The Art of Schmoozing

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).

Building a Family That Thrives + Networking for Nerds

Elly Taylor, author of Becoming Us.
Topic:
Growing a family that thrives.
Issues: How to prepare for parenthood before actually becoming a parent; build a nest; managing expectations; knowing and understanding your family’s needs; expand your emotional intelligence; connecting and reconnecting with your partner through intimacy.

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).

Teaching Values and Coping Skills

[amazon asin=0062196847&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Madeline Levine, author of Teach Your Children Well.
Topic:
Why values and coping skills matter more than grades, trophies, and “fat envelopes.”
Issues: Learning to shift our focus from the excesses of hyperparenting and the unhealthy reliance on our children for status and meaning to a parenting style that concentrates on both enabling academic success and developing a sense of purpose and well-being.

Teach Your Children Well + Organization for Sensory Children

[amazon asin=0062196847&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Madeline Levine, author of Teach Your Children Well.
Topic:
Why values and coping skills matter more than grades, trophies, and “fat envelopes.”
Issues: Learning to shift our focus from the excesses of hyperparenting and the unhealthy reliance on our children for status and meaning to a parenting style that concentrates on both enabling academic success and developing a sense of purpose and well-being.

[amazon asin=1451664281&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Carolyn Dalgliesh, author of The Sensory Child Gets Organized.
Topic:
Proven systems for rigid, anxious, or distracted kids
Issues: What is a sensory child? What makes your sensory child tick? Using structure and routines to connect with your child; preparing your child for sensory and school experiences.

Raising a Self-Reliant Child

[amazon asin=1607743507&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Alanna Levine, author of Raising a Self-Reliant Child.
Topic:
A back-to-basics parenting plan from birth to age six.
Issues: Instilling independence in our children from the start; healthy sleep habits; self-discipline; potty training; conflicts with siblings and friends; problem solving and decision making; the dangers of praising too much.

Raising Independent Children + Life Lessons from Teaching + Extraordinary Kids

[amazon asin=1607743507&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Alanna Levine, author of Raising a Self-Reliant Child.
Topic:
A back-to-basics parenting plan from birth to age six.
Issues: Instilling independence in our children from the start; healthy sleep habits; self-discipline; potty training; conflicts with siblings and friends; problem solving and decision making; the dangers of praising too much.

[amazon asin=0743272404&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Philip Done, author of 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny.
Topic:
Life Lessons from Teaching
Issues: Connecting what happens in the classroom to the universal truths around us; the delight of learning something for the first time; the value of making a difference

[amazon asin=B004LQ0HW0&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Rafe Esquith, author of Lighting Their Fires.
Topic:
Raising extraordinary children in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world.
Issues: Tools to guide your children to success in school and in life; how arming your children with a few simple tools (punctuality, selflessness, patience, for example), can turn them into extraordinary students and extraordinary people.