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Dr. Michael Popkin has spent the past 30+ years as a leading author and developer of books and video programs for parents, teachers, children and others.

During this time he has also been a popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter, making hundreds of presentations throughout North America and many other parts of the world. He has served as national spokesperson for the American Camping Association, Xerox Corporation and The Take Ten: Start Talking So Your Kids Don't Smoke Program. Dr. Popkin is a regular guest expert on CNN and has appeared on hundreds of other television and radio shows, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show." His insights into children and parenting can be seen in newspaper and magazine articles everywhere. To speak with Dr. Popkin, call 800-825-0060 x106 or click to send an email.

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Keynote and workshop presentations

Michael Popkin’s warmth, humor and wisdom captivate audiences, but his message changes lives. People leave his presentations not only with a desire to teach and raise children differently, but also with the tools they need to do the job.

Dr. Popkin presents the following topics in keynote address or workshop format (or ask him to customize a presentation especially for your group):

Taming the Spirited Child
The Ways and Means of Living With Teens
The Discipline Solution
Active Parenting in Stepfamilies
Parents On Board: Building Academic Success Through Parent Involvement
Violence in Our Communities and What We Can Do
Home Is Where the START Is: The Role of Parents in the Prevention of Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs
How to Talk So Kids Will “Get It”
How to Lead a Great Parenting Group

Here are just a few of many presentations given by Dr. Popkin:

Conference Presentations:
American Camping Association (Keynote)
American Counseling Association
American School Counselor Association
Baltimore Mayor's Annual Conference on Child
Care (Keynote)
CARE of Southeastern Michigan parent conference (keynote)
Georgia Student Assistance Professionals
International Congress of Individual Psychology
Kansas Conference on Social Welfare (Keynote)
Mississippi Family Matters Conference (Keynote)
Montana Caring for Kids Conference (Keynote)
National Dropout Prevention Conference
National Parenting Instructors Association
National Youth-at-Risk
Nebraska Counselors and School Psychologists
Annual Conference (Keynote)
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
North Dakota Child Protection Conference
The Parenting Institute of North Carolina First Annual Conference (Keynote)
Presbyterian Family Enrichment Conference
South Carolina Association of Early Care and Education (Keynote)

Sponsoring Organizations:
Atlanta Jewish Community Center
AuSable Valley Mental Health Center
Carlisle Cares About Youth
Center for Evangelism and Parish Renewal
Child Abuse Council of York
Childcare Resource Referral Center
Community Partnership for a Drug-Free Trumbull
Copiah County Department of Education
Eastvalley Elementary School
The Epstein School
Georgia State University
Government of Kuwait
Greenfield Hebrew Academy
Gwinnett Hospital System
Holcomb Bridge Middle School
Lakeshore Parenting Association
Marietta City Schools
Martin Orthodontics
Mulberry Center at Welborn Baptist Hospital
Northshore Community Hospital
Oregon Society of Individual Psychology
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Putnam Elementary School
Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center
Suffolk, Virginia, Public Schools
St. Francis Cabrini Medical Center
St. John's Mercy Medical Center
Zany Brainy


"You were the highlight of the conference. Many people said how much they enjoyed hearing you, and they loved the examples you used."

Cinda Amen
North Carolina Parenting Institute

"He is wonderful! He has changed the way I handle my kids and the way they behave."

Jan Will, Mulberry Center
Welborn Baptist Hospital, Evansville, IN

"From the delightful opening to the warmth and humor of the question and answer session, Dr. Popkin's presentation proved both entertaining and full of rich information"

Harriette Davis, M.P.H., Director of Health Promotion
Management, Gwinnett Hospital System, Atlanta, GA

"Thank you for coming to Baltimore to speak to the Child Care Conference, I heard great things about your presentation."

Letter from Kurt Schmoke,
Mayor of Baltimore, MD

"Thank you for your assistance in making our first Family Forum a success. All parents in attendance came away with invaluable information for their most important job of parenting."

Letter from Liz White, Publisher
Atlanta Parent Magazine

For information, contact Dr. Popkin directly at 800-825-0060 or send an e-mail message.



Media Guest


An informative and lively guest, Dr. Popkin has been a "good interview" on television, radio, print and even the Internet for almost 20 years. A regular guest expert on CNN regarding child and parenting issues, he has also appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Montel," and over 100 news shows in every major market in the US. He is frequently quoted in newspaper and magazine articles including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Redbook, Parenting and dozens of local newspapers. 

Video sample: Real Parents, Real Answers

Webinar: "Effective Parenting: Communication"

For information, contact Dr. Popkin directly at 800-825-0060 or send an e-mail message.



Spokesperson Experience

With the experience of hundreds of media interviews behind him, Dr. Popkin is an expert at getting the message through whether on television, radio or in print. His ability to skillfully handle difficult questions and bridge back to the relevant points has earned him high praise from interviewers and clients alike.

Examples of Dr. Popkin's spokesperson work include:

Client: The American Camping Association
Program: "Camp gives kids a world of good"
Agency: Fleishman-Hilliard

Client: Xerox Corporation
Program: Document Home Center product launch
Agency: Blanc & Otus

Client: Lorillard Tobacco Company's Youth Smoking Prevention Program
Program: "
Take 10: Start talking so your kids don't smoke"
Agency: Weber Shandwick

Client: Random House
Program: Author Tour for Quality Parenting

Client: Harper Collins
Program: Author Tour for Active Parenting


Contact Dr. Popkin directly at 800-825-0060 or send an e-mail message for a copy of his sample tape and to discuss his availability.