ABOUT PARENTING IN PLACE
Parenting in Place is a unique live masterclass series featuring prominent thought leaders in parenting, neuroscience, education, and well-being. The series initially came together in summer 2020 as nine weekly events in response to the challenges families were facing while quarantining, social distancing, and remote learning, and in an era of heightened racial strife.
When we announced the masterclass, we received the critique that the majority of our founders are white. This critique is valid. The entire genre of “parenting” has been faulted for being very white, and rightly so. This lack of racial diversity in our group is an inadequacy we are committed to solving, for you and for ourselves. We’ve also heard from other parenting authors who want to be included in our group and in the masterclass. We are honored that they feel ours is a group worth joining. In light of our concerns about amplifying diverse voices, we need to be very intentional and thoughtful about how we change and grow.
We thank you for your interest in the masterclass and our work. We are committed to better serving all parents by offering a diverse set of perspectives and building author collaborations that represent a variety of identities.
KATHERINE REYNOLDS LEWIS
Katherine Reynolds Lewis* is an award-winning journalist, speaker and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior. An MIT Knight science journalism fellow for 2020-21, her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Medium, Mother Jones, Parents and others. A Harvard physics graduate, Katherine lives in a multiracial, blended family in the Washington D.C. area with her husband Brian and their three children.
DEBBIE REBER, MA
Debbie Reber* is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and founder of TiLT Parenting. A certified Positive Discipline trainer and regular contributor to Psychology Today and ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s newest book is Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. Prior to launching TiLT, Debbie spent more than 15 years writing books for women and teens.
In early March 2020, a group of parenting authors coalesced with a goal of sharing support, insights, and career advice about speaking to schools, parents, corporations, organizations, and mental health groups. Shortly after our first meeting, the speaking circuit shut down due to COVID-19, bringing all our travel to a crashing halt and forcing us to pivot in our work. Our bi-monthly call turned from a networking group into a lifeline for emotional support and making sense of the impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on children and families. From those conversations, the Parenting in Place masterclass series emerged.
Memoirist, speaker, and author of Motherhood So White
Michele Borba, EdD*
Educational psychologist, author of 24 books for parents and educators, TODAY contributor
Tina Payne Bryson,
Author, psychotherapist, and founder of The Center for Connection
Christine Carter, PhD*
Author, speaker, coach, and sociologist and senior fellow at the Greater Good Science Center
Phyllis Fagell, LCPC*
Counselor, school counselor, journalist, author of Middle School Matters
Speaker, activist, and author of How to Raise an Adult
Devorah Heitner, PhD*
Researcher, journalist, speaker, author of Screenwise, and founder of Raising Digital Natives
Katie Hurley, LCSW*
Child and adolescent psychotherapist, writer, speaker, author, founder of “Girls Can!”
Co-author of The Self-Driven Child, speaker, and founder of PrepMatters
Christine Koh, PhD
Music and brain scientist, podcast co-host, and co-author of Minimalist Parenting
Speaker, education and parenting journalist, and author of The Gift of Failure
Katherine Reynolds Lewis*
Journalist, speaker, and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior
Madeline Levine, PhD*
Clinician, consultant, educator, speaker, author, and co-founder of Challenge Success
Audrey Monke, MA*
Parent/teacher/youth educator, speaker, summer camp owner, author of Happy Campers
Debbie Reber, MA*
Parenting activist, author, speaker, podcast host, and founder of Tilt Parenting
Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD*
Clinical psychologist, school consultant, author The Big Disconnect, and speaker
William Stixrud, PhD* **
Neuropsychologist, founder of The Stixrud Group, co-author The Self-Driven Child
* = Founding Partner
** = Emeritus
Parenting in Place is a unique live masterclass series featuring prominent thought leaders in parenting, neuroscience, education, and well-being. The series initially came together in summer 2020 in response to the challenges families were facing while quarantining, social distancing, and remote learning, and in an era of heightened racial strife. Read more here.