Dear Parents,

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day week!

Many thanks to Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, co-authors of The Self-Driven Child , for their outstanding presentations at Las Lomitas and M-A. Here's their Top Tips for Parents handout, and a video will be available soon.

As one of the most fundamental aspects of self, gender impacts everybody -- particularly developing children and teens.

On Thursday, February 27, Joel Baum , Senior Director at Gender Spectrum , offers a timely workshop on Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens ( Woodside MUR ).

Just a few tickets remain! Psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Madeline Levine shares her new book, Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World (February 28, Kepler's Books ).

On March 5, we present another in our series of 'armchair conversations' with Alice Kleeman , former M-A College Advisor, Parenting Through the College Admission Process ( M-A PAC ). Alice will be joined by Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon .

How can you and your kids take control of social media? Join us for a premier screening of LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives (March 17, Carlmont PAC ). Film followed by a panel discussion of experts.

We offer videos of many popular events on our YouTube and Vimeo channels, and check out our social media - Instagram and Facebook - for the latest parenting news and events.


Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Woodside High School
Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens
Joel Baum, Director of Professional Development, Gender Spectrum

The mission of nonprofit Gender Spectrum is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Woodside High School
Multi-Use Room (MUR)
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside
Menlo-Atherton High School
Parenting Through the College Admission Process
Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor
Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions, University of Oregon

Join us for a lively 'armchair conversation' with Alice Kleeman and Jim Rawlins , Director of Admissions at the University of Oregon (and dad extraordinaire).

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Menlo-Atherton High School
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Carlmont High School
LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our kids' lives--and brains. Don't miss this year's must-see film! Film screening to be followed by a panel discussion.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carlmont High School
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
Community Partnership
Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World
Dr. Madeline Levine , bestselling author of The Price of Privilege , shares a hopeful vision of how we can help our children embark on their futures with confidence. This special event is offered in partnership with Kepler's Literary Foundation .

Friday, February 28, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
In the News
Six ways parents and schools can teach teens about love
If we don’t teach our children about love, the outside world will do it for us. Richard Weissbourd, PhD, a child psychologist at Harvard, urges adults to teach kids how to create mutually respectful, enduring bonds.
When kids learn how to have healthy relationships, the impact is far-reaching.

Washington Post: On Parenting
Student Center
15th Annual Health Conference (Fair) @ Sequoia High School
At this year's Health Conference, Sequoia students dive into physical and mental health topics such as positive body image, vaping, digital citizenship, mental health, mindfulness and much more. 

Monday, March 2, 2020
Sequoia High School
**Open to Sequoia HS Students**
Sponsored by Sequoia Teen Resource Center (TRC) - Questions? Contact
Shari Schussel,
Community Events
Get Into the Game: Safer Internet Day 2020
Come experience what your kids are doing online, and get into the game! A free event for kids, teens and their families, sponsored by My Digital TAT2 .

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
TikTok Headquarters
250 Bryant Street, Mountain View
Parenting Quotes
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"
– Charles Schulz, American cartoonist and creator "Peanuts" comic strip, father of five
The Parent Education Series is an award-winning program that provides professional, high-quality education to parents, students, educators, and community members.

Since 2006, our organization has reached over 70,000 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.

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