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Cecilia and Jason Hilkey

Jason & Cecilia Hilkey

Hosts of the Happily Family Conference

Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids

How to Raise Resilient, Connected Kids in an Anxious Time
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Meet Your Speakers

Dr. Daniel Siegel

Dr. Daniel Siegel

Psychiatrist, Author, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute

Byron Katie

Dr. Laura Markham

Clinical Psychologist, Author, Founder of Ahaparenting.com

Dr. Joseph Lee

Kim John Payne

Counselor, Author of Being At Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst

Dayna Abraham

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Psychotherapist, Author of The Power of Showing Up

Byron Katie

Dr. Christine Carter

Sociologist, Greater Good Science Center

David Flink

Dr. Stuart Shanker

Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute, Author of Self-Reg

Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Dayna Abraham

Author of The Superkids Activity Guide, National Board Certified Teacher

Brooks Gibbs

Dr. John Duffy

Clinical Psychologist, Author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Dr. Lynyetta Willis

Licensed Psychologist, Author of the children’s book My Forgotten Self

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Dr. Kelly Brogan

Holistic Psychiatrist, Author of A Mind of Your Own

Maria Davis-Pierre

Cindy Wang Brandt

Author of Parenting Forward, Podcaster, Speaker

KJ Dell'antonia

Suzanne Macdonald Tucker

Physical Therapist, Founder of Generation Mindful

Dr. Edward Hallowell

Dr. Peter Gray

Psychology Professor, Author of Free to Learn

Dr. Eve Ekman

Janell Burley Hofmann

Author of iRules, Speaker, Consultant

Dr. Mark Bertin

Dr. Rick Hanson

Psychologist, Author of Resilient and Neurodharma

Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr. Joseph Lee

Psychiatrist, Creator of Mental Healthiness classes

Dr. Eve Ekman

Jennifer Miller

Author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids, Consultant

Dr. Eve Ekman

Dr. Susan Pollak

Psychologist, Author of Self-Compassion for Parents

Dr. Kristin Neff

Tosha Schore

Parent Coach, Co-author of Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges

Magdalena Garcia

Ellen Pritchard Dodge

Educational Director for Kimochis, Speech-Language Pathologist

Dr. Eve Ekman

Iris Chen

Recovering Tiger Mother, Unschooling Mom, Parent Coach

Dr. Eve Ekman

Coco Stanback

Certified ADHD Coach, Certified CPS Provider

Dr. Kristin Neff

Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Counsellor, Author of Rest, Play, Grow

Maria Davis-Pierre

Keira Merkovsky

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Founder of Relationship Cubed

Cecilia and Jason Hilkey

Cecilia & Jason Hilkey

Founders of Happily Family, Educators, Social Entrepreneurs

“The amount of information and the quality of speakers that you arranged
 to be a part of this conference is truly impressive.”

-Karin-

“This conference is the best thing that happened during my parenting experience.”

-Rimgaile-

“Your event was absolutely fabulous! The way your wife and you interacted with the professionals was just amazing.”

-Carole-

“This conference has been beyond inspiring for me! The interviews are all amazing and packed with information.”

-Mia-

“Thank you for putting together an AMAZING conference!! Such a fantastic wealth of knowledge.”

-Oana-

“My mind is blown! I can't thank you enough for this conference and the extension! Truly amazing!”

-Courtney-

“This conference has been SO AMAZING - just what I needed and incredibly insightful and eye-opening!!”

-Rebecca-

This Conference is for you if:

  • You have a sensitive, strong willed, bright, spirited, or special needs child in your family (or you teach one)
  • You want expert advice to guide your child to make friends, stay motivated, do their best and yet feel loved by you no matter what
  • You want to use connection and understanding to help your child manage their feelings and behaviors (rather than threats or bribes)
  • You are curious about when to have healthy boundaries and when to let things slide

Join tens of thousands of other parents, professionals, researchers, and authors sharing the science of parenting.

Get practical tools to make everyday family life easier.

This Conference is for you if:

  • You have a sensitive, strong willed, bright, spirited, or special needs child in your family (or you teach one)
  • You want expert advice to guide your child to make friends, stay motivated, do their best and yet feel loved by you no matter what
  • You want to use connection and understanding to help your child manage their feelings and behaviors (rather than threats or bribes)
  • You are curious about when to have healthy boundaries and when to let things slide

Join tens of thousands of other parents, professionals, researchers, and authors sharing the science of parenting.

Get practical tools to make everyday family life easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is the Happily Family Conference?

The Happily Family Conference is a virtual event. Sometimes referred to as a summit. It is online, global, and FREE to attend.

You can “attend” the conference on this website from your laptop or phone, wherever you have access to the Internet.

When does this conference start?

The Happily Family Conference is from Thursday, January 23-27, 2020.

Each day, 5 presenters will be featured.

What time will these presentations be broadcast?

All of the presentations will be available for 24 hours, starting at 6am Pacific Time (that’s California time), ending the following day at 6am.

You can view any of the 5 presentations anytime during that period.

Each day you will receive an email explaining how to access the speakers of the day.

To convert the time into your local time you can use this time zone converter tool.

How long are the presentations?

They vary from 30-60 minutes each.

Is there a live component to the conference?

Many conference attendees are in the Happily Family Conference Facebook group.

Some of the conference presenters will be in the group on the day of their interview to answer questions directly with people.

And, starting Day 1 – Thursday, your hosts, Cecilia and Jason Hilkey, will be on “Facebook Live” every morning at 9am Pacific to kick things off. See you then!

Can I get a certificate for continuing education or for adoption/foster parent training, etc.?

Yes, we will give you a Certificate of Completion with the purchase of the conference recordings, which will be available during the conference.

Just email [email protected] to get it.

You will need to determine that the certificate will be accepted and meet the educational requirements for your organization.

What can I expect to get out of the conference?

You will receive cutting edge information about:

  • the science behind social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and play
  • how to communicate effectively with kids
  • how to help kids handle their feelings
  • how to work effectively with kids during times of conflict

and much more…

Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids

How to Raise Resilient, Connected Kids in an Anxious Time

Get Expert Support

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