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8th Happily Family Conference ~ Day 1

Updated: Jan 27, 2020

It’s been an incredible opening day!

Day one was all about being a mindful parent. We learned:

- Why and how to show up for children,

and how our presence helps develop their brain. - How to build resilience in children, ourselves and our community. - How giving children autonomy and letting them play helps them be happy,

well educated, socially skilled, and competent - Why peaceful and mindful parenting techniques are more effective in both

the short and long term than punitive or coercive practices.

Every day of the conference, five presentations are available for 24 hour starting at 6 a.m. Pacific, January 23-27.  All 25 interviews will be available on replay for FREE on Tuesday, January 28th. You can purchase a lifetime access to the conference videos with closed captioning, transcripts, MP3 audio recordings, and a certificate of participation for just $97 (that’s $100 off) until the end of the bonus day.

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*** GIVEAWAY! ***

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For every 100 new subscriptions to this conference using my partner link

before Tuesday, 9:00 pm PST, I get a FREE package to giveaway!

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so we actually reach 100 new subscriptions!

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Day 1 Featured Speakers are:

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Dan Siegel, M.D., co-authored four parenting books with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson: The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, The Yes Brain, and The Power of Showing Up. The authors also published practical exercises, strategies, worksheets, and activities in The Whole-Brain Child Workbook and No-Drama Discipline Workbook. In this interview we can learn more about The Power of Showing Up:

One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out—in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships—is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them.
In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, showing up for your child might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, it doesn’t take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it’s simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child’s healthy development. Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S’s: Safe, Seen, Soothed, Secure.

Dr. Joseph Lee is a Psychiatrist in private practice in California. Over the years, his perspective has incrementally expanded its focus, looking beyond merely the improvement of symptoms at the worst times in life, towards a goal that is much more ambitious — achieving optimal mental healthiness. The goals set are not just resolution of problems, but ongoing personal growth, well-being, relatedness, and authenticity. In this interview, Dr. Joseph Lee speaks about how collective parenting can address ACEs, racism, and inequality .

Dr. Rick Hanson books have been published in 28 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture — with 900,000 copies in English alone. In this interview about resiliency, Dr. Hanson explains how to grow an unshakable core of calm, strength, and happiness.

Dr. Peter Gray is a founding member and president of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. His recent research focuses on the roles of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration, when they are free to do so. He has expanded on these ideas in his book, Free to Learn and Unschooled. In this interview, Dr. Gray explains why unleashing the instinct to play will make children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life.

Iris Chen is the author of the gentle parenting and unschooling blog Untigering. Her early years of motherhood were fraught with authoritarian, abusive practices. Yelling, spanking, punishing with unreasonable consequences–anything was game as long as she showed them who was boss, but the behavioral issues only intensified when she became stricter and punished harder. When she finally recognized the trauma that she was causing her child through her harsh parenting, she was forced to confront the bitter truth: the problem was not her son, but her. If she had any hope in healing her relationship with him, she was the one who had to change. In this interview, Iris shares how she dove into learning more about gentle, peaceful parenting, and became an advocate for treating children with dignity, respect, and compassion.

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Note: All presentations will stream for 24 hours for FREE starting at 6 a.m. Pacific. All presentations will be available on replay on Tuesday, While the conference is FREE all week… you can get the conference videos with closed captioning, transcripts, MP3 audio recordings, and a certificate of participation for just $97 (that’s $100 off) until midnight on Tuesday Jan 28th.

Click here to see this amazing offer!

*This article contains affiliate links to Happily Family Conference and the speakers' books on Affiliate links means that if your purchase any of these suggested resources through these links, I earn a small commission. This is an amazing way to support the development of this website, and playdates in our community. Thank you for being on board about mindful parenting, and contributing to make this world a better place, one family at a time!

You are AWESOME!

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