Michelle Icard

Michelle Icard

Speaker, educator, and author

Michelle Icard is a speaker, author, and educator who helps kids, parents, and teachers navigate the complicated social world of early adolescence.

Her latest book, Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen guides readers through the fourteen essential conversations parents need to have with their kids before they start high school. Her first book, Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years, is a primer for the social and emotional changes parents and kids navigate when mid-life meets middle school under one roof. She is currently writing her third book for Penguin Random House: The Ten Failures That Can Make Your Child A Success.

Icard is a CNN parenting writer and a member of the NBC TODAY show parenting team. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, TIME magazine, and People magazine. Her middle school leadership programs, Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit, have been implemented at schools across the country and she speaks around the globe at schools and parenting events.