Welcome to the event and on-demand workshop page for the non-profit Stop Spanking. We offer free and low-cost events and workshops to help parents understand what children and adults need to grow and thrive together in this world.

Below you can learn more about our latest event, which is now available as an on-demand workshop. To access the workshops you can purchase a ticket or receive a scholarship. You can also buy a scholarship for someone else!

Thank you for being here!

Welcome to the event and on-demand workshop page for the non-profit Stop Spanking. We offer free and low-cost events and workshops to help parents understand what children and adults need to grow and thrive together in this world.

Below you can learn more about our latest event, which is now available as an on-demand workshop. To access the workshops you can purchase a ticket or receive a scholarship. You can also buy a scholarship for someone else!

Thank you for being here!

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Parenting is hard, especially when we don't have the supports and information we need to better understanding our growing children.  And nothing makes this more apparent than when parenting under stress, like during a pandemic, a divorce, or an illness. 

In these on-demand learning modules you'll learn EXACTLY what your children' need to...

And we're going to help YOU too!

While you're learning what your kids need, you'll also learn how to better understand and meet your own needs.

Do you ever wonder

  • How do I keep my cool, even when my kids are LOSING it?
  • Why do I have more patience some days than others?
  • Why do noises or messes get on my last nerve?
  • I don't want to parent the way I was parented, but what can I do instead?

 

A NEW kind of on-demand workshop designed to support you!

 

This is not your typical "sit and listen" on-demand workshop. We've incorporated the science of learning and trauma to bring you a holistic experience that combines movement and meditation to make learning easier and more fun.

Sign up to learn from renowned experts in the fields of child development, neuroscience, psychology, occupational therapy, and parenting! 

Conversational Learning

Understand your child's unique development, why you sometimes lose it, and what to do instead

Parent Stories

Hear stories from parents like you who are learning to parent with connection and cooperation. 

Healing Modalities

Easy-to-use practices to help calm your nervous system and connect with yourself and your family.

 

How it works!

 

The Video Library includes 5 Learning modules, each of which include:
  • movement & meditation to prepare for, integrate and process all the learning and experiences.
  • parent stories to inspire and connect. 
  • multiple interview sessions to guide you in understanding child development, stress responses, and what children - and you - need to feel more connected and less overwhelmed.

 

Plus the Live Event Recordings Library!  
  • Q&A with Dr. George Davis on Risk Factors for Delinquency & How Parents Can Protect Their Kids
  • Calming the Nervous System Through Movement Medicine with therapist David Mooney
  • Family Games for Regulation with Sheena Hill
  • Family Games for Connection with Tinsley Martin
  • Parenting Triggers with Dr. Lynyetta Willis
Get Access Now!

Video Library

Testimonials

Workshop Hosts

Amy Bryant, EdS, LPC
Psychotherapist

Amy helps parents strugglings with challenging behaviors, worries, and overwhelm. She helps parents understand the challenging behaviors, identify underlying strengths and needs, and build relational safety and support to help everyone do and feel better.

Robbyn Peters Bennett, LPC
Child Mental Health Specialist

Robbyn is an activist working to end the hitting of children in the United States. She also works with families and children to help them learn the art of co-regulation and to feel calmer in their body.

Lori Petro
Child Advocate/Author

Lori founded Teach Through Love to offer courses and communication tools to support parents and professionals in learning a new framework for raising emotionally intelligent kids.

Workshop Contributors

Dr. Laura Markham

Aha Parenting

Dr. Laura is a psychologist and the author of 3 books: Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting; Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life;  and The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook: Using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University and has worked as a parenting coach with countless families across the world. Dr. Laura’s aspiration is to change the world, one child at a time, by supporting parents. She is a proud mother of two thriving young adults who were raised with her peaceful parenting approach, and she lives with her husband in New York.

Leslie Priscilla

Latinx Parenting

Leslie is a first generation non-Black Chicana mother to three biracial children. She shares her medicine by offering coaching, workshops, support and advocacy for Latinx/Chicanx families locally, nationally, and internationally  both in-person and online via her Latinx Parenting organization. The bilingual Latinx organization and movement is intententionally rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families. She's also a board member of the nonprofit Stop Spanking.

Yolanda Williams

Parenting Decolonized

Yolanda Williams is a Certified Positive Discipline Coach and Host of the podcast Parenting Decolonized, a show that unpacks how colonization has impacted the black family, and teaches parents how to raise liberated black children without breaking their spirits. When she’s not advocating for the safety and liberation of black children from white supremacy and parental oppression, she’s chasing her toddler around the house and trying to remain sane. She's also a board member of the nonprofit Stop Spanking. Social Media: Facebook, Facebook Group, IG, Twitter. Support her work: Patreon, PayPalVenmo: @parentingdecolonized, Ca$h: $parentingdecolonized

Dr. Lynyetta Willis

Psychologist

Dr. Willis is a psychologist, family empowerment coach, speaker, and award-winning author of “My Forgotten Self: A Story About A Girl, A Powerful Encounter, and a Universal Message.” Dr. Willis helps frustrate families break free from stable misery and unhelpful habits in their parenting and partnerships so they can create more harmony and joy with those they love.

Dr. George Davis, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Davis is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who served as the Director of Psychiatry at the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families, where he worked on policy and clinical issues for the divisions of early childhood, juvenile justice, child protective services and behavioral health. He continues to serve on legislative task forces, including early childhood support and screening services, adverse childhood experiences and psychopharmacology for children, and offers expert witness testimony about child abuse and adolescent development on a wide range of juvenile criminal cases.

Vivek Patel

Meaningful Ideas

Vivek teaches parents how to develop more harmonious relationships with their children using Conscious Parenting concepts that are based on communication, connection, and collaboration. You can learn more through the parenting Facebook group Gentle Parents Unite and find him on social media at Meaningful Ideas.

DeAntwann “DJ”
Johnson

DJ Inspires

DJ is a husband, father, author, mentor, coach, counselor, and sports statistician who grew up in the foster care system and went on to lead a successful and fulfilling life. He uses his experiences to help build relationships with students and to help parents better connect with their teenagers, and  ensure their child has room to be the best version of themself.

 

Iris Chen

Untigering

Iris Chen is the founder of the Untigering movement and author of Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent. She is a peaceful parenting advocate, intersectional unschooler, anti-oppression activist, and deconstructing tiger mom whose mission is to inspire generational and cultural transformation, especially among Asian communities. You can read more about her adventures in parenting and unschooling at www.untigering.com and follow her Untigering Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Dr. Erin Hambrick, PhD

Clinical Child Psychologist

Dr. Erin is a Clinical Child Psychologist and a mom of a Kindergartener and a 1-year-old. She is the Director of Research at the ChildTrauma Academy and an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has a small private practice and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Child and Family Studies. Dr. Erin focuses her teaching, research and clinical work on families and individuals who have experienced traumas or extreme stressors. 

Sheena Hill

Parenting Works

Sheena is a psychotherapist in private practice at Parenting Works. As a Responsive Parenting Coach, she helps parents and professionals deepen their understanding of development and attachment and helps them apply concrete skills in emotional intelligence, limit setting and play. She lives in Baltimore with her 2 children. She enjoys hiking on local trails, and has never met a pie she doesn’t like. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and her website SheenaHill.com

Chazz Lewis

Educational Specialist

Mr. Chazz's mission in life is to enjoy the process of becoming the best version of himself, and to help others do the same. His Vision is to help adults see, guide and build with children. He goes by “Mr.Chazz,” and he even has a song to prove it.  He is an Educational Specialist who, “teaches teachers to teach” in a chain of Child Development Centers. He closely works with 8 different schools, 100s of teachers and 1,000s of children.  He has trained thousands of teachers in person and virtually. He earned his Master’s in Executive Leadership at American University. He is in the process of writing a book, and  has his own podcast called Mr. Chazz’s Leadership, Parenting and Teaching Podcast. You can also join his Patreon community for 1 on 1 coaching, and follow him on TikTok and Instagram, where he shares strategies for effectively addressing behavior issues and creating nurturing learning environments that will set our kids up for success. 

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Raising Humans with Heart

Sarah is a social worker, parent coach, and author of What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children, and the soon-to-be released book Raising Humans with Heart: Not a How-To Manual. Sarah is a writer, trainer and content expert for Zero to Three, and writes the “Parenting Toolbox” column for Portland Maine’s Parent & Family. She has also been featured at The Huffington Post and The Good Men Project. She is a San Francisco Bay Area native who now lives in the woods of Maine with her family, including a teenaged son who gives her plenty of opportunities to take her own advice. Visit her website and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Devon Kuntzman

Transorming Toddlerhood

Devon has dedicated her life to empowering exhausted toddler parents to create calm and end power struggles by being the Loving Leader & Guide™ using respectful, developmentally-appropriate tools so they experience confidence and joy in parenting. Learn more on her website and follow her on Instagram!

Greg Santucci

Occupational Therapist

Greg Santucci is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and founder of Power Play Pediatric Therapy. A Graduate of Penn State (BS, Exercise and Sport Science) and Thomas Jefferson University (MS, Occupational Therapy), prior to opening Power Play in 2006, Greg was the Director of two large pediatric practices in New Jersey. He is certified in Sensory Integration and has been helping children and their families, both in private practice and in the public schools, since 1999. Dedicated to best practice, Greg presents workshops nationally on topics related to sensory processing, challenging behaviors, and improving school-based therapy services. More information about Greg’s workshops can be found here, and follow him on Facebook.

Heather Bernt-Santy, M.A.ED

That Early Childhood Nerd

Heather Bernt-Santy, M.A. ED, also known as That Early Childhood Nerd, has been working with children, their families, and their caregivers for 30 years and has loved very-nearly-almost every minute. She is a believer in children's right to play and in the science that tells us play IS right. As That Early Childhood Nerd, she offers consulting and webinars, and hosts a podcast by the same name.

David Mooney

Movement Medicine & Psychotheapist

David teaches embodiment conscious dance practice and Movement Medicine.He teaches as part of the European Faculty of the School of Movement Medicine in Ireleand and throughout Europe. He is also a practicing psychotherapist, and integrates integrate these skills and his passion for shamanic pathways into his work. 

Amy Phoenix

Amy Phoenix is a meditating mom of five, trauma sensitive change coach and nonprofit program director committed to cultivating force free, choice full relationships through heartfelt connection and collaborative problem solving, with interests in philosophy, spirituality and slowing down enough to recognize that each moment is new. She holds a bachelor degree focused in Human Services and Psychology from Columbia College, alongside training in mindfulness, positive discipline, collaborative communication, healing trauma and awareness practices to nurture well-being. Amy feels life offers amazing, albeit sometimes arduous, opportunities to grow in the arts of connecting deeply, working through challenges and living our values. She writes and supports people from all walks of life with mindfulness, trauma sensitive change, learning how to transform reactivity into conscious response, embracing opportunities in challenges, collaborative relating and coming home to ourselves at amyphoenix.com and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amyphx/.

Roxy Sewell, MS, RYT

Licensed Therapist
Certified Yoga Instructor

Roxy is an Atlanta native healer, yogi, and all around mystic. Her focus is on nourishing our own selves in order to step into our power, our healing, our transformation and our own unique magic. With a Master's in Mental Health Counseling, Roxy has spent the latter part of her career working as a therapist with individuals -- from children to young adults -- on the autism spectrum. With a focus on building a relationship first, Roxy uses various therapeutic tools and techniques to support each individuals unique needs as they relate to communication, social-emotional development, self-empowerment, and regulation. As of recently, Roxy has begun to expand her field of focus to hold space for any-and-all individuals searching for their own inner flame. In January 2020, she graduated from Infinity Yoga's 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Tinsley Martin, OT

Occupational Therapist

Tinsley Martin is a pediatric occupational therapist in Atlanta, GA. She completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University.  Tinsley is trained in sensory integration, DIR Floortime, Therapeutic Listening, and Handwriting Without Tears. She supports children from age 2 to adolescence in the areas of fine motor, gross motor, and visual motor skills, sensory processing, and self-regulation. Through therapeutic play and sensory integrative techniques, Tinsley enables her clients to become confident and successful in their daily lives. In her free time, Tinsley enjoys reading, cooking, and her daily walks her dog, Bugga Lou. 

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