Thank you to everyone who attended and who helped make our 15th Annual Speaker Event a success. If you would like to make sure to receive information about the next Speaker Event please click here.

Not all Forty Carrots Family Center's speakers allow their presentations to be videotaped, but when Dr. Dan Siegel learned of the great interest our community about The Whole-Brain Child, he agreed. Here it is! 



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Riverview High School Performing Arts Center
7:00 - 8:30 PM


The Whole Brain Child: 

12 Revolutionary Strategies to 

  • Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
  • Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and 
  • Help Your Family Thrive

Dr. Dan Siegel


This educational event is FREE to the community thanks to the support of generous sponsors. Please consider joining this esteemed group and creating waves of positive influence throughout the area by sponsoring this event. 
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Thank You to our Partners








   Ali & Gloria Bahaj



Arthur S. Karp
Family Foundation


Mindy & Wayne Rollins | First Watch Restaurants | The Dart Foundation | Design Works | Sarasota Ford
Baycross Christian Family Foundation | Ashley Kozel | Venus Med Spa | Mike and Tina Granthon
Williams Parker - Attorneys at Law | Mariash Lowther Wealth Management-Merrill Lynch 
Hautamaki & Horiuchi - Personal Physicians of Sarasota | SunTrust Bank
Jim and Susan Travers | Allegiant Private Advisors | Sarah Macrae, Realtor Michael Saunders & Co.


Thank You to our Media Partners


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Previous Forty Carrots Presenters

2016 Jessica Lahey The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
2015 Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair The Big Disconnect: Protecting Family and Childhood Relationships in the Digital Age
2014 Dr. Edward Hallowell The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
2013 Betsy Brown Braun Small Talk is Big Talk: Communicating With Children
2012 Ellen Galinsky
Dr. Mimi Graham
The Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
2011 Dr. Michael Rich The Digital Dilemma; What's a Parent to Do?
2010 Dr. Stuart Brown License to Play: Why Play is Essential for Kids of All Ages
2009 Joline Godfrey Raising Financially Fit Kids: Instilling Sound Financial Skills & Values, Toddlers to Teens
2008 Dr. David Walsh Say Yes to No - Why Kids Need to Hear It & Ways to Say It
2007 Dr. Robert Brooks Self-Disciplined Kids: Helping Children Become Responsible, Respectful & Resilient
2006 Dr. Jane Bluestein You Can’t Make Me: Getting Kids to Cooperate at Home and School 
2005 Jan Faull Unplugging Power Struggles: From Tots to Teens
2004 Barbara Coloroso The Bully, the Bullied & The Bystander
2003 Mary Sheedy Kurcinka Challenging Behaviors – Helping Children Succeed