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Children & Family


American Program Bureau offers a list of highly regarded children and family speakers who are also authors, CEOs, teachers, scholars, and leaders who present keynotes on crucial areas such as children and family, parenting, bullying, and generations.

Trending Topic for Families & Educators: Headlines have proven that bullying among children and teens is an epidemic that isn't going away. Working to solve the problem are bullying experts (like Rosalind Wiseman, Rachel Simmons, and Scott Poland). These speakers on bullying and aggression share solutions for adolescents, parents, and teachers who are trying to cope with this unfortunate and widespread problem.

Children & Family

Star of The Big Bang Theory & Neuroscientist

Talented and multifaceted, Mayim Bialik - best known for her roles on Blossom and The Big Bang Theory - has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, studies Judaism and practices...

Award-Winning Actress & Best-Selling Author

Speaker Jamie Lee Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as an actress with roles in such films as Halloween. She is also the author of eight children's books.

Writer, Producer & Actor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Nia Vardalos is a writer, producer, and actor best known for her work in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She is also an adoption advocate and the author of Instant Mom.

Parenting & Bullying Expert

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author and...

Bullying and Leadership Expert

Rachel Simmons is America’s go-to expert on the emotional lives of girls and young women. Her landmark book, the bestselling Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, shines a light on the...

Sociologist & Happiness Expert

The author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter shares science-based parenting advice and skills for building emotional intelligence.

Brain Scientist

Dr. John J. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders. Medina was the founding director of the Talaris Research...

Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s Center for Ethics & Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist

Ron Suskind is a unique talent: A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, best-selling author, teacher, essayist and one of the best speakers in the country. He is among our most honored journalists, having written...

Parenting Expert

Dr. Michele Borba focuses on strengthening children’s character, self-esteem and achievement. A widely read author on the topic of parenting, her latest book is The Big Book of Parenting Solutions.

World-Famous Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the screen with the HBO full-length...

Child & Family Psychiatrist

Co-writer of the syndicated column "Families Today" and co-author of Touchpoints: Three to Six, speaker Joshua Sparrow focuses on child development and family dynamics.

Actor & Literacy Advocate

LeVar Burton has been captivating audiences for over three decades, ever since his award-winning performance in Roots. He was the host of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Reading Rainbow.

Actor, Ugly Betty / Education Advocate

With an acting career in film, television, and theater spanning almost thirty years, Plana currently stars on the hit series Ugly Betty. A former teacher, he maintains his passion for education, serving the...

Filmmaker, ‘Miss Representation’ & 'The Mask You Live In'

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, former actress, and advocate for women and girls. She has been heralded by Newsweek Daily Beast as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World” and has been included in “The...

Best-Selling Author of The Sports Gene

The former Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, Epstein has become one of the top sports science and medicine investigative journalist today. All audiences will be captivated by the knowledge and experiences...

Author of "College (Un)Bound"

Jeffrey Selingo, an author, columnist and riveting speaker, has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide. His book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It...

Fortune 50 Executive, Author of A Chance in the World & Voice of Change for Youth

Author of A Chance in the World, Stephen Pemberton is the Divisional VP and Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens and is an expert at diversifying workforces. He is a leading keynote speaker on matters of...

Fatherhood Expert

The author of The Modern Dad's Dilemma, speaker John Badalament in an expert on building an engaged "dad community."

"Maria" on Sesame Street & Author

Those who grew up learning their ABC's with Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Kermit and the Cookie Monster will immediately recognize Manzano as the bilingual "Maria" on Sesame Street. Manzano attributes her appeal...

Inspirational Educator & Author

The author of the memoir Nobody Don't Love Nobody, the story of her first teaching job at a school for homeless children, Stacey Bess shares a powerful message of mentorship...

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