2020 Positive Parenting Conference

It’s time for the 2020 Positive Parenting Conference that is held for FREE!

Perhaps you are stuck inside with your kids all day, working and/or homeschooling at the same time while trying to be a sane person but maybe just a little bit going crazy — thus losing it with your little one more often than you’d like. Anyone…?

Perhaps you are nestling in with your little one, enjoying this unexpectedly unrushed time together, and you’re curious about positive parenting or well on your way.

Wherever you’re at, you could use:

  • practical ideas for calm, kind and firm interactions with your kids
  • support for raising happy, well-adjusted adults
  • encouragement in being the parent you want to be (and usually are)
  • connection with other parents doing this, too

Yes? Then sign up here.

The Positive Parenting Conference is my favorite online summit. It is top-notch, it is practical, it is FREE, and it just keeps getting better.

This year’s 16 speakers are big-name authors like

  • Dr. Shefali Tsabary (maybe you saw her on Oprah)
  • Dr. Laura Markham (perennially popular)
  • Dr. Tina Bryson (all the brain science you need)
  • Dr. Lawrence Cohen (play therapist–so good for kids right now)

… and many more.

Here’s how these online summits work:

1. You sign up now, so you don’t forget.

2. You get an email from our host, my friend Sumitha of AFineParent.com, when each talk is available (Sept. 22 – 29).

3. And then you sit back and watch the videos from home, wearing — well, if you’re like me lately, the clothes you wore yesterday, conveniently located on the floor beside your bed.

You don’t even have to take notes on the many nuggets of gold in these talks. That’s because you get an eBook with takeaways from every talk. Also free. And you get it as soon as you register.

Plus you’ll be invited to a Facebook community to connect with the thousands of other parents participating in this year’s conference.

See? Sumitha just keeps making it better.

So, the only remaining question is which talks you want to catch for sure. Here’s the full list of all the masterclasses included (yes, for FREE):

September 22-23 / Track #1 : Connection Based Parenting

  • Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Conscious Parenting
  • Dr. Laura Markham: Peaceful Parenting
  • Dr. Tina Bryson: Power of Showing Up
  • Hal Runkel: Screamfree Parenting
  • Bonus: 3 Quick Win Tips

September 24-25 / Track #2 Managing Behavior

  • Judy Arnall: Positive Discipline Tools
  • Dr. Mona Delahooke: Understanding Behaviors
  • Betsy Brown Braun: Brat-proofing Kids
  • Dayna Abraham: Kids Activities & Games
  • Bonus: 4 Quick Win Tips

September 26-27 / Track #3: Healing and Happiness

  • Dr. Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness
  • Dr. Lawrence Cohen: Playful Parenting
  • Mark Wolynn: Inherited Family Trauma
  • Casey O’Roarty: Managing Our Emotions
  • Bonus: 3 Quick Win Tipsce

September 28-29th / Track #4: Path to Success

  • Greg McKeown: Essentialism
  • Dr. Peg Dawson: Executive Skills
  • Dr. William Stixrud: Self-Driven Child
  • Dr. Kathy Koch: Multiple Intelligences
  • Bonus: 3 Quick Win Tips

ADDITUDE – ADHD Expert Webinars

Ready, Set, Pivot: How to Prepare Your Kids (and Yourself) for an Unfamiliar School Year

Thursday, July 30, 2020



Expert Speaker: Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

After a spring semester of remote learning — and no shortage of complications, challenges, and forgotten passwords for students with ADHD — schools are largely reopening in August and September. While each state is dictating its own reopening guidelines, many independent schools and public school districts will likely opt for some type of hybrid learning — a mix of in-person and online instruction. For kids who are alternative learners — those with ADHD, LD, ASD or anxiety — this new educational model, along with their ongoing worries about COVID, is increasing unease and uncertainty to new levels. How can you prepare your kids (and yourself) for an unusual back-to-school season that’s filled with novel transitions and uncomfortable change?

In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline offers practical, collaborative tools for addressing your family’s concerns about setting up a successful start to the school year. You’ll learn how to create effective daily routines, cope with anxiety about COVID and social contact, manage challenges with online learning, and balance screen time. Submit your question by posting a comment on this page or email lilly@newhopemedia.com to ask questions about the following:

  • How to set up daily routines that reduce conflict and build skills for independence
  • How to deal with general anxiety and health and safety concerns.
  • How to improve flexibility and cooperation
  • How to address issues related to childcare and home learning
  • How to advocate for the educational needs of your child or teen in this new academic environment

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Sharon Saline, Psy.D. has focused her work on ADHD, anxiety, learning differences and mental health challenges and their impact on school and family dynamics for over 30 years. Her unique perspective, a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of academic excellence and clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate from the confusing maze of diagnoses and conflict to successful interventions and connections. Dr. Saline funnels this expertise into her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Heralded as an invaluable resource, her book is the recipient of two awards: Best Book Awards winner by American Book Fest and the Gold Medal from Moms’ Choice Awards. She recently published The ADHD Solution Deck.

As an international lecturer and workshop facilitator, Dr. Saline combines psychology with her love of theatre to animatedly present on a variety of topics from understanding ADHD, executive functioning and anxiety in children and teens to working with different kinds of learners and raising digital citizens.  Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work.

Online Childbirth Preparation Course

Price: $125.00 for you and your labor partner. Click here to register today!

For more information contact Teri Shilling at teri@passionforbirth.com or text 360-395-5034

Terri has been teaching childbirth classes at Island and Skagit Valley Hospital for many years. Her goal is to build your confidence, explore the options you have and share tried and true methods to help you achieve your optimal birth.

Online Yoga Classes


This online yoga class is offered for pregnant women and their partner.

Visit Be Strong Mama to get started today!


8 Limbs Yoga is now streaming live classes for pregnant women,

teens, and adults at all levels with some of their most experienced instructors!

Classes via Zoom require a MindBody App registration

Visit their website to view the schedule and sign up information.

Cooking with Amanda

Are you stuck at home without cooking skills? Are you wondering what to do with all the lentils and beans you bought to stock up?

Join the FREE Online Cooking with Amanda – King County Library.

Via Zoom, Fridays at 5:00 p.m.

You will need to register by 5pm the day before the event. The Zoom link will then be sent to you by email on the day of the event.

Visit King County Library today to register and learn about their upcoming cooking sessions being offered to you and your family!