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

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Monday February 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Night #2 of our 2016-2017 Parenting Series at Griffin! This evening’s talk will focus on discipline. Not only what to do in the heat of the moment, but how to prevent those moments from happening. There will be time for Q & A afterwards about discipline and any other parenting topics!


January 27th, 2017

Q & A and fabulous food! This small group event is open to everyone. There are 13 spots available for a two and a half hour talk. It is all Q &A about all things parenting. Sleep! Siblings! Discipline! Media! Toilet! Whatever is on your mind, we’ll talk about it. We’ll be meeting at Casa Mia of Olympia from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets for this event ($15) must be purchased in advance. Here’s the link for tickets! And here’s the facebook page for the event with all the details. Come join us!


Tuesday January 24th, 9:30-11:15 am

I’ll be at Calvary Community Church in Sumner, WA, to talk to the JAM (Just Among Moms) group about sleep! We’ll be covering kiddos ages toddlers to elementary schoolers, with some info for any newborns, too.

Thursday January 19th, 6-7:30 pm

Please join us for our annual workshop on raising kids in the digital age. Use the link to RSVP at Eventbrite, We’ll be sharing the latest research on kids and technology, and helping you establish/revisit/revise your family guidelines to help set your kids up for success. Relevant for all ages. BRING YOUR TWEEN (8-12) or TEEN (13-18) WITH YOU! This is a FREE event and open all in the South Sound region.

Free childcare for very young children will be provided on site. Event is at Charles Wright Academy in the Lower School Commons. It’s the first parking lot/building you see when you get to campus!

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.