The Virtual Experience
The Parent and Nanny Conference is a fully virtual experience. From the comfort of your own digital device, you will have access to over 30 expert parenting and childcare seminars and content.
Immediately after registering, you will receive an email to set up your online account. Through the online account, we'll periodically share conference news, announce new speakers and share the schedule of live events on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
After registering, your online account will grant you access to all the webinars, seminars and content on Friday, September 18 at 7am EST. You can pick and choose what seminars you want to watch on-demand through Friday, September 25 at 11pm PST. For every seminar you watch, you have the option to download a certificate of attendance that will include your name, the seminar title, duration, and date.
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Meet our 2020 speakers
The Parent and Nanny Conference has 40+ expert speakers and we will be adding their information and biographies over the next few weeks. Check them out and if you are interested in being a speaker, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register today and watch 30+ expert parenting and childcare seminars anytime between September 18-25. The Parent and Nanny Conference will also have live events and networking on September 19, 2020.
For every seminar you watch, you have the option to download a certificate of attendance that will include your name, the seminar title, duration, and date.
Becoming the Mindful Nanny
Alexaraye Vallejo will discuss how becoming a “Mindful Nanny” can enhance your career as a caregiver, help you to support the emotional and social needs of children and families, and guide you on a path to success, enhancing your skill sets to thrive in the future world of caregiving. The seminar will define “mindfulness”, dispel common misconceptions, and most importantly discuss how practicing and embodying mindfulness can provide you with essential skills to improve your life and career.
Becoming Partners: Practical Strategies for Building a Successful Parent/Nanny Partnership
Developing a successful nanny and parent partnership takes work. Join Michelle LaRowe to learn practical strategies to start and maintain a successful relationship.
Branding Yourself in a Sea of Professionals
With the dominance of social media, your personal brand is more important than ever. This workshop is for the professional that wants to develop a unique identity that sets them apart from others in their industry. Learning outcomes include: learning to successfully market yourself in a sea of other professionals, creating a positive media presence, continuing education, crafting your personal brand statement, and the importance of collaboration and networking.
Building Strong Kids - Children and Chiropractic
Alexandria Pankoke, DC discusses the benefits of regular wellness chiropractic care for children as early as infancy up through adulthood. This seminar explores some of the conditions that may be improved with chiropractic care such as colic, ear infections, asthma, bed wetting, constipation, and ADHD.
Caring for the Caregiver: Self Care and Female Health
This seminar will focus on the importance of us tending to ourselves and ensuring we make self-care a priority. We are our best advocates and are the foundations of our family. Self-care is not selfish.
Caring for the Differently Abled
Matthew Lister and Sara E. Brenton are professional nannies who have devoted their careers to working with children who are differently abled. They have learned many ways to handle different situations while caring for children with physical, neurological, and psychological conditions. This seminar will description these categories and provide tips, tricks, and general knowledge to better care for differently abled children.
Car Seat Safety: Birth Through Preteen
There are 100s of car seat styles and 4 out of 5 are installed or not used incorrectly. It's important to learn about installation, used, best practices so the car seat works properly in an accident to reduce injury to the child. Law very by state and age so join Candie O'Dell-Scherer to learn more about passenger safety from newborn through preteen.
Co-Dependency in Caregiving: The Root of Our Burn Out
Sarah Carlisle Stewart, the Modern Nanny, will discuss how codependent dynamics can fuel burn out for nannies and parents alike. By prioritizing self-care, clarifying boundaries and expectations, and mirroring the team perspective, we can change the burn out paradigm.
Cooking for the Picky Eater
Join Sara E. Brenton, a classically trained chef and professional nanny who has discovered many ways to trick even the pickiest eaters into eating more healthy foods. Sara shares her secrets to improve their diet as she transforms veggies into dinner and dessert!
Creating an Additional Source of Income
Nannies, newborn care specialists, and doulas work within childcare, providing different services and support to parents. This seminar by Alexandra Latten Argosino shares how to create multiple streams of income to earn extra money in the childcare industry.
Difficult Conversations Between Parents & Nannies
Parents and nannies may have a closer relationship than traditional employers and employees. Conversations about discipline, keeping the house picked up, privacy and responsibilities can be difficult. Dr. Stephanie Lord and Stephanie McGraw provide practical tips and recommendations on how to approach and engage in difficult conversations.
Do Children See Color?
Did you know that children as young as six months begin to notice and respond to skin color cues, and by seven or eight years old may show signs of the negative impact of internalized racism in classrooms? This workshop will explore stages of children's development of racial/cultural identities and how educators can create anti-racist/social justice learning opportunities using culturally responsive teaching.
Emotion Coaching aims to empower the education and early years workforce, families and parents through building awareness of attachments, emotions and self-regulation. Dr. Janet Rose and Julia Gaskell will help professionals acquire skills to empathise and unpick the reasons behind behavior.
Flexible Lesson Planning for Nannies
Do you need help setting up your day with your charges but all your research focuses on schools or day care settings? Creating a lesson plan in a home is completely different than a lesson plan for school. This seminar won’t focus on the fancy terms and words for certain skills, but will teach you how to create a simple and flexible plan you can use with all ages and for many years.
The foster care seminar will focus on understanding the Foster Care System in the United States and explain how foster parenting and respite care work. Watching this seminar, parents and nannies will learn the benefits, the 'why", and how to become a foster parent. We will also discuss the impacts to nannies when a family has a foster child.
Generational Views of Childcare (Panel Discussion)
Childcare changes with each generation. Parenting approaches used by Boomers differ from those adopted by Generation X and Millenials. While family dinners together were common, they gave way to fast food and are making a comeback as Covid allows more parents to work from home. In this way, our past can help us better adapt to current changes in the industry. A panel of professional nannies will discuss what they have learned as their careers have advanced. The panel will have nannies in their 20s, 30s, 40s and older to represent different age groups and years of experience.
Getting Teens to Talk: Creating Safe Spaces for Tough Times
Healthy communication between parents and Teens or Tweens is more critical, yet more difficult, now than ever. Parents and Teens / Tweens alike are navigating uncharted waters with the saturation of screen use, emotional fluctuations, and demanding expectations among peers. All these elements result in struggling relational skills, legitimate fears of vulnerability, and the breakdown of the family.
Hiring an Elite Nanny
How do you go about hiring a stellar nanny? This is a common question posed by many prospective parents seeking in-home care placement. In this segment, Jessie Marie will help you develop and learn the basic principles of finding, identifying, and hiring the nanny of your dreams! You will leave this segment feeling empowered and ready to begin the hiring process.
Hiring a Nanny from a Different Culture
America is the melting pot of many different ethnic backgrounds. What happens when two culturally different backgrounds collide in the form of family and Nanny? In this seminar we explore cultural differences and how they affect both the family and nanny.
How is Your Financial Wellness?
How is your financial wellness? Do you know your numbers? Do you have an action plan? Your financial decisions today can provide you the opportunity and flexibility tomorrow and for generations to come.
Instill a Love of Reading and Writing Through Art, Music and Movement
Bonnie Mozer's classroom and reading specialist experience is infused with art, music and movement to help children enjoy reading. Her engaging seminar will include: demonstrated lessons and techniques to foster high level thinking skills, academic, social, emotional learning skills and simple ways to engage and inspire children to love to read and write through Culturally Responsive Practices, art, music, and movement.
Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse & Human Trafficking
This awareness seminar that educates parents and caregivers on child sexual abuse and human trafficking. Topics include preventing, recognizing, responding to, and reporting abuse. The seminar will also discuss the importance of recognizing trauma and how to support children, families, and yourself.
Memory Fun 101: Memory Training for Parents and Nannies
In this fun & interactive session, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos will help you to develop life-changing skills. You will unlock your mind's hidden power to easily remember names, facts/figures, presentations, processes/procedures, famous quotes, foreign languages, exam/training material, and much more. This promises to be an entertaining, educational, and “memorable” program for all.
My Biggest Supporter
Being a Nanny can be very isolating and lonely. It gets hard sometimes to stay motivated due to some of the issues we deal with on the job. Who do we turn to, our biggest supporters. Husbands, fathers, boyfriends and male best friends who are there to encourage us and keep pushing us to be the best. Here is a sneak peek into what they think of us, what they see in us and why they keep encouraging us.
Outside In, Inside Out (aka Sticks and Stones)
Reggio inspired, Loose Parts inspired, Cheapskate inspired. In this session, we will explore simple and easy ways to bring the outside in and the inside outside, stimulate creativity, encourage observations and make learning fun! I use an abundance of easy to find ‘loose parts’ that will not break the bank. There are links to literacy, engineering, arts, math, science, design, music and fun!
Play-Based Learning Using LEGO™ Bricks
Using LEGO™ Bricks, this presentation focuses on play as the most important way children learn. Parents, nannies, and caregivers of young children will learn methods and fun activities to stretch children’s development as they learn about the physical, social, emotional and cognitive worlds around them.
Positive Discipline Tools to Teach Young Children How to Solve Problems
Learn how to embrace peer and sibling conflict using specific Positive Discipline techniques that teach long - term social emotional skills. Regardless of their age, children have the opportunity to learn tools that decrease conflict and increase confidence, assertiveness, compassion and awareness.
Power of Play
Children learn best through play as they make decisions and learn from hand-on experiences. What does playing with playdough have to do with writing and how does tracking water droplets as they drip down from a pipette prepare kids for reading? In this seminar, learn how the power play helps young children develop life skills.
Returning to Work After Parental Leave
Heading back to work after having a baby is no small feat, even in "normal" times. In this webinar, we will focus on strategies that help make the back-to-work transition more smooth and successful for new parents. Specifically, we'll dive into the four proven themes of: (1) a mindful mindset; (2) mapping out logistics; (3) viewing your return as a leadership opportunity; and (4) staying connected to community.
Stress and the Brain: A Guide to Managing Cortisol's Impacts on Behavior and Creativity
Can you spell A-M-Y-G-D-A-L-A? If not, now is the time to learn. Dr. B will introduce you to this important brain structure that triggers a potentially damaging flow of cortisol and adrenaline that can impede learning and creativity. As caregivers, there is much one can do to detox and regulate the impacts of stress on both brain and body and do it with fun, simple, effective strategies.
When I left my first nanny job I was heartbroken. I did not know what to do with the sadness I felt about losing connection with the children I had loved and cared for from birth. What I learned was that even the best nanny jobs end and parents and nannies need to work together to make sure they offer their children a smooth transition as that happens. Saying goodbye to a beloved nanny, whether she has been with you for 6 months or 6 years is an important life lesson for your child.
Three P's to Potty Training the Child, Parents and Nanny
Join Matthew Lister as he talks about the Three P’s To Potty Training for the child, parents and nanny. What does it take to make sure the child is successful in toileting? Who remains unscathed by the process? Gain practical and proven tips to make potty training simple and as positive as possible. Don’t flush this learning opportunity away!!
United for All Ages: Enabling Elder and Younger People to Mix
Bringing older and younger people can tackle many social issues – from loneliness and ageism to improving health and care of young and old alike. Recent years have se