Next Week!
Confronting Stress and Anxiety in Girls
Two Opportunities to Attend!
Holiday Toy Drive at this event
(details below)
Tues Dec 10

Holiday Donation Drive at this event
(details below)
Join clinical psychologist,  Lisa Damour, PhD , for an invaluable examination of the complex stressors that girls face today – in school, online, with their peers, and at home. 

Drawing from her latest best-selling book,   Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls , Damour emphasizes the reassuring and surprising benefits that everyday stress and anxiety can bring to personal growth, confidence and the development of protective instincts in girls. Parents will learn how to help our daughters capably navigate through the tensions and stressors in their daily lives.

Damour also recognizes that girls today are confronting a rising tide of unhealthy stress. She validates parents' concerns that when our daughters experience pressure in so many areas of their lives, it can lead to emotional overload. She will share some critical steps parents can take to both shield and fortify our daughters against the more toxic pressures our culture places specifically on girls.
Dr. Damour discusses Girls and Stress on CBS
Join Us Next Week for a Deeper Discussion!
December Donation Drives
Holiday season donations will be gratefully accepted at our December event venues:

Dec 10 morning session
Common Ground and The Nueva School are hosting a  holiday toy drive  at this event. If you are able, please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate.

Dec 10 evening session
 Common Ground and Sacred Heart School are hosting a donation drive at this event.  The Siena Youth Center of the St. Francis Center  hopes you can please bring one of these items from their wish list:

  • Non-fiction & Fiction Books in Spanish
  • School Supplies, Grades 3 - 12
  • Sports Equipment
Event Admission
All Common Ground Speaker Series events are free of charge to the parents, faculty and staff of our member schools. Unless otherwise indicated, adults not affiliated with a member school may attend for a $20 fee at the door. Please register on Eventbrite for each event. Registration is optional and offered for attendees’ convenience to receive reminders and event updates. Also please plan for early arrival to ensure seating which will be first come, first served.

Directions and more information about Common Ground Speaker Series, including a list of our member schools , may be found on our website .
Video Links from November Events
Thank you to all who attended our November events and to our host member schools, Woodside Elementary and Menlo School. Our November speakers have kindly agreed to let us share the videos from their sessions.

We hope that those who were unable to attend these one-night only events will enjoy catching up on these engaging topics.
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