Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to school! Whether your child's classroom(s) will be in-person, hybrid, or remote, we hope the transition goes smoothly.

This week! On April 13, Eran Magen, PhD, popular Parent Forum speaker, offers How to Have a Better Relationship with Your Child or Teen (Online). This event is sponsored by Redwood City School District, open to the community!

How does cannabis (marijuana) impact learning and performance? Join Tauheed Zaman, MD, addiction expert and professor of psychiatry at UCSF, to learn about Cannabis and the Young Brain (April 14, Online).

Shashank Joshi, MD, Stanford Children's Health, and a panel of medical and mental health experts present Mental Health 101: When Should Parents Seek Help? This special event is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District (April 14, Online).

Now, more than ever, kids want to find meaning. Join Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, Claremont Graduate University, for Helping Your Children and Teens Find Purpose in Life. This event is sponsored by Peninsula Healthcare District (April 15, Online).

NEW! SMCOE Tobacco Use Prevention Education and Safe and Supportive Schools programs offer a FREE community screening of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety (May 4, Online). Film will be followed by a panel discussion.

How can you help your child find their unique 'edge'? Join Laura Huang, PhD, professor at Harvard Business School, in discussion of her new book, EDGE: Turning Adversity Into Advantage (April 21, Online).

Looking to connect with your kids? Keys: for Parenting is a new tool that puts parenting advice at your fingertipsliterally, it's a keyboard!developed by Charlene Margot and Bev Hartman. Join the launch list here!

Want more great parenting advice? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, or visit our free Video Library (16,000+ views!) for the latest news and events.

New videos include The Still Point of the Turning World, The Neuroscience of Addiction, and Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself.

HOORAY! This year, we welcomed over 12,000 attendees to our virtual events. If you can, we hope you will donate to The Parent Venture, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Warm wishes,



Charlene Margot, MA
Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Live Events (Virtual)
How to Have a Better Relationship with Your Child or Teen
In this interactive (virtual) workshop, Dr. Eran Magen shares strategies that will help your child feel better and think more clearly, while improving your parent-child relationship. Sponsored by RCSD.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
5:30pm 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Cannabis and the Young Brain
How does cannabis (marijuana) impact the developing adolescent brain? Join Tauheed Zaman, MD, addiction expert and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF to learn about the latest research.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Mental Health 101: When Should Parents Seek Help?
Join a panel of medical and mental health experts including Dr. Shashank Joshi, Stanford Children's Health, to learn when to seek help and how to find resources in your community. Special event sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
What is purpose? Why is it important? Join Kendall Bronk, PhD, research professor at Claremont Graduate University, for a special event sponsored by Peninsula Health Care District.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage with Harvard Professor Laura Huang
How can you help your child or teen find their unique 'edge'? Join Harvard Business School Professor Laura Huang to learn how to turn adversity into advantage and create success.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
6:00pm – 7:00pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Ayudando a sus jóvenes navegar las redes sociales de forma segura
NEW! Cindy Marroquín, Directora de Prevención de RTS, compartirá nuevos recursos para aumentar la seguridad en línea para sus niños y adolescentes, junto con consejos para iniciar conversaciones familiares (platica en español).

Thursday, April 22, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) Film Screening (Virtual)
ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety (IndieFlix Film)
NEW! SMCOE Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) and Safe and Supportive Schools present a FREE community screening of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with mental health professionals.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
In the News
A Pandemic Lesson: Family Togetherness Makes Children Happy
Prior to the pandemic, busy families had little opportunity to get to know one another. But then parents began to see their kids through new eyes, and kids began to see that their parents really cared for them.

— Psychology Today (Peter Gray, PhD)
Sleep-deprived kids have gotten a break with remote learning’s later start times. Some hope it’s a wake-up call for schools.
Sleep-deprived adolescents — forced for generations to wake for school before the chimes of their circadian clocks — have had an unexpected break amid the anxiety and losses of the pandemic.

— The Washington Post: Health
Just for Fun
How 'I Spy' Books Are Made
The 'I Spy' book series have captured the imagination of millions of kids - and parents! What makes them so magical is that the images are created with real objects by photo-illustrator Walter Wick.
Keys for Parenting
Coming soon! Keys: for Parenting
Keys: for Parenting puts the experience of its founders educators Charlene Margot and Bev Hartman at your fingertips! (literally, it's a keyboard)

Field tested by teens, Keys gives you the ability to connect with your kids through texting -- app coming soon!
Video Library
The Still Point of the Turning World with Emily Rapp Black
What does it mean to be a good parent? When her infant son, Ronan, was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disorder, author Emily Rapp Black was forced to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about parenting.
Parenting Quotes
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