Helpful & Hopeful

This is a FREE weekly Zoom conversation on Wednesdays at 8pm EST. 

During this call, Dana is joined by another professional who works with children and families. For the first 30 minutes, we share information that parents will find helpful in their day to day lives. Then, we’ll spend the bulk of the conversation answering your questions about child development, behavior, parenting and whatever the area of expertise of the guest is.  We hope you’ll join us!

Previous Sessions

Jodi Greebel, MS, RDN 
Founder, Citrition, Pediatric Registered Dietitian
Jodi talks about how to manage endless snacking and other feeding questions for kids.
Dr. Alexandra Barnett Ph.D.
Dr. Barnett offers tools that promote routine, flexibility, and grounding, and discusses developmental regression you may be seeing. Learn how you can meet your child’s needs to feel a greater sense of connection and control.
Kim Kramer M.S. Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist and Learning Specialist
Kim discusses strategies for reading with your children during this time and addresses questions or about speech and language development.
Loren Norman, OT
Learn how you can meet your family’s individual sensory needs to stay calm, organized and regulated without leaving your home.


Dr. Taylor Chesney Psy.D. is the Director of the Feeling Good Institute NYC, and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in TEAM CBT.
Office Hours 5-20-2020
Learn the basics for building emotional intelligence with children (toddlers-10 years old).
Bell Family Company & Dana’s Kids Present:
Effective Strategies for Ensuring Both You and Your Child Have Downtime During Quarantine
Office Hours 4-17-2020
Responding to big emotions and behavioral challenges emerging as a result of COVID and quarantine.

Mary Miele, MAEd.
Founder, Evolved Education Company, Learning Specialist
Learn strategies for caring for yourself when sick, while also parenting your children. Mary shares thoughts about appropriate expectations for remote learning, as well.
Jen Genel, LSMW is a Licensed Social Worker, Educational Therapist and Executive Function Specialist
Learn practical strategies and activities for creating a play-based, sensory-friendly home environment.