Past Conferences

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Past Keynote Speakers



“Parenting in a Polarized World: Fostering Empathy & Respect”

Dr. Madeline Levine
Dr. Hazel Rose Markus
Alison Park


“Parenting in a World of Mixed Messages”

“Social Media Wellness” with Ana Homayoun
“The Buzz on Substances” with Jonathan Scott                                                                                                                                        “Modeling Your Values” with Richard Weissbourd


” Connnectivity: The Science of Optimizing Healthy Behaviors” Dr. Robert Sapolsky Keynote speaker

Panel of experts: Katie Bell, Libby Craig, Ariella Goodwine, Jo Langford, and Jacob Towery. Moderated by Birju Pandya 


“Thoughts on the Science of Character” with Tiffany Shlain
“Behind Happy Faces - Taking Charge of Your Mental Health” with Ross Szabo
“Introductory Remarks on How to Raise and Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success” with Julie Lythcott-Haims
2015 “Thriving in a Competitive World”
“Rethinking Competition” with Po Bronson
“Cultivating Life Long Strengths” with Dr. Laura Kastner
2014 “Turning Adversity into Opportunity” with Dr. Alex Lickerman
“Beyond the Menlo Loop: a Panel of Menlo Alumni” moderated by Julie Lythcott-Haims
2013 “eParenting: Connecting Without Chaos” with Matt Richtel, Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. and Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
“Helping our Children Succeed: A Tune-up for Caring Adults” with former Menlo Head of School, Norm Colb
2012 “Field-Tested Strategies for Parenting Adolescents” with Dr. Michael Bradley
“Inspiring a Generation of Everyday Heroes” with Dr. Philip Zimbardo
2011 “21st Century Adolescents: Strategies for Parenting Today’s Teens”, Dr. Laura Kastner
“InGenious: Levers for Unlocking Creativity”, Dr. Tina Seelig
2010 “Open Door Parenting: Keys to Communicating with Your Teen”, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
2009 “Raising Thoughtful, Compassionate and Accomplished Teens”, Dr. Brad Sachs
2008 “Happiness: the Ultimate Currency”, Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
2007 “Staying Connected to your Teenager”, Dr. Michael Riera
2006 “Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents: The Search for Islands of Competence”, Dr. Robert Brooks
2005 “Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age”, Dr. Dan Kindlon
2004 “Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times”, Dr. Robert Evans
2003 “Instilling a Sense of Integrity in Your Teenager”, Dr. Michael Riera
2002 “What Works: Stories from the Front Lines of Families Raising Adolescents”, Laura Sessions Stepp

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