Dear Parents,

Happy St. Patrick's Day! As the Irish saying goes, "May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most."

Coming Tuesday! SMCOE hosts Ever Forward/Siempre Adelante: Building Character x Transforming Lives with Ashanti Branch, MEd, the transformative youth leader featured in The Mask You Live In (March 16, Online).

How can you talk to your kids about digital safety? In Helping Your Child/Teen Safely Navigate the Online World, Amanda Freeman, Program Director at RTS, shares resources to increase your child's online safety (March 17, Online).

On March 23, Anna Lembke, MD, professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, shares insights on The Neuroscience of Addiction. Dr. Lembke was recently featured in the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma (Online).

Join us for A Path to Opportunity Through Education & Activism featuring educator Dr. César A. Cruz. This event is part of Pacific Oaks College Anti-Bias series, co-sponsored by The Parent Venture (March 17, Online).

We welcome families served by Peninsula Health Care District for a new Parent Café with April Torres, MFT, Manager of Mental Health Programs, SMUHSD, Mental Health & Community Resources for School Re-Opening (March 23, Online).

Looking to build meaningful connections with your kids? We're here for you!

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, co-founders of The Parent Venture. Click here to join the app launch waitlist.

We'd like you to like us! Look for new posts daily on Facebook and Instagram, and our Video Library has become a trusted resource. Recent videos include What do You Say? How to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home.

Finally, we hope you will support our work by making a gift to The Parent Venture, a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization. Thank you for your engagement!

Best regards,
Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Live Events (Virtual)
Ever Forward/Siempre Adelante: Building Character x Transforming Lives
Ashanti Branch, MEd, youth expert featured in The Mask You Live In, explores the shared human need for expression, recognition, and connection. This special event is sponsored by San Mateo County Office of Education.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Helping Your Child/Teen Safely Navigate the Online World
Amanda Freeman, Program Director at RTS, will share resources to increase online safety for your child/teen, along with tips to spark family conversations. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
The Neuroscience of Addiction with Dr. Anna Lembke, Stanford University
Anna Lembke, MD is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She recently appeared in the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, to discuss how technology impacts brain development.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Community Partner Event (Virtual)
Pacific Oaks Anti-Bias Education Series - A Path to Opportunity Through Education and Activism
In this program hosted by Pacific Oaks College, educator Dr. César A. Cruz will analyze the road to opportunity through education. Co-sponsored by The Parent Venture.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Peninsula Health Care District Event (Virtual)
Mental Health & Community Resources for School Re-Opening
Join us for an all-new Parent Café (English) with April Torres, MFT, Manager of Mental Health Programs, SMUHSD, to discuss mental health and community resources for school re-opening.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
In the News
Grandparents are getting to hug their grandkids for the first time after getting vaccinated
A granddaughter came to her grandmother's apartment bearing a unique gift -- a prescription for a hug. The prescription read, "You are allowed to hug your granddaughter."

— CNN: The Good Stuff
Coming of Age: Teens on a Year That Changed Everything
What has it been like to be a teenager during a historic pandemic? In words, images, and video, teens across the US show us how they've met life's challenges in the midst of a pandemic.

— The New York Times
Keys for Parenting
Keys: for Parenting 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
Green With Happiness: Meet the Green Lady of Brooklyn
Everything in Elizabeth Sweetheart’s life is green. From her bright green hair, to her self-dyed green overalls, the New York City artist has earned her moniker, “the Green Lady.”
Ducklings in Flower Hats
Here's a TikTok of ducklings wearing flower hats to make your day! They don't seem to mind...and might even enjoy it.
Video Library
What Do You Say? How to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home
In this webinar, Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child, offer a preview of their upcoming book, What Do You Say? (August 2021).
Parenting Quotes
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