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Positive Parenting Conference - Isn't it Ironic?

It's ironic, isn't it?

Before we have kids, none of us really think of reading about parenting.

And after we have kids, none of us quite has the time to dig too deep!

So technically, we're doing the hardest job in the world - raising human beings - with little or no prior training, some hearsay knowledge and a lot of 'gut feeling'!

​Can you imagine a doctor or plumber trying to do their job this way?

No wonder most of us default so often to nagging and yelling all the time. And end up with so many power struggles. And feel so lost and adrift. And unsure in our own knowledge of what to do when faced with difficult situations. 

It's time to change that!

Over the course of 5 days from May 22 - 26th, 16 of the top experts in parenting and psychology fields, with decades of research and clinical experience, are coming together to share tips, tricks and techniques that we parents can start using right away to raise happy, well-adjusted kids.

And the best part? It's FREE and fully online!

The core essence of the most popular books for parents brought to you, for FREE directly by the book's authors in quick, easy-to-digest little bites... How can it get any better? Are you in?

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Here's What You'll Walk Away Knowing...

Day 1: May 22, 2017

Positive Parenting Conference: Dr. Laura Markham and Book

Dr. Laura Markham

How to Be an Emotionally Intelligent Parent

Perspective Shifter

Positive Parenting Conference - Susan Stiffleman & Book

Susan Stiffelman

How to Get Your Kids to Cooperate

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Heather Shumaker and Book

Heather Shumaker

What to Do When Your Child Does NOT Want to Do the "Right" Thing

Perspective Shifter

Positive Parenting Conference - Jessica Joelle Alexander and Book

Jessica Joelle Alexander

How to Raise Resilient Kids Using The Danish Way of Parenting

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Roma Khetarpal and Book

Roma Khetarpal

5 Easy-to-Remember Non-Verbal Communication Skills That Will Make You a More Mindful Parent

Perspective Shifter

Positive Parenting Conference - Katie Hurley and Book

Katie Hurley

How to Help Your Child Be More Assertive

Deep Dive

Day 2: May 23, 2017

Positive Parenting Conference - Ariadne Brill and Book

Ariadne Brill

How to Use a "Time In" Instead of the Traditional "Time Out" (and Why)

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Sheila McCraith and Book

Sheila McCraith

3 Crucial Perspective Shifts That Will Help You Stop Yelling at Kids

Perspective Shifter

Positive Parenting Conference - Tosha Schore and Book

Tosha Schore

Staylistening: One Simple Tool to Handle Tantrums, Emotional Meltdowns and More

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Lori Lite and Book

Lori Lite

School Stress: How to Cope With It Calmly and Effectively

Deep Dive


Suzi Lula

How to Leave "Mom Guilt" Behind Once and For All

Perspective Shifter

Day 3: May 24, 2017

Positive Parenting Conference - Janine Halloran and Book

Janine Halloran

5 Simple Coping Skills To Help Anxious Kids Calm Down

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Book

Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore

How to Deal with Bullying (Whether Your Child is Bullied or Is the Bully)

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Jennifer Lehr and Book

Jennifer Lehr

How to Offer Positive Encouragement (Sorry, “Good Job!” Doesn’t Cut It)

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Tracy Cutchlow and Book - v2

Tracy Cutchlow

Say What You See: A Simple Script for Calm Communication When You Are Ready to Explode

Deep Dive

Positive Parenting Conference - Kate Orson and Book

Kate Orson

How to Respond to Tears to Raise Strong Kids

Perspective Shifter

Day 4 & 5: May 25 - 26, 2017

FREE Bonus Catch-Up Days!

Well, this is a conference for parents. Chances are you don't have the time to watch all of the wonderful talks on all the days. Not to worry... We've scheduled in TWO completely FREE Bonus Catch-Up Days at the end of the conference when all the talks from all the days will be available for free for you to catch up on, or re-watch! So, go ahead... take it all in at your own pace.


What Makes This Conference Unique?

No Travel Required!

We bring the conference to you! The conference is completely online. Just register on this page and during the conference, we will send you an email every day with that day's talks. You can view them from the comfort of you home. In your pajamas. With no makeup on. While eating a tub of decadent chocolate ice cream. Or not. Your call.

FREE and Flexible!

The conference is completely FREE between May 22 - 26, 2017.

We'll start with 3 conference days with five to six talks each day. Each talk is around 45 minutes long and you will receive the access links by email. You decide when is the best time for you to watch them. Can't watch all the talks on any given day? No problem! We'll have 2 bonus catch-up days at the end of the conference with all the talks from all the days. So go ahead, watch it at your own time and at your own pace!

Unique Cohort of Speakers!

Our experts are passionate about the topics they speak about and have spent years, in most cases decades, researching them and working with parents and kids. And they're from both parenting and psychology fields to cover the topics in breadth as well as depth. You simply won't find this set of speakers coming together to talk about Positive Parenting anywhere else!

Addresses Your Concerns!

Earlier this year, I ran a survey on my site and got over 550 responses from parents just like you. I've poured over those and combined them with our experts interests to find the perfect topics to cover in these talks. Our experts and I have spent tons of time discussing how to offer the most value in each talk. Consequently, every single one of these talks packs a punch and contains incredibly practical and useful tips that can potentially change your life starting right now!

You're in Control!

Ever been to a conference where you were stuck at the back of the room and couldn't follow a word the speaker was saying? Or next to someone who had an opinion to share about every. single. thing. the speakers had to say? Well, guess what... not only will you have the best seat at this conference, but you can also pause, rewind and forward the talks! How cool is that?

We've Got You Covered!

Are you a new mom, or a an old hat? Do you have just one kid, or a dozen? Have you just heard about positive parenting for the first time, or have you been practicing this for ages? Are you single, married, have a partner or co-parent in two separate households? No matter where you are, we'll meet you there and provide you all the support you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Conference held? Do I have to travel?

Nope, no travel required. This is a 100% online event and is located wherever you are. You can watch from anywhere with an internet connection.

How do I access the talks?

First, register for the conference below. Next, on each day of the conference, you'll receive an email with the link to the talks for that day. Just click on the link and watch the videos at your convenience. 

What if I can't watch all the talks on the day they are posted?

New talks will be posted each day on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Each talk will be live for 24 hours from the time it is posted. Don't worry if you can't catch all the talks on the day they are posted though. We will have TWO FREE bonus catch-up days on May 25th and 26th when all the talks from all the days are available again. You can use these days to catch-up on talks you missed, or re-watch the ones that had the most impact on you!

How much does it cost?

The conference is totally FREE to attend between May 22nd - 26th, 2017. 

What if I want to watch the talks after the conference ends?

These talks are so valuable and so full of insights that we anticipate many of you will want to re-watch them again and again as your kids grow up and you face new challenges. So, we're making the recording packages available with lifetime access for a small fee. We've been fortunate to be able to offer a lot of bonuses with these recording packages and there will be special discounts available for early birds. So be sure to keep an eye out for them.


Meet Your Host

Hi, My name is Sumitha and I am a regular parent like most of you.

Before I had my daughter, I honestly didn't give much of a thought to parenting. After all, parents have done this for ages... how hard can it be, right? 

Oh, how naive I was!

My daughter challenges me every step of the way. She is my joy one minute and a source of abject exasperation the next. Raising her has made me come face to face with the depth of my character and the shallowness of it. I revel in my strengths one moment and the next, I am moved to tears by my weaknesses.

In 2013 I started AFineParent.Com to make sense of it all. Its been a fascinating and fulfilling few years since! This conference is in some sense a culmination of everything I set out to do then -- be curious, learn, keep an open mind and find a way to really enjoy the journey while finding a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

I hope you find as much value in participating in this conference, as I did in putting it together!

Behind-the-Scenes Rockstars

A very special heart-felt thanks to these wonderful people for their unwavering support and behind-the-scenes help in putting this conference together.  I couldn't do it without them. Thank you!

Positive Parenting Conference - North Stars

My 'Why's

Long Suffering, Always Inspiring, North Stars

Positive Parenting Conference - Saritha

Saritha Bhandarkar

Hand Holding, Whip Cracking, Morale Booster


Malinda Carlson

Talk Review, Summaries & So Much More!


Michelle Crompton

Video Editor Extraordinaire

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