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Tune In For Your Parenting Tune Up

Tele-Conference Series

Parenting can be one of the most joyful experiences in your life.  Parents can also experience some of the most frustrating, infuriating and helpless moments.  To maximize the joys of parenting, you are invited to attend "Tune In For Your Parenting Tune Up” during the month of February.  This tele-seminar program will include six leading edge experts who were meticulously chosen by Whole Hearted Parenting and International Network for Children and Families,  two organization collaborating for the event.  These six speakers include award-winning authors and inspirational visionaries who will address key issues that influence your family life.

You may participate in one, several or all conferences. If you sign up and can't make it....don't worry! All sessions will be recorded and can be listened to at your convenience!

Early Bird Registration Special:
$14.95 per conference
$74.95 for all six conferences
(must register before midnight on January 18th, 2011)

Register To Attend All 6 Events Here

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Tuesday, February 8th 9:00 P.M. EST

Raising Strong, Happy and Creative Children

In The Midst Of A Consumer Culture

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John Robbins

•    Protecting kids from mindless consumerism 
•    Contribution:  Everyone needs to know they make a difference
•    Working together:  How to share values and have fun while getting something done
•    Helping your kids become media literate
•    Priceless family fun

John Robbins is a featured blogger on the Huffington Post, and the author of the just released tenth anniversary edition of The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life And Our World.  He is also the author of many other bestsellers, including the classic Diet For A New America and The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less.   John is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, and Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  For more info about his work or to sign up for his email list, visit

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Thursday, February 10th Noon EST

Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child

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Jim Taylor, Ph.D.

  • Positive pushing and how is it different from old-style pushing 
  • Successful achievers and how that differs from achieving success
  • The importance of self-esteem and where parents have gotten side-tracked 
  • Ownership and why is it so difficult to instill 
  • Emotional mastery and how children can learn it

Jim Taylor, Ph.D., Psychology, has consulted with young people, parents, and educators for more than 25 years. He has been a speaker at numerous elementary and secondary schools, youth-sports programs, and performing-arts organizations around the country.  Jim is the author of Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child and Your Children are Under Attack: How Popular Culture is Destroying Your Kids’ Values, How You Can and Protect Them.  His new book, Your Children are Listening: 9 Messages They Need to Hear from You, will be published in Spring, 2011.  He writes Prime Family Alert!, a bi-monthly e-newsletter and blogs on parenting for  Jim lives north of San Francisco with his wife, Sarah, and their daughters, Catie and Gracie.  Jim can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. You can view Jim's interviews and video newsletters on his YouTube channel.  To learn more, visit

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Tuesday, February 15th, Noon EST

All You Have to Do is Look Inside:

An End to the Bully AND the Victim

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Pamela Dunn

  • How the bully and victim are in partnership
  • The fears that create the bully/victim environment
  • Limiting beliefs of bully, victim and those observing AND moving beyond them
  • Recognizing and facing fears compassionately
  • Stepping into one’s magnificence

Pamela Dunn, the owner and president of Your Infinite Life Training & Coaching Company, teaches and lectures throughout the United States, South America and Europe.  Pam’s teachings are based on the belief that everyone can discover, honor and express their unique contribution in the world with the intention of unleashing their magnificence.  Once that magnificence is unleashed, you can express yourself in a self reliant, interdependent manner.   She teaches within corporations, schools, and the public and has done extensive work for the City of St. Louis’ Juvenile Justice System.  Pam created the Peaceful Project, a non-profit division of Your Infinite Life and a program guiding individuals to develop and maintain inner peace and personal responsibility.   Ms. Dunn has authored Journey to Your Soul’s Magnificence – What a Difference a Year Makes, and she is currently working on her second book, All You Have to Do is Look Inside – an End to the Bully AND the Victim.

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Thursday, February 17th Noon EST

The Boogeyman and Other Scary Stuff: How to Get Good Sleep and Help Your Children Manage Their Fears

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Charlotte Reznick, PhD

  • How to get a good night's rest
  • How to return to sleep
  • How to keep a dry bed
  • Easy relaxation and meditation exercises that work

Charlotte Reznick PhD is a child educational psychologist, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA, and author of the LA Times bestselling book The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success (Perigee/Penguin). In addition to her private practice, she creates therapeutic relaxation CDs for children, teens, and parents, and teaches workshops internationally on the healing power of children's imagination. You can find out more about her at

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Tuesday, February 22nd Noon EST

Transforming a Picky Eater

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Nonna Joann Bruso

  • Why parents are outwitted by their children
  • Picky eaters have built a wall of resistance
  • Ineffective methods sabotage good intentions
  • Learn how to play, because play is how your child learns

Nonna Joann Bruso’s 35-year interest in nutrition took a turn during a trip to Virginia. In order to convince her extremely picky grandson to eat healthy foods, Joann began piecing together a plan to change negative mealtime dynamics. Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater is the happy result. Her companion children’s storybook, The Forest Feast, incorporates concepts in the parenting book, especially multi-sensory learning, which is the cornerstone of Baby Bites. Bruso is probably best known for her amusing blog, “Happy Birthday to my Happy Meal.” In nine months since it was posted, she has had over 165,000 visits to that blog alone. To contact Bruso and/or purchase her books go to www.BabyBites.INFO

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Tuesday, March 1st, Noon EST

Adoption Revolution: The Factors of Inclusion and the Reality of Adoption Today

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Adam Pertman

  • Who are the children being adopted today, what are their realities, and are their families “different?”
  • Developmental and mental health issues that adoptees families may face, and how to do it.
  • Why educating educators about adoption-related issues is essential – and what they need to know.
  • The importance of adoption, race and ethnicity as components of children’s – and families’ – identities.
  • Adoption and foster care as diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace, schools and society.  

Adam Pertman is Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national nonprofit that is the pre-eminent research, policy and education organization in its field. Pertman – a former Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist with The Boston Globe – is also Associate Editor of the professional journal Adoption Quarterly. And he is the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America, which has been reviewed as “the most important book ever written on the subject.” He is the author of many chapters and articles on adoption- and family-related issues in books, scholarly journals and mass-market publications; has delivered keynotes and other presentations across the U.S. and internationally; has won numerous awards for his work on behalf of children and families; and has appeared in hundreds of print and broadcast media interviews, including on Oprah, The View, Nightline, and the Today show, among others. The Adoption Institute website is; his book site is; and his blog site is His contact information is and 617-332-8944.

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