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October 17, 18 & 19
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Join Susan and an incredible team of experts as we discover:
• How to handle sibling rivalry, bedroom battles and special one-on-one time for each child
• How to balance attention when there’s never enough to go around
• How to intervene in conflicts or let siblings work it out themselves
• How to support siblings when one child has special needs and the other feels shortchanged all the time
• How to coach children through conflict
• Parenting twins and triplets
• How to use family meetings to solve sibling squabbles
• How to encourage respectful communication
• How to introduce a new baby into the family
• How to use matchmaking to foster genuine closeness
• and much more!
Susan’s guests include:
Rachel Macy Stafford: Author, Hands Free Mama, and Only Love Today
Rachel Macy Stafford is the author of the New York Times bestseller Hands Free Mama and the books Hands Free Life and Only Love Today. Rachel is a certified special education teacher who founded The Hands Free Revolution online community, helping people overcome distraction and perfection to live better and love more. Rachel’s post “The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up” ignited conversations with hundreds of thousands of parents about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas.
Dr. Laura Markham, Author, Peaceful Parents, Happy Siblings
Dr. Laura Markham, a clinical psychologist, earned her PhD from Columbia University. She translates proven science into practical solutions for families. Dr. Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life. The founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr. Markham serves as a parenting expert for Mothering.com, Psychology Today, The Natural Parent Magazine, Pregnancy.org, Girlie Girl Army and SheKnows.com. She appears on TV and radio, and has been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Newsday, Men’s Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine.
Amy McCready, Author, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic
Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time… The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling and The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic – A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World. As a Certified Positive Discipline Educator, she is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy is a regular parenting contributor for NBC’s TODAY Show and has appeared on CBS This Morning, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, Rachael Ray, Steve Harvey and elsewhere.
Elizabeth Lesser, Author, Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most
Elizabeth Lesser is the author of The Seekers Guide, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, and Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most. She is the cofounder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in health, wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. Founded in 1977, the institute welcomes more than 30,000 participants each year to its campus in Rhinebeck, New York. Prior to her work at Omega, she was a midwife and childbirth educator.
Harville Hendrix, Author, Getting The Love You Want
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. is committed to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality. Harville and his wife Helen co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy. He is the author of the New York Times best sellers: Getting the Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find, Giving the Love That Heals and co-author of Making Marriage Simple. Harville is a couple’s therapist with more than 40 years’ experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has appeared on Oprah 17 times.
Helen LaKelly Hunt, Author, Faith and Feminism
Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. is committed to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality. Helen and her husband Harville co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy and co-authored the book Making Marriage Simple. As the author of Faith and Feminism, Helen was installed in the Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in the global women’s movement.
Dr. Christine Carter, Author, Raising Happiness
A Sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. Dr. Carter has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and more. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, the TODAY show, the Rachael Ray Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as NPR and BBC Radio. Combining scientific research and practical application, Dr. Carter offers not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive.
Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, The Happiness Project and her brand new book, The Four Tendencies. Her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. Her popular weekly podcast with sister Elizabeth Craft–Happier with Gretchen Rubin, was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016” and The New Yorker said,“Their voices remind you that life is a human project that we’re all experimenting with.” Gretchen is a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100.
Betsy Brown Braun, Author, You're Not The Boss Of Me
Betsy Brown Braun, best selling author of Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents and You’re Not The Boss Of Me: Bratproofing Your Four To Twelve Year Old, is a child development and behavior specialist, parent educator, multiple birth parenting consultant, and founder of Parenting Pathways®, Inc. Her parenting expertise has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Real Simple, and on The Today Show, Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Fox & Friends, Hallmark’s Home and Family, KCBS, KNBC, and Fox News LA.
Janet Lansbury, Parent Educator
Janet Lansbury acted and modeled for many years. After becoming a parent herself, she sought guidance from infant expert Magda Gerber and found her life’s work: parent education. Since 1994, Janet has taught Resources for Infant Educarers parenting classes in Los Angeles.
Dr. Wendy Behary, Author, Disarming The Narcissist
Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. As the author of “Disarming the Narcissist,” Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she lectures to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subjects of narcissism, interpersonal relationships, anger, and dealing with difficult people. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, parenting issues, and couples experiencing relationship problems.
Dr. Michael Gurian, Author, The Wonder of Boys & The Wonder of Girls
Dr. Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty eight books including The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, and The Minds of Boys. Dr. Gurian has spoken for the United Nations on violence against women; provided information on boys’ and girls’ educational needs to the White House; and briefed Members of the 114th Congress on the boy crisis in America. He is the co-founder of the Gurian Institute which is committed to helping boys and girls reach their full potential by providing professional development that increases student achievement, teacher effectiveness, and parent involvement.
Elisha Goldstein, Author, The Now Effect
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living. He is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR Every Day.
Stefanie Goldstein, Psychologist
Stefanie Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist whose passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with daily life, helping to support them on their path towards healing and growth. Dr. Goldstein is a trauma specialist and has also been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher.
Kim West, LCSW and Sleep Coach
Kim West is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 21 years. As the The Sleep Lady, she is the creator of the original gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for parents and their children.
Rhea Lalla, Conscious Parenting Coach
Rhea Lalla is a Toronto based Conscious Parenting speaker, coach and author for parents who want to create dreamy relationships with their children and raise incredibly confident, happy, fully expressed kids who are thriving emotionally. She believes in inspiring and supporting parents back to their intuition and healing whatever holds parents and children back from living into their best selves. Her articles, live events, courses and e-book have been featured on the radio, newspapers, TV and numerous magazines including Elephant Journal, Today’s Parent, CityLife, MindValley Academy, Pop Expert and Udemy.
Shelly Lefkoe, Creator, The Lefkoe Method
Shelly Lefkoe’s passion is helping people be free to live a fully self expressed, joyful life in every aspect of their lives using The Lefkoe Method (TLM). Shelly’s visions is to have parents discover that self-esteem (the experience of being able and worthy) and a positive attitude toward life are the key to their children’s happiness and success. Shelly Lefkoe is co-founder and President of the Lefkoe Institute, and the founder and President of the Empowering a New Generation.
Dr. Laurie Kramer, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Dean, University of Illinois
Dr. Laurie Kramer is the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois and a professor of Applied Family Studies in the Department of Human and Community Development. Kramer was the founding Director of the Family Resiliency Center and The Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program at the University of Illinois, initiatives which are aimed at enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families through multidisciplinary research, education and outreach.
Don Meyer, Author and Speaker
As the award-winning director of the Sibling Support Project, and a speaker, author, and creator of the Sibshop model, Don Meyer has addressed issues facing families of people with special needs all over the world. Don created Sibshops, which provide peer support and information to thousands of young brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs. He is a best-selling author and editor of seven books on families of people with special needs.
Dr. Michael Thompson, Psychologist and Documentarian
Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than seven hundred schools across the United States and internationally. Michael has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC 20/20, CBS 60 Minutes, The Early Show and Good Morning America and been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time and U.S. News and World Report. He wrote, narrated and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary entitled “Raising Cain” that was broadcast nationally in 2006.
Mikki Willis, Founder/CEO, Elevate Films
Award winning filmmaker/cinematographer Mikki Willis is regarded as a pioneer in the world of transformative media. His passion for uniting creatives inspired the birth of Elevate Film Festival, a global event that served as a beacon to unite an ever-expanding community of philanthropic visionaries, branded as Elevate. Mikki and his crews have produced over 400 productions, including network television specials, theatrical features, commercials, music videos for multi-platinum artists, and media for some of the world’s foremost scientists, futurists, evolutionary experts, and best selling authors.
Nadia Salamanca, Co-Founder, Elevate Films
After her training as a competitive gymnast and classically trained dancer, Nadia Salamanca crossed over into production. Driven by her life’s mission to create socially and environmentally conscious media, Nadia has produced more than fifty award winning short films and documentaries, as well as music videos for Grammy winning, platinum artists. Nadia Salamanca is co-founder of Elevate Film Festival, Elevate Foundation and Elevate Films.
Melissa Hood, Author and Parenting Coach
Melissa is the author of the book Real Parenting For Real Kids. She has been working with parents for 17 years and is trained in parenting facilitation, family and couples therapy and NLP. Melissa founded The Parent Practice in 2004 and developed the methodology that enables parents to bring out the best in their children.
Maggie Dent, Parenting Author and Educator
Maggie Dent has become one of Australia’s favorite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counseling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is the author of ten books, several e-books and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
When will I get the schedule for each speaker?
Each morning of the summit you will get an email at 9:00 am with links to each of that day’s interviews. You can also check the schedule on the Sibling Summit Facebook Page.
How can I learn more about each interview?
Your daily email will include interview descriptions for the day’s speakers. You can also check out the Interview Description page.
Who is this series for?
Parents, teachers, youth leaders, coaches, grandparents–anyone who interacts with kids!
What age child is this appropriate for?
The material covered in this series is relevant for children of all ages — some material is even applicable to adult siblings.
How long do I have to listen?
You can listen to each interview for 48 hours.
What if I can't watch the interviews before they expire?
If you are not able to watch the interviews, or you would like to be able to watch them more than once, you can purchase the series in its entirety. Visit this page for more information.
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