The mute button is broken
-- How Much Does It Cost to Stop Linda From Speaking?
Very, very funny
How Much Does it Cost to Have Linda Speak?
Speaker fees vary depending on how many people are addressed, the nature of the event, the length and frequency as well as the distance travelled.
Linda speaks to local (Lower Mainland BC) charities, service groups and parent's associations at fundraisers, regular meetings or education events. These organizations rarely can afford professional speakers, so unless there is a charge per seat, Linda speaks for the honourarium and the gratitude. Linda's availability to speak at these events is limited to time in schedule between paid events.
Fees for professional speaking engagements are arranged on a per-event basis because of the tremendous number of factors involved. For travelling engagements, speaking fees are in addition to travel and accomodation costs.
Is Linda Available to Interview?
Of course. Linda is available for any type of media interview: phone-in, live radio, television, online and print.
Call 778.847.8526 to make arrangements or to interview directly (sometimes she answers the phones, you never know your luck!) or use the Contact Us form.
Do You Have Information Available for Backgrounders for Interviewers?
Check Words & Info for a wide array of information, opinion and background.
Could You Give Us a Few Quotes?
No one gets up in the morning thinking 'how can I screw up my kid's life today?' even if that's what it looks like from the outside.
The only way you could get out of the mess you've made is by making the mess to get out of --blame doesn't help anyone improve their parenting skills.
Be nice to you're children's parents. You're nice people and you deserve kindness.
Miserable mothers have a way of spreading that around with a trowel.
Children come whole and good, and have no need for 'fixing' or 'breaking' -- two of the most atrocious ideas ever to become popular in parenting.
Consistency is a ruse: children need love, not mindless adherence to rules that aren't working.
No child needs more than three rules to thrive.
All house rules should apply to all the people living in the house, whatever their ages, or rules are just a way to oppress children.
Wasting a child's time is no less reprehensible than wasting anyone else's time.
It is impossible for a child to learn respect when their basic needs are dismissed.
Adults too often interpret child's behaviour through adult understanding and end up attributing children with motives that are vile... and adult, not innocent.
Children have an innate and unavoidable inner drive to mature and master their lives. Pushing doesn't make it go faster, it stops it.
Trust the world to provide natural consequences. Logical consequences are not logical to anyone but the adult who thought them up.
Once, men were allowed to hit their wives, employees, slaves, pets, and children. Now they're only allowed to hit their children. There is a lot wrong with that.
The sanest parenting is that which spends the least amount of time trying to alter fundamental reality, like what their children think.
Some children are harder to love than others. They also need loving the most when they deserve it the least.t.