New Jersey Family Presents ParentEd Talks

Top tips and tricks to level up your parenting game

Our free virtual series provides access to top-notch speakers on a range of relevant issues affecting families, educators and caregivers. Level up your parenting game with expert advice and tips through a live webinar plus audience Q&A.

SIGN UP FOR THE 2022–2023 SERIES! One quick registration gets you access to the full lineup of ParentEd Talks through June 2023.

Event topics, dates and speakers are subject to change. All times are Eastern Time.

Sign up for the entire series, and then join any live talk you’re interested in throughout the year. We’ll send you a reminder email containing access instructions for each event as the date gets closer.

Enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! As a thank-you, we will give away one $100 Amazon gift card at each ParentEd Talks event. Only attendees of the live events are eligible for the prize, and the winner will be notified via private message in Zoom at the end of each talk.

Enter for a chance to win a SNOO or a Happiest Baby gift card! We are also giving away two SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinets (valued at $1,695 each) and two $500 Happiest Baby gift cards, courtesy of Happiest Baby. Only attendees of the Nov. 17 or March 22 talks are eligible for the prizes, and the winners will be notified via private message in Zoom at the end of each talk.

We know you’re busy. If you can’t attend the live event, you can still participate! After the event concludes, all registered attendees will be emailed a link to watch the recorded session at their convenience on any device. By joining the live event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the interactive Q&A portion.

ParentEd Talks Schedule

Register for FREE for the series and see the schedule, speakers and event descriptions below.

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Raising Critical Thinkers: Media Literacy for the Digital Age

With author Julie Bogart

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, 4 p.m. EST

Tech-savvy kids today are constantly awash in a sea of unfiltered information. Julie Bogart, author of the indispensable book “The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life,” will draw on her more than 20 years of curriculum development experience to share strategies for parents to coach critical digital literacy skills in their kids.


How to Talk to Kids About Race at Home and in the Classroom

With Jeffery Robinson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, 4 p.m. EST

Don’t miss this essential talk by Jeffery Robinson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, two of the nation’s leading scholars on race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice. Their message: Forging a more equitable society now and in the future requires that the history of race and racism be honestly represented in our nation’s classrooms.


Modeling a Loving, Equal Partnership for Your Kids

With author and researcher Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, 5 p.m. EST

Drawing on more than 40 years of research in the fields of intimacy and sexuality, Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., will speak about how couples can zest up their relationship, sharing the secrets of happy couples and depicting the profound intimacy, mutual respect and deep friendship that can be achieved in a modern egalitarian partnership.


The Shifting ADHD/ADD Lens: Moving From Disability to Ability

With New York Times–bestselling author Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D.

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 4 p.m. EST

Dr. Edward Hallowell, New York Times–bestselling co-author of the groundbreaking books “Driven to Distraction” and “Delivered From Distraction,” will share his insights on the latest brain science behind ADHD/ADD and his strengths-based approach to identifying, developing and celebrating the talents embedded in ADHD, dyslexia and other syndromes.


The Danish Way: Insights Into International Parenting

With cultural researcher and parenting expert Jessica Joelle Alexander

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 2 pm EST

In this fascinating ParentEd Talks event, cultural researcher and author Jessica Joelle Alexander will reveal the secrets of the Danish style of parenting that will help parents of all walks of life “raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world,” applying her “PARENT” acronym: Play, Authenticity, Reframing, Empathy, No ultimatums and Togetherness.


The Habits of Highly Effective Adolescents

With sociologist and author Christine Carter, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 5 pm EST

In this interactive talk, acclaimed sociologist and leadership coach (and mother of four teenagers!) Christine Carter, Ph.D., will draw on scientific research to outline realistic ways parents and educators can help preteens, teens and college students find focus and fulfillment through the development of effective habit formation, goal-setting and authentic leadership skills.


Transforming Trauma and Navigating Overwhelm

With trauma specialist and author Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Tuesday, May 4, 2023, 4 pm EST

In this interactive talk, trauma exposure pioneer Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will offer practical tools to help us sustain, individually and collectively, in the face of trauma, secondary trauma and overwhelm. She will discuss what the consequences of trauma are as well as strategies for supporting ourselves and each other.


The Perils of Permissive Parenting

With behavioral scientist and author Elizabeth Jordan

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, time TBD

Behavioral scientist Elizabeth Jordan thinks today’s parents lack the determination required to uphold the appropriately strict values of “traditional parenting” that result in the best outcomes for kids. She’ll expose the common pitfalls of permissiveness that result in traumatized parents and entitled teens — and reveal the power of the most crucial ingredient of effective parenting: humor.


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Curious Children, Wise Elders: How Childhood and Elderhood Shape Intelligence and Learning

With Alison Gopnik, Ph.D.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, 4 p.m. EST

Drawing on her own cutting-edge scientific research, Alison Gopnik, Ph.D., will reveal fascinating insights into how caregiving relationships in childhood and old age evolve distinctive capacities for cognition. Gopnik will explain how these two developmental life stages are related, and how the relationship between children and grandparents, in particular, is key to human culture.

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What the Neuroscience of Spirituality Reveals About Our Capacity for Health, Happiness and Resilience

With author Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, 4 p.m. EST

In this ParentEd Talks event, award-winning psychologist and researcher Lisa Miller, Ph.D., will share the groundbreaking and surprising neuroscience of spirituality and how to engage it in our lives and parenting to enhance grit, optimism and resilience in ourselves and in our children — providing insulation against the ills of addiction, trauma and depression.

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The Extraordinary Power of a Resilient Mindset

With co-authors Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, 4 p.m. EST

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D., co-authors of “Tenacity in Children,” have made a decades-long study of what components and skills contribute to the dynamic development of a resilient mindset, and will share strategies parents can employ to nurture this mindset and resilient behaviors in themselves and in their children.

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Wired and Tired: Screen Time and Behavior Disturbance in Children

With child psychiatrist and author Victoria Dunckley, M.D.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, 4 pm EST

Dr. Victoria Dunckley specializes in the impact of electronic screen time on children’s brains and technology as a trigger of a variety of stubborn youth mental health and development symptoms. Her solution? An intervention that can produce a life-changing shift in brain function, leading to marked improvements in mood, focus, sleep and behavior.

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