The Fun Habit: A Conversation with Mike Rucker, Ph.D
Date and Time:
Jan 31 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Mike Rucker

The Fun Habit: A Conversation with Mike Rucker, Ph.D

Community Event

Join The Alliance for Early Childhood’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Molly Pope, EdS/I/ECMH-C, in conversation with Dr. Mike Rucker about his book, The Fun Habit. Grounded in current research, accessible science, and practical recommendations, The Fun Habit explores how you can build having fun into an actionable and effortless habit and why doing so will help you become a healthier, more joyful, more productive person. Join this lively conversation, as we explore the importance of habits of fun in the lives of parents and families. Register Here

Presenter: Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in publications like the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He currently serves as a senior leader at Active Wellness and is the author of the best-selling book The Fun Habit, which is out now.

Facilitator: Molly Pope, EdS, I/ECMH-C, is an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant specializing in supporting children, families, and classrooms. She has worked with young children and families as a school psychologist for 17 years. She strongly believes that for children to learn and thrive, they first need to feel safe, seen, and secure. Knowing that nobody’s perfect and it’s never too late to start, she works with adults to help children successfully manage emotions and build their self esteem. Molly lives in Evanston with her husband, 2 sons, 3 cats and 1 lizard. Find her at