Allison Carmen, author of The Gift of Maybe. @giftofmaybe
Topic: Finding hope and possibility in uncertain times.
Issues: Reducing stress and anxiety; viewing uncertainty as a place of hope; creating more opportunities in life; minimizing self-doubt as an obstacle to moving forward; finding joy in the moment.
Mai Vu, author of The Divorced Mom’s Guide to Datingg. @HotLifeHotLove
Topic: How to be loved, adored, and cherished.
Issues: The biggest question that tired, overwhelmed single moms struggle with: “Why do I work so hard, but I’m not getting the love, success, and support that I want?”
Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, 3rd edition.
Topic: Helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip, boys, and the new realities of girl world.
Issues: How to tell what role your daughter plays and how to help her be herself; examining your own parenting style and how you relate to your daughter; the powerful and complicated role of technology in girl world; girls’ power plays; good popularity vs. bad popularity.
Katherine Ozment, author of Grace without God.
Topic: The search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age.
Issues: Percentage of adults who don’t identify with any organized religion is growing; are they skipping out on more than tired rituals and ancient folklore? How do non-religious people fill the need for community, more guidance, and meaning without religion?
Paula Fass, author of The End of American Childhood.
Topic: A history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child.
Issues: How the American understanding of childhood differs from that of many other countries; how the way we raise our children mirrors the way our society and culture has developed; why childhood lasts a lot longer now than it did 150 years ago or so; and much more.