Dear Parents,

Happy Presidents' Day and mid-winter break!

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

On February 27, we're delighted to welcome Joel Baum , Senior Director at Gender Spectrum , in Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens ( Woodside MUR ). This important workshop is open to parents and students.

Clinician 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 ). Just a few tickets remain!

On March 5, we present a lively 'armchair conversation' with Alice Kleeman , former M-A College Advisor, Parenting Through the College Admission Process . Alice will be joined by Jim Rawlins, Admissions Director, University of Oregon ( M-A PAC ).

**JUST ADDED!** Dr. Devorah Heitner , founder of Raising Digital Natives and national expert on kids' media and technology, presents Your Permanent Record: Defining Healthy Boundaries in the Digital Age (March 11, Sequoia ).

On March 17, join us for an exclusive screening of LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives ( Carlmont PAC ). Film followed by a panel discussion of experts. LIKE is this year's must-see education film!

Did you know that we offer free videos of many popular events on our YouTube and Vimeo channels? You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest parenting news, research, and events.

Warm regards,



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
Sequoia High School
Devorah Heitner, PhD
Your Permanent Record: Defining Healthy Boundaries in the Digital Age
**JUST ADDED** An expert on kids' digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of   Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World   and founder of Raising Digital Natives.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall
1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City
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. Film screening to be followed by a panel discussion of experts.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carlmont High School
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
Community Partners
Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World
Resilience, collaboration, mental agility and optimism... bestselling author Dr. Madeline Levine crystallizes the specific development needs of kids today in  Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain World . T his 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
Volunteer Tutors for Belle Haven Library - Homework Center
Make a difference! Volunteers sought for Belle Haven library homework center. Now seeking volunteer tutors who have a commitment to education and a passion for working with children and young adults.

Belle Haven Branch Library
Homework Center
413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park

Photo Credit: InMenlo, https://inmenlo.com/
Onward & Upward - Celebrating 10 Years of Upward Scholars
Upward Scholars believes everyone deserves access to an education that will help them reach their potential. Join a gathering of friends, community leaders, and students to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Free admission!

Saturday, March 28, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
FOX Forum
2411 Broadway, Redwood City
In the News
What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education
Perhaps the most powerful thing parents and guardians can do to prepare their kids for adolescence is to create an open channel of judgment-free communication. That way, when a tween or teen starts feeling the rush of adolescence, they'll take their questions to you first.

NPR: Life Kit (Anya Kamenetz)
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 "No one’s really doing it perfectly. I think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can."  
– Reese Witherspoon, American actress, producer, and entrepreneur, mother of three
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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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