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Cecilia and Jason Hilkey

Jason & Cecilia Hilkey

Hosts of the Happily Family Conference

Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids

Expert Advice to Lovingly Guide Your Sensitive, Strong Willed, Bright, Spirited, or Special Needs Child


Meet Your Speakers

Dr. Daniel Siegel

Dr. Daniel Siegel

Psychiatrist, Author, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute

Byron Katie

Dr. Christine Carter

Sociologist, Greater Good Science Center

Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr. Joseph Lee

Psychiatrist, Creator of Mental Healthiness classes

Dayna Abraham

Lenore Skenazy

Author of Free Range Kids, Founder of Let Grow

Janell Burley Hofmann

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Pediatric Psychologist, Founder of A New Day Pediatric Psychology

David Flink

Dr. Christopher Willard

Psychologist, Speaker, Author of Raising Resilience

Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Michelle Garcia Winner

Founder of Social Thinking, Speech Language Pathologist

Brooks Gibbs

Debbie Reber

Founder of TiLT Parenting, Author of Differently Wired

Dr. Edward Hallowell

Todd Adams

Host of Zen Parenting Radio, Creator of Zen Parenting Conference

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Cathy Adams

Host of Zen Parenting Radio, Author, Creator of Zen Parenting Conference

Dr. Mark Bertin

Dr. William Stixrud

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Co-Author of The Self Driven Child

KJ Dell'antonia

Ned Johnson

Founder of PrepMatters, Co-Author of The Self Driven Child

Dr. Eve Ekman

Dr. Carrie Contey

Psychologist, Parenting Coach, Author

Dr. Eve Ekman

Dr. Dan Peters

Psychologist, Author, Co-founder of Parent Footprint

Dr. Kristin Neff

Mercedes Samudio

Social Worker, Creator of #EndParentShaming

Lynne Hurdle

Amy Lang

Sexual Health Educator, Counselor

Maria Davis-Pierre

Dr. Amy Saltzman

Holistic Physician, Author of A Still Quiet Place

Dr. Lea Waters

Jennifer Miller

Author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids, Consultant

Seth Perler

Dr. David Treleaven

Educator, Author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

Dr. Dawn Huebner

Jacqueline Green

Parent Educator, Founder of Great Parenting Simplified

Maria Davis-Pierre

Janine Halloran

Founder of Coping Skills for Kids, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Lea Waters

Leslie Potter

Psychotherapist, Parenting Coach

Seth Perler

Ann Douglas

Speaker, Author of Parenting Through the Storm

Dr. Dawn Huebner

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Journalist, Author of The Good News About Bad Behavior

Dr. Lara Honos-Webb

Dr. Brian Stafford

Director for Strategic Initiatives for Animus Valley Institute, Guide

Magdalena Garcia

Cecilia & Jason Hilkey

Co-creators of Happily Family

Maria Davis-Pierre

Eric Bowers

Counselor, Author of Meet Me In Hard-to-Love Places

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.

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Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids

Expert Advice to Lovingly Guide Your Sensitive,

Strong Willed, Bright, Spirited, or Special Needs Child

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