Have you ever been to a professional conference that addresses how diversity, inclusion, and representation affects parents and families? Yeah, me neither! 

That’s why I’m attending the Diversity in Parenting Conference. 

Oh, and I’ll also be one of the keynote speakers.


Even when parents are attuned to the needs or their kids, there are secure attachments made early in life, a developmental social emotional approach to parenting is taken, and we set realistic expectations of “good enough” parenting — that’s only part of the story.

I’m speaking at the Diversity in Parenting Conference​ on the impact of environment on our ability as parents to meet the needs of kids.

For many families, there are additional challenges, barriers, and harmful experiences that exist outside of the family unit that need to be addressed with outside help and support.

In my talk I refer to following studies, articles, and websites:

The Persistent Sampling Bias in Developmental Psychology: A Call to Action

How Cultural Differences Shape Your Happiness

Adverse Childhood Experiences

(ACEs) – Center For Disease Control Website

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

The Evolution of ADHD: Social Context Matters

It’s Better to be Born Rich Than Gifted

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Even if you aren’t attending, I hope you can read through these articles and see that if we aren’t talking about the systems and environments that children grow up in, then we aren’t really be fair to parents or kids when we ask them to succeed in environments of scarcity.

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