Dear Parents,

Happy New Year from The Parent Education Series !

Our first "Safe & Healthy Teens" Mini-Series event features Adina Glickman , founder of the Stanford Resilience Project, in Raising a Resilient Learner  (January 16,  Sequoia Union High School District Office ).

On January 30, we're excited to host Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson , co-authors of the bestselling book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives (January 30, M-A PAC ).

According to Stixrud and Johnson, a sense of control is the 'antidote to stress' for American kids impacted by social media, demanding homework, and lack of sleep.

In February, we welcome Joel Baum , Senior Director of Professional Development at Gender Spectrum , in Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens (February 27, Woodside MUR ).

Venue change! Join us for a special evening in partnership with Kepler's Literary Foundation , Dr. Madeline Levine , in Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World (February 28, Kepler's Books ).

On March 5, we offer another in our series of 'armchair conversations' with Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor, Parenting Through the College Admission Process ( M-A PAC ).

Look for NEW videos posted to our YouTube and Vimeo channels, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook  for the latest in parenting news, research, and events.

Wishing you health, happiness, and new adventures in 2020!



Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
The Parent Education Mini-Series
Raising a Resilient Learner
Adina Glickman , MSW, Founder of the Stanford Resilience Project

Coming this week! The Resilient Learner  is an integrated approach to learning that can help children and teens flourish both inside and outside of school. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Sequoia Union High School District Office, Birch Room
480 James Avenue, Redwood City
Menlo-Atherton High School
The Self-Driven Child: The Science
and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson,
Co-Authors

In The Self-Driven Child, Stixrud and Johnson theorize that a sense of control is the 'antidote to stress' for common student stressors like social media, homework, and lack of sleep.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Menlo-Atherton High School
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
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
Woodside High School
Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens
Joel Baum, MSW, Director of Professional Development, Gender Spectrum

Gender is one of the fundamental aspects of the developing self. 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
Carlmont High School
LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary film that explores the impact of social media on our kids' lives--and brains. Don't miss this year's must-see film!

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
Madeline Levine , PhD, bestselling a uthor of  The Price of Privilege and   Teach Your Children Well

This special event is offered in partnership with Kepler's Literary Foundation. Dr. Levine shares a hopeful vision of how we can help our children embark on their futures with confidence. 

NEW VENUE!
Friday, February 28, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
In the News
How to Help Your Kids Keep Their Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions. For all kids, it’s important to make sure we’re helping them meet their goals—not ours. But meeting a goal always takes effort, and “if you’re trying something hard, you need to have some motivation to overcome. And that can’t just be to please parents.”

TIME: Parenting
Community Resources
New Resource for Parents & Youth!  Sequoia Strong (TM)
Sequoia Strong™  is a free, online resource guide that connects residents to free and low-cost activities and services.  Resources for parents and youth  include mental health services, extra-curricular activities, academic support, and drug prevention information.
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"Sometimes the  strength of motherhood  is greater than natural laws."
– Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist, essayist, poet and mother of two
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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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