Dear Parents,

February is Black History Month! We hope you will join us in celebrating the culture, history, and accomplishments of Black Americans.

What is purpose, and why does it matter for our children and teens? Dr. Kendall Bronk, psychology professor at Claremont Graduate University, presents Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life (February 11, Online).

On February 25, the Sequoia Healthcare District offers a Town Hall meeting, Celebrating Heart Health Month: COVID-19 Implications for Heart Health (Online). Learn how COVID-19 can seriously impact the heart health of children and adults.

We welcome back Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child, to discuss their new book, What Do You Say? How to Talk With Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home (March 4, Online).

On March 10, Dr. Donald E. Grant, Executive Director of the Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College, presents How to Be An Anti-Racist Parent (Online). Don't miss this timely and important conversation!

Looking to build meaningful connections with your children or teens, especially during these tough, pandemic times? Help is on the way!

Join the app launch list for Keys: for Parenting, 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.

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Videos of recent events include The Art of the Possible: Raising Resilient Children and Teens and Prepared or Petrified? How to Be an Askable Adult for Your ‘Quaranteen.'

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Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Live Events (Virtual)
Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
What is purpose? And, how can we — as parents — help our children and teens discover their purpose in life? Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, is a researcher and professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
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)
What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home
In their new book, What Do You Say?, Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child, show how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue with your child or teen.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
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 anti-BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) racism and discrimination in your home, for your kids, in your community?

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Live Event (Webinar)
Sequoia Healthcare District Event (Virtual)
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)
San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) Event (Virtual)
NEW! In this special event hosted by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), Ashanti Branch, M.Ed., founder of the Ever Forward Club, 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
Watch Giant Pandas Frolic in the Snow
Winter storms and snowfall aren’t just celebrated by humans in search of good sledding and a snowball fight. As it turns out, giant pandas also enjoy frolicking in the snow!
Teacher behind Bernie Sanders' mittens teams up with a teddy bear factory to benefit Make-A-Wish
Jen Ellis, the second-grade teacher who gave Bernie Sanders mittens on a campaign stop years ago, has partnered with Vermont Teddy Bear to sell "Bernie Mittens." A portion of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont.
In the News
Amanda Gorman's fellow laureates are tuning in for Super Bowl LV -- but for poetry over pigskin
For three young poets, the star of Super Bowl Sunday won't be Patrick Mahomes or Tom Brady. No, they'll be tuning in for Amanda Gorman, 22-year-old Youth Poet Laureate who delivered her stirring poem, "The Hill We Climb," at President Joe Biden's inauguration.

— CNN Style
Video Library
Prepared or Petrified? How to Be an Askable Adult for Your 'Quarantine'
In this video, Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Manager at Health Connected, equips parents to engage their 'quaranteen' in meaningful conversations about sexual health and relationships.

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