Dear Parents and Caregivers,

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! This month, we join the AAPI community to honor the history and celebrate the rich culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Coming Monday! How has the pandemic changed vape/e-cig use? Erin Vogel, PhD, Stanford Prevention Research Center, presents #Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigs, and Social Media (May 17, Online).

๏ปฟWhat do teens think about health risk behaviors? You may be surprised! Join Becky Beacom, former Health Education manager, PAMF, for "Typical Teenagers...": Health Risk Behaviors, Perception, and Why it Matters (May 19, Online).

Calling all students! Join us for Take a Break from the Vape! Youth Hip Hop Concert with Music Notes, sponsored by the SMCOE Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program. Includes PSA songwriting contest and prizes! (May 20, Online)

ADDED! Rejection is a part of life, but how can we normalize rejection for our kids? Join authors and educators Ana Homayoun and Jessica Bacal, EdD, for The Rejection That Changed My Life: Helping Kids Turn it Around (Online, May 26).

NEW! SMCOE and SUHSD offer The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)ยฎ, a free, two-part mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members (Part 1: June 2; Part 2: June 9, Online). Please join us!

We are honored! Charlene Margot, founder of The Parent Education Series and co-founder of The Parent Venture, received an Honorary Service Award from the 17th District PTA of San Mateo County. Thank you, PTA/PTSA!

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New videos include Reducing COVID Stress and Anxiety for Parents, Digital Media Literacy Tips and Tools, and Cannabis Use and the Young Brain.

We hope you will support The Parent Venture with an end-of-year gift! Our free resources depend on the generosity of parents like you. Thank you!

Warm wishes,



Charlene Margot, MA
Co-Founder, The Parent Venture
Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Live Events (Virtual)
#Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigs, and Social Media
Has the use of vapes and e-cigarettes changed during COVID-19? Erin Vogel, PhD, Stanford Prevention Research Center, will discuss the impact of vaping, e-cigs, and social media on teen health.

Monday, May 17, 2021
5:30pm โ€“ 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
"Typical Teenagers...": Health Risk Behaviors, Perception, and Why it Matters 
What do teenagers really think about health risk behaviors? In this Parent Forum/Parent Cafe, Becky Beacom, former Health Education Manager at PAMF, shares insights into the social norms that impact adolescent behavior.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:00pm โ€“ 1:00pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Take a Break from the Vape! Youth Hip Hop Concert and PSA Contest
Calling all students! Join us for a hip hop concert featuring Music Notes, along with a contest for the best PSA on the risks of smoking/vaping. Sponsored by SMCOE Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
5:30pm โ€“ 6:30pm PDT
6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT, After Party
Live Event (Meeting)
The Rejection That Changed My Life: Helping Kids Turn it Around
NEW! Our kids will apply to schools they don't get into or have ambitions that aren't fulfilled. How can we help them deal with rejection? Join Ana Homayoun and Jessica Bacal, EdD, author of The Rejection That Changed My Life.

Wednesday, May 26 , 2021
12:00pm โ€“ 1:00pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
Community Resiliency Model (CRM)ยฎ Parent/Caregiver Training (Virtual)
Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Parent/Caregiver Training
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)ยฎ is a mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance. Free training sponsored by SMCOE and SUHSD.

CRM Training: Part 1
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
5:30pm โ€“ 6:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)

CRM Training: Part 2
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
2:00pm โ€“ 3:30pm PDT
Live Event (Webinar)
In the News
The Hardest Fight to Have With Your Teen
The most powerful forces driving development for middle and high schoolers are increased independence over time, along with being with oneโ€™s peers, and the virus curtails both of those things, according to Dr. Lisa Damour.

โ€” New York Times: Parenting
Physical Health Is Only Part of What Makes a School Safe. Four Ways to Include Student Mental Health in Reopening Plans
While young people, on the whole, have fared better physically than adults during the pandemic, researchers say isolation โ€” such as that caused by school closures and quarantining โ€” is leading to a โ€œmental health tsunami.โ€

โ€” The 74: Pandemic
Just for Fun
Blooming Flowers Timelapse
Enjoy this gorgeous timelapse video of various types of flowers blooming!

Keys for Parenting
Coming soon! Keys: for Parenting
Keys: for Parenting puts the experience of its founders โ€” educators Charlene Margot and Bev Hartman โ€” 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
Reducing COVID Stress and Anxiety for Parents - Mission Be
Today's teenagers are faced with a myriad of challenges, both academically and socially. Helping our teens manage these challenges can be stressful for parents. Join Madeleine Pizey, mindful educator at Mission Be, for Part 2 of our "Mindful Parent" series.
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