Dear Parents,

We hope you are enjoying the arrival of springtime , with all of its hopeful joy!

To replace live events cancelled due to COVID-19, we've begun a new virtual Parent Education Webinar Series, featuring local and national presenters.

In addition, we added COVID-19 Parent Resources to our webpage . Click here for helpful news articles, videos, online resources, crisis hotlines, and more.

This week, we're excited to offer free webinars with  Mark Reinecke, PhD, Child Mind Institute  ( Tuesday, April 28 ) and  Erin Vogel, PhD, #Vaporized ( Thursday, April 30 ) (details below).

Just added! Ned Johnson , co-author of The Self-Driven Child, presents "The Long View: Helping Kids Gain a Sense of Control During COVID-19" ( May 6 ).

NEW videos from recent webinars by Adina Glickman , Ana Homayoun , and FCD Prevention Works are posted to our Video Library on YouTube and Vimeo .

Here is a "sneak peek" at virtual events scheduled for April/May:

  • Tiffany Hoang, co-founder of CircleUp Education
  • Child Mind Institute, "Keep Calm: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19" (Spanish Version)
  • FCD Prevention Works, "Healthy Adults for Health Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19" (Spanish Version)

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

To stay in touch, follow us on social media ( Instagram and  Facebook), or email the director at

Take care and stay well,

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Online Webinars
Keep Calm: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
Mark Reinecke, PhD, is Clinical Director of the Child Mind Institute - Bay Area. CMI provides evidence-based mental health and learning disorders treatment for children, teens and families in Silicon Valley.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
#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.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
The Long View: Helping Kids Gain a Sense of Control During COVID-19
Ned Johnson , founder of PrepMatters and co-author of The Self-Driven Child , offers an engaging virtual event (webinar) on how to help kids gain a sense of control over their lives, even in the midst of a pandemic. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Virtual Events - Coming Soon!
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.
Keep Calm: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 (Spanish Version)
Alnardo Martinez, MS , is a Behavioral Technician at Child Mind Institute - New York. CMI provides evidence-based mental health and learning disorders treatment for children, teens and families.

Friday, May 8, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
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
The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired

Parenting isn’t easy. Showing up is. Your greatest impact begins right where you are. Now the bestselling authors of  The Whole-Brain Child  and  No-Drama Discipline   explain what this means over the course of childhood.
Blog Posts
Self-Compassion Is Not Just for Everybody 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
AIM for Better Communication
Why Attention, Intention, and Message (AIM) can improve the quality of interactions
Published on Medium by Bev Hartman, M.A., Founder and COO, The Parent Venture
Community News
My Digital TAT2
"Media in the Middle" Podcast
My Digital TAT2 is excited to share teen-hosted, teen-produced podcasts produced in partnership with   Connect Safely The p odcasts explore topics that will help parents gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and challenges of living a 24/7 digital world.
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.
In the News
10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home
Now that parents and caregivers are overseeing learning at home, we need to ensure that students continue to build and practice social and emotional skills in meaningful ways, especially when distractions and anxieties from current events and in their personal communities are at an all-time high.
— EdSurge: Social-Emotional Learning
Parenting Quotes
“It’s chaos, controlled chaos. I’ve realized that I don’t have a quiet room in my house. Maybe I’ll have to do one episode from inside my bathroom and keep the door locked!”
— Jimmy Fallon, host of the Tonight Show, father of two
Video Library
Raising a Resilient (Distance) Learner
"The Resilient Learner" is a holistic model created by Adina Glickman that describes eight key domains to help students thrive. This webinar offers an integrated approach to student learning, particularly useful in the time of COVID-19.
Balancing Screen Time, Unplugged Time, and Well-Being
In this virtual workshop, youth media expert Devorah Heitner, PhD, explores the social-emotional components of "screen time" vs. "unplugged time" during this unusual period in family life.
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of Covid -19
In this webinar, Deirdre Flynn , Senior Prevention Specialist at FCD Prevention Works , describes how healthy adult behavior can be a protective factor against risky teen choices (drugs, alcohol, etc.).
The Parent Education Series is an award-winning program that provides professional, high-quality education to parents, students, educators, and community members.

Our Video Library has been viewed over 6,000 times, including 2,200+ views during COVID-19, so please share this free resource with students, friends, and family members. Videos are available on our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

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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