Dear Parents,

Congratulations, graduates! It has been exciting to see all the yard signs, posters, balloons, and car parades in celebration of the Class of 2020 .

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

This summer, due to the popularity of the Webinar Series, we plan to offer occasional virtual events (online). Look for details in this newsletter!

We kick off the new Parent Education Summer Series with a presentation by Margo Thienemann, MD , Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Stanford Children's Health, in
How Can Parents Help? Anxiety in Children and Teens ( March 17, Online ).

While this is a standalone event, Dr. Thienemann's webinar is intended as a follow-up to our livestream screening of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety .

Please take advantage our  Video Library, available on our  YouTube   and  Vimeo channels. You can also stay connected via social media - Instagram   and  Facebook - with new posts daily!

Recent videos feature Tiffany Hoang, CircleUp Education ( Diversity & Bias in Schools ), Adina Glickman ( Raising a Resilient Learner ), and Ana Homayoun ( Navigating Remote Learning: Parent-Teen Conversation/Q&A ).

NEW! We are thrilled to introduce our nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, The Parent Venture,

TPV's goal is to provide more high-quality, evidence-based parent education programming, while extending the reach of The Parent Education Series to a broader range of families and communities.

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

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and healthy summer!

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Online Events
How Can Parents Help? Anxiety in Parents and Teens
Join  Margo Thienemann, MD , Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor at  Stanford's Children's Health , for an informative discussion about anxiety in children and teens. Zoom link provided at registration.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Guiding Our Children - A Message from The Parent Education Series
As an organization that educates parents, students, and community members, we condemn the recent acts of racism and violence that have shaken our nation and led to a groundswell of peaceful protests.

For a list of resources , please visit our website:
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. Free!

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).
In the News
Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
Supporting your children during scary times
"It is critically important that we talk to our children about racism, the death of George Floyd, and the continued violence and protests that have spread across the country."

— Child Mind Institute ( )
The Parent Venture
To learn more, visit our website at
Introducing The Parent Venture!
Because parenting is a growth opportunity...
The Parent Venture is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing high-quality education for parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members. TPV will extend the reach of The Parent Education Series to more parents and community members.
Blog Posts
Telling Family Stories Matters
Published on Medium by Bev Hartman, M.A., Founder and COO, The Parent Venture

Artwork by Betsy Koning
Hurried Children Have No Place to Go
From the beginning of time, we’ve tried to rush our kids…but to what end?
Published on Medium by Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series/The Parent Venture
Video Library
Diversity & Bias in Schools
CircleUp Education
In this online webinar, Tiffany Hoang , co-founder of CircleUp Education , helps parents develop a common language to identify and address challenges related to bias and exclusion in schools.
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   .
Parenting Quotes
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate action of its members.”
— Coretta Scott King, American author, activist, civil rights leader, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., mother of four
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 7,400 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 75,000 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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