Educator & Best-Selling Author of The Emotionally Healthy Child
Maureen is an educator, award-winning author, and leader in the field of children’s emotional health. Her best-selling book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, has a preface from His Holiness the Dalai Lama (New World Library, 2018) and gives adults the ideas they need to nurture positive emotional health in today’s children. Her prior book, Growing Happy Kids, focused on cultivating confidence and notably won several awards. She also regularly blogs at Psychology Today, which has reached millions of adults worldwide. Read More >
Dealing with Anger
The Emotionally Healthy Child
How to Raise Happier Children
Small children have big emotions and oftentimes they don’t know what to do with them. Helping children learn to identify, regulate and constructively express their feelings has become part of every teacher’s job! Learning tools that you can use in the classroom (or at home) to help children stop, calm and make smarter choices, especially when emotionally challenged is essential to any child’s healthy (and happier) development. Invite Maureen to learn new ideas, proven tools and get inspired along the way.
Maureen guides teachers to find the joy in teaching again and reconnect with the reason they chose this profession in the first place! Learn “best practices” of the happiest teachers in today’s educational world. Embrace your own teaching strengths and enter the new school year from a position of empowerment. Discover simple yet potent strategies to help your classroom and help sustain your well-being on a day-to-day basis.
Maureen joyfully shares the latest scientific evidence between children’s well-being and screen-time. She also shares real-life strategies that help in the classroom. Learn “best practices” of screen savvy teachers, and how connecting to our digital natives is essential. Become knowledgeable about what screen-time is problematic, and what is not per research. Gain clarity on the science of screen-time, and what “low hanging fruit” exists that you can implement to bolster student well-being.
We all want to raise and teach happier children, but the question is always how? Maureen demystifies the keys to becoming happier with a focus on compassion in the classroom (or at home) and shares the latest scientific findings as to what leads children toward and away from their deepest joy. Maureen also covers the latest findings on digital devices, trauma and how everyday habits can be developed in the classroom to help children build resilience and cultivate healthier emotions.
"Maureen Healy is an engaging and exceptional speaker. She made us laugh and learn about how to help a child develop self-control, and the ability to make better choices with their emotions. Many of our teachers and parents thanked me profusely afterwards as this is what they needed."
"Maureen's talk was very well received. Our parents are required to attend professional development, and even reluctant parents said they got really useful ideas from her talk. Thank you!"
"I have heard her on the stage and in the classroom. She is an inspiration to listen to."
"Maureen had a wonderful event for us! Parents and professionals alike commented how much they got out of her talk, and her answering questions."
"I was delighted to have Maureen speak at the World Happiness Summit in Miami, Florida, where she delighted the audience of 5,000+ people."
“This was great. I appreciate you talking to our parents, and helping them raise 'media healthy' children!”
“Maureen was a hit! She was able to share new ideas and strategies with our parents, which really helped them. They asked a variety of questions and got immediate answers.”
“We are still getting positive feedback about Maureen's keynote, and teachers using the tools she taught. It was truly life-changing to have her come visit our school system.”