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Lunch and Learn Speaker Forums

The Museum regularly hosts speaker forums that feature experts on issues affecting children and families. Lunch & Learn forums have addressed topics such as bullying, obesity, how children learn and, race, and the moral development of children. Forums are held at the Museum and are open to the public. A small fee covers the cost of Museum expenses. Forums are publicized on our website and in our regular emails to members and friends of the Museum. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Presentations

Engaging Children in Mindfulness Practice: A Program for Parents, Caregivers and Educators
Featuring Alison Yaeger, PsyD
October 26, 2022
11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Past Presentations

A Parent Guide to Happier Kids!
Featuring Pam Garramone, M.Ed.
October 8, 2019
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
View Video: “A Parent Guide to Happier Kids!”

Stay Calm and Parent On: Straightforward Strategies for a More Peaceful Family
Featuring Carla Naumburg
May 7, 2019
11:30am – 1:15 pm
View Video

Children and Media Use: Trends and Tips
Featuring Seeta Pai
November 2, 2018
11:30am – 1:15 pm
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Supporting Sibling Relationships with TLC
Jennifer T. Gillette
April 30, 2018
11:30am -1:15pm
View Video

Becoming Brilliant: Re-Imagining Education for Our Time
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
November 3, 2017
11:30am -1:15pm
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A New Era for Infants and Toddlers: Spreading the Boston Basics
Ronald F. Ferguson, PhD
May 8, 2017
11:30am -1:15pm
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Security Mom: Building Resiliency One Home at a Time
Juliette Kayyem
October 18, 2016
11:30am -1:15pm
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The Essential Conversation: Parents and Teachers Learning from One Another
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
May 17, 2016
11:30am -1:15pm
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Self-Regulation, Creativity, and Problem-Solving Through Play
Adele Diamond, PhD
February 9, 2016
11:30am -1:15pm
View Presentation Slides | View Video

Unleashing the Power of Sport
Kirk Friedrich
November 6, 2015
11:30am -1:15pm
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Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood
Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D
May 12, 2015 11:30am -1:00pm
View Video Part 1View Video Part 2

Raising Resilient Children
Dr. Robert Brooks
October 10, 2014
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The APP Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
Dr. Howard Gardner
May 13, 2014 11:30-1:00
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Nourishing Healthy Relationships in the Age of Technology
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
March 2014

Talking with Your Child about Race
Dr. Janie Ward
May 2013
View Video – Part OnePart Two

Raising Moral and Happy Children
Richard Weissbourd
November 2012
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Mind in the Making
Ellen Gallinsky
October 5, 2010

Supersize Me: The Social Context of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Dr. Elizabeth Goodman and and Dr. Beth DeFrino
June 15, 2010

Dr. Robert Sege
February 3, 2010