Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Happy July! Whether you are hiking, biking, or just hanging out this summer, we hope you will have plenty of time for family fun and relaxation.

This summer, we're excited to announce two NEW resources for families:

1) Summer Reading List

Welcome to the first-ever Parent Ed Series Summer Reading List! This collection of books (Parts 1 and 2) from many of our favorite presenters is packed with timely, practical parenting strategies. Try one or read them all!

2) Keys: for Parenting

Free app available for download! Keys: for Parenting is a new communication 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.

In today's busy world, many parents wish for better relationships with their kids. But how can you get the conversation started? Give Keys a try! We know you'll love it. And your kids will too.

And, this year, we're proud to report that The Parent Ed Series provided education for over 18,000 parents, students, educators, and community members.

We lowered barriers to access and offered inclusive, high-quality programming to more families than ever before! Virtual programs will continue in the fall, with some highlighted in-person events.

Looking for more great parenting advice? Join us on Instagram and Facebook for daily news, or subscribe to our free Video Library (YouTube), a popular and trusted resource with over 20,000 views!

New videos include CRM Training: Part 1; CRM Training: Part 2; and How to They/Them: A Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns.

Wishing you a wonderful summer!

Charlene Margot, MA
Co-Founder, The Parent Venture

p.s. Our award-winning programs and resources depend on parents like you! To make a contribution, please visit The Parent Venture, Support. Thank you!
Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Featured Event (Virtual)
The Neuroscience of Addiction with Dr. Anna Lembke, Stanford University
Anna Lembke, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine, appeared in the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma. This webinar takes a hard look at the impact of social media, video games, and technology on our brains.
NEW! Keys: for Parenting
Announcing Keys: for Parenting!
Keys: for Parenting is a communication tool that puts parenting advice at your fingertipsliterally, it's a keyboard!with real-time suggestions for what to say in those though moments.

Keys puts the experience of its creators, Charlene Margot and Bev Hartman—two educators with 60+ years of experience—in your pocket. Give it a try! We know you'll love it. And your kids will too.
Summer Reading List
Join us for the first-ever Parent Ed Series Summer Reading List!
We are proud to announce the Summer Reading List, a curated list of books from many of our favorite presenters.
Pick one or read them all every book is packed with great parenting advice! Reading list includes Part 1 and Part 2, pictured here.
Community Partners
Child Mind Institute - Virtual Summer Parent Workshops
Child Mind Institute (CMI) is offering a series of virtual parent workshops this summer. Webinars in English and Spanish are scheduled at 8:30am PDT on Wednesdays, now through July 21.
In the News
‘Don’t go back to the old normal’: Opportunities for Adolescent Learning Revealed by COVID-19
“Don’t go back to the old normal,” advises Denise Pope, PhD, Challenge Success co-founder. "We had mental health problems, stress and sleep deprivation, so I'd like to see some real changes.”

— KQED Mind/Shift
A Layered Approach to Preventing Drowning: It happens to people who think it could never happen to them.
If you look at drowning deaths, there are two huge spikes. One is 1 to 4 years old, and the second is adolescents, especially boys, 15 to 19. Many of them drown in open water, sometimes “while boating, or jumping off a rock, or underestimating the power of mother nature.”

— The New York Times: Family
Just for Fun
Spelling Bee Champ Zaila Avant-garde Juggling Basketballs
We could not be more P-R-O-U-D! 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde, 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champ, also holds three Guinness World records for juggling basketballs. You gotta see it to believe it!
Video Library
Digital Balance and Well-Being: A Conversation with Digital Media Experts
In this webinar, a panel of Silicon Valley digital media experts, including Jamie Nuñez from Common Sense Media, offers advice on mental health, wellness, and digital technology.
Parenting Quotes
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