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.

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.

Why Your Kids Are Breaking the Law and How to Get Them to Stop

Barb Van Loon, author of Good Kids, Bad Choices.
Topic:
Why your kids are breaking the law and how to get them to stop.
Issues: Differences between youth crimes and adult crimes; recognizing red flags that may indicate that your child is engaged in criminal activity; non-violent crimes that could land your kid in jail (including cyberbullying, sexting, pornography, identify theft, and so on); when to blame yourself and when not; is it possible to recover from having a crime on your record?

Please Don’t Bite the Baby + Good Kids, Bad Choices

Lisa Edwards, author of Please Don’t Bite the Baby.
Topic:
Keeping your kids and your dogs safe and happy together.
Issues: Making sure your dog is prepared for a baby; verifying that your dog is properly trained and will respond quickly and properly; the basic commands your dog should know; how to train children to behave with dogs; why you should never leave a dog and child alone; what to do if something goes wrong.

Barb Van Loon, author of Good Kids, Bad Choices.
Topic:
Why your kids are breaking the law and how to get them to stop.
Issues: Differences between youth crimes and adult crimes; recognizing red flags that may indicate that your child is engaged in criminal activity; non-violent crimes that could land your kid in jail (including cyberbullying, sexting, pornography, identify theft, and so on); when to blame yourself and when not; is it possible to recover from having a crime on your record?

Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Daniel Siegel, author of Brainstorm.
Topic:
The power and purpose of the teenage brain.
Issues: Popular myths about teenage behavior; why teens are driven to seek out novelty and take more risks; how the brain undergoes rapid changes even through the early 20s; how and why adolescence is really a “golden age” of innovation and creativity; and much more.

Parent-Child Dance + Brainstorm

Ronald Kotkin, coauthor of The Parent-Child Dance.
Topic:
Strategies and techniques for staying one step ahead.
Issues: Understanding what the parent-child dance is; how to make sure that what your child hears is actually what you’re saying; minimizing arguments and defiant behavior; how to handle it when your child takes the lead in the dance.

Daniel Siegel, author of Brainstorm.
Topic:
The power and purpose of the teenage brain.
Issues: Popular myths about teenage behavior; why teens are driven to seek out novelty and take more risks; how the brain undergoes rapid changes even through the early 20s; how and why adolescence is really a “golden age” of innovation and creativity; and much more.