Finding Your Parental Rhythm + Finding Peace in Everyday Life + The Real You + Finding Your Life’s Calling

Beth Gineris, author of Turning NO to ON
The art of parenting with mindfulness
Issues: Finding your rhythm as a parent; teaching your children to diminish their limitations; how to use playfulness to improve communication between parents and children. Renee Peterson Trudeau, author of Nurturing the Soul of Your Family.
Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life
Issues: Move through chaos and uncertainty with strength and ease; live every day aligned with your values and what matters most; release old habits, fears, and anxieties; and more. Fisher Roffer, author of Fearless Fish out of Water.
How to succeed when you’re the only one like you.
Issues: Figuring out who the “real you” is; using your differences to your advantage; the importance of support; learning to adapt; why taking risks is critical to finding your niche. Damon, author of The Path to Purpose.
How young people find their calling in life.
Issues: How inundating students with activities may not help them in the long run; avoiding the lack of focus that hinders young people from finding their true passion; how parents can help young people identify what’s truly the most important thing for them; the difference between reasonable and unreasonable goals.

Teaching Values + The Homeschooling Adventure + Bullies and Asperger’s + Bullyproof Your Child 1: Mary O’Dohohue, author of When You Say ‘Thank You,’ Mean It.
Topic: 12 lessons for instilling lifelong values in your children.
Issues: A 12-month program (that’s easy to implement and actually works) for teaching values: gratitude, self-respect, respect for others, integrity, compassion, forgiveness, a sense of joy, commitment, lifelong learning, inner strength, spirituality, and a sense of purpose. 2: Quinn Cummings, author of The Year of Learning Dangerously.
Topic: Adventures in homeschooling.
Issues: Making the decision to enter the unfamiliar water of homeschooling; the highlights and pitfalls of taking your children’s education into your own hands; what do to—and what not to do along the way. 3: Nick Dubin, author of Asperger’s Syndrome and Bullying.
Topic: Strategies and solutions for kids with Asperger’s and their parents.
Issues: Almost all children with Asperger’s are victimized by bullies between the ages of 11 and 19; the traits that make children with Asperger’s particularly susceptible to bullying; teaching children how to tell the difference between bullying and true friendship. 4: Joel Haber, author of Bullyproof Your Child for Life.
Topic: Protecting children from teasing, taunting, and bullying for good.
Issues: How our culture glorifies bullies and holds abusive people (like Simon Cowell on American Idol) up as role models; specific questions, comebacks, and action steps to help any child build resilience and confidence, and thrive in school, camp, sports, and beyond.