Welcome To Day Five Of The
HAPPILY FAMILY ONLINE CONFERENCE
December 3rd, 2018
Dr. Daniel Siegel
The Wheel of Awareness: A Simple Meditative Practice for Parents and Kids
Dr. Daniel Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. He has authored or co-authored several books including Parenting from the Inside Out, the Whole Brain Child, No Drama Discipline, The Yes Brain, and most recently, Aware.
Dr. Dan Siegel shows us a simple meditative practice that comes completely from science. He talks about how we, as parents, can use this practice to add a pause before we react, and how we can also teach this to our kids so that they can make more thoughtful choices. The practice includes focused attention, open awareness, and compassion. You can use this practice to create
Janell Burley Hofmann
Digital Parenting: How to Talk to Kids about Tech and Family Values
Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up. She is also a speaker and consultant on topics like technology, media, health, relationships and personal growth. Janell serves families, schools and communities in a partnership that will positively impact the lives of children and teens.
Janell Burley Hofmann tells the story of when iPhone contract that she wrote for her son went viral. Janell wisely says that, “digital parenting is not technical, it’s relational”. She walks us through the steps of how to begin–or continue–the conversation with our kids about technology. She demonstrates what we can say, so our children understand our values around technology, it strengthens our relationship, and it teaches our kids the skills of balance, kindness, and self-regulation.
Love Your Life: 4 Questions to Turnaround Any Stressful Situation
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.
Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.
Byron Katie’s books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.
Byron Katie’s The Work can be used in any situation where you are suffering. Listen to how Katie skillfully guides Jason and Cecilia through a situation in their relationship that had created some suffering (the laundry!). She helps them question the stressful thoughts that led to the suffering and see a new, more joyful, way to look at reality.
Dr. Ann-louise Lockhart
Help your “High Needs” Child Handle Feelings, Get Organized, and Develop Self Control
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart is a Pediatric Psychologist. She is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She is the Founder and Owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology. Originally from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, she considers herself a “dual-citizen” of Texas and the Caribbean. She specializes in treating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and medical diagnoses.
If you child is having behavioral problems, difficulty managing her emotional, doesn’t finish tasks, or struggles with organization, planning, or controlling her impulses, she is probably weak in executive function skills. Dr. Lockhart explains that executive function skills are developed in our children’s brains, especially during the toddler/preschool and adolescent years. She talks about how ADHD, depression, trauma, and anxiety impact kid’s executive functioning abilities. And she shares with us a collaborative process that you can use with your child–to replace the yelling or arguing–so you can give your child’s brain exactly what it needs.
Using Rituals to Honor Life Transitions
Magdalena Consuelo Garcia is a long-time elementary educator at both public and private schools, and the co-founder of a non-profit community elementary school, The Knowing Garden, in Redondo Beach, CA. She also founded Circles & Bridges, a resource for humans of all ages to heal and celebrate life transitions in personalized and transformative ways.
Magdalena Consuelo Garcia describes how she’s worked with parents, using rituals, to make sense of, grieve, and integrate important life events. In the busyness of modern society we’ve lost touch with deep, meaningful ways to honor life transitions, such as marriage, becoming a mother, weaning, starting school, or graduating. Magdalena explains how we can use simple individual or small group rituals, to bring more peace and meaning to our lives.