Breakout Sessions & Speakers

9:00 – 10:00 am  Keynote

10:15 – 11:30 am   Breakout Sessions 1

  • Fear of Missing Out and Fear of Messing Up: The Link Between Social Media and Social Anxiety, Michael A. Tompkins (Ming Quong Room)
  • Breaking Silences: Conversations about Race and Racism, Madeleine Rogin (Room 300)
  • Parenting Tweens and Teens in a Digital Age — from Surviving to Thriving, Claudia L’Amoreaux (Room 301) [view slides]
  • Gender and the Brain, Jason Baeten (Room 302)
  • Is That Me Yelling?, Rona Renner (Room 304)
  • Mindful Parenting: Practical Tools for Distraction – Free Parenting, Margie Jacobs (Room 103)
  • Remedial Media Literacy for Grownups, Jennifer Berger (Room 303)
  • Talking with Kids about Sex in the Media, Anya Manes (Room 308)

11:45 – 1:00 pm    Breakout Session 2

Times and presenters are subject to change.

Breakout Sessions 1

Fear of Missing Out and Fear of Messing Up: The Link Between Social Media and Social Anxiety, Michael A. Tompkins

Sponsored by the Blended Family Toolbox

Breaking Silences: Conversations about Race and Racism, Madeleine Rogin

Parenting Tweens and Teens in a Digital Age — from Surviving to Thriving, Claudia L’Amoreaux [view slides]

Mindful Parenting: Practical Tools for Distraction- Free Parenting, Margie Jacobs

Talking with Kids about Sex in the Media, Anya Manes

Gender and the Brain, Jason Baeten

Is That Me Yelling? Rona Renner

Remedial Media Literacy for Grownups, Jennifer Berger

Breakout Sessions 2

STARS: Skills to Achieve Real Success (in Middle School and Beyond), Jess Dang

Financial Literacy for Children, Liz Campbell

Sponsored by the Ruth Stroup Agency, Farmer’s Insurance.

Translating Sleep Science into Sleep Solutions for Tweens and Teens — Evidence Based and Reality Tested Interventions to Improve Teen Sleep, Monique Thompson

Middle Childhood Writing: Challenges and Opportunities, Julie Thi Underhill

The Art of Inspiring Students to Study: 5 Ways Parents Can Nag Less And Change the Conversation About Studying, Homework and Grades, Gretchen Wegner

Is this Normal?  Inside the Tween Brain, Dr. Caroline Gudorf and Beth Samuelson