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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
Byron Katie
Creator of The Work, Author of “Loving What Is”
Dr. Ross Greene
Dr. Ross Greene
Author of “The Explosive Child”, Harvard Medical School, Founder of Lives in the Balance
Dayna Abraham
Dayna Abraham
Author of “The Superkids Activity Guide”, National Board Certified Teacher
Janell Burley Hofmann
Janell Burley Hofmann
Author of “iRules”, Speaker, Consultant
David Flink
David Flink
Author of “Thinking Differently”, Social Movement Leader for the Learning Rights Movement
Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Author of “Raising Your Spirited Child”, Parent Educator
Brooks Gibbs
Brooks Gibbs
Speaker, Social Skills Educator
Dr. Edward Hallowell
Dr. Edward Hallowell
Child and Adult Psychiatrist, Author of “Delivered from Distraction”, ADHD Expert
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart
Pediatric Psychologist, Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Founder of A New Day Pediatric Psychology
Dr. Mark Bertin
Dr. Mark Bertin
Pediatrician, Author of “Mindful Parenting for ADHD”
KJ Dell'antonia
KJ Dell’antonia
Author of “How to Be a Happier Parent”, New York Times Reporter
Dr. Eve Ekman
Dr. Eve Ekman
Social Scientist and Teacher of Emotional Awareness
Dr. Joseph Lee
Dr. Joseph Lee
Psychiatrist, Creator of Mental Healthiness classes
Dr. Kristin Neff
Dr. Kristin Neff
Compassion Researcher, Professor of Educational Psychology
Lynne Hurdle
Lynne Hurdle
Communication and Conflict Resolution Expert, Creator of Soul of Conflict Summit
Maria Davis-Pierre
Maria Davis-Pierre
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Founder of Autism in Black
Dr. Lea Waters
Dr. Lea Waters
Positive Psychology Researcher, Author of “The Strength Switch”
Seth Perler
Seth Perler
Teacher, Executive Function & 2e Education Coach, SethPerler.com
Dr. Dawn Huebner
Dr. Dawn Huebner
Clinical Psychologist, Author of “Outsmarting Worry”, Parent Coach
Oren Jay Sofer
Oren Jay Sofer
Author of “Say What You Mean”, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, Senior Program Developer at Mindful Schools
Vibha Arora
Vibha Arora
Marriage Family Therapist, Positive Parenting Coach
Joanna Faber & Julie King
Joanna Faber & Julie King
Educators, Authors of “How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen”
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb
Psychologist, Author of “The Gift of ADHD”
Magdalena Garcia
Magdalena Garcia
Educator, Parenting Coach, Rights Of Passage Coach And Ritual Facilitator
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 (or you teach one)
  • You want your parenting to be guided by current brain science, mindfulness, attachment research, and child development
  • You want your child to make friends, stay motivated, do their best, and always feel loved by you
  • You want to use connection and understanding to help your child manage their feelings and behaviors (rather than threats or bribes)
  • You want to have healthy boundaries with your child, and firm but gentle limits

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.

Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids

Expert Advice to Lovingly Guide Your Sensitive,

Strong Willed, Bright, Spirited, or Special Needs Child