Alaina G. Levine, author of Networking for Nerds.
Topic: Find, access, and land hidden game-changing career opportunities everywhere
Issues: How and why we should connect with others; overcoming shyness (our own—and helping our kids overcome theirs, too); how to start—and end—conversations with others (and how to give our kids the skills to do the same).
Kenneth Ginsburg, author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens.
Topic: Giving kids roots and wings
Issues: The effects of stress and how to foster resilience; grit: the character trait that drives performance; building competence and confidence; the importance of connection, character, and contribution; coping with difficulties and taking care of oneself; increasing kids’ sense of control and independence.
Lynn Brunelle, author of Mama Gone Geek.
Topic: Using your inner science nerd to help navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.
Issues: Playing with fire; electricity from lemons; nose flutes and armpit farts; raising lice; creating homemade washable body paint; dancing paperclips; growing your own germs; yummy homemade deodorant.
Doug French, author, writer, blogger, speaker, entrepreneur.
Topic: The emergence of the dad blogger; conversations between brands and dads; giving back to others; dad2.0 summit (in San Francisco February 19-21, 2015).
Jennifer Tyler Lee, author of The 52 New Foods Challenge.
Topic: A family cooking adventure for each week of the year.
Issues: Creative ways to get your children to eat healthy, balanced meals; practical tips to change the way your family eats—one new food at a time; bringing back the joy of mealtimes; exploring new foods and bust boredom at your family table.