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Author Bio, Book Synopsis, Interview Questions

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Podcast Interviews

Keynote/Mainstage Talks

Workshops

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An Exploratory Study on Homeschoolers and...

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 taught in the Recreation and Leisure Studies department for over a decade. 

 

This experience has led her to a private therapy practice, authoring several books, and creating games and a Play with Purpose online community!  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 parents using recreation, leisure, and play to connect with and support their kids.

 

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, and her latest children's book This Is The Head That I Have is available as well!

 

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 also loves to play, garden, and craft with her wonderful children, husband, and animals where they live and homeschool  in Southern California.

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Podcast Interviews

Bubbles & Biz

September 22, 2022

available for download here

Hey! I Want Your Job!

Season 2 Episode 4

available for download here

Should Have Listened to My Mother

Season 3 Episode 1

available for download here

Living Joyfully

Episode 286

available for download here

 

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

Anxiety in Boss Moms

presented at: MOB Meetup

April 2021

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

 

Keynote Address

presented at California Homeschool Network Expo, May 2021

Commencement Address

presented at California Homeschool Network Expo, May 2021

Confessions of an Unschooled College Professor

presented at Life is Good Conference, May 2021

Anxiety and All It's Friends

presented at Life is Good Conference, May 2021

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

Studies

An Exploratory Study on Mental Health and Attitude Towards Psychotherapy Among Grown Homeschoolers and Homeschooling Parents 

available here