“I have never before heard a speaker who had so much information with so much practical application. How awesome when strategies are coupled with developmental truths. Our group discussions which followed were lively and the reviews were glowing.”-Gail
Honey, I’m Stumped By the Kids- A talk for Dads & Moms to attend together. Condensed version of several developmental topics, this talk is designed to “Fill dad in on why weirdo behavior is part of the parenting deal”. Funny and packed with facts for the “More right brained listener”. This talk has worked well as a “Parent’s night out” activity.
Let My Children… Wiggle- Geared toward teachers, educators and child care professionals. Informative and fun- this talk includes an overview of the developing sensory system and how to improve classroom performance by meeting sensory needs.
“Kindred Spirits” – A multi-generational women’s evening or retreat intertwining the relationship between Ruth and Naomi with the beloved characters of Anne and Marilla (Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery). Geared toward ages 5-12+. (We had sooo much fun doing this, I really hope we can do it again!)
God Loves the Underdog!– (Women’s tea/Afternoon event) Unwanted, unpopular, voted “most likely to fail”. These are the people God chooses for the “big jobs”. Packed with God’s redeeming truth, this talk promises to tickle your funny bone while filling your heart with hope. This talk is suitable for multi-generational women’s events.
Small Talk- A fun and fast paced overview of speech and language development and foundational social skills for birth to five years of age with an open format question and answer time included.
I am the Grown Up… I am the Grown Up…- Do you ever feel like WWIII has broken out in your home and you’re on the losing side? Considering your child’s nervous system development, this talk offers practical tips for staying one step ahead in the game of “Who’s the Boss?”.
The Power of Play- What is “play?” It’s NOT what you think and it’s on the childhood development endangered species list. This talk focuses on “Play 101” and how learning to entertain oneself can yield life-long benefits.
Top 5 Reasons Rainy Days Make Mommy Cry- This talk provides a brief overview of nervous system development and equips Moms to address the sensory system to facilitate optimal behavior in children. There is sanity at the end of the rainbow!
What to do with Picky Eaters- Tired of being short order chef to one finicky baby bird? This talk explores the difference between picky eaters and “eating disorders” and equips Moms to find peace at mealtimes.
Mommy’s Magic Purse- Ever held hostage by your three-year-old in Wal-mart? This talk addresses basic prevention of “attention getting” behaviors and practical tips for getting the behavior you want when you’re on the run. Recommended after “I am the Grown Up…”
Play Nice With the Dragon Most two-year-olds can use a cell phone. In a digital world, how do we structure screen time in learning environments to maximize the benefits of technology while keeping children safe? Discuss latest research and guidelines for using technology in classrooms serving toddlers, preschooler and primary aged children.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to Mom! (Best for MomsNEXT groups) Eyeballs rolling, hips popping, and huffing like a linebacker? Respect is difficult to master when the human spirit demands its own way! This talk covers the tricky subject of respect –what it is and how to give it. With a little help in perspective talking, kids (and parents) can come a long way in a short time!
*Celebrating Christmas with Kids-December moves with the momentum of a freight train. How do we make time to create meaningful moments? This talk is packed with over 70 practical and fun ideas of making memories with those you love most. 60 minutes
Fabulous Fall!- Apples, leaves and pumpkins surround us in this glorious change of seasons! This talk covers over 45 different ways to have fun in Fall including the sticky subject of Halloween.
Reclaiming Thanksgiving- Squashed between two mega-revenue producing holidays, Thanksgiving has lost its identity. This talk covers the origins of Thanksgiving and practical ways to make giving thanks a regular part of family life.
The Best Advice I DIDN’T Understand the First 200 Times I Heard it!- Funny and fast paced, this talk is designed for multigenerational gatherings of women ages 5 to 95. Sometime is takes a few decades for good advice to sink in! Perfect for Spring teas and women’s functions.
Easter Morning Every Morning- (Appropriate year round) How do you explain God to kids? Or Jesus? Or (gulp) sin? How do we include Easter’s “main event” in the midst of eggs and bunnies and beans? This talk is all about telling your kids the “Good News”!
Wonderful (Real) Life- Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I here?… No really, why?” This talk addresses the BIG question of personal significance and how one over-worked, underappreciated mother found some answers on the day she accidently dropped the holy family. Talk includes salvation message. Appropriate for MOPS and seeker friendly Christmas gatherings. 55 minutes
*These are Hollylu’s most popular talks, so be sure to book them early.
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