Parent Education Programs
Renowned for wise, accessible parent education, Rachel leaves audiences enriched and inspired.
Digital Parenting: How to Parent a Wise User of Screens
Explore the theory behind why teens are drawn to social media and how it can undermine their wellness; get the latest data on how social media affects self-esteem, body image, and multi-tasking; and learn strategies for teaching healthy social media use without sounding preachy.
Raising Resilient Kids: How to Teach Your Child to Resist Perfectionism, Manage Self-Criticism & Talk Back to Toxic College Pressure
Teens have never been more successful, yet they’ve also never struggled more with anxiety, stress and depression. In this talk, Rachel translates the toxic messages about achievement that young adults have internalized, and teaches parents the tools to help young people practice self-compassion, redefine success, pursue purpose, and—most importantly—let them know they are enough as they are.
Best Friends, Worst Enemies, and Everything in Between
When your child is a social target, it’s one of the most anguishing experiences a parent can have. In this talk, learn how and when to get involved when your child is struggling. Rachel provides parents with scripts and strategies to support girls through their most painful moments.
Be You: A Parent-Child Workshop
In this interactive workshop for youth and parents, Rachel uses guided questions to open up new conversations between parents and their children (ages 8 – 14). Participants come away with a new language to talk about toxic friends and being true to oneself. Youth practice communicating assertively and learn problem-solving tools with their parents that they can take with them to school the next day
How Self-Compassion Makes You Braver, Happier, and More Successful
Research shows that self-criticism heightens anxiety and lowers motivation, yet most people believe it’s the key to success. In this workshop, learn a researched, three-step practice to deal with setbacks, manage difficult feelings, and quiet the voice of a destructive inner critic.
How to Manage Overthinking
Research shows overthinking can lead to anxiety, depression, and loss of motivation. At this workshop, learn why teens overthink and how to stop, so they can move on, free their minds and focus on more productive activities.