Raising Great Kids: A FREE Parenting Telesummit Starts January 3
Raising Great Kids: A Heartwise™ Telesummit to Help Parents & Professionals Learn Best Kid-Care Practices for Health, Emotions, Discipline and Technology
Two parenting authors, Dr. Caron Goode and Dr. Minette Riordan, have organized a virtual conference offering12 hours of free training for people who raising and caring for children.
The excitement is building for a January, 2012 free GLOBAL virtual conference to kick off the grand opening of HeartwiseParent.com and empower parents and professionals to learn the latest how-tos for easy birthing, gluten-free meals, nutritious eating, fostering emotional intelligence, managing technology and children, preventing cyber bullying, and maintaining loving discipline through values, responsiveness and boundaries.
The purpose of this telesummit is to INSPIRE, INFORM, AND INFLUENCE parents, coaches, counselors, caregivers, educators, teachers, and grandparents about the best practices for raising great families. Taking place in January, 2012, the virtual presentations are made on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week starting January 3rd through January 27th, 2012 @ 1 PM CT. Each week of January offers a hot topic and refreshing information, allowing parents to breathe easy when they hear about new science, health, and strategies for discipline.
Week 1 – Health & Fitness
Week 2 – Emotional Intelligence
Week 3 – Discipline
Week 4 – Kids & Technology
There will be a panel of 15 experts who will speak about the topics that parents and professionals are buzzing about: Safe birthing options, gluten free diets, nutritious eating, strategies for helping kids learn emotional social skills and what discipline is most effective, as well as nurturing. We won’t leave you wondering what to do about the questions of kids’ time on the computer and the topic of cyber bullying. What a treasure trove of practical and inspiring information for parents, educators, caregivers, nannies, coaches, and family members.
The virtual online event will be held all four Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in January 2012. Go to HeartwiseParent.com and enter your email address to get more information and a reminder about the event.
Here is the lineup of speakers and topics for the virtual conference:
Week One: Health and Fitness
Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 1 PM CT – The Path to Safer, Easier Births – Dr. Jeanne Ohm believes that “raising children” begins at conception and includes our state of being in pregnancy and birth. In this session, Dr. Ohm will discuss the state of birth today and how to empower women to make informed choices for conscious birthing. She is Executive Director of the ICPA and Chief Editor of Pathways to Family Wellness magazine. www.icpa4kids.org
Thursday, January 5, 2012, 1 PM CT – Staying Sane While Cooking for Varied Needs – Debbie Johnson best-selling author of Think Yourself Thin also wrote a “Natural Recipe” Column for The Edge Life Magazine. These recipes came about due to Debbie’s own personal health challenges. Do you have vegan teens, a diabetic family member, and a gluten-intolerant child? To cook just one meal, one dessert and everyone can add what they need. Discover the simplicity of flexible recipes and “add-ons” from the former executive chef of her own gluten-free, diabetic-friendly, allergy-friendly, vegan to meat restaurant. http://www.glutenfreefun.com
Friday, January 6, 2011, 1 PM CT – Synchronize with the Season… Winter into Spring Medicine: REST, RESTORE, REVITALIZE! – Dr. Jeanette Wolfe shares how to synchronize your children & families with their natural, optimal rhythms for health & harmony. She’ll cover seasonal foods, supplements & practices to support your family’s vibrant energy with seasonal, natural wellness. Dr. Jeanette Wolfe is a Naturopathic Doctor, Intuitive Counselor, currently works with medical institutions, schools, corporations & families & children to empower all who seek her out to heal emotionally, physically & spiritually! www.planetapothecary.com
Week Two: Emotional Intelligence
Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 1 PM CT – What Does Emotional Intelligence Have To Do With Children’s Happiness & Success? Everything! – Korrel Kanoy shares that not all children have the aptitude for superior academic performance, a superstar athlete, or to excel in the arts. But, all children can be taught emotional intelligence skills, which significantly enhance their happiness and social and academic success. Korrel he has been a college professor for over 30 years and published Annie’s Lost Hat (available from amazon.com), a picture book for children that teaches emotional intelligence lessons through the story. http://kidsemotionalintelligence.com
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 1 PM CT – What Are The 5 Steps You Use to Emotion Coach Parents? – Keyuri Joshi “retired” from nursing to be a stay at home mom. As her only child grew, she turned her passion of championing others as a Life and Parenting Coach, and an Emotional Intelligence Coach. Of vital importance to Keyuri is to teach parents how to build emotional intelligence skills in their children. Research proves that kids who are raised by emotion coaching parents are on a completely different trajectory than children of other parents. www.ontheballparent.com
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 1:30 PM CT – Giving From the Overflow - Cassandra Arnold’s mission as an ACPI Certified Parenting Coach is to teach what she has learned as a parent, proprietor of a childcare center, and facilitator of parenting partnership support groups. In this presentation, you will learn what it means to give from the overflow when parents feel continual tension between satisfying their needs and satisfying their children’s needs. There does not have to be conflict. We forget that you are the greatest gift you can ever give to your child — a satisfied, happy you. That’s giving from the overflow.
Friday, January 13, 2012, 1 PM CT- A Research Based Approach to Bullying – Reduce the Effects by Understanding the Causes – Astrid Witt is a sought after speaker for schools and parent organizations, offering a research based perspective on how the brain learns and what consequences this should have for our schools. She notes that bullying is constantly on the rise and mandatory anti-bullying programs not only fail to bring results, but rather contribute to the problem. You will learn why anti-bullying doesn’t work, how to stop bullying, and the fundamental difference of helping victims vs. empowering victims, discernment between bullying and criminal behavior and more. WhatTheExpertsKnow.com
Week Three: Discipline
Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 1 PM CT – Secrets to Successful Discipline – Debbie Johnson was a highly sought after as a substitute teacher for three years in inner-city school of Phoenix and Denver. Teachers and administrators noticed her skills in getting extremely difficult children to listen, learn and pay attention. Discover the secret of creating the image that will call your family to the highest within each of your loved ones. From understanding the way boys may respond differently than girls to the images that work for all, best-selling author Debbie Johnson will share compassionate communication that works. http://djsuccesstraining.com
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 1 PM CT – Loving Discipline – Chris White, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician, parent educator, and life coach. He is the director of Essential Parenting and the creator of Loving Discipline and will clarify how parents can help children be clear about their values, self-motivated and self-directed toward their goals, capable of respectful and responsible behaviors on their own. Loving Discipline creates a harmonious household, preserve your child’s dignity, and support them in becoming fully themselves. Http://www.essentialparenting.com
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 1:30 PM CT – Responding Your Way to Effective Discipline Management – Sharon Egan is passionate about helping parents discover the incredible rewards that effective parenting can bring to a family. Join her to explore if impulsive reactions equate to effective behavior management and explore ways to discipline effectively through responding to your children’s behavior. Through her work as psychotherapist, teacher, parent educator, workshop presenter and speaker and as an ACPI Certified Parenting Coach, Sharon knows how to navigate through the stress, the pain, and the “what now” moments that parents face. email@example.com
Friday January 20, 2012, 1 PM CT – Raising a Values-Centered Family – Dr. Minette Riordan will share how to determine what your own values are, how to model values and how to structure family rules, relationships and discipline around your values. Educate your children to discern what matters to them and how living a values-centered life leads to high self-worth and personal success. Dr. Minette Riordan is the founder of North Texas Kids magazine and is a certified parenting coach as well as trainer for the Academy for Parent Coaching International. She successfully built a multi-media publishing company targeting families in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. http://www.NorthTexasKids.com
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:30 PM CT – Discipline is Not a Dirty Word – Lesa Day has been coaching parents in the private sector for over 20 years and discusses why discipline is so important in a child’s growth and development, how kids thrive in building character
With her top selling book in hand, “How to Get Your Child to Say, Yes! I Can! And I Will!” this Atlanta based speaker transforms the hearts and minds of our youth and empowers them to reach their greatest potential. http://www.yesIcanandIwill.com
Week Four: Kids and Technology
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 1 PM CT – What Parents Need to Know about Cyber-bullying and How to Prevent It – JP Butler has worked with youth since 2004. He has conducted classroom instruction, workshops, assemblies, trainings, and has personally mentored youth nationwide. Cyber bullying is quickly becoming a very dangerous form of peer abuse. No matter what site you are using, know the signs of cyber bullying, the dangers of cyber bullying, and learn what steps you can take to help prevent a cyber bully from gaining the power! JP provides all-school youth assemblies, school staff trainings, and parent presentations on bullying to help all of his audiences understand why bullying is still a very prevalent issue in today’s society.
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 1 PM CT – How Today’s Technology is Affecting Children’s Emotions, Creative Abilities and World View – Michael Simonson
With the current use of technology today many children do not need to utilize their own creative abilities. When children are taught to explore and utilize their creative abilities they learn to be in control of their mind and their body. Michael Simonson has been involved with a pilot program at the Hunter School in Rumney, New Hampshire, a school for young boys and girls with ADHD, Asperger’s and related conditions. Adam Mosston, an Emmy-Award winning TV producer who has captured some of the children’s progress on film.www.energeticallysensitivechild.com
Laurie Ferris, as the mother of Zach, has experienced for years the emotional roller coaster and stress of parenting an energetically sensitive child. Laurie began working with Michael Simonson to save her son Zach, ultimately resulting in Laurie getting her son back. He is now off of all medications. Laurie currently works at the Hunter School in Rumney, New Hampshire, a small non-profit therapeutic boarding school that offers holistic and complimentary approaches to helping young children with ADHD, Aspergers and related conditions. www.energeticallysensitivechild.com
Friday, January 27, 2012, 1 PM CT, Managing Your Family’s Technology Habit – Dr. Polly Dunn asks, “Does your family spend more time communicating online than with each other?” You may not be able to get your kids down to under two hours of screen time a day, but you can work towards reducing their viewing habits to a healthier level. In this presentation you’ll learn the skills you need to decrease your family’s technology use to a reasonable level and increase the quality time that you have to share with each other.
Dr. Polly Dunn is a licensed psychologist, specializing in child clinical psychology. In addition to her work as the Director of the Auburn University Psychological Services Center, Dr. Dunn is a wife and mom of four kids ranging in age from 4 to 14. Dr. Dunn’s blog www.ChildPsychMom.com provides practical and user friendly parenting advice. www.childpsychmom.com
Family members, teachers, parent coaches, consultants, caregivers, parents, nannies, counselors—any heart-centered support persons or service professionals who need help in connecting and disciplining with responsiveness and structure will appreciate the information offered in this free telesummit. Learn how to support children’s resilience and success in living an inspired life.
Go to http://heartwiseparent.com and enter your email address to get the call-in information to join this telesummit. Each of the four weeks of content-rich calls will last about 40-60 minutes to allow presentations and answers your questions.
Dr. Caron Goode