Keynotes, Trainings, and Parent Education Talks

for your organization

How To Talk Keynotes and Trainings

Julie’s lively keynotes, talks and trainings offer an overview and introduction to the How To Talk approach, with concrete tools and strategies, and engaging stories to illustrate the approach in action. Her presentation can be tailored to the specific issues and challenges of your organization. In addition to parent groups, she has presented to a diverse range of audiences, including preschool teachers and pediatric dentists. The talk is helpful and appropriate to anyone who lives or works with young children.

We recently hosted Julie King to speak to the parents in our community. Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her presentation is interactive, engaging and very informative. She is a talented speaker and kept the audience entertained and engaged throughout. At the question and answer session at the end, Julie took the time to listen to people’s questions and unique situations and tried to see it from their perspective. I highly recommend Julie, her book, and her talk! 

Devorah Bush
Camp Aleph Director


Julie King came to our dental practice and spoke to us about how to talk to kids – the amazing thing is that she tailored the entire talk to be relevant to things we encounter on a daily basis in our pediatric dental practice. As I read her book I tried to think of dental scenarios in my head, but nothing was better than the actual author going through the dental scenarios with us. We listened to her advice and also had opportunities to come up with our own answers and act it out. Everyone in the practice from the doctors, front office, to  back office staff appreciated the talk. Also Julie’s talk allowed for us to have a meeting that created positive feelings for everyone. Any organization that works with kids would greatly benefit from having Julie as a speaker.
Dr. Nakako Uritani
Aloha Pediatric Dentistry

Parent Education

The problem families face:

Parents are more stressed than ever and have less time with their kids. Too often they are plagued by:

  • Morning rush madness
  • Bedtime challenges
  • Food fights
  • Homework battles
  • Whining, bickering, defiance, and other unsociable behavior

Families have fewer connections and less support from extended family and community because of distance and scheduling demands.

We all want to raise kids to be compassionate, emotionally grounded individuals with self-discipline and strong connections to family and community, who are living up to their potential. And we also want to survive the hectic, demanding and sometimes exhausting challenge of raising kids!


“How To Talk So LITTLE Kids Will Listen”

Parent Education Presentations and Workshops

The “How To Talk So LITTLE Kids Will Listen” Parent Education Presentations are lively and engaging introductions to a highly effective parenting approach. Through stories and examples, parents increase their awareness of the unintentional impact of “hand-me-down” parenting methods, and are introduced to the foundational concepts and concrete strategies of the How To Talk approach. Time is reserved for Q & A. Parents may be offered follow-up with a full How To Talk workshop, because deep and lasting change takes time.

The “How To Talk So LITTLE Kids Will Listen” Full Workshop meets either online or in person for two hours a week over four-weeks, and can be geared to parents of children from preschool to teen age. Each session covers a new topic, such as helping children deal with difficult feelings; engaging children’s cooperation; alternatives to punishment; and problem solving – with experiential exercises, skill building, and practice exercises. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and share their stories throughout the workshop. The workshops are also available in one-day intensive formats for busy parents.

Parents can read plenty of advice on how to raise their kids. Why this workshop?

    • Most people learn best by doing, asking questions, and having fun.
      These workshops teach through interactive exercises and allow plenty of time for parents to ask questions and brainstorm strategies for their current challenges.
    • Often advice is too general (“children need limits” and “love your children unconditionally”) and it’s hard to know how to implement in the moment, like when your preschooler won’t stop whining, your grade-schooler won’t put on his shoes, and your teen won’t clean up her mess – and they’re all late to school! These workshops help parents learn the specific language that sets limits, conveys love, supports autonomy, and respects individual differences, all while managing the little moments – like getting out the door on time!
    • Raising children has become an isolated and isolating endeavor for too many parents. These workshops create a culture of sharing and support, where parents can connect to others with similar challenges.

Thanks so much for the entertaining and informative presentation you gave at Franklin Elementary School in Alameda.  Feedback from participants has been extremely positive. The material you presented was useful and practical… Participants appreciated the realistic and appropriate examples you used in your presentation, as well as your responsiveness to their specific questions. Additionally, your warm, engaging, and humorous presentation style made the time fly by.  Thank you again.”

Amy Price
Franklin PTA President

Julie’s workshop was immensely helpful, practical and insightful.  I have taken many classes in order to become a licensed teacher, but none were as useful in my everyday work with the children in my classroom. I wholeheartedly recommend her!”

Sita Khufu
Teacher, San Anselmo Preschool

For larger events, Julie King and Joanna Faber
can present together.

Here is a snippet from an online parenting conference:



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