Dear Parents,

Coming this week! We look forward to another 'armchair conversation' with Alice Kleeman, award-winning former M-A College Advisor.

In Parenting Through the College Admission Process, Alice will be joined by Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions at the University of Orgeon, to share their views from the high school, college, and parent perspectives (March 5, M-A PAC ).

**NEW EVENT** Dr. Devorah Heitner , founder of Raising Digital Natives national expert on kids' media and technology, presents Your Permanent Record: Defining Healthy Boundaries in the Digital Age (March 11, Sequoia ).

On March 17, join us for an exclusive screening of LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives ( Carlmont PAC ). Film followed by a panel discussion of experts. LIKE is this year's must-see education film!

NEW video of Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson in The Self-Driven Child has posted! Click here to view their handout, " Top Tips for Parents : Insights from The Self-Driven Child."

For videos of popular events, visit our YouTube and Vimeo channels, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest parenting news and events.

All my best,



Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Menlo-Atherton High School
Parenting Through the College Admission Process
Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor
Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions, University of Oregon

Join us for an '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
Sequoia High School
Your Permanent Record: Defining Healthy Boundaries in the Digital Age
**NEW EVENT** An expert on kids' digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of   Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World   and founder of Raising Digital Natives.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall
1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City
Carlmont High School
LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our kids' lives--and brains. Film screening to be followed by a panel discussion of experts.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carlmont High School
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
Community Partners
Onward & Upward - Celebrating 10 Years of Upward Scholars
Upward Scholars believes everyone deserves access to an education that will help them reach their potential. Join a gathering of friends, community leaders, and students to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Free admission!

Saturday, March 28, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
FOX Forum
2411 Broadway, Redwood City
Health Connected (Workshop)
Family Talk: What Am I Feeling?
Understanding the biological, social, and emotional changes associated with adolescence can build empathy and patience for both parents and teens. For families with children ages 11-14 years old.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Health Connected Campus
(E.P.A. Education Center)
763 Green Street, East Palo Alto
In the News
Photo: Jaromir Chalabala / Getty
Stanford psychology expert: These are the top 3 things kids need—but most parents fail to provide
Just as the human body requires macronutrients to run properly, the human psyche has its own needs in order to flourish. If you want to raise highly successful and  “indistractable”  kids, these are the three most important psychological nutrients that need to be met: 1) Autonomy; 2) Competence, and 3) Relatedness

CNBC (Nir Eyal, PhD, Stanford University)
Parenting Quotes
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”
Rachel Carson, American  marine biologist , author, and  conservationist  
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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