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Little Kids, Big Feelings Conference!

21 Day Video Email Series

October 4th - 24th

Experiencing tantrums? The silent treatment?

Crying? And it's YOU and not the kids?

Join "The Little Kids, Big Feelings Conference"! Receive 21 days of video interiews from experts whose goal is to help you, the parent help your kids deal with their BIG EMOTIONS!

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Why can't my kid understand or express what he/she is feeling?

What is SEL and how does it help my kids?

What are ways I can help my kids with their emotions at home? At school?

What help options are available for our family?

How can I be a calm and cool parent despite BIG EMOTIONS?

Conference Speakers:

 

Dr Perry Bell PhotoDr. Perry Bell,
Child & Family Psychologist.

Dr. Perry Bell specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families. His focus includes depression, anxiety, parenting strategies, behavioral challenges in children, stress, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, obsessive- compulsive behavior, ADHD, developmental and social challenges related to the autism spectrum, learning challenges and time management. 

Dr. Bell received his doctorate in Psychology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He also holds a masters in School Psychology and a New Jersey Certification as a School Psychologist from the same institution. Dr. Bell completed his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University. Prior to joining CCFD, Dr. Bell worked for public and private educational and clinical institutions.

Dr. Bell practices from a family-systems, cognitive-behavioral orientation. This means that his focus is on the teaching and acquisition of skills to manage the emotional, cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal demands of life. Additionally, Dr. Bell takes into account the family as the context in which children live and the important role of parents in the lives of children.

Dr. Bell’s professional interest is in the field of social- emotional learning (SEL) and character development or the avenues, strategies and methods by which children, parents and teachers can learn the skills of emotionally intelligent and morally intelligent living.

His writing, curricula and research has been published in the Journal of Education and Urban Policy, the Australian Handbook of School Psychology, the American Educational Research Organization as well as local newspaper outlets, state and professional organizations.

Outside of clinical work, Dr. Bell develops programs, trainings, consultations, talks and curricula on SEL, character development and stress management for private and public schools, athletic teams, parent organizations and teacher organizations. Find him at www.ccfdmorristown.com

 

Kathy SlattengrenKathy Slattengren,
Parent Educator and Coach.

Kathy is the founder of Priceless Parenting at www.pricelessparenting.com. With over two decades of experience, Kathy specializes in helping parents build strong, loving relationships with their children. She has helped thousands of parents from across the United States to Australia through Priceless Parenting's online classes, presentations, coaching and books. 

Kathy holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Psychology from The University of Minnesota and a master's degree in Education and Instructional Design from The University of Washington.

 

Tina Feigal

Tina Feigal,
MS, Ed., Director of Family Engagement at Anu Family Services, Parent Coach & Trainer.

Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed. is the Director of Family Engagement at Anu Family Services in St. Paul, MN. A former school psychologist, Tina is the mother of three wonderful sons and equally fabulous daughters-in-law, and grandmother of 4 spunky grandchildren. Her passion is bringing peace to homes and schools, by helping adults to heal challenging child behavior with the specific, highly effective Present Moment Parenting.
 
Since 2000, Tina has operated her business, the Center for the Challenging Child, now a branch of Anu Family Services. As a coach and trainer of coaches, including at Adler Graduate School, MN, Tina supports adults in applying Present Moment Parenting techniques. Her books are Present Moment Parenting: The Guide to a Peaceful Life with Your Intense Child, winner of the 2017 Moms Choice Gold Award (available on Amazon and Audible) and e-book, Healing the Heart of Your Traumatized Child (available on Amazon.)
 
Tina trains parent coaches as part of her vision that every adult who wants a parent coach can pick up the phone and find one!
Tina has been featured as the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11 TV Extra’s “Supernanny, and on podcasts by Marci Brockmann: “Permission to Heal,” Jody Johnston Pawel: “Parenting Toolshop,” Deanne Barrett: “The Gratitude Workshop” and with founder David Riklan on his “Self-Growth.com” podcast. Learn more about parent coaching and coach training at www.parentingmojo.com

 

Glenn WilkersonDr. B. Glenn Wilkerson,
President of the ARKGroup.
 

Dr. B. Glenn Wilkerson is the President and Founder of the Children's Center for Self-Esteem, Inc. (dba The ARKGroup).

He is nationally recognized for his work in elevating the social/emotional health and creating positive self-concepts in children. Wilkerson's reseach in cooperation with late Dr. Ron Lorimar at the University of Texas' School of Public Health established a new paradigm regarding the primacy of adult/child relationships characterized by unconditional love and care.

Glenn is the author of "Trekking: Searching for Love and Self-Esteem," "If Jesus Had a Child," and the nationally-acclaimed ARK (Adults Relating to Kids) Program that incorporates best practices in parenting and teaching. His researach-based materials are widely shared in schools, churches, prisons, and community services organizations.

Glenn is the recipient of the State of Texas Board of Education's Regional "Hero for Children" Award and was a participant in the White House Conference on Youth, Drug Use and Violence. He has been the keynote speaker and workshop leader at numerous conventions and convocations, including the State of Texas PTA Convention, the Texas Behavior Support Conference, the Texas State Conference on Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships, the PTAK "Pre-School Convention," the Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas' "Adolescent Symposium," the Texas Education Agency's "Parent Involvement Conference," and the "Texas Superintendent's Conference." Visit www.thearkgroup.org

 

Dr. Maurice EliasDr. Maurice J. Elias,
Ph.D. and Director of Rutger's Social-Emotional & Character Development Lab

Maurice J. Elias is a Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University, Director, Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab(www.secdlab.org), Co-Director of the Rutgers-based Academy for SEL in Schools, which offers online certificates in SEL Instruction and School Leadership (SELinSchools.org) and a member of the Leadership Team for SEL4NJ and SEL4US www.SEL4US.org 

He received the Joseph E. Zins Memorial Senior Scholar Award for Social-Emotional Learning from CASEL, the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education, and the Jane Bostrum Service to School Psychology Award .   Maurice is a past winner of the Lela Rowland Prevention Award, the Ernest McMahon Class of 1930 Award for service to New Jersey, and the American Psychological Association/Society for Community Research and Action's Distinguished Contribution to Practice and Ethnic Minority Mentoring awards.  

His books include Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement:  Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom, and The Other Side of the Report Card: Assessing Students’ Social, Emotional, and Character Development (how schools and districts can integrate SECD systematically into their ongoing student report cards—Corwin Press). Most recently, he is the coauthor of The Joys & Oys of Parenting:  Insights and Wisdom from the Jewish Tradition (2016, Behrman House), Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Lessons to Build EQ Skills, Nurturing Students’ Character: Everyday Teaching Activities for Social-Emotional Learning, Social-Emotional Learning Lab: A Comprehensive SEL Resource Kit (2021, with Victoria Poedubicky) and just published, Morning Classroom Conversations: Build Your Students’ Social-Emotional, Character and Communication Skills Every Day (Corwin).

Maurice writes a blog on SECD for Edutopia www.edutopia.org/profile/maurice-j-elias and can be reached at secdlab@gmail.com.  Twitter handles are @SELinSchools and @SECDLab.

 

Marla HuehmerMarla Huehmer,
School Psychologist & Children's Book Author/Illustrator.

Marla Huehmer is a School Psychologist, Children’s Author/Illustrator, and the Founder and Owner of Think Ahead Kids LLC. She has worked with children in the areas of counseling and psychology for over 20 years.

After her first child, she decided to document their journey together through writing and illustrating books.She and her daughters wrote and illustrated Andrew The Blue-Eared Puppy, The Circus Fish, and The Big Move. She independently wrote the Make Your Own The Big Move Book and Let’s Get Organized. Both are designed to be teaching tools.

The Make Your Own Big Move Book teaches children how to write and illustrate a children’s book while boosting self-esteem. It also encourages children to practice punctuation, learn new words, and work on fine motor skills. Let’s Get Organized focuses on supporting the student’s Executive Functioning Skills. Children learn how to appropriately plan out their day, manage their time, organize their class and homework, and how to prioritize their workload.

Marla Huehmer’s passion is writing books that encourage mental health support and entice little ones to want to learn and Think Ahead!

Last, she is the Owner and Founder of Think Ahead Kids LLC. Think Ahead Kids Company's Website offers educational and heartfelt puppet Storytime shows, the best SEL books, activities, and games that encourage learning at home. Their mission is to provide families with simple and easy access to psychologist and child-approved books, activities, and games that support the emotional well-being of children. An integral part of their mission is to support fellow authors who share the same belief, that Children’s books are valuable in helping children understand their feelings. To further support authors and families, Think Ahead Kids created a new division. This division is Think Ahead Kids Publishing Company. The main focus is to help future Self-Publishing Authors get their message out to the world. They do so by providing them access to professional editors, accomplished illustrators, highly experienced marketing services, and more.

Visit her company at www.ThinkAheadKids.com and find everything you need to support you and your child.

 

Caroline TyeCaroline Tye,
Counselor & Art Therapist

Caroline Tye is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a registered board-certified art therapist. She is also an artist, educator, mom of 2 and the owner of Dandelion Art Studio. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Illinois College, however her passionate beliefs in the power of creativity lead her to discover the certificate art therapy program at Northwestern University. She completed the program, but wanted to continue to further her knowledge. She obtained a Master's in Art Therapy with an emphasis in Counseling at Mount Mary University. Her philosophy and belief is that art and creativity can promote growth, healing and transformation.

Previously, Caroline worked for more than 5 years at a therapeutic day school where she developed the art therapy program.
 
Caroline uses the creative process and her therapeutic skills to work with children and adolescents who are diagnosed with a range of mental illnesses and behavioral issues. She brings an enthusiastic, passionate, and nurturing approach to all of her clients. You can find her at www.Dandelionartstudio.com

 

Hillary SussmanHillary Sussman,
Physical Therapist & Children's Book Author

Hillary Sussman has been a physical therapist for 23 years. After working with so many clients with disabilities, she was inspired by her dog Roxy, who has gone through four surgeries, to use her story to help kids who are different gain more confidence and overcome their physical limitations. The idea just made sense… kids would identify with Roxy and realize, like her, that they should not let those limitations stop them from having a full and exciting life.

This is Hillary’s first book, but she is planning a whole series featuring Roxy’s adventures, with the delightful pup learning something new in each book, meeting new friends and facing new challenges.


Originally from New York, Hillary lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, three children and dog. Her hobbies include jumping rope, traveling and skiing. Find her at www.adventuresofroxy.com

 

Amy WebbAmy Webb,
Ph.D. & Child Development Writer

Amy Webb, Ph.D. is a child development writer who loves bringing the fascinating world of parenting research into the lives of parents who can use it. She enjoys helping parents combine their innate parenting instincts with a bit of parenting research in order to make the best decisions for their children.

When she's not writing or reading, she spends her time hiking, cooking and watching her two sons play baseball. Read her blog at www.thoughtfulparent.com

 

Chazz LewisChazz Lewis,
Teacher, Mentor, & Coach

Chazz's mission is to help adults truly See, Guide and Trust children. He envisions moving the needle a little closer to world peace.

He goes by, “Mr.Chazz” and he even has a song to prove it.  He has been a teacher of teachers and parents. He has worked with many schools, 1,000s of teachers and 1,000s of children.   He has trained thousands of teachers in person and virtually.

Chazz earned his Master’s in Executive Leadership at American University. He has over 230K+ on Tiktok (@MrchazzMrchazz) and 150K+ on Instagram (@Mrchazz).  He has appeared on platforms like Good Morning America and Parents.com.  He is in the process of writing a book. He has his own podcast called, “Mr. Chazz’s Leadership, Parenting and Teaching Podcast.” He coaches 400+ people in his community. Find him here www.patreon.com/mrchazz

 

Sharon EagenSharon Eagen,
Educational Therapist, Cognitive Coach, & Feuerstein Trainer.

Sharon's journey into education began with a reluctant decision to homeschool her five children, only to discover an incredible passion for the learning part of learning - and how different that process can be from person to person. Soon she transitioned to teaching in a traditional classroom, and before long she was not only training students, but fellow teachers and even administrators..

“I get really excited to see people raise the bar and realize they can do more than they imagined, and I love celebrating with them when they reach those goals! I am passionate about the potential in each individual and am on a mission to help people learn how to learn so they can use their God-given gifts to live positive and productive lives.”

This passion continued to grow as she completed her Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and began coaching people in their professional pursuits.  Sharon's thirst for learning has led her to pursue learning, training and coaching opportunities across the country and the world, culminating in the creation of www.thecognitivelink.com

 

Kirk Martin Photo

Kirk Martin,
CelebrateCalm.com Founder & the Calm Parenting Podcast.

CelebrateCalm.com Founder and Calm Parenting Podcast host Kirk Martin has shown almost 1,000,000 parents how to stop the yelling, defiance, and power struggles with the most strong-willed children. Kirk is known for very practical strategies and scripts delivered with humor and compassion. Learn how to get your kids to listen the first time while building a close, trusting relationship. Learn more at www.CelebrateCalm.com

 

Dr. Kim Logan Nowlin

Dr. Kim Logan-Nowlin,
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Actress   
Licensed Clinical Psychological Counselor/Professor, Executive Life Coach, & TV Host.
 
Kim Logan-Nowlin, Ph.D., LPC, BCPC, CCFC, ACAC, IAMFC, MFT, AAFLP or “Dr. Kim,” as she is affectionately called by audiences, is a dynamic speaker who always leaves her audience spellbound. As President/ CEO of Kim Logan Communications for over 37 years, she has trained and counseled people from all walks of life to be INSPIRED and how your words can change your choices and your life”.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Special Education, Masters of Arts Degree in Family and Guidance Counseling, and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Oral and Interpersonal Communication and Clinical Family Counseling. Dr. Kim is certified in prevention AIDS specialist, substance, and sex abuse counseling.   Dr. Kim is a proud Alumni of Oakwood College (University) and Wayne State University in Detroit, Mi. Dr. Logan also served as the Oakwood University Detroit Chapter Membership Chair. Dr. Kim also serves as Professor of Speech Communication for Wayne County Community College District.
 
As a national inspirational/motivational speaker, her oratory brings encouragement, direction, hope and healing to thousands each year as she travels around the U.S. and abroad s. Dr. Kim is a three-year survivor of breast cancer and her daughter Micha (ML^: Radio Personality of Huntsville, AL.)) is a seven-year survivor. Together, they speak to encourage others and take a stand to fight against breast cancer and sharing words of inspiration for all ages. She is a gifted woman on a mission to help others discover their gifts. She has been granted hundreds of awards for her achievements and community service.  Dr. Logan-Nowlin has conducted conferences, seminars, radio, television and teaching the importance of "Living to be well" for over 36 years. Dr. Logan-Nowlin served as the speech communication clinician for the Kronk Boxing Team with the late Emanuel Steward and is currently a certified clinician for the National Basketball Association and recently selected as the new mental health psychological counselor for the Judge Gregg Mathis Show..
 
Along with her late husband and professional therapist Arthur Nowlin, LMSW, CAADC, AAFLP they meet the needs of hurting individuals and families as Christian family therapists and counselor in their private practice in Detroit, Mi. The Nowlin’s served as co-directors of the family life department of the Lake Region Conference from 2007-2014. They also served as the co-host of Making It Work Television on 3ABN Dare to Dream Network and in the Fall of 2017, Live to be well with Dr. Kim.  Dr. Kim along with her late husband Arthur Nowlin, LMSW authored five published books- The Attitude Adjustment of the Christian Man and Woman, Refusing A Direct Order, Friends in the Bedroom, But Strangers in Church and Marriage: Living With The Unexplainable.  ICU: Can Our Marriage Survive or Not?  and coming Fall, 2020: New Release Spring of 2021, Cosigning Bad Behavior by Commission or Omission.
 
Dr Kim continues to be a contributing writer for Message Magazine (The Drama Files: and Bounce Back Relationship Articles), Marriage.Com, radio host on 361cc.radio.com and the television host of "Live To Be Well" on Three ABN Dare 2 Dream Television Christian Network. She is the host of “Live To Be Well” Tuesday’s at 9:15 PM on Facebook Live and other social media’s. 
 
Dr. Logan-Nowlin motto: To inspire others to aspire to live to be well. You can find her at www.drkiminspires.com

Kaliey Lefko

Kailey Lefko,
Teacher, Co-founder of Educalme & Co-host of The Balanced Educator Podcast.

Kailey Lefko is a teacher, co-founder of Educalme and co-host of The Balanced Educator Podcast. She provides educators the tools they need to easily share mindfulness with their students so that everyone can thrive in a calm and focused classroom.

She has a B.Sc. (concentrations in Biology and Microbiology), B.Ed., and vinyasa and yin yoga teacher certifications. 

Kailey was previously a high school (Science, Biology and Psychology) and middle school (all subjects) in a French Immersion setting. She is very interested in the mind-body connection and how emotions influence learning and performance and always learning more about these subjects through professional development.
        
Kailey loves sharing what she’s learning with other teachers on The Balanced Educator Podcast and when leading Educalme professional development workshops.

She practices mindfulness meditation daily and her favourite self-care activities are stand up paddle boarding or snowshoeing with her dog Nova. You can find her at www.educalme.com

 

Laurie WrightLaurie Wright,
Children's Book Author &
Book Marketing Coach.

Children's author and book marketing coach, Laurie Wright is a silly but smart, busy mom of three who laughs at her own jokes just a bit too much. The minivan is her sanctuary, and the only place she can sing out loud without being shushed. She’s known for her short term memory and extreme love of chips and dip. Usually on her best behavior, watch out when her filter wears off!  Never without her laptop and a notebook. Trust her with your kids and your books, but not your coffee. Laurie also host the Writer's Way Podcast and can be found at www.lauriewrightauthor.com

Jeana Kinne,
Children's Book Author &
Educational Specialist.

The "Sammy the Golden Dog Early Learning Series" was created by Jeana Kinne, a veteran Preschool Teacher and Director. She has over 20 years of experience in the Early Education field. She spent over 10 years as a coach working with parents and preschool teachers and another 10 years working with infants and toddlers with special needs. Her goal is for all children to have access to quality leanring opportunities that support academic, social, and emotional development. www.jdeducational.com

 

 

Dori DurbinHosted by:
Dori Durbin

Dori Durbin is a children's book author, illustrator, and former teacher with a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis on Community Services.

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