Dear Parents,

Happy Father's Day ! A big "thank you" to all the great dads, stepdads, uncles, brothers, and grandfathers who show our kids what it means to be a father.

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

On July 15, we're honored to host a (virtual) conversation featuring Julie Lythcott-Haims on "Talking to Your Kids About Race" ( July 15, Online ). Details below!

Panelists will include Eric Abrams, MBA , Chief Inclusion Officer, Stanford Graduate School of Education; and Kareem Graham, PhD , scientist and father of two.

In addition, The Parent Education Series is proud to co-sponsor a group of national experts offering a nine-week summer Masterclass series, Parenting in Place . Click here for more information.

Have you checked out new videos on our  Video Library ? Recordings on our YouTube   and  Vimeo channels are free to the community. Stay connected via social media - Instagram   and  Facebook - with new posts daily!

Recent videos feature presentations by Alnardo Martinez, Child Mind Institute ( Mantenar la Calma Durante el COVID-19 ) and Tiffany Hoang, CircleUp Education ( Diversity & Bias in Schools ).

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

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

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

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Online Events (Webinars)
Talking to Your Kids About Race:
A (Virtual) Conversation
Join distinguished panelists Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA; Eric Abrams, MBA ; and Kareem Graham, PhD, for an important conversation on "Talking to Your Kids About Race." Zoom link provided upon registration. This event will be video recorded.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (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 Events (Virtual)
Parenting in Place: Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Time
The Parent Education Series is proud to co-sponsor a group of national experts (authors, educators, and neuroscientists) offering a special nine-week Masterclass series , Parenting in Place . Please join us!
College Essay Town Hall - PrepMatters
Personal Essays in Historical Times
Join Ned Johnson , President/CEO, and Jeff Knox from PrepMatters for a College Essay Town Hall - Personal Essays in Historical Times. Free admission! Registration required.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT
Online Event (Webinar)
Race, Policing, and the Color of Justice: A conversation on the path forward after George Floyd
What do we want racial justice and policing to look like in our community, and what's keeping us from getting there? Presented by Embarcadero Media Group.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Online Event (Webinar)
Sequoia Healthcare District
The Parent Green Folder
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).
Calm Parents, Healthy Kids
(Online Simulation)
Calm Parents, Healthy Kids is an interactive role-play simulation from Kognito that helps parents build skills to respond to their young children in a calm and loving way during stressful everyday situations. Free to parents!
In the News
How the Pandemic is Strengthening Fathers' Relationships with Their Children
Is the global pandemic bringing fathers closer to their children? Despite the considerable challenges many families are facing right now, one silver lining appears to be the strengthened relationships between fathers and children.

— Making Caring Common (MCC) Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Coronavirus Mystery: Are Kids Less Likely To Catch It Than Adults Are?
Why the coronavirus appears to affect children differently than it affects adults is one of the great mysteries of the current pandemic. Kids and teens appear far less likely than adults to get infected with the virus.

— NPR/KQED: Goats and Soda
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, teachers, 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
When Your Kids Start Giving You Advice
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.
Mantenga la calma: cómo manejar el estrés y la ansiedad durante COVID-19
Únase a Alnardo Martinez, MS , Técnico de comportamiento, Centro de trastornos de ansiedad en el Child Mind Institute , para un seminario virtual para ayudarlo a usted y su familia a navegar la ansiedad asociada con el coronavirus, el cierre de escuelas y el aprendizaje a distancia.
Parenting Quotes

"Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children."
— Hillary Lytle
The Parent Education Series is an award-winning program that provides high-quality education to parents, students, teachers, clinicians, and community members.

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.

Our Video Library has been viewed over 7,400 times, including 2,000+ views since COVID-19. Free videos are available on our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

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