10 Holiday Tips For Special Needs Parents

Enjoy The Holidays With Your Special Needs Child

Author Deanna Picon Provides Complimentary Parent Guide For Holiday Enjoyment

This holiday guide offers ten proven tips designed to help parents, not only survive and manage the holidays, but actually have a pleasant and memorable season with their family and friends”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — During the busy and event-filled holiday season, parents of special needs children are often depressed and isolated. Many mothers and fathers feel as though a spotlight is being shined on their lives, and that their families fail to measure up to the so-called “normal” families portrayed in ads, TV programs and movies. This can create feelings of guilt, loneliness and stress that can take all of the joyfulness out of the holidays.

“This complimentary guide offers ten proven tips designed to help special needs parents, not only survive and manage the holidays, but actually have a pleasant and memorable season with their family and friends,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents’ Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. The guide is available at no cost by downloading it at www.yourautismcoach.com.

Parents can apply these tips from the Enjoying The Holidays With Your Special Needs Child guide:

•Don’t Isolate Yourself. Your family and friends don’t like or love you less because you have a special needs child. In fact, they probably admire and respect you more than ever after seeing how challenging it can be to raise a child with a disability. Don’t shut these people out of your life. Being with those who care for you will make you feel good and recharge your batteries.

•Socialize Where You’re Comfortable. Attend holiday functions and events where you and your family feel at ease. The same principle applies to entertaining at home. Invite those who understand your child’s condition and support your family.

•Seek Help When You Need It. This season is the best time for seeking extra aid. Many people have time off from work and are full of the giving spirit, making this the perfect time to ask for a little assistance. There’s no shame in asking for and accepting that help. Allowing others to assist you will also make them feel good about the holidays.

•Enjoy The Gift Of “Personal Time”. When family and friends ask what you want for a present, do yourself a big favor by requesting a few hours of “me time” or “couple time” to refresh and recharge yourself. Do something that you truly enjoy, or that you simply never get the chance to do in your busy life. Let them come over to take care of your child in your home. You’ll know your child is safe and well-cared for, and there’s no child care costs. Does life get any better than this?

•Give Yourself Permission To Have Some Fun. Special needs parents may feel guilty for a having a good time over the holidays, even if it’s only for a few hours. But there’s no reason to feel guilty. A bit of enjoyment is good for you, and believe it or not, beneficial for your child. So, make sure you’ve got child care arrangements you have confidence in, then go to that dinner with friends, that office function or that holiday party. It will do wonders for your emotional outlook to unload the weight of your responsibilities for a short time.

•Make 2019 The Best Year Yet! Give yourself a pat on the back for surviving 2018! Recognize and reward yourself for being the great parent that you are. Day in and day out, you’re taking care of all your child’s needs. You deserve a medal for all the heroic things you do on an everyday basis. In 2019, make your New Year’s resolution to take better care of yourself. It’s important to make your own needs and happiness a priority, along with everyone else’s. You deserve it. And most importantly, it’s the best gift you can give yourself, child and family.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of special needs parents. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2015 “Top Life Coach Writer” Award from Autism Parenting Magazine.

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Psychologist Dr. Janis Johnston to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

OAK PARK, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are many challenging circumstances affecting families everywhere, but it's not always possible for parents to navigate those challenges alone. With the help of a family therapist, parents can identify what influences how they raise children and how everyone in the family can meet their potential.

Dr. Janis Johnston is a psychologist specializing in family life development, or the development of family dynamics over the life cycle. Dr. Johnston and her clients explore family dynamics in a holistic way: how they grow and how they change in positive ways.

“Parenting is a journey that a parent travels with their child, rather than a set of actions that an adult performs,” says Dr. Johnston.

According to Dr. Johnston, when raising a child, parents must re-negotiate their own unmet needs that surface from their childhoods as their children pass through phases of development.

Dr. Johnston is the author of It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent, which offers a guide for parent-child interactions for current parents and those who are considering becoming parents. The book maps the healthy development of children within a context of developing parents.

“All parents are parents-in-training,” says Dr. Johnston. “I really believe that parents stand to learn as much from their children as the kids learn from mom and dad. A child's issues can bring up memories of times that a parent experienced some challenge. When a parent acknowledges their own unmet childhood needs, they can begin to repair that trauma from their youth.”

Of course, parents must navigate their own journey as individuals as well. This idea runs most strongly though Dr. Johnston’s second book Midlife Maze: A Map to Recovery and Rediscovery After Loss.

“Midlife is actually the longest development stage and the least written about. It’s when we are most on top of our game but also the time when we begin to pile up losses in life,” says Dr. Johnston. “Loss has a way making you stop and reflect on your emotions, which presents the opportunity for parents to be forward-thinking, developing a growth mindset and a resilient focus in the present moment. If you look at the transition that loss brings as a “turning point,” you can gain a lot of wisdom about life.

“My hope is that individuals develop a growth mindset, opening themselves to creativity and learning, especially about their personalities,” says Dr. Johnston. “With intention, one can cope with the many challenges in one’s life while still growing as an individual, a parent, and as a caring family member.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Janis Johnston in an interview with Jim Masters on December 7th at 1pm EST.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Dr. Janis Johnston, visit www.janisjohnston.com

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Family Law Attorneys Donna Buttler and Ann Newman to be Featured on CUTV News Rario

AVON, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Divorce can be one of the most painful experiences any family will ever have to go through. What if there was an exceptional law firm that could make the trauma of divorce so much more soothing on the heart and soul and get you the best and most realistic outcome?

Donna and Ann are those exceptional Family Law attorneys; partners at The Law offices of Donna L. Buttler. They focus their practice on Family Law by providing options to their clients to meet their individual needs to successfully resolve their family issues, whether they need to complete a thorough divorce, or a more focused single issue such as custody.

“When a couple decides on the difficult decision to divorce the next critical move is how to proceed wisely since it absolutely affects their family on every level including financial and emotional,” says Donna. “I aspire to make sure our clients have as much control as possible whether they decide on the processes of collaborative divorce, negotiation, or mediation. These systematic processes enable couples to negotiate the terms of their divorce agreement without having to go to court. It leaves all the decisions for their family in their hands and not left to the order of a judge who neither knows them or their family. Having all of these options available helps give our clients control over the outcome of their family dispute, while at the same time avoiding the very costly need to resort to court action.”

Donna graduated with Honors from the University of Connecticut Law School in 1994. She had a solo practice litigating and negotiating a variety of civil disputes. In 2010, she formed a larger law firm Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler and Rattigan, LLC, but in November 2017 decided to branch off and focus solely on Family Law. Along with Ann Newman, they formed the Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler.

Ann is an experienced family law attorney who focuses on marital mediation and collaborative divorce. She has spent more than twenty years working with families in family law and child protection matters. She earned her law degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 1990 and admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1991.

“Ann has a particular ability to do mediation,” says Donna, while I was often in the courtroom litigating. Despite our combined years of experience, we had little interaction. “Fortunately however, we were drawn together because we both became very active in the Collaborative Law Community. Forming a partnership enabled us to capitalize on combining our individual strengths. Together we can offer our clients the widest variety of choices so they are not limited in the best way to proceed.”

According to Donna and Ann mediation and collaborative divorce are very distinct protocols, but share the commonality of clients having the ultimate say on how the divorce will be finalized. Both in the process and in the outcome, mediation and collaboration are conducted outside of the court and all negotiations are in control of the client and not a judge. In a collaborative divorce negotiation each of the clients have an attorney advocate. However in a departure from other negotiations, they also use neutral professionals as needed who guide the participants to a successful resolution. This team may include such other trained collaborative professionals such as a psychologist, counselor, a child specialist and a financial consultant. Attorneys and professionals work together for the best interests of the parties.

“Certain clients will be successful under one set of protocols. Others will be successful under a different set, but most clients will benefit from participating in either a mediation or collaboration,” says Anne.

Through mediation, Ann guides the clients through face-to-face negotiations using legal principles, which ultimately results in comprehensive separation agreement, which include property division, parenting plan if children are involved, and financial support. The core principle of mediation however is that Ann is neutral, not representing either husband or wife and therefore, both can rely on her guidance and recommendations without fear of disadvantage.

“My goal is to skillfully guide the couple to create a fair agreement,” says Ann. “I provide a structure to address tough questions whether its financial, parenting, or retirement issues and we discuss it in a very composed, calm setting.”

Some cases are appropriate for litigation and it is just not possible to avoid court. It may be because the finances are complex, the emotions are too strong or the legal issues are unique. Litigation is the most common method of resolving the issues of your family matter. It does not necessarily mean a trial, but it is a court-supervised process. Although the parties are encouraged to negotiate outside of the court, all divorce terms are developed in a court proceeding and must be approved by a judge. Whatever the reason you choose to litigate, Donna and Ann will be by your side, using their capabilities, experience and resources to prepare your case and maximize your results.

Divorce negotiation can be and should be very much individualized. That is wholeheartedly what their law firm is trying to convey and offer.

“By thoroughly planning for our client’s future the road ahead looks so much more positive,” says Donna. “ It’s critical to remember the manner you get divorced is almost as important as your final outcome and our law firm is devoted to making certain we command everything we can to bring families peace of mind.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Donna Buttler and Ann Newman in an interview on Tuesday November 20th at 2 p.m. with Doug Llewelyn. On Tuesday November 27th at 3 p.m. EST Donna Buttler will continue the conversation with Jim Masters focusing on the litigation process.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest call (347) 996-3389

For more information on Donna Buttler visit www.dbuttler.com

Author: Beatrice Maria Centeno

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Family Law attorney Janet Pittman Reed starts legal blog and commentary on Family Law matters to inform families in need

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The Blog of Janet Reed, Esq. will focus primarily on Family and Domestic Relations Law, the publicly available information, and how the law is changing.

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many affected families do not know that the court system and non-profit organizations provides a lot of support. For example, the North Carolina Judicial Branch website has several videos that explain”

— Janet Reed, North Carolina lawyer

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Law Office of Janet Pittman Reed announced today that principal attorney Janet Reed is setting up a new legal blog https://janetreedesq.blogspot.com/ which will focus primarily on Family and Domestic Relations Law, how to locate information, and how the law is changing.

“With all the sometimes confusing information regarding Family Law, I felt that I could help explain the important issues at hand to families in need” said Janet Pittman Reed. “I have more than a decade of experience working in this area, and can help people understand the issues before a dispute develops, and obtain initial information when they need legal help.”

Family law does not only encompass marriage, children, divorce, and marital assets, but also implicates tax and retirement issues. The procedures are very complex and hard to understand for a layperson.

Ms. Reed is planning to inform affected families so that they are better prepared for what awaits them in a family law proceeding, such as divorce or child custody.

Ms. Reed explains that she has noticed in her practice that “many affected families do not know that the court system and non-profit organizations provides a lot of support. For example, the North Carolina Judicial Branch website has several videos that explain family law proceedings, including a video on Family Court Orientation and a new video on Parent Education, Access and Visitation.”

This is based on Session Law 1999-237 House Bill 168 Section 17.16, which authorized the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) to establish an educational program for parents who are parties to a custody or visitation action and to administer any parent education. These parent education programs make divorcing parents or parents living in separate homes aware of the needs of their children. The informative video that the court system provides, “The Most Important Job,” provides guidance for parents from professionals as well as from the child's perspective. Family courts provide this type of education locally according to their local rules. To accompany this video, the court system has published a handbook, The Most Important Job: Parenting Information for Families Living Apart (North Carolina Parent Education Handbook). Ms. Reed believes that such information should be provides more widely to lessen the stress and burden on families, and she will contribute to that.

Ms. Reed also explains that often multi-state issues are involved that make this field of law even more complex. “For example, family law is sometimes implicated in child custody cases when you have a spouse from a different State. When one parent takes the child to another State, or from another to North Carolina, this may result in a legal dispute as to in which State the child should live. Other areas of broader implications are marriages with spouses from different states, or where one spouse was married before.”

Janet Pittman Reed is planning to inform the public about such available information, procedures and developments so that any family law matter can proceed more smoothly and put less stress on the family and particularly children.

About Janet Pittman Reed

Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law cases such as Divorce & Separation.

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Dr. Gregg Jantz Coaches Parents Through the Anxieties of the Smartphone Generation

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, November 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Gregory Jantz, a pioneer in holistic care with decades of experience under his belt, tackles the heavy subject of parenting kids with smartphones in his book Ten Tips for Parenting the Smartphone Generation. Smartphone use, as Dr. Gregg Jantz shows us, is a leading cause of anxiety and depression, and an opportunity for parents to help out.

Something around 73% of American teens own a smartphone, and almost all the rest have some sort of access to tablets or the internet.(1) And according to new studies, Children spend an average of over 7 hours a day on digital media.

While smartphones deliver a powerful computer that teens can keep in their pockets to access all the information they need, it’s not without its hazards. For one, teens are subjected to more high school interactions and are potentially at a greater risk of bullying, but there’s also more attachment to social media and a growing habit of endless online browsing, too.

In his book Ten Tips for Parenting the Smartphone Generation, Dr. Gregg Jantz discusses the potential harm of overexposure and healthy ways parents can restrict usage.

“The smartphone revolution really began with the iPhone back in 2008, didn’t it? If we look back to the years between 2008-2010, we can see the growing statistical shift in teen anxiety and depression,” Dr. Gregory Jantz says.

The iPhone saturated the market in the immediate years after its release in 2008 so that it was a household item by 2011. A study reports that between the years 2010-2015, signs of anxiety and depression in teens soared 33%.(2) Suicide and suicide attempts among teens also saw a surge. Parents are likely to face a little conflict when getting between teen and their smartphones, but as Dr. Gregg Jantz demonstrates in his book, it’s a necessary battle.

“Sometimes, the only thing preventing kids from enjoying their lives to the fullest, of letting go of their social pressures and grade school anxieties, is limiting exposure to smartphones,” Dr. Gregory Jantz says.

In his book, Dr. Gregg Jantz gives parents ten Bible-based and well-researched ways to help protect kids as they use technology and are exposed to today’s media. He believes that one of the biggest challenges for parents today is helping their kids avoid overexposure, and stresses that parents become the example-setters in their kids’ lives. He also provides a few methods of monitoring and limiting the information your child is exposed to.

At 113 pages, his book is a short and insightful dissertation on what it is to parent children who have access to the far reaches of information online through smartphones. And seeing as smartphones are so commonplace (and don’t appear to be falling out of trend anytime soon), parents with children of any age can benefit from Dr. Gregg Jantz’s profound book.

Citations:

https://venturebeat.com/2015/04/08/pew-study-most-teens-own-smartphones-go-online-every-day-and-use-facebook/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/frankminiter/2017/11/21/are-smartphones-killing-teens/#671092c81a2b

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Karen L. Kristjanson to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, November 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Divorce is a change you can't anticipate as a child, and the emotional upheaval that comes with it can be extremely difficult to navigate.

According to research, outcomes for children in terms of their emotional growth and school performance are substantially better when they have both parents involved in their lives.

Co-parenting is when both parents are involved at least a third of the time in their children's lives following a divorce. It's not just a weekend thing, it's every day. Both parents continue to play an active and full role.

According to Karen L. Kristjanson, effective co-parenting is one of the best gifts separated parents can give to their children. She co-parented her two sons with their dad and learned much along the way.

Karen L. Kristjanson is the author of Co-Parenting From the Inside Out: Voices of Moms and Dads, which brings together real life co-parenting stories to inspire separated parents and help them understand co-parenting better, offering practical tips and tools that directly benefit families.

Co-Parenting from the Inside Out is a collection of 35 stories with real moms and dads in diverse circumstances, showing them making choices, sometimes struggling, and often growing. Their stories offer insights into wise decision-making, as well as practical strategies that strengthen families.

“I wanted people who read the book to recognize themselves in the stories,” says Kristjanson. “I wanted to be as inclusive as possible, so parents can see that they are not alone as they navigate their feelings and build a future.”

The answer to how to co-parent, says Kristjanson, depends on who you are, who your partner is, how many kids you have, what their ages are. Your physical health, your mental health, your financial health, and your level of self-management skills like emotional awareness will determine how well you co-parent, and the same thing goes for your ex-partner

Of course, people don't generally end a marriage unless there is something really big, like a betrayal or profound unhappiness. So there are usually feelings of anger, hurt, and loss and sadness that make co-parenting seem impossible, even when you know it’s the right thing to do for your children.

“If you want to co-parent, you're saying, ‘It'll be better for our kids if they have both of us in their lives,’ but sometimes that means you need to work cooperatively with somebody you’re more angry with than anyone in the world,’” says Kristjanson. “What I found was that the people who grappled with those feelings and let themselves grieve what they were losing and what they had lost were way more successful moving forward.”

While pain exists in most stories, there is also hope. Co-parents often feel that they have become more confident, compassionate, and parent better than ever before.

Karen also offers co-parenting coaching through her coaching practice Beyond Limits Coaching.

CUTV News Radio will feature Karen L. Kristjanson in an interview with Jim Masters on November 8th at 2pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

Co-Parenting From the Inside Out: Voices of Moms and Dads is available on Amazon.

For more information on Beyond Limits Coaching, visit www.beyondlimitscoaching.com

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WE NEED A DISCUSSION ON OPRAH'S PLATFORM ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

Wisdom Education is Brain Health Education; Where Wisdom Land is a Start...

Our Education System Has Cutting Edge Mind Education While Brain Education Is Under The Radar Screen.

Instead of tasting wisdom in old age live it up ASAP.

Why wait for old age to taste pure life when you can do it now.

All the Attributes of Wisdom Are Generated by Humulity.

Become Humble to Become Wise.

While our experts have correctly defined the ills of society being due to the lack of emotional intelligence; they have misunderstood the very nature of EI.

We need to wake up the world to the true nature of EI. EI is the smoke where emotional health(EH) is the fire. Taking care of EH will create EI effortlessly.”

— Sajid Khan

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oprah is a mother to us all. So it is hard for me to say this but it has to be done for the greater good. Oprah has to wake up to the fact that all these experts that she is promoting are focused on fixing the symptoms of the ills of society rather than taking care of the actual disease.

Emotional intelligence is a quality to be desired, pursued and achieved. Unfortunately the way our experts try to define and create emotional intelligence is half-baked.

They have wrongly defined emotional intelligence as a stand-alone, independent entity when it is a secondary entity. Emotional Intelligence is a fragrance that stems from an emotionally healthy brain. When our experts try to teach emotional intelligence it is like trying to improve the fragrance on its own. Just as to improve the fragrance, the plant has to be improved, to create emotional intelligence the brain has to be healed. All these books on trying to educate the mind on emotional intelligence are an exercise in failure. Emotional intelligence education is wise-parenting for the young and brain-therapy for the rest.

The problem stems from the fact that our experts have still not defined the difference between brain and mind. In fact, the mind itself is couched in fuzziness to the extent that there is no topic explaining the mind in High School psychology textbooks. When the leading expert Steven Pinker wrote a book on the brain, he did not even mention the mind even once! To improve professional intelligence lessons and textbooks are rightly needed. To improve emotional intelligence it is the brain that has to be healed. The focus of our experts has to shift from trying to teach the mind emotional intelligence to healing the brain by making the brain emotionally healthy.

Any wonder we have 44,000 books on happiness and not one hardly makes you happy. It is because all these books are focused on teaching the mind happiness. The mind itself is the fragrance of the brain and so it is the brain that has to be healed!

One can be the best of the best and yet not up to the mark. Oprah has the opportunity to correct this. She can invite her experts to discuss with me this unfortunate state of affairs.

While our experts have correctly defined the ills of society being due to the lack of emotional intelligence; they have misunderstood the very nature of emotional intelligence.

The first step to creating an emotionally intelligent society is to correctly define the very nature of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is defined by its attributes, it is like defining a tree by its fruit. So the experts are defining and trying to create the fruit instead of defining and creating the tree.

It is like trying to create fruit without cultivating the tree. The tree of emotional intelligence is the emotionally healthy brain. Creating emotionally healthy brains will generate emotional intelligence effortlessly. The focus of Oprah’s experts has to shift from emotional intelligence to emotional health.

Every single day the world continues to suffer from the ignorance of our experts and nothing changes.

The future of mankind is in the hands of our celebrities like Oprah. They have such a big opportunity to transform the world into a wise world. Yet they continue to promote false data.
Oprah’s fans hang on her every word as if it is the golden rule but alas she is misleading them into absorbing half-baked knowledge. Her experts are leading her fans to the wrong destination.

The world is hurting so bad and yet Oprah continues to push half-baked knowledge. She is doing great but still not good enough, she can do much better by showing the world the true nature of wisdom/emotional-intelligence.

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All emotions, including wisdom and love etc can now be defined in numbers. The art of living is now a science. Wisdom is a science!


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Pediatric Health Associates Physician Shelly Flais is Editor-in-Chief of New AAP Resource

Physician Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP is the Editor-in-Chief of American Academy of Pediatrics’ new book, Caring For Your School-Age Child, 3rd Edition.

As a parent myself, I understand the daily challenges and sought to create a comprehensive resource that addresses many common concerns.”

— Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Pediatric Health Associates physician Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP is the Editor-in-Chief of American Academy of Pediatrics’ new book, Caring For Your School-Age Child, 3rd Edition.

Caring For Your School-Age Child offers parenting advice for parents of children ages 5-12. The book focuses on dealing with mental health and behavioral conditions as well as resilience and general life skills. This updated and comprehensive 3rd Edition also covers topics such as emergency preparedness, money management, screen time and internet safety.

"I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with American Academy of Pediatrics as Editor-in-Chief of Caring for Your School-Age Child, 3rd Edition. As a parent myself, I understand the daily challenges and sought to create a comprehensive resource that addresses many common concerns," said Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP.

Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician at Pediatric Health Associates in Naperville, Illinois as well as an instructor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Flais is also the author of American Academy of Pediatrics’ book Raising Twins.

About Pediatric Health Associates
Pediatric Health Associates is a pediatric medical practice providing preventative care, nutrition counseling and lactation consultations for infants and children. Currently, Pediatric Health Associates has offices in Naperville, West Chicago, Plainfield, North Aurora and Bolingbrook, Illinois. Pediatric Health Associates pediatricians are on staff at Edward Hospital, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Silver Cross Hospital.

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Moms Marketers Learn How To Revitalize A Historic Brand At M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference

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Meryl Truffelman Macune, SVP of Global Marketing, Kids II

Making It Relevant To Parents & Families Today

We’ll learn how larger companies can bring nimble, more agile ways of operating into their own organizations”

— Meryl Truffelman Macune, SVP of Global Marketing, Kids II

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — “We will show how a nearly 50-year old company with iconic brands such as Baby Einstein, has embraced innovation,” said Meryl Truffelman Macune, SVP of Global Marketing, Kids II. “And through collaboration with startups and access to a VC fund that specifically invests in parenting-solutions, it is succeeding in pushing them forward to succeed with a whole new generation of millennial families.” Macune will be joined in her presentation by Ross Kimbel, Co-Founder, Be Curious Partners, and Catherine Merritt, CEO, Spool Marketing and Communications at the 14th Annual M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, Oct. 2 & 3, NYC. M2Moms® is designed to help brand marketing executives and their agencies better understand and improve their overall business results with today’s moms.

“Innovation is at the core of Kids II,” Macune continued. “In this session we will meet some of the talented members of this revitalization team, and hear the candid challenges, pivots and evolutions they’ve experienced working together toward the common goal of making Kids II a successful enterprise in the 21st century.” Kids II is a global company of industry-changing innovations for parents and families around the world has a portfolio of leading infant, baby and toddler brands and products serving customers in more than 72 countries.

“While the company has an enviable pedigree,” Macune explained. “It’s the future that inspires their vision. We’ll learn a bit about how this is all coming to life. And how larger companies can bring nimble, more agile ways of operating into their own organizations.”

“I’m sure all the marketing to moms execs will want to take a page or two out of the Kids II playbook and breathe new life into their own portfolio of brands!,” added M2Moms® producer, Nan McCann. “Today’s moms, kids, and families are facing much different challenges and stresses than previous generations of moms. It’s important for marketers to understand and adjust their marketing to the realities of today’s moms.

In addition to Macune, other M2Moms® speakers include: Paul Siefken, Fred Rogers Productions; Enna Allen, Simon Malls; Mandy Arioto, MOPS; Amy Przywara, Sylvan Learning; Patty David, AARP; Elle Walker & Meg Resnikoff, What’s Up Moms; Kurt Workman, Owlet Baby Monitors; Skyler Mattson, WongDoody & June Cleaver is Dead; Michelle Poris, Smarty Pants; Agata Reyes, Destination Maternity; Rachel Curry, Volvo USA. For a full list of speakers go to www.m2moms.com/speakers

“M2Moms® is definitely a ‘don’t miss’ for every exec who markets to moms,” McCann added. “It’s packed with sessions structured to help brands improve and evolve their marketing to moms efforts in a rapidly changing communications environment.”

“That’s why every year M2Moms® is attended by a comprehensive and diverse list of brands including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Evenflo, IKEA, Abbott Nutritionals, GM, Allstate, Heinz, Symantec, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, Wyeth and Coca-Cola,” according to McCann. “M2Moms® attendance typically sells out.”

The 2018 M2Moms® proudly supports Save the Children. Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Google; Associate Sponsors: AARP, What’s Up Moms, WongDoody; Showcase Sponsors: GfK, Fosina Marketing Group, Sylvan Learning, MOPS International, Famifi, Destination Maternity, BabyPage, Ask Patty, Strottman, Hillside & Knox, Foursquare, PlayWell TEKnologies, Response Media, GreyHealth Group, Raising Dragons, Marketing to Mums, Smarty Pants, Kids II, The Motherhood and Simon Property Group. Media Sponsor: MomTrends Media. Video Content Resource Sponsor: Snippies.

For M2Moms® information: www.m2moms.com or 860.724.2649 x13. M2Moms® is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

Nan McCann
PME Enterprises LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire

Author and Speaker Barbara Coloroso to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

GREELEY, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As young people from preschool through high school begin this new school year in a highly charged—and at times, toxic— climate, parents, educators, and students need to have a serious conversation about bullying and its intended and unintended consequences. Whether they target others, are targeted, or play the role of the not-so innocent bystanders, young people are deeply affected by meanness and cruelty.

Speaking on her updated and expanded version of her international bestseller, The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not-So-Innocent Bystander, Barbara Coloroso will address such pressing topics as:

• The connection between a rise in hate speech, and the potential for bullying with racial, ethnic and religious overtones in our schools, neighborhoods and communities
• The difference between normal, natural, and necessary conflict and the utter contempt and disaffection for “the other,” aka: bullying
• The difference between teasing and taunting
• What to do and what not do if a young person is targeted
• How young people get caught up in the “trap of complicity” with the bully, and the roles that they each play.
• Valid reasons, and lousy excuses, why young people might not stand up for their targeted peers
• How we as adults can help young people become active witnesses, resisters and defenders—by standing up for their peers and speaking out against cruelty and injustice

Barbara Coloroso is an international bestselling author, and for the past 48 years an internationally-recognized speaker and consultant–on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution, genocide, and restorative justice.

She has appeared on CBC, BBC, Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News and NPR and has also been featured in The New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other media. Her uniquely effective strategies were developed through years of training in sociology, special education, and philosophy, as well as field-tested through her experiences as a classroom teacher, laboratory school instructor, university instructor, seminar leader, volunteer in Rwanda with orphans from the 1994 genocide, and as a mother of three (now grown).

Barbara is the author of four international bestsellers: kids are worth it! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline; Parenting Through Crisis;-Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change; Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right—From Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically and her latest book, The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander—From Preschool Through High School and Beyond, Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Creating More Deeply Caring Communities. In Barbara’s book, Extraordinary Evil: A Brief History of Genocide…and Why it Matters, and her Ted X lecture on that subject, she discusses the premise that it is a short walk from hateful rhetoric to hate crimes to crimes against humanity, and that the walk begins with dehumanizing the “other” through verbal taunts.

CUTV News will feature Barbara Coloroso in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Friday, Sept. 28th at 4:00pm EDT

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3369

Learn more about Barbara’s books, DVD’s, CD’s and articles at her website: www.kidsareworthit.com.

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
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Source: EIN Presswire