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Selected speaking events, writings, quotes, and contributions to magazines, websites and books.

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October 19th, 2016  6:30-8:00 pm

At Lincoln Options Elementary. Come join us!



We had an amazing turnout for our screenagers movie showing–over 340 parent, teens and tweens. Thank you all for coming! Here’s a compiled list of books, apps and websites mentioned in the film or written by the experts interviewed. Please let me know if I can answer any media questions or help with other parenting issues. You can contact me here.

Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Simon Sinek’s Start with Why
Janell Burley Hofmann’s icontract
Laura Kastner’s Wise Minded Parenting
reSTART’s online addiction treatment site.
David Levy’s Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to our Digital Lives
Larry Rosen’s The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World
Laurence Steinberg’s Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence
Cindy Lehman of Lehman Learning Solutions
OurPact – the app the filmmaker uses to control screen time
App to auto-reply while driving:  AT&T Drive Mode
5 Apps to Prevent Texting and Driving
Study with the mice and overstimulation
Study with preschoolers (television and executive function)

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Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm

I am speaking at Reeves Middle School on “Betwixt and Between: Raising our T(w)eenagers Through the Transitions Ahead”. The Reeves PTA has opened this event to any and all parents, so please join us no matter where your child attends school!


Wednesday, May 19th at 6:00 pm at Charles Wright Academy

Holly Gerla, Sam Harris and I will be leading a conversation after we all watch ‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age’. This event is free and open to everyone in the region, and we encourage you to bring your tween / teen, too. Spots are limited, so please reserve your spaces here.


MAY 11th, 2016 beginning at 6:00 pm

Olympia-area peeps! I am speaking at Boston Harbor Elementary School on “The Equation for Success.” and the PTA has graciously extended the invitation to one and all! Come join us!

Have you ever wondered what working one-on-one together would be like? Here’s one mama’s experience that she wrote about on Mom.me

What I did to Save Myself From a Mom Meltdown


MARCH 23rd, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

I will be talking about ADHD and Parenting at the Pierce County CHADD support group meeting. This is a FREE event and open to everyone across the south sound!


MARCH 5th, 2016

At the Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference for middle school girls on the SPSCC campus, I’ll be speaking about Parenting in the Tween Years. As a total science geek, I’m thrilled to be a part of this day!