Attachment parenting has become a hot topic in the US due to Time magazine’s infamous cover of a mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son. APB’s own Mayim Bialik, famous for her roles on The Big Bang Theory and Blossom, has advocated attachment parenting since before the controversial cover image and article. Attachment parenting focuses on natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and co-sleeping, and according to Bialik, this form of parenting feels right emotionally, rationally, and instinctually. Her book Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way, which is based on much of her PhD research on brain function among people with Prader-Willi syndrome, describes her experiences raising her two sons and her usage of attachment parenting techniques. Learn more about speaker Mayim Bialik.
In light of this national focus on parenting methods, APB is proud to offer a number of parenting speakers whose expertise will help you navigate this often turbulent territory.
The writer-producer of Bully, Cynthia Lowen takes a strong stance against bullying with her recent film. There has been an increasing focus on the issue of bullying in the media and Bully brings further awareness to the problem. The film captures a growing movement among parents to end bullying by changing how the issue is handled in schools, communities, and society. Lowen and her team of filmmakers started The Bully Project Social Action Campaign, which hopes to provide parents, kids, educators, and advocates with the tools to put an end to bullying. Learn more about speaker Cynthia Lowen.
As the national spokesperson for the A Healthy Baby Begins with You campaign started by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Tonya Lewis Lee has spread her message of health and wellness to thousands of people. Lee is bringing to attention the infant mortality crisis in the African American community and is promoting better lifestyles for all women. Learn more about speaker Tonya Lewis Lee.
Author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, which inspired the popular movie Mean Girls, Rosalind Wiseman is a specialist in children, teens, parenting, and social justice. She provides parents with strategies for dealing with the difficult situations that unavoidably occur during parenthood. In addition, she speaks out against bullying and provides strategies on how to prevent it. Learn more about speaker Rosalind Wiseman.
Recognized for her parenting and relationship advice, author Christine Carter provides science-based tips to parents on raising happy children while finding joy in their parenting. Carter uses her psychology, sociology, and neuroscience knowledge, as well as her own chaotic and comical experiences as a mother, to show the dos and don’ts of parenting. Learn more about speaker Christine Carter.
As “Gordon” on Sesame Street, Roscoe Orman played the part of a compassionate and nurturing father. His character provided guidance to young parents across America and he has remained an inspiration to generations of children and adults. Orman’s significant role goes beyond his Sesame Street character—he has been an influential activist for children’s issues, including child abuse prevention, and he supports the Children’s Defense Fund and many other organizations. Learn more about speaker Roscoe Orman.
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