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A dynamic speaker, Janet engages audiences both large and small, teachers and parents.


With over two decades of speaking experience, Janet engages your faculty, staff, and parents with the right combination of warmth, humor and seriousness.

She speaks on a wide range of topics, masterfully shaping each talk to inform and inspire your audience, according to your needs.

Include Boys Alive! in your next conference, break-out session, or professional development schedule.  These high-interest talks can easily be used as an outreach opportunity or as a fundraiser.

Talk Topics:

  • Bring Out Their Best – Understanding boys from a gender-based perspective including brain science & child development. How home and school can work together to support boys and help them be their best. Practical strategies included!
  • Boy-Friendly Schools – For faculty and staff. Behavior management becomes less of an issue when you know how to engage him and set up the class and school environment to be more boy-friendly. Girls benefit, too.
  • Mothering and Fathering, Two Very Different Tasks – Recognizing how differently moms and dads parent their boy – and why he needs both.
  • Taming the Media Monster – Boys are especially drawn to media and video games.  Why are they so captivated by media?  What are the health implications and what boundaries do we set?
  • Boys and Stories – Boys read so very differently than most girls. How to engage boys in story – both reading and writing.
  • His Emotions, The ‘Boy Code’ & How to Help – The “boy code” rules strongly, especially in adolescence. Understand his way of relating through sarcasm, dissing, and risk taking and learn strategies to guide him to expressing his emotions in a way that fosters deeper connections to his friends and family.

Janet is also an Oregon Registry Master Trainer – Your staff can continue their professional development and log certification hours with these courses:

  • Communicating Effectively with Parents – Parents can be your best allies when you know how to build trust and understanding. Set Two Standards, 1-3 hours. Families & Community Systems.
  • Boys Can Make You a Better Teacher – Understanding how boys (and some girls) learn, play, relate, and communicate. Set Two Standards, 1-3 hours. Human Growth & Development.

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