Dear Parents,

Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Spring! We hope you're finding new ways to celebrate as you shelter in place with family and loved ones.

Good news! Although live Parent Education Series events are cancelled through April, we're begun offering virtual events featuring local and national presenters.

This week we offer free webinars with FCD Prevention Works ( Tuesday, April 14 ) and Ana Homayoun ( Thursday, April 16 ) at 12 noon (details below).

These events will be video recorded, but please register below to receive the Zoom digital link.

Here is a "sneak peak" at virtual events planned for April/May:

  • Tyrone Botelho, co-founder of CircleUp Education
  • Ned Johnson, co-author of The Self-Driven Child
  • Madeline Levine, author of Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World
  • Mark Reinecke, PhD, Director, Child Mind Institute, San Mateo
  • Erin Vogel, PhD, #Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Social Media

In addition, we're working on a home livestream of LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives . Details coming soon!

Check out the new COVID-19 Parent Resources on the Parent Ed webpage. Click here for articles, blogs, videos, online resources, mental health hotlines, and more.

For more info about COVID-19, Sequoia Healthcare District just released its 2020 Spring Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI) newsletter . Read more here !

Please take advantage our Video Library, available on our YouTube and Vimeo channels, and stay connected via Instagram and Facebook !

A new video, "Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens," just posted, and recordings of recent webinars will be available soon.

Take care and stay well,

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Online Webinars
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19
Join us for a free webinar with Deirdre Flynn , Senior Prevention Specialist at FCD Prevention Works , to discuss how healthy adult behavior can be a protective factor against risky teen choices .

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Strategies for Learning at Home with Middle and High School Students
Want strategies to make learning at home less stressful (and more successful)? Join noted author and educator Ana Homayoun for an online webinar with Q&A. Ana has been helping students with organization and time-management strategies for nearly two decades.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Virtual Events - Coming Soon!
Anxiety and Coping with the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
Mark Reinecke, PhD, is Director of the new Child Mind Institute - San Mateo . CMI provides evidence-based mental health and learning disorders treatment for children, teens and families in the Bay Area.
Diversity Uncovered™ Training:
An interactive introduction to Implicit Bias, Equity, and Privilege
Tyrone Botelho and Tiffany Hoang are co-founders of CircleUp Education, a nonprofit organization that provides DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) training about implicit bias, diversity awareness, equity, and privilege.
#Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Social Media
Erin Vogel, PhD , is a social psychologist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. This presentation and Q&A session will cover vaping, social media, and their effects on teenagers' health and well-being.
LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary film that explores the impact of social media on our kids' lives--and brains. Film screening to be followed by a panel discussion of experts.
Book Club
Ready or Not: Preparing Your Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World
Madeline Levine, PhD , clinician and NY Times bestselling author, explores how we are failing to prepare our children for an uncertain future—and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness.
Blog Posts
What "Quaranteenagers" Can Teach Us
 Many teens are responding to shelter-in-place measures with creativity, resilience, and optimism for the future.
Published on Medium by Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series/The Parent Venture
Self-Compassion is Not Just for Everyone Else
Remember to extend the same kindness to yourself as you would to your kids, family, friends, and colleagues.
Published on Medium by Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series/The Parent Venture
Healthcare District
Sequoia Healthcare District
2020 Spring HSI Newsletter
Sequoia Healthcare District and its Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI) provides grant funding to local non-profits that offer school-based health services. These grants directly benefit school communities and serve approximately 26,000 residents.
How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19
Because Covid-19 attacks the lungs, those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape may be especially threatened, says Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
In the News
7 Pieces Of Parenting Advice Everyone Could Use Right Now
Experts share advice normally used on kids that adults can use, too.
“The most important thing we can do right now is adjust our expectations. Parents are acting as the director of a crisis distance-learning school, making sure all involved are happy and healthy. It’s too much. Do your best and don’t compare your OK day to someone’s sizzle reel.”
— Huff Post: Parenting
Video Library
Parenting Through the College Admission Process
In this highly informative video, award-winning college advisor Alice Kleeman and Jim Rawlins , Director of Admissions at the University of Oregon, share their views on "Parenting Through the College Admission Process."
Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children & Teens
Gender impacts everybody--particularly children and teens. Joel Baum, Director of Professional Development at Gender Spectrum , offers an engaging talk on creating gender inclusive environments/schools.
Parenting Quotes
"Be open and listen to your children. Your children will look to you for support and reassurance. Listen to your children when they share how they are feeling. Accept how they feel, and give them comfort."
— UNICEF for every child l COVID-19
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