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Though the age-old adage claims that "it takes a village to raise a child," not every parent has that luxury. APB's parenting speakers offer well-researched practical knowledge that will help all parents. As child clinicians, psychologists, authors, and journalists, APB's speakers on parenting understand the challenges parents face and provide proven solutions in motivational keynotes that will inspire your audience.

Parenting

Journalist & Best-Selling Author of All Joy and No Fun

Jennifer Senior, author of the bestselling book All Joy and No Fun, speaks about subjects as varied as positive psychology, burnout, IQ testing in kids, loneliness in adults, the outsize influence of the high school years and the horrors...

Sociologist & Happiness Expert

The author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter shares science-based parenting advice and skills for building emotional intelligence.

Star of The Big Bang Theory & Neuroscientist

Talented and multifaceted, Mayim Bialik - best known for her roles on Blossom and The Big Bang Theory - has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, studies Judaism and practices natural living.

Washington Post Columnist & Author

Jeffrey Selingo, an author, columnist and riveting speaker, has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide. His book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, explores...

Best-Selling Author of The Sports Gene

The former Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, Epstein has become one of the top sports science and medicine investigative journalist today. All audiences will be captivated by the knowledge and experiences Epstein shares from his work...

Award-Winning Actress & Best-Selling Author

Speaker Jamie Lee Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as an actress with roles in such films as Halloween. She is also the author of eight children's books.

Educator, Parent Expert & Social Activist

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author and media spokesperson on bullying,...

Bullying and Leadership Expert

Rachel Simmons is America’s go-to expert on the emotional lives of girls and young women. Her landmark book, the bestselling Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, shines a light on the rampant bullying that occurs among...

Internationally Renowned Educator, Best-selling Author, Parenting, Child Development & Bullying Expert

Dr. Michele Borba focuses on strengthening children’s character, self-esteem and achievement. A widely read author on the topic of parenting, her latest book is UnSelfie.

Author & Breast Cancer Survivor

In her best-selling memoir, The Middle Place, speaker Kelly Corrigan recounts how she cared for her cancer-afflicted father while battling breast cancer herself.

Educator & Author of The Price of Privilege

Author of The Price of Privilege, See No Evil and Viewing Violence. Cautions parents to be cognizant of the harmful influence of media violence and offers instruction on properly supervising their children's viewing habits.

Child & Family Psychiatrist

Co-writer of the syndicated column "Families Today" and co-author of Touchpoints: Three to Six, speaker Joshua Sparrow focuses on child development and family dynamics.

Education Expert / Author

Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He is the author of 12 books, including Punished by Rewards, The Schools Our Children Deserve, Beyond Discipline, Unconditional Parenting, ...

Clinical & Research Psychologist

Kindlon is a clinical and research psychologist specializing in the behavioral problems of children and adolescents. He holds joint assistant professorship in the Psychiatry Department of the Harvard Medical School and the Department of Maternal...

Co-Authors of Come Back

When honor student Mia Fontaine ran away and descended into society’s underbelly, her mother Claire took desperate measures to bring her back. Chronicling their remarkable tale in their best-selling book, Come Back, mother and daughter...

World-Famous Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin,...

Autism Activist & Mother of Temple Grandin

Raising her autistic daughter in the '50s, a time when the condition was misdiagnosed as mental illness, Eustacia Cutler has dedicated her life to raising autism awareness.

Cultural Scientist & Author, The Art of Risk & This is Your Brain On Sex

A cultural scientist, passionate traveler and science journalist, Sukel has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, risk taking, neuroscience, travel and politics.

Child & Family Psychologist

Speaker Michael Thompson has worked in over 200 schools nationwide. He co-wrote the bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys.

Children's Book Author & Creator of "Arthur"

As the creator of everyone's favorite aardvark, author and illustrator Marc Brown has captured children's imaginations for generations through his Arthur series.

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