Safety + How Teaching Works

Joshua Straub, author of Safe House.
Topic:
How emotional safety is the key to raising kids who live, love, and lead well.
Issues: Why emotional safety matters; understanding your parenting “story” and how it affects you and your child; building a safe house with four walls: explore, protect, grace, and truth; the science of emotional safety.

Elizabeth Green, author of Build a Better Teacher.
Topic:
How teaching works and how to teach it to everyone.
Issues: Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. But is it simply a matter of natural charisma, or can it be taught to millions of people who make up the American teaching workforce?

Discipline without Damage + Personal Finance on an Index Card

Vanessa Lapointe, author of Discipline without Damage.
Topic:
How to get your kids to behave without messing them up.
Issues: Why most of what parents learn about discipline is either wrong, damaging, or both; basic child development and brain science info to help you better discipine your child; a way to instinctively navigage challanging moments with ease.

Harold Pollack, coauthor of The Index Card.
Topic:
Why personal finance doesn’t have to be complicated.
Issues: Ten simple, no-nonsense, jargon-free, easy-to-follow, pieces of advice to follow to create a financial plan that will work if good times and bad.

Building Children’s Mental Toughness + Living with a SEAL

Rob Bell, coauthor of Don’t “Should” on Your Kids.
Topic:
Building your children’s mental toughness.
Issues: Why “sports is 90% mental” is 100% wrong; when and how to talk to your kids about their sports performance; helping kids find their passions in sports; when to push and when to back off.

Jesse Itzler, author of Living with a SEAL.
Topic:
31 days training with the toughest man on the planet
Issues: An inspiring, hilarious story of friendship, discovery, fitness, muscle soreness, pushing limits, and the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.

Helping Kids Talk about Death + Avoiding the Dangers of Driving

Joseph Primo, author of What Do We Tell the Children?
Topic:
Talking to kids about death and dying.
Issues: Learning to help kids deal with the “how” and “why” of death and loss; the importance of honest communication; giving kids coping skills they’ll be able to use throughout their lives.

Tim Hollister, author of Not So Fast.
Topic:
Parenting your teen through the dangers of driving
Issues: How brain development affects driving; what driver’s ed doesn’t produce safe drivers; how and why to prepare a “flight plan” for each drive before handing over the keys; how an when to say no.