The Authentic Parenting Conference
For conscious moms and dads who want to raise emotionally healthy children
We had a sold-out event in 2019.
Our scheduled October 17, 2020 event was canceled because of the global pandemic.
We reemerged and held our first post-pandemic LIVE event in March, 2023.
We are working on our 2024 LIVE event.
All the information and pictures on this page are from our 2019 event.
Wouldn't you love to...
Create a calm home, learn to manage your emotions better, make sense of your unresolved emotional issues, reduce stress from your life, cultivate deeper self-care and show up the way you truly want in your parenting?
Join Us for The Authentic Parenting Conference
October 17, 2020
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Held at The University Inn & Conference Center in historic New Brunswick
Imagine a group of mindful parents joining together for a fun, interactive and transformative event. See the agenda here.
The Authentic Parenting Conference is an educational event that brings the Authentic Parenting diverse Community together to connect, learn and elevate their skills. Focusing on attuning to our emotions, becoming present, calm and less reactive, so that we can listen to our children's big feelings. With fun, interactive, group activities, role plays, panel discussions, public art making and amazing keynote delivery, this event will nourish your soul, feed your mind and uplift your spirit!
Get away from daily responsibilities and immerse yourself with like-minded people. Consider this as your invitation to self-care.
In this one day LIVE conference you will discover:
What makes parenting hard, how your childhood experiences, stress influence your thoughts and actions towards your children. We will teach you how to ditch the overwhelm, meet your emotional needs, cultivate a deeper self-care practice and create more openness and authenticity in your life.
Practical, science-based tools to help you remain calm and become more mindful in those challenging situations. We will learn how to respond in the moment rather than react with the powerful 4 step C.A.L.M. formula that will shift how you parent.
Foster emotional health and resilience in your child
In the second part of our conference we'll focus on how children's emotions work. You'll learn powerful skills, science-based, effective tools to create emotional safety & support your children when they cry, throw a tantrum, whine or have a meltdown. You won't be puzzled anymore wondering:
- How to show empathy? How much?
- Intervene or leave them?
- How exactly to validate children's feelings?
- How to listen without judgement, rushing or minimizing children's feelings?
- What is co-regulation?
Master the art of listening to your children's big feelings.
Meet Our Host and Keynote Speaker
Anna Seewald, M.Ed, founder of Authentic Parenting
Anna Seewald, M.Ed is a Parent Educator, Keynote Speaker, Author and Host of The Authentic Parenting Podcast. With background in psychology and education, working with children for 18 years, today she helps conscious moms and dads to become calm and connected to themselves and their children through trauma-informed education. She believes in helping children by helping parents. She has a private practice that specializes in parent education, where she provides one-on-one parent coaching, parenting, court ordered, and co-parenting classes.
Meet Our Featured Speakers & Facilitators
Laura Froyen, PhD
Dr. Laura Froyen has PhD in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy. She is a peaceful parenting and respectful relationship coach and a self-compassion advocate. Laura helps parents get clear on their goals and values so they can begin prioritizing the things and people that truly matter and begin living in alignment with their deeper purpose. She helps them gain a deeper understanding of relational dynamics that they can use to achieve greater harmony and flow within their family. She teaches them to explore their deepest hopes and dreams for their children with honesty, curiosity, and vulnerability so they can intuitively know how to parent in the way that is right for them with complete confidence.
Laura empowers them to let go of expectations and perfectionism, stop being weighed down by comparison, and find freedom and joy so they can show up in their lives and their relationships with open-hearted authenticity and balance.
Kristy Lauricella has taught writing to children, teens, and adults for the past 20 years. She facilitates professional development, writing workshops, and retreats locally and nationally. Kristy is currently a Masters in Social Work candidate at Rutgers University. She is also a certified health coach, birth doula, and childbirth educator.
Kari Gormley, APPC, CAPP
Kari Gormley is an indefatigable catalyst who empowers people to create energy and action in their lives. As a facilitator, certified Bounce Back Better trainer, applied positive psychology coach and speaker, Kari works with individuals and organizations to discover, promote, and support them at their best. She believes that people can flourish through more meaningful relationships and by being their own “Chief Energy Officers”.
Kari is the host of “The Running Lifestyle Show,” a podcast devoted to creating a way of life for the long run. She lives in Wilmington, DE, with her husband, grade-school-aged son, and her son’s bearded dragon.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:30am-9:00am-Registration and Networking
9:00am-10:00am-Breakfast and Opening
10:15am-11:45am -Opening Keynote
Frequently Asked Questions:
Closest Airport is Newark Liberty International airport (EWR). There is a train right from the airport directly to New Brunswick.
See you soon!