Dear Parents,

We know that coronavirus (COVID-19) is a concerning topic for parents.

As schools and local businesses close, we hope you are using this time to reconnect with children, family, and close friends -- at a safe distance, of course!

In accord with evolving SUHSD and San Mateo County Health Department directives, Parent Education Series events are cancelled through April. Look for rescheduling details in future newsletters!

Please note that the following event has been postponed:

**CANCELLED** LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives (March 17, Carlmont PAC ). Film followed by a panel discussion of experts.

While students are out of school, we encourage you to take advantage of our Parent Education Series Video Library , featured in this week's newsletter.

The NEW video of Alice Kleeman and Jim Rawlins in "Parenting Through the College Admission Process" has just posted! (see below)

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

Take care and stay well,

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Carlmont High School
LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
**CANCELLED** 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
Video Library
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
In this highly engaging video, Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, co-authors of The Self-Driven Child , provide research-based advice about how to help children and teens become more resilient, balanced, and motivated for learning.

Parenting Through the College Admission Process
In this informative video, former M-A college advisor Alice Kleeman and Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions, University of Oregon, share their views on "Parenting Through the College Admission Process."

With a positive focus on keeping peace and sanity within the family, Alice and Jim share perspectives from the high school, college, and parent experience.
In the News
 Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Teens, this comic is for you. It's based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.

Print and fold  a zine version of this comic  here. Here are  directions  on how to fold it. To read this comic in Chinese,  click here.

NPR: Goats and Soda
Parenting Quotes
“If you remain calm, your child will be more likely to grasp what’s important: that events can upset our lives, but we can learn from bad experiences and work together to grow stronger."
— Mark Reinecke, PhD, Clinical Director, Child Mind Institute, father. Huff Post article here .
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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.

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