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Big Ideas for Positive Parenting

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Big Ideas - TedTalk Style Presentations

Progressive Relaxation
Breathing techniques to reduce anxiety and stress while boosting calm and peaceful energy. Strategies to control mood swings and tempers.

Elana Lofman is an exercise physiologist trained in massage and pilates among other things who has taught kids for 7 years.

Finding Joy in your Family How to grow with your spouse for the sake of your marriage and the well-being of your children.

Natasha Kendal, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in intensive home-based family therapy and parent coaching. She teaches parents effective strategies and techniques while reconnecting them to each other as spouses and co-parents. Additionally, she works with individuals and couples to minimize money-related pressures. Learn more: www.drsupernanny.com & www.wealthyandwiseconsulting.com

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

The pediatricians of Turning Teen are on a crusade to help empower parents to teach their children about their bodies. A crucial part of understanding puberty, and to understanding adolescent behavior, is to understand how the brain develops and changes as children grow. This introductory discussion to the teen brain can change the way you parent, help, and understand your emotional tween and teen.

Dr. Lisa Klein is a practicing pediatrician at Child Health Associates, P.C. and the mother of two boys. She is passionate about educating children about their changing bodies to help them gain confidence during adolescence. She is eager to help other moms like her start those awkward conversations.

Dr. Carrie Leff is a practicing internist and pediatrician at Novi Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She sees patients of all ages in her practice, but has always had a special interest in adolescent medicine and women’s health. She is the mother of three active and growing daughters who are the driving force behind her passion for Turning Teen.

www.turningteen.com

Nutrition

Julie Feldman, MPH, RD, is a nationally recognized nutrition expert who has helped hundreds of Michiganders live a healthier life.

www.dietitianjuliefeldman.com

Open Idea Exchange Choose a topic and join the discussion

You can have 20/20 eyesight and still have poor vision

A person's ability to see at near and far distances is only a part of the vision equation.  Both eyes must also work together as a team, in a coordinated fashion. In children, a vision misalignment often appears to be an attention or learning problem.  Learn about the symptoms, how to identify this condition and how it can be treated - resulting in better quality of life, increased work productivity and better vision.    Elli Altman Vision Specialists of MI                  

www.vision-specialists.com 

Synergy Chiropractic

Dr Eric Mintz provides chiropractic and neurofeedback services. Specialties include ADHD, insomnia,
anxiety disorders and more.

www.synergychiromi.com

There are no Lazy Students Increasing numbers of students are identified with ADHD, anxiety or Autism or labeled as unmotivated or lazy. Judy provides information to understand these kids as well as many realistic strategies for students, parents and staff.

Judith E. Lipson, M.A, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a degree in special education. Her career includes a private practice (Spiral Wisdom LLC) and work in the public schools at all grade levels. Her specialties include individuals with ADHD, Aspergers/Autism and Anxiety.

www.spiralwisdom.com

Language and Imagery

Symbol and Concept Imagery form a critical link to forming foundations for reading and comprehension. Reading is a cognitive act consisting of language and imagery. Effective reading instruction must align with a theory of cognition.

Joel Cheney is the Executive Center Director and Regional Manager of Centers at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes in Birmingham, Michigan. Joel has helped hundreds of students learn to read and comprehend to their potential. Prior to his work with Lindamood-Bell, Joel taught creative writing workshops to children in the Metro Detroit area and did graduate work in the field of linguistics at Wayne State University.

lindamoodbell.com

Empower your Child to Learn through their Strength

Kimberly Kassner is the author of "You’re a Genius-and I Can Prove It!" and has had immediate success in memory retention and accelerated learning with hundreds of thousands of students using her experimental holistic approach.  She’s been featured on over 100 radio and TV shows (including: WJR’s Paul W. Smith, Fox Detroit, Dick Clark’s TV special “America’s Dream Makers,” featured on San Francisco’s evening news . . .) sharing her successes with top gifted students, drop-outs and everyone in between teaching them to master The Academic Game by playing to their learning strengths.

empowermind.com

What you need to know working with the school

Brenda Mann is an Academic and Behavior Consultant who has been teaching for over twenty years.
Her goal is to enrich the unique academic, behavioral, emotional and social progress of children who are
struggling, behaviorally or academically

www.abc123achieve.com

Recognizing nutrient deficiencies to optimize brain function and mental health

Dr. Anastasia Banicki-Hoffman, MD was born and raised in the metro Detroit area. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit in 2002 and then completed an Adult Psychiatry Residency at Henry Ford Health System in 2007 and a Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Wayne State University in 2009.  She currently combines nutrition and medicine with a focus on finding and treating the root cause of psychiatric conditions. Dr. Banicki-Hoffman is board certified in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

www.integrativechildpsychiatry.com

Un-spoiling our children- How to teach children to be thoughtful about earning, spending, saving and donating money.

Today's kids and teens know all the "best" brands by sight, enjoy indulging their Starbucks habit, and demand to be paid for cleaning their rooms and taking showers. Today's parents worry, more than ever, about how their overindulged offspring will support themselves financially in the future. This round table discussion will focus on how to raise children with a healthy attitude towards earning, spending, saving and donating money.

Natasha Kendal, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in intensive home-based family therapy and parent coaching. She teaches parents effective strategies and techniques while reconnecting them to each other as spouses and co-parents. Additionally, she works with individuals and couples to minimize money-related pressures. Learn more: www.drsupernanny.com &

www.wealthyandwiseconsulting.com

Multiple Intelligence

When we have a better understanding of individual intelligence and learning styles, we can provide
experiences that speak to how our children learn best.
Sasha Roberts-Levi, M.Ed., Ed.S

Nutrition Q&A with Julie Feldman

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain Q&A with Drs Lisa and Carrie

Progressive Relaxation Q&A with Elana Lofman

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