Straight Talk About Safety:

Keeping Kids Safe While Breaking Free of Fear-based parenting

An Empowering 5-Day Safe Parenting Summit

Join us May 6-10, 2024

A free online event!

Designed for parents with kids ages 4-14.

Find out what to worry about, what you can let go of, and how to break free of fear-based parenting.

What did we talk about in our inaugural Summit?

  • Brain-Safe Parenting
  • Sexting & Consent
  • Online Safety
  • Predator & Trafficking Prevention
  • Risk-Appropriate Parenting
  • And so much more!

Want to get your hands on all the incredible sessions from the 2023 summit?

It's not too late!

Parenting well is not a job for the faint of heart.

Mixed with the joy is worry, stress, and an often not-so-healthy dose of fear.

You do your best to keep your kids safe without smothering them, but you know there are times you are missing the mark.

What you really want is …

  • To ditch the "helicopter parenting" while still keeping your child safe in the world.
  • To avoid rescuing your kiddo from every risk and to let them explore the world and their identity in a fun and productive way.
  • To escape the temptation to bury your head in the sand and learn how to keep your kids safe online.
  • To avoid making the mistakes of your parents and to parent in a brain-safe way that builds confidence and connection for parent and child alike.
  • To sidestep the dangers of "velcro" parenting and let your kiddo explore the world and discover who they are.
  • To give the cold shoulder to over-protecting, over-worrying, and over-doing and to step back and let your little ones fly!

The Safe Parenting Summit is About Just That:  Simple Safety for Both Brain and Body. 

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25+ experts over 5 days

will teach you safety strategies you can use to feel more capable, more confident, and more connected every day.

Maybe you're ...

Worried mom and frustrated girl

Worried about who your children are interacting with in-person and online and wondering how to spot problematic behavior.

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Feeling like your parenting patterns aren’t serving the mental health, development, and long-term needs of your kids.

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Baffled by parental controls, monitoring software, social media safety, and how to effectively manage screen time.

Whatever your specific safety challenge, you deserve some support!

Christy Keating

Meet Your Host

Hey there! I’m Christy, a criminal prosecutor turned PCI Certified Parent Coach®, Certified Positive Discipline Instructor, Certified Fair Play Facilitator, and Certified Gottman Educator.  As the owner of The Heartful Parent Collective, I spend my days helping parents feel like they’re rocking their parenting gigs because, let’s be honest, this stuff is HARD.

As a mom myself of both a kindergartener and a middle schooler, I know what it’s like to worry, and how easily fear can get the best of us.  But I also know that with some education and information, tips and tools, we can move to the other side of that fear to raise empowered, excited kids.

I created this summit to help you make that journey from fear to empowerment so that the children in your life can grow up brain and body safe and ready to tackle the world.

I hope to see you there!

Christy Keating
Founder & CEO of The Heartful Parent Collective

The Details

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May 6-10, 2024

The Safe Parenting Summit will run from Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.  V.I.P. members will also have access to a 6th bonus day with a coaching session from yours truly.

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Wherever you are!

The pandemic has made many of us homebodies, and this summit will play right along with that … come as you are! Ball gowns and sweat pants are both readily welcomed!

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Choose your favorites

Presentations will be 30-45 minutes in length and will have closed captioning available. Each presentation will be available for 24-hours to encourage you to stop waiting for the right time and take action along with hundreds of other parents.

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We were never meant
to parent alone.

Along with the support provided by me and the speakers, you’ll have access to a private Facebook group for savvy safety parents just like you.  The group will open before the summit starts so we can start diving in right away!

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The "Very Important Parent" Pass

Upgrade to a deeper summit experience

After registering, you can also upgrade your free ticket to grab your V.I.P. Pass, an upgraded summit experience. Your V.I.P Pass includes:

  • Bonus deeper-dive interviews
  • Lifetime access to presentations and worksheets
  • Can’t-miss extras from our speakers
  • A live bonus Q&A session with me
  • A complimentary 1-month membership in The Heartful Parent Academy

And so much more.  You won’t want to miss it!

Not your average online summit

I get it.  You may feel like parenting summits are a dime a dozen.  But not all summits–and not all parent education–are created equally.

So what makes this one different?

First, this summit was created with YOU in mind: a mom, a dad, a grandparent, or another loving caregiver who worries about raising safe, healthy, happy, and whole kids in this “post”-pandemic, uber-connected world.

But more importantly, the presenters you will hear from are respected speakers, educators, and researchers, and each session is designed with busy, overwhelmed parents in mind.

You will walk away with oodles of information, feeling empowered and encouraged, and with a clear list of easy-to-implement action steps you can take immediately to make your parenting journey smoother.

2023 Speakers

I was incredibly honored and excited to present an amazing lineup of parenting and safety professionals at the inaugural Safe Parenting Summit in 2023.

Who will be joining us in 2024? We don't know yet, but it might look a little something like this:

Feather Berkower, LCSW

Feather Berkower, LCSW
Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse - Building Your Prevention Team TM of Caregivers

Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW

Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW
Fostering Sex Positive Talks at Home

Mr. Chazz

Mr. Chazz
How to Guide Children in a Healthy Way

Emily Cherkin, M.A. Ed.

Emily Cherkin, M.A. Ed.
Scary vs. Dangerous: What Tech-Intentional Parents Need to Know About Kids and Screentime

Laura Danger

Laura Danger
Balancing the Mental Load at Home with the Fair Play Method

Andre Daughty

Andre Daughty
4 Ways to Help Students Take Calculated Risks

Dr. Gail Dines

Dr. Gail Dines
Growing Up in a Porn Culture: Harms and Solutions

Mike Domitrz

Mike Domitrz
SAFER Choices for My Child in a Sexualized World

Bunmi Emenanjo

Bunmi Emenanjo, J.D.
Creating a Safer World for Our Kids, One Book at a Time

Dr. Abigail Gewirtz

Dr. Abigail Gewirtz
When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Helping Anxious Parents and Worried Children to Navigate Stressful World Events

Melissa "HR Mom" Griffin

Melissa "HR Mom" Griffin
Your Child's Voice Matters: Teach the Skill of Speaking Up

Dr. Jennifer Harvey

Dr. Jennifer Harvey
Raising Antiracist White Kids

Lisa Honold

Lisa Honold
Supervising & Monitoring Screen Time

Renee Hopkins

Renée Hopkins
Gun Violence - The Leading Cause of Childhood Death - What Can You Do?

Jas Hundal

Jas Hundal
Helping Children and Teens Build Healthy Relationships

Christy Keating

Christy Keating, J.D, CPC
Brain-Safe Parenting in a S.N.A.P

Rusty Keeler

Rusty Keeler
Saying Yes to Risky Play

Dr. Allison Kress, Psy.D.

Dr. Allison Kress, Psy.D.
Cutting and Other Self-Injurious Behaviors

Amy Lang, MA

Amy Lang, M.A.
The Birds & Bees for Kids 4-14

Jo Langford, M.A.

Jo Langford, M.A.
LGBTQ Parenting

Alicia Ley

Alicia Ley
Human Trafficking: What Parents Need to Know

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart
Do Tweens & Teens Really Need Privacy? A Pediatric Psychologist's Perspective

Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIII

Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIII
Human Trafficking: What Parents Need to Know

Casey O'Roarty

Casey O'Roarty
T(w)eens and Risky Behavior: What’s a Parent To Do?

Leah A. Plunkett

Leah A. Plunkett, J.D.
Smarter Sharenting: How to Protect Your Kids' Privacy Online Without Losing Your Own Network

Rosalia Rivera

Rosalia Rivera
Kids Are Not Responsible For Preventing Abuse

Fareedah Shaheed

Fareedah Shaheed
How to Protect Your Kids Online

Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy
Safe But Not TOO Safe

Julietta Skoog, Ed.S, MA

Julietta Skoog, Ed.S, M.A.
Teaching Emotional Regulation Through Connection and Firmness

With a lineup like this, you are NOT going to want to miss this!

It's time to ...

  • Stop wondering and worrying how to keep your children safe out in the big wide world
  • Cultivate a toolbox of tips and strategies to help you navigate the sometimes scary world of parenting
  • Learn what to worry about, what to let go of, and how to let your kids take healthy,
    developmentally appropriate risks
  • Hear what the experts have to say about our culture of fear and how to parent effectively through it
  • Break free of fear-based parenting and step into a supported, information-based approach to this most important of jobs

Join us for the
Safe Parenting Summit Today!

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“This information is invaluable, and these experts are the best I've heard!" — Kelly O'Brien, MA, LMFT, 2023 Participant

Christy, you're an absolutely excellent interviewer/host. I'm a lawyer myself and can totally see how you use some of the skills you have aquired ot keep it natural, open, and easy to engage with! — Natalie Wortley, 2023 Participant

“I can tell you without a doubt that my children are already safer because of it and I am so incredibly grateful thinking of the impact this information will have on all of us going into their tween and teen years. Like, I'm literally tearing up writing this thinking about how we can approach all of the stuff that is usually scary and awkward as a TEAM instead of it being us against them. And the fact that we're at such an advantage by starting right now when they're little and we can start planting seeds that will mean it's not weird to talk about later. Thank you!” — Krista Miller, 2023 Participant

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