The idea for iGen Parenting grew out of Marni Steinberg’s desire to help a community of parents get information and talk about the issues facing tweens. The hope is that through sharing information, they as parents could support their children’s healthy development.
As a parent herself, Marni believes the iGen Parenting series will help parents connect with their tweens by providing them with expert advice and information on a host of important topics like bullying, cyber-safety, tolerance and emotional wellness.
Relying on her background in non-profits and marketing, Marni set out to create a parenting series to address tween-specific issues. Her background includes more than 25 years of experience working in advertising, marketing and event planning for a number of recognizable organizations and nonprofits, including the Denver Broncos, Make-A-Wish, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, The Arizona Leadership Foundation and RIESTER Advertising and Marketing. In addition to creating iGen Parenting, she is currently a marketing and events consultant in the Valley.
A native Arizonan, Marni attended Chaparral High School before graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and a minor in Journalism and Communications. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she lived in New York City and Denver before returning to Scottsdale, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Marni is involved in her community, she volunteers at Sonoran Sky Elementary as a member of the Site Council and serves as the school’s United Parent Council representative and she is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader. In addition, she is a member of the Youth and Education Committee at Temple Kol Ami where her family is a member.