Dear Parents,

We hope you had an enjoyable mid-winter break, time for your family to relax and enjoy some winter fun!

How can you help your kids find digital balance? Hear from digital media experts including Common Sense Media in Digital Balance and Well-Being: A Conversation with Digital Media Experts (February 23, Online).

February is Heart Health Month! Join Sequoia Healthcare District for COVID-19 Implications for Heart Health, a Town Hall meeting (February 25, Online). Learn about heart screenings for youth and adults, signs of heart issues, and more.

Looking for better communication with your kids? Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, authors of The Self-Driven Child, preview their upcoming book, What Do You Say? How to Talk With Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home (March 4, Online).

We continue our focus on social justice with How To Be an Anti-Racist Parent, presented by Donald E. Grant, Jr., PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College (March 10, Online).

On March 16, we host Ever Forward/Siempre Adelante: Building Character x Transforming Lives (Online) with Ashanti Branch, MEd, youth expert featured in The Mask You Live In. Don't miss this special event hosted by San Mateo County Office of Education!

How can you build meaningful connections with your child or teen, especially during the pandemic? We're here to help!

Keys: for Parenting is a new tool that puts parenting advice at your fingertipsliterally, it's a keyboard!developed by educators Charlene Margot and Bev Hartman, co-founders of The Parent Venture. Click here to join the app launch list.

We'd like you to like us! The Parent Education Series posts daily articles and events on Facebook and Instagram, and with 14,000 views, our free Video Library has become a popular and trusted resource.

Videos of recent events include Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life and The Power of Belief: Promoting Equity for All Students.

Finally, we hope you will support our work by making a gift to The Parent Venture, our registered nonprofit organization. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

Warm regards,
Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Live Events (Virtual)
Digital Balance and Well-Being:
A Conversation with Silicon Valley Digital Media Experts
The well-being of our youth has taken on new urgency during COVID. Join us for a panel discussion on Digital Well-Being and Balance with digital media experts including Common Sense Media

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Celebrating Heart Health Month: COVID-19 Implications for Heart Health
February is American Heart Health Month! Join Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD) for a timely Town Hall meeting to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on heart health for children and adults. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home
NEW! In What Do You Say?, Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child, explain how to talk with your kids to improve motivation and stress tolerance.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Únase a nosotros para "Marihuana 101" presentado por Eduardo Torres, Especialista Principal en Prevención, FCD Prevention Works.

Martes, 9 de marzo de 2021
5:30pm a 6:30pm PST
Evento en línea (seminario web)
How to Be an Anti-Racist Parent
Join Donald E. Grant, Jr., PhDfor a conversation about what it means to be 'an anti-racist' parent. How can you disrupt racism and discrimination in your home, for your kids, and in your community?

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Parent Forum #7 (English)
Giving Inspiring, Encouraging Constructive Feedback
Eran Magen, PhD, founder of Parenting for Humans. Offering corrective feedback can be challenging and uncomfortable, even for experienced professionals, let alone got busy parents!

Friday, March 12, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) Event (Virtual)
In this special event hosted by San Mateo County Office of Education, Ashanti Branch, MEd, featured in Lisa Ling's "Lost Boys" (CNN) and The Mask You Live In, explores the shared human need for expression, recognition, and connection.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Keys for Parenting
Keys: for Parenting - App Coming Soon!
Keys: for Parenting puts the experience of its founders two educators with 60+ years of experience at your fingertips! (literally, it's a keyboard)

Field tested by teens and approved by parents, Keys gives you the ability to connect with your kids through texting.
Just for Fun
Otter Eating Snacks
One thing about COVID-19, it seems to make everybody hungry! We can't get enough of this happy otter enjoying his snacks...
How This Teen Takes Indoor Skydiving to the Next Level
Sydney Kennett is one of the world's best indoor skydivers -- and she's only 14 years old! Sydney holds numerous top prizes at competitions around the world, and she's even a Guinness World Record holder.
In the News
Psychologist Adam Grant: This is one of the most harmful questions parents can ask their kids—here’s why
“I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child,” Michelle Obama writes. “What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if, at some point, you become something and that’s the end.”

— CNBC: @ Work (Adam Grant, PhD)
Remote students are more stressed than their peers in the classroom, study shows
A new study by NBC News and Challenge Success showed that students in remote learning were more likely to worry about grades than their peers in the classroom, and they also reported doing more homework.
Video Library
Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
Drawing on nearly two decades of scientific research, Dr. Kendall Bronk explores: What is purpose? Why does it matter? And, how can we — as parents — help our children and teens discover their purpose in life?

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