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Author Bio, Book Synopsis, Interview Questions

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Podcast Interviews

Keynote/Mainstage Talks

Workshops

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Roya Dedeaux

General Bio

Roya Dedeaux is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on parenting and play. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and a Master’s degree in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach where she now teaches in the Recreation and Leisure Studies department. 

 

This experience has led her to both a private therapy practice and career in business training. She believes strongly in the importance and power of play for all ages, and has spent the majority of her personal and professional life inspiring others to become more playful. She has been a featured or keynote speaker at over 60 conferences, speaking about the importance of  supporting kids interests and using play with purpose to improve relationships, learning, mental health, and overall well-being. 

 

As a grown homeschooler, she conducted the largest study related to mental health and homeschooling in the United States.  Her first book Connect with Courage: practical ways to work through fear and find joy in the places your kids take you is now available at all major book retailers.

 

Roya specializes in using art in her therapy practice, and as her own creative outlet, she creates handmade jewelry out of clay and crochet at Royaboya Handmade. She uses her event management and recreation background with her love of supporting mom owned businesses to host a regular multi-vendor virtual Bazaar for small businesses. She recently launched a youth-entrepreneur sponsorship program which supports kids and teens who are interested in learning how to run small businesses. She also loves to play with her wonderful children, husband, and animals where they live and homeschool  in Southern California.

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Podcast Interviews

Badass Women's Work

Episode 43

available for download here

Honey I'm Homeschooling the Kids

Season 3 Episode 64

available for download here

Sage Family

Episode 40

available for download here

Real Women's Work

Episode 22

available for download here

Living Joyfully 

Episode 24, June, 2016

available for download here

Workshops

Assertiveness & Boundaries in Business

presented at: MOB Con

September 2019

 

Connecting with Courage

presented at: California Homeschool Network Expo

May 2019

Values at Play

presented to Unschooling Mom2Mom Coaching group

March 2019

Discovery of Learning

June 2017

Keynotes/Mainstage Speaking

Values at Play

presented at: California Homeschool Network Expo

May 2019

Commencement Address

presented at California Homeschool Network Expo, May 2019

Keynote Address Part 1: Protect their Passions

California Homeschool Network Expo

September, 2018

Keynote Address Part 2: Protect their Passions

California Homeschool Network Expo

September, 2018

Protect their Passions, part 1

presented at Homeschool Association of California

August 2018

Protect their Passions, part 2

presented at Homeschool Association of California

August 2018

Articles

The Importance of Protecting their Passions

article for the California Homeschool Network

February, 2019

available here