Program Details

Parenting U — Empowering Parents for the Road Ahead

8:30 – 9:00 am    Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am    Keynote — “Parenting in the Cyber Age with Emotional Intelligence” (Michael Pritchard)

10:00 – 10:30 am    Break/Transition

10:30 – 11:45 am    Breakout Session 1

  • Body Positive Parenting (Connie Sobczak, The Body Positive)
  • Gender & the Brain(Jason Baeten, EBSB)
  • What is Adolescence?(Patty Contaxis)
  • Grown Up Time(Jason Brand)
  • “Is That Me Yelling? (Rona Renner)
  • Decoding Childhood Stress & Anxiety (Rachel Zoffness)

11:45 am – 12:30 pm    Lunch

12:30 – 1:45 pm    Breakout Session 2

  • The ABC’s of Behavior Management (Patty Contaxis)
  • Limit-Setting without Guilt (Rachel Zoffness)
  • Talking with Kids about Sex Bravely (Anya Manes)
  • Assist or Insist: Helping Your Child Write(Barbara Joan Tiger Bass)
  • You, Your Child and that Digital Screen (Jason Brand)

1:45 – 2:00 pm    Break/Transition

2:00 – 3:15 pm    Breakout Session 3

  • Field Guide to Executive Functioning (Beth Samuelson, SOS4Students)
  • Technology & Adolescents (Patty Contaxis)
  • Parenting Adventures in the Digital Realm(Claudia L’Amoreaux)
  • Demystifying the Tween Brain (Caroline Gudorf)
  • STARS: Skills to Achieve Real Success (Maryann Molinar/Jess Dang, JMSG)

3:15 – 4:00 pm    Networking

Times and presenters are subject to change.