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
Schools throughout the United States (and world) are refocusing their efforts on nurturing student well-being along with academic achievement. Understanding the “best practices” of well-being centered schools reveals 5 things they do differently, which demonstrate a commitment to nurturing the “whole” child and has produced higher academic outcomes and measured pro-social behaviors. With her engaging style, Maureen also covers the latest scientific findings on violence prevention, bullying, and at-risk student populations so more schools can become centers of well-being.
Children and teens have big feelings and oftentimes they don’t know what to do with them. Helping children learn to identify, regulate and constructively express their feelings isn’t always easy. Learning proven strategies that you can use in the classroom (or at home) to help children stop, calm and make smarter choices, especially when emotionally charged is essential to any child’s healthy development. Invite Maureen to learn new ideas, science-based strategies and get inspired along the way.
Invite Maureen to share the latest scientific findings as to what helps children become emotionally healthy and ultimately, happier. Strategies are provided that have proven to reduce childhood anxiety, 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 approaches s on how to guide their children toward feeling and doing their best.
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.
"We are so happy. I'm getting lots of emails from parents and people in the community that loved your talk! You really did a great job and I'm so glad we brought you to speak at our Early Childhood Education Symposium."
"The event was a success! We had over 400 parents attend, we gave away 300 books and Maureen stayed to sign them. The audience feedback that I received was really positive. Our parents loved her."
"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.”