We have seminars, demos, crafts and awesome playroom happenings throughout the day. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you’re the first to hear all the amazing details as we get closer to the event!


11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Seminar A

Positive Parenting with NEST Chestnut Hill & NEST Center City

Join the experts from NEST for an informative and enlightening session about Positive Parenting & Positive Discipline. Positive discipline helps decrease undesired behavior by telling children what they can do verses what they cannot. Incorporating visual aides and various de-escalation techniques into your daily routine will improve a child’s social/emotional development and help them regulate their own emotions. Through positive discipline, parents can teach their children without promoting feelings of shame and disappointment. By helping parents understand that children communicate through their actions, we can help foster strong parent/child relationships based on respect and trust.

Nest Chestnut Hill

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Seminar B

Wills, Trusts & Guardians 101 with Steven M. Zelinger, Esq.

Did you know there are FIVE Crucial Legal Documents every parent needs? Let’s face it, no one, least of all parents of infants and toddlers, wants to think about death. But you are a responsible person. Before you filled out your registry, you researched the right crib, the contents you needed for your layette, which bottles are BPA-free and even filled out applications for preschool. Maybe you even got around to purchasing life insurance, but with that, you thought you were done. Bet there’s more to protecting your family. It’s never easy to deal with this weighty stuff but just think of the load off your shoulders when it’s all done – and done right!

About the Presenter:

Steve Zelinger, Esq., is an estate-planning attorney with a solo practice. Steve lives in Center City, Philadelphia with his wife and two young children and specializes in assisting young families plan for their estates. Steve is also Treasurer of the Friends of Chester Arthur Foundation, supporting his neighborhood public school. The information given in this class is not intended to be legal advice or form an attorney-client relationship.

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12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Your Top Three Parenting Stressors Solved with Child & Family Coaching

Being a parent comes with many stressors, some can be solved, and some just come with the territory. Being a parent is TOUGH but no need to feel exhausted, spent and drained everyday. Let’s lighten your load and squish those top three stressors.

  • My Discipline Isn’t Working; Now All I Do Is YELL!
  • I’m Getting Attitude, Fighting and Negotiations At Every Turn
  • I Can’t Get A Second For Myself


About the Presenter:

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Brandi Davis, ACC, is a certified Parenting Coach, Parent Educator, and Author of O.K. I’m A Parent Now What? Brandi was just named Best of Philly’s Best Modern-Day Parenting Guru. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and be sure to catch her parenting podcasts on iTunes. The goal of Brandi’s practice is to bring respect, calm communication, teamwork, and FUN into the home or classroom. To discover all that Child and Family Coaching can bring to your family, stop by www.childandfamilycoaching.com.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Keynote Address with Jill Spivack, co-author of The Sleepeasy Solution, founder of Sleepy Planet Parenting and Star of hit Bravo show, There Goes the Motherhood

About the Presenter:

Jill Spivack
Jill Spivack, LCSW is a licensed family therapist and pediatric sleep consultant who earned her masters degree at the University of Southern California and completed a post-graduate fellowship as a psychotherapist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. A co-founder of Sleepy Planet Parenting in Los Angeles, Jill currently meets with parents in her private practice and groups to help parents to raise their children with love, consciousness and clarity. Jill co-wrote the award-winning book and DVD, The Sleepeasy Solution, which has been translated in 6 different languages and has been on the best seller list since 2007. She has been a frequent and featured expert in a wide variety of media, including Good Morning America, the Today show, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CBS Evening News, the Los Angeles Times, People, Variety, Parenting, Fit Pregnancy, and the Hollywood Reporter. She was also a consultant for the hit TV show “The Pajanimals,” a joint production with the Jim Henson Company and PBS Sprout. Jill lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and her awesome dog.


2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Food Sensitivities and Nutrition for Babies from Birth to One Year

Sponsored by Kabrita USA and Nemours Children’s Health System.

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Transforming Your Baby’s Nursery Into A Toddler Room, sponsored by Pottery Barn Kids

Thankfully, nowadays, traditional children’s colors of pink and blue are no longer the etiquette for cool kids rooms. The modern nursery or toddler room is gender neutral, mixing unexpected textures, clean lines, and artwork to create a space that is as unique and fun as they are. Join Barette Widell & Christina Boschetti of Widell Designs as they discuss and demonstrate the 5 MUST have pieces to help with this important transition.

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We’re so excited that Primp & Play and Music Monkey Jungle are co-sponsors of The Playroom! Both businesses will work together in providing the best in family programming. Primp & Play will offer refreshing, mini-spa treatments and super cute, hands-on crafts and Music Monkey Jungle will sing, dance, laugh and play with little music monkeys and the primates who love them. Please check back often for a full schedule of happenings, coming soon!

Demos & Kids Activities

Details Coming Soon!