“You hit the nail on the head in so many ways. I am already so very grateful for the information, context, perspective, advice and very specific wording you suggest here. This fantastic presentation addresses everything and more than what I was hoping for, but also is applicable to effective communication in general with our teen sons.”
Mom of teen boy

“I went to your presentation this morning and I wanted to say thank you! I am a mother of two and a former middle school teacher. Although I’m no longer teaching, I still try to keep current on educational approaches as well parenting. I’ve seen so many speakers present over the years and your work is extremely powerful. I took home many important ideas and concepts but your humor though and stories…that’s what really makes your content so memorable!! It felt great to actually laugh about parenting!”
Mom and former teacher

“I really enjoyed your presentation today. I don’t think I can express that enough through an email. The work that you do is so powerful and it’s so important. You made me feel extremely hopeful and energized. Truly I can’t thank you enough and I look forward to learning more from you.”

“I didn’t expect to laugh so much about parenting – WOW! I really liked how you were able to talk about such complicated topics in a simple, direct and useful way. The take-away images were super helpful. I am already picturing “the blender” and avoiding the “rabbit hole”.”
Mom of 3 and administrator

“I wanted to thank you sincerely for coming out to speak to our parent community. It was our best turn out yet! I am still receiving positive parent emails weeks later. The kids have been using the words and tools you gave them as well – I hear about the “Worry Bully” in class and know teachers are trying to remind kids to use their “Brave Talk.” We hope to have you back in the Spring. Thank you again for your time and energy.”
Event Organizer

“First off, you are a phenomenal speaker!  I thought that the Q&A part of the workshop was very effective.  I was able to make personal connections to the various social issues.  Thank you!”
Del Mar Elementary Teacher

“You are speaking my language! I loved it! I liked the cross gender stuff -more about that and “mean girl” behaviors. The classroom strategies are helpful…MORE!”
Del Mar Teacher/Parent

“WOW.  Thank you so much.  You shared valuable information and I really enjoyed listening to you both as a parent and teacher.  Thank you for the practical strategies – specially about things like the “giggle” and other subtle behaviors we witness. I really liked the specific question and answer time.”
San Diego Teacher/Parent

“This was very engaging and your expertise was obvious.  I would like you to talk with our students.  I am interested in helping to empower them and increase their tolerance of each other.”
Carmel Valley Parent/Teacher

“I did not expect to be so entertained! That was spot on helpful and funny. Thank you!”
Sage Canyon Elementary Dad

“The way to speak to the girls is really great.  They open up to you and really seem to feel that you GET them. I wish I had had someone like you to talk to when I was teenager.  Thank you!”