Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!  The Parent Education Series has great events coming up this winter, so we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Our first Mini-Series event features Adina Glickman , MSW, founder of the Stanford Resilience Project, in Raising a Resilient Learner  (January 16,  SUHS District Office ).

On January 30, we welcome Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson , co-authors of the award-winning 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're proud to host Joel Baum , Senior Director of Professional Development at Gender Spectrum , in Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens (February 27, Woodside MUR ).

Just added! Join us for a special event 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, M-A PAC ).

NEW videos are posted to our YouTube and Vimeo channels! Don't miss youth expert Charlie Appelstein in No Such Thing as a Bad Kid, and Stanford's Tobacco Prevention Toolkit in What's All the Buzz with JUUL & Similar Vape Devices?

Follow us on social media – Instagram and Facebook – for the latest in parenting news, research, and events.

Wishing you health, happiness, and great 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

The Resilient Learner  is an integrated approach to learning that can help children and teens flourish – both in school 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,

The Self-Driven Child offers cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from thousands of kids and teens to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success

Thursday, January 30, 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 ,  psychologist and bestselling author 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. 

Friday, February 28, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Menlo-Atherton High School
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
In the News
For Sibling Battles, Be a Sportscaster, Not a Referee

Narrate what’s happening. Repeat back what your kids say to you. Try to be neutral.
"It’s our job to let kids know we see and hear them, but we’re not necessarily going to solve siblings’ conflicts for them (or else they never get the practice). When squabbles start, imagine you’re a sportscaster and describe what you see in front of you, without judgment and without taking sides."

The New York Times: Family
Community Resources
Human Trafficking Awareness
Sequoia Hospital Dignity Health
Join the Sequoia Hospital Human Trafficking Task Force and the San Mateo County Human Trafficking Initiative for a special event to raise awareness of human trafficking in our area. Open to the public, free admission.

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital,
Sequoia Room
170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City
Questions? Contact
New Resource for Parents & Youth!  Sequoia Strong (TM)
Created by the Sequoia Healthcare District,  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.
Parenting Quotes
“Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.”
– William Galvin, Massachusetts Secretary of State, father of one
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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