Afternoon Keynote

Honey, I wrecked the kids

Misbehaving children always make us question if we are parenting properly. We feel like we are messing up our kids. Learn the four misbehaviour dances we do with our children and how to get out of them. Learn why punishment and rewards no longer work with this generation.

Learn effective disciplines techniques to feel more confident and positive about parenting.

Alyson Schafer

Acclaimed Parenting Expert
Alyson Schafer empowers families by sharing her principles, rules, and tools for raising happy and healthy kids. An internationally acclaimed parenting expert, therapist, and bestselling author, audiences can count on Alyson to transform their lives. Armed with years of research, clinical and field experience, Alyson provides a new, positive understanding of family dynamics and actionable solutions that will give people the hope and confidence needed to develop healthy communication strategies with kids.

Alyson is the international bestselling author of three parenting books: Breaking the Good Mom Myth; Honey, I Wrecked The Kids; and her latest, Ain’t Misbehavin’. She has also been interviewed by publications such as Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Parent Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Canadian Family, Oh Baby, Canadian Living, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Metro News. She was also an “Ask an Expert” Columnist for Today’s Parent magazine.

On television, Alyson is the resident parenting expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and CTV News Channel. She hosted six seasons of The Parenting Show, and has appeared on Canada AM, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Steven and Chris, Breakfast Television, The Morning Show, Montel Williams and more.

As a consultant, Alyson sits on the Health Advisory Board for Chatelaine magazine and is the parenting expert for The Bank of Montreal’s SmartSteps for Parents program and was also the Canadian Co-Chair of Family Education for the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. She boasts a Masters of Arts, Counseling, from the Adler School of Chicago, and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo.