Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 ! While we can't celebrate in person, we wish you happiness, success, and a bright future.

As this school year winds to a close, we'd like to thank YOU - the parents - who joined us for Parent Education Series events this year, both in-person and virtually.

So...take a bow, give yourself a round of applause, pat yourself on the back, YOU MADE IT!

We'd also like to extend special thanks to Dr. Karen Li, Director of School Health, Sequoia Healthcare District , for inspiring the new Parent Forum , a virtual support group for parents/caregivers.

We plan to continue The Parent Forum this fall, so stay tuned! To learn more about keynote presenter Eran Magen, PhD, visit his blog or website .

This week, we're offering a FREE livestream screening of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety , an IndieFlix Original Documentary film.

The livestream link will be available for 1 week ( Monday, May 25 - Sunday, May 31 ). Sign up below! Livestream info included in the Eventbrite invitation; Spanish subtitles available.

On Tuesday, May 26, St. Raymond School hosts a virtual event with Adina Glickman , founder of The Stanford Resilience Project, "Raising a Resilient (Distance) Learner" ( webinar ) . Parents and community members welcome!

Have you sampled our free Video Library ? During stay-at-home orders, you can explore 35+ videos of popular Parent Education Series events and webinars!

Recent webinars feature Eduardo Torrres (Spanish - FCD Prevention Works), Ana Homayoun ( Navigating Remote Learning/Q&A), and Ned Johnson (Giving Kids a Sense of Control).

For coronovirus-related information and resources, please visit the COVID-19 Parent Resources tab on our webpage .

Wishing you all a safe and healthy end of school!

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Online Event - St. Raymond School
Raising a Resilient (Distance) Learner
"The Resilient Learner" is a holistic model created by  Adina Glickman , founder of the Stanford Resilience Project,   that describes eight key domains to help students thrive. This webinar offers an integrated approach to student learning, particularly useful in the time of COVID-19. Zoom webinar will be recorded.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Livestream Film Screening
ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety - Livestream Screening
Angst is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, mental health experts, and parents. Spanish subtitles included.

Monday, May 25 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Livestream Film Screening
Blog Posts
Make Sure Your Child Has a Handful of Pebbles
 Play may be a child’s work, but teenagers need time to explore as well
Published on Medium by Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series/The Parent Venture
Telling Family Stories Matters
Published on Medium by Bev Hartman, M.A., Founder and COO, The Parent Venture

Artwork by Betsy Koning
Community Resources
The Vaping Phenomenon:
What it is, Why it happened, and What you can do about it
The Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit   and the  Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit host their second webinar about vaping for parents, educators, and healthcare providers. Register by June 4. Free admission.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Online Event (Webinar)
Sequoia Healthcare District
The Parent Green Folder (Resource)
The Parent Green Folder helps parents recognize symptoms of distress and identify appropriate referrals to school and community resources . The Green Folder is a resource provided by Sequoia Healthcare District, Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI).
My Digital TAT2 - Mental Health Apps
Learn how mental health apps can help improve emotional wellness during shelter-in-place with Erica Pelavin and Omar Rivera , My Digital TAT2 . Click link for graphic with mental health apps and descriptions. For MDT2's video about mental health apps, click here .
In the News
Oh, Good, the Kids Are Fighting Again
Nobody said listening to kids bicker is fun. But lockdown offers a chance to teach them how to resolve conflicts on their own.
In many households, daily routines have been disrupted and kids are spending more time together — and fighting more often, too. Those sibling quarantine quarrels may be testing parents’ patience, but what if they were also an opportunity — to teach conflict resolution?

— The New York Times: Parenting
Parenting Quotes
“With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us.” 
— Michelle Obama, author, former First Lady, mother of two
Video Library
Managing Emotionally-Intense Conversations with Your Child or Teen (Video Archive)
Talking to your child or teen can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield! In this video, Dr. Eran Magen, founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships , shares strategies that will help your child feel better and think more clearly, while improving your parent-child relationship .
Ned Johnson , founder of PrepMatters and co-author of The Self-Driven Child , offers an engaging virtual event (webinar) on helping kids gain a sense of control over their lives, even in the midst of a pandemic. 
Adultos Saludables para Niños Saludables: Modelando en el Tiempo de COVID-19
Únase a nosotros para un seminario web gratuito con Eduardo Torres , Especialista sénior de prevención en FCD Prevention Works , para analizar cómo el comportamiento saludable de los adultos puede ser un factor protector contra las elecciones adolescentes riesgosas.
The Parent Education Series is an award-winning program that provides high-quality education to parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members.

Our Video Library has been viewed over 7,500 times, including 2,000+ views during COVID-19. Please share this free resource with students, friends, and family members. Videos are available on our YouTube and Vimeo Channels.

Since 2006, our organization has reached over 70,000 attendees on critical issues — mental health, substance use, sexual health, social media, and more — that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot , M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series.
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