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
Young children, tweens and teenagers oftentimes have trouble slowing down and making better choices. In this program, Maureen goes into depth on how to help children “catch themselves,” calm and make choices based on both intellect (logic) and instincts (feelings). Real-life stories and proven strategies are shared. Specific attention is paid to challenges surrounding: Digital Devices, Peer Pressure, Addictions, Suicidal Thoughts/Depression, Cyberbullying, Failures, Mistakes, Perfectionism and more. Program ends with an engaging Q&A session.
Emotional health is the skill of balance. Audience members learn the ideas and strategies to raise emotionally healthy children. Research is presented, which shows the impact of cultivating emotional intelligence. Proven strategies are shared for parents and teachers to help children learn to make smarter choices, even when feeling emotionally charged. Audience questions taken throughout talk. Science of happiness is also touched on giving adults the "Top 5" scientific facts on childhood happiness.
The power of our presence is transformative for ourselves, and for our children. Scientific research shows that when we "show up" as parents, teachers and professionals and pay attention a child becomes more resilient and feels more secure (safe) in this world. A child's ability to feel safe and secure in this world is essential for them to gain the courage, confidence and clarity to bring their unique gifts into the world. Audience members learn scripts, strategies and scientifically proven suggestions to help them "tune in" versus "tune out" in one of life's most important roles - raising our children.
Invite Maureen to share the latest scientific findings as to what helps children become emotionally healthy and happier. Strategies are provided that have proven to reduce childhood anxiety and depression, increase well-being and improve grades. No longer is the path toward more positive emotional health and ultimately, happier life experiences a mystery. Audience members (parents, teachers, professionals) walk away with clear research, strategies and tips on how to guide their children toward feeling and doing their best.
"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.”