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May 17, 2019

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Jennifer Miller

Food, Meals, & Social-Emotional Development

Length: 42:13

For over twenty years, Jennifer Miller has worked with educators and families to help them become more effective with children through social and emotional learning. She is author and illustrator of the blog, Confident Parents, Confident Kids and writes for numerous publications. She’s an expert contributor to NBC Universal’s Parent Toolkit. She has contributed to two books, “Smart Parents, Parenting for Powerful Learning” and “Building Powerful Learning Environments from Schools to Communities.” She does coaching, webinars, curriculum development, consultation and workshops in Ohio and nationally. She has her master’s degree in Instructional Leadership with a focus on social and emotional development. She lives with her husband and nine-year-old son in Columbus, Ohio.

Jennifer Miller talks about the connection between eating and social-emotional development. She tackles topics including picky eating, sensory sensitivity, avoiding food power struggles, meal time behavior, connecting as a family, eating disorders, and encouraging nutrition. If family mealtime is a struggle, or if you’re worried about your child developing healthy eating habits this presentation is for you!


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Dr. Carrie Contey

Handle Any Situation with Self Aware Parenting

Length: 45:22

Carrie Contey, PhD is a parenting coach, speaker and author. Her background in prenatal and perinatal psychology offers a unique perspective on children, parenting, family life and what it means to be a healthy, happy, whole human being. In her work with thousands of parents all over the world, she guides, supports and inspires her clients to live with a wide-open and courageous heart so that they can approach parenting with both skill and spaciousness.

Dr. Carrie Contey views parenting as a journey. But rather than offering quick tips and tricks that might not work for your situation, she offers you a framework to understand and relate to your child, and be guided by your own inner wisdom. You may ask, “What do I say when this happens?” or “How do I handle that?”. The answers become clear, when you can tune in to your own wisdom, your thoughts, and your feelings. In this talk, you will be drawn in by Carrie’s warm smile and deep wisdom.



Leslie Potter

Rethinking Boundaries: A New Way Of Looking At Them

Length: 38:47

Leslie Potter is a psychotherapist, parenting coach, and spiritual inquirer. She became a mom at 44, when she adopted her daughter. Her life’s work is sharing with other parents how they can shift from a controlling fear based relationship with their child to a loving enjoyable reality. She created Purejoy Parenting to help families understand their child’s behavior, accept their feelings, and allow the relationship to flourish.

Leslie Potter speaks with wisdom and clarity about what boundaries are, and how to create them for our kids and for ourselves. She shares relatable stories and examples of young children and teens. Leslie shows how we can support our kids and create safety, while also giving them the freedom and space they need.


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Mercedes Samudio

Shame-Proof: When Families & Communities Move Beyond Shame

Length: 33:31

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a parent coach, speaker, and bestselling author who helps parents and children communicate with each other, manage emotional trauma, navigate social media and technology together, and develop healthy parent-child relationships. Mercedes started the #EndParentShaming movement as well as coined the term Shame-Proof Parenting – using both to bring awareness to ending parent shame.

Parenting is inherently a vulnerable process. You might feel judged by your family, your community, your partner, or you might even judge yourself. Mercedes Samudio knows about the shame that parents and kids feel. She helps parents and kids move beyond the feeling of being “not enough”. Mercedes knows how to build shame-proof communities that embrace everyone, reject the myth of the “perfect family”, and celebrate individual’s strengths.



Dr. David Treleaven

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

Length: 35:26

David Treleaven is an acclaimed author, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of mindfulness and trauma. David has offered workshops on trauma-sensitive mindfulness at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as keynote speeches at the Omega Institute in New York and the Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa in Johannesburg. Trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University.

There is a large body of scientific evidence showing that mindfulness is good for lots of things–reducing stress, increasing happiness and contentment, etc. However for children and adults who have experienced trauma, mindfulness can also evoke a traumatic stress. This conversation with Dr. David Treleaven is essential if you work with or parent a child who has a history of trauma. In this interview we talk about how to recognize the symptoms of traumatic stress and how to adapt mindfulness practices appropriately.


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