The heart of Dr. Thurber’s passion as a professional educator is the family system. His booksvideos, and articlesembrace a diverse and fulsome notion of family. Each is an attempt to find humor, ease pain, and improve lives.

We have our work families, our play families, our school families, our camp families, and–of course–our biological families. You’ll find something for everyone on this page.

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Dr Chris on Today Show


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Awesome educational content for families.


Prevent intense homesickness with a proven combination of video for families, podcast for parents, and PDF for kids.


Moms and dads love the insights and advice woven through Dr. Chris’s podcasts and radio spots. A fresh look at parenting and youth development.


Families rave about Dr. Chris’s keynotes and interactive workshops on parenting, relationships, and communication.