The most important conversation you will have with your kids

Jason Reid | TEDxLakeForestCollege

In March of 2018, Jason’s 14-year-old son committed suicide in the attic of his home while he and his wife were away on vacation. “My seemingly perfect life was shattered to pieces. I was raising beautiful, smart and happy kids in my eyes. But what was really happening behind the scenes, deep in the soul of my son was hidden. We are never given a parent manual, but we are given the tools to help one another. I am on a mission to help parents change the conversation they have with kids.” Jason Reid is a the Co-Founder of National Services Group, a nationwide company that employs over 2,000 people at the peak of it’s season each year. He is also a partner at CEO Coaching International. Jason has written seven books including two kids book and a book about family conversations. He is also and Ironman and black belt. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at