Rebecca Rolland

Hi,

I'm Rebecca Rolland

I’m the author of The Art of Talking with Children (HarperOne, 2022), a book designed to enhance your relationships with kids. It’s being translated into eight languages, including Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, and soon will be available in nine foreign territories.

As a mom of two, writer, speech pathologist, and education lecturer, I work with parents, educators, and clinicians to build thriving families, classrooms, and relationships.

Hi,

I'm Rebecca Rolland

I’m the author of The Art of Talking with Children (HarperOne, 2022), a book designed to enhance your relationships with kids. It’s being translated into eight languages, including Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, and soon will be available in nine foreign territories.

I’m the author of The Art of Talking with Children (HarperOne, 2022), a book designed to enhance your relationships with kids. It’s being translated into eight languages, including Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, and soon will be available in nine foreign territories.

As a mom of two, writer, speech pathologist, and education lecturer, I work with parents, educators, and clinicians to build thriving families, classrooms, and relationships.

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San Diego Moms: How to Teach Children About Inclusion

Inclusion is the hot topic for society these days, and it may be a focal point for parents and educators as children return to the classrooms. But, what does inclusion truly mean and how do you teach it?

About the approach:
  1. Do you want to learn or teach others how “rich talk,” or deeper conversation, can transform your relationships with children?

  2. Rich Talk allows for parents, teachers, and kids to have stronger relationships….to learn more together, alongside each other, and to learn more about each other.

  3. Rich Talk recognizes that kids are more resilient, healthier, and more successful when they have at least one adult they’re deeply connected to.

  4. Rich Talk lets you support kids to thrive in multiple domains—not just in academics, but also in kindness, confidence, creativity, temperament, and openness to others.

  5. Rich Talk lets you lets you learn and teach the simple strategies that enhance your bonds in the moment and that build children’s skills over time.

  6. You can be the adult who makes a difference for the kids in your life.

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Events

Rebecca Rolland is available for speaking engagements and professional development events, both in-person and virtual. View her upcoming talks and professional development events.

Keynote Speaker for The Alliance for Early Childhood’s Annual Dinner

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Chicago, IL

In-Person Event for the Family Action Network

Friday, November 4th, 2022
Chicago, IL

The Art of Talking with Children

The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids

What if the secrets to helping kids thrive were right in front of us—in our everyday conversations?

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As a speech-language pathologist, Harvard lecturer, and mom of two kids, I’ve searched for the answers to how to enhance our conversations with kids.

I’ve talked to fellow parents, colleagues, psychologists, neuroscientists, counselors, and many others. And I’ve collected the insights of my work with kids and families over the past ten years, ranging from toddlers to graduate students.

My new book, The Art of Talking with Children, shows you my approach and reveals the secrets of how to help kids of all ages—from infants through adolescents—open up.

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This book is full of life-changing insights, wise advice, and easy-to-adopt habits – every chapter is a new “a-ha” moment.

Learning the secrets of “rich talk” can strengthen your connection with your kids, help you be a more effective parent, and empower everyone in your family to express themselves and celebrate each other more fully. The Art of Talking with Children is sure to be a new timeless classic for parents. I am so glad I read this landmark book, and I am giving it to every parent I know!

Jane McGonigal, PhD, LICSW, New York Times Bestselling author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter

Speaking

Rebecca is a passionate, dynamic speaker who can tailor talks and workshops to a wide range of audiences, from parents and caregivers to researchers and providers of professional development.

She has expertise in the broad areas of parenting, communication, and kids, with a particular focus on how kids develop language and literacy skills, and on specific strategies parents and educators can use to help kids connect, reflect, and open up. Her talks blend research with practice, anecdotes with the latest science, and are highly interactive.

She’s happy to speak more with you about a workshop, talk, or presentation to your audience.

Consultancy

How can we help kids develop the social and linguistic skills they need to thrive? Our world of constant distractions can make it even more challenging.

Through short- and long-term consulting with schools, parenting groups, and organizations, Rebecca helps to answer this question and others. She supports individuals and groups to understand how to nurture qualities such as creativity, compassion, and confidence in kids through the ways we listen and talk to them.

If you are interested in having Rebecca consult for your organization, please contact her.

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