Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving

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.

Conversations with Warren Farrell

warren farrellWarren Farrell, author, activist, thinker.
Topic:
The career and passions of a pioneer in men’s issues, women’s issues, and men’s health.
Issues: How the women’s movement backtracked on its goal of gender equality; the differences between fathers and mothers–and the advantages to children of having both; the need for a commission on men and boys, the need for a federally funded (and supported) Office of Men’s Health. Click to sign the petition to create the Office of Men’s Health.

The Secrets to Competitive Admissions: From Preschool to Gradschool


Kim Palacios, author of From Preschool to Grad School.
Topic: Strategies for success at any level of competitive admissions.
Issues:Three things all schools want; two questions you must be able to answer; crafting your story; the role of social media; application fraud and cheating; admissions consultants.

Training Your Brain + Blueprint for a Better Life


Michael Starbird, coauthor of The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.
Topic: Not everyone is born a genius, but you can train your brain to think better.
Issues: Learning to understand things more deeply; turning mistakes into insights; how answers can lead to questions; creating new ideas from old ones; how to promote effective thinking.


Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction.
Topic: A blueprint for building a better life
Issues: Could all your problems stem from unexpressed sadness, anger, or fear? Is it possible to turn your life around in less than five minutes a day? Communication rules that let you speak up about anything to anyone.

Better Thinking Skills + Change Your Attitude + Positive Discipline + Screamfree Parenting


Michael Starbird, coauthor of The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.
Topic: Not everyone is born a genius, but you can train your brain to think better.
Issues: Learning to understand things more deeply; turning mistakes into insights; how answers can lead to questions; creating new ideas from old ones; how to promote effective thinking.


Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction.
Topic: A blueprint for building a better life
Issues: Could all your problems stem from unexpressed sadness, anger, or fear? Is it possible to turn your life around in less than five minutes a day? Communication rules that let you speak up about anything to anyone.


Ronald Mah, author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood.
Topic: Positive discipline for pre-K – third grade and beyond.
Issues: Reconciling different behavioral expectations of families and schools; applying timeout effectively; motivating children immediately and powerfully; identifying early signs of depression, anxiety, and special needs.


Hal Runkel, author of Screamfree Parenting.
Topic: Raising your kids by keeping your cool.
Issues: Why your emotional reactions to a child’s misbehavior backfires; parenting is not about kids—it’s about parents; why the greatest thing we can do for our kids is learn to focus on ourselves; how empty threats are really broken promises.

Brotherly Love, Faith, and a Race That Changed a Family’s Life


Jenny Long, author of Expect a Miracle.
Topic:
A mother’s tale of brotherly love, faith, and the race that changed a family’s life.
Issues: The incredible, moving, and inspiring story of brothers Conner and Cayden. Cayden has spastic cererbral palsy and can’t walk or talk. But Conner dreamed about playing sports with his little brother and entered a triathlon with him. Since 2011, they’ve competed in more than 20 traiathlons together.