I like to say that Forty Carrots Family Center is my 4th baby.  After giving birth to three children, I gave birth to a non-profit agency, Forty Carrots Family Center, along with my colleague, Betsy Kane-Hartnett.  Twenty years later, Forty Carrots continues to provide the highest quality early childhood and parenting education for our community’s children and families.

One of the many things that I am most proud about when it comes to the work of Forty Carrots is its annual Free Community Speaker Event.  Each year, Forty Carrots brings a nationally recognized child and parenting expert to Sarasota to help all of us who live and work with children discover or rediscover how to be the best parents and professionals we can be.

This year’s speaker event takes place on October 9, 2014 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, and features, Dr. Edward Hallowell.  Dr. Hallowell’s not-to-be-missed presentation is entitled The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness – five steps to ensure children of all ages build confidence, develop strong self-esteem, and grow into happy, responsible adults.

This event “sells out” every year so be sure to register early. Follow this link for more information and to reserve your space

Dr. Weiss and I will be at the Hyatt for this year’s Free Speaker Event.

We hope to see you there!