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The Parent Education Series is a leading provider of high-quality education for parents, students, educators, clinicians and community members. Founded in 2006, our organization has reached over 80,000 attendees on critical issues—mental health, substance use, social media, college admission, and more—that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.  
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2020-21 Calendar

2020-2021 Event Calendar

 
PARENT EDUCATION SUMMER SERIES
 
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:00am – 11:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)  
 
Español - Foro de Padres #4
Cómo comunicarse mejor con sus hijos pequeños y adolescentes
 
Spanish - Parent Forum #4
How to foster better communication with your child or teen
 
Webinar ID: 842 1714 3401
 
  • Thursday July 30, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)  
 
Anya Kamenetz & Alicia Blum-Ross, PhD 
Better Digital Parenting: Research-based Strategies for Unprecedented Times  
 
 
  • Thursday July 23, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)  
 
Bernie Day, M.S., Cleeve Freeman, M.S., Modesta Garcia, M.Ed.
What Now? Exploring the Community College Transfer Program
 
 
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA; Eric Abrams, MBA; Kareem Graham, PhD
Talking with Your Kids About Race: A (Virtual) Conversation
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Margo Thienemann, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Stanford Children's Health
How Can Parents Help? Anxiety in Children and Teens
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
ONLINE EVENTS (WEBINARS/LIVESTREAM)
 
  • Monday, May 25 - Sunday, May 31, 2020, Livestream Film Screening 
  
Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety 
IndieFlix Original Documentary Film 
 
(Livestream link provided upon registration)
 
Información & Entradas (Español): https://angst2020espanol.eventbrite.com
(Livestream link provided upon registration)
 
  • Friday, May 22, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
    The Parent Forum #2 (Virtual Parent Support Group)
 
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships
“Strengthening Relationships with Your Child or Teen”
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Tiffany Hoang, Co-Founder of CircleUp Education 
Diversity & Bias in Schools 
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Eduardo Torres, MS, Senior Prevention Specialist, FCD Prevention Works
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19 (Spanish Version)
 
Info & Tickets: https://fcd2020spanishwebinar.eventbrite.com
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Friday, May 15, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
The Parent Forum #1 (Virtual Parent Support Group)
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships
Managing Difficult Conversations with Your Child or Teen
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Ana Homayoun, Education consultant, author of Social Media Wellness
Navigating Remote Learning: Parent-Teen Conversation/Q&A
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Friday, May 8, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Alnardo Martinez, MS, Behavioral Technician, Child Mind Institute
Keep Calm: Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 (Spanish)
Mantener la Calma Durante el COVID-19 (Spanish)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Online Event (Webinar)   
   
Ned Johnson, Founder of PrepMatters, Co-author of The Self-Driven Child
The Long View: Helping Kids Gain a Sense of Control During COVID-19
 
Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Online Event (Webinar)   
  
Erin Vogel, PhD, Stanford Prevention Research Center
#Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Social Media
    
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Online Event (Webinar)   
  
Mark Reinecke, PhD, Clinical Director, Child Mind Institute – Bay Area
Keep Calm: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
   
Info & Tickets: https://markreinecke2020webinar.eventbrite.com
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Online Event (Webinar)   
 
Ana Homayoun, Education Consultant, Author of Social Media Wellness
Strategies for Learning at Home with Middle and High School Students
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Online Event (Webinar)  
 
Deirdre Flynn, Senior Prevention Specialist, FCD Prevention Works
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Online Event (Webinar)  
 
Devorah Heitner, PhD, Founder of Raising Digital Natives
Balancing Screen Time, Unplugged Time, and Well-Being in COVID-19
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Online Event (Webinar)  
 
Adina Glickman, MSW, Founder of the Stanford Resilience Project
Raising a Resilient (Distance) Learner
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
CARLMONT HIGH SCHOOL 
 
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Student Union)
   
Al and Jane Nakatani, Founders of Honor Thy Children
Honor Thy Children: The Al and Jane Nakatani Family Story
 
 
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Carlmont PAC)
   
  **CANCELLED** Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed.
 
LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion 
 
 
MENLO-ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL 
 
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC)
  
Terri Givens, PhD, CEO, The Center for Higher Education Leadership
Making the Transition to College: An Insider's Guide to the Higher Education Experience
 
 
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC)
 
Know Your Rights, Know the Law: Sex, Bullying, and Social Media
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Palo Alto
    
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC) 
   
William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, Co-Authors
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
 
 
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (M-A PAC)
 
Alice Kleeman, Former M-A College Advisor
Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions, University of Oregon 
Parenting Through the College Admission Process
 
 
SEQUOIA HIGH SCHOOL
 
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Carrington Hall) 
 
Maria Furtado, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)
The Good, The Bad, and The OMG of College Admission
 
 
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Carrington Hall)
      
**CANCELLED** Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, this event has been postponed.
 
Devorah Heitner, PhD, Author, Screenwise, Founder, Raising Digital Natives
Your Permanent Record: Defining Healthy Boundaries in the Digital Age
 
 
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Online Event - Webinar)
 
Devorah Heitner, PhD, Founder of Raising Digital Natives
Balancing Screen Time, Unplugged Time, and Well-Being
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
WOODSIDE HIGH SCHOOL 
 
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Woodside PAC)
  
LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
Film Screening & Panel Discussion 
 
 
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Woodside MUR) 
 
Richard Ceballos, Project Coordinator, Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit
What's All the Buzz with JUUL & Similar Vape Devices? 
 
 
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Woodside MUR) 
 
Joel Baum, Senior Director for Professional Development, Gender Spectrum
Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens
     
 
   Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Parent Resources 

 
ARTICLES
 

Adults can help by making sure adolescents don’t overestimate the dangers or underestimate their ability to protect themselves.

 
(Lisa Damour, PhD, New York Times, March 11, 2020)
 
School and events are shutting down, impacting children in unexpected ways. Here’s how to deal with the letdown 
 
(Erinne McGee, New York Times, March 18, 2020). 
 
A psychologist offers tips tailored to age. 
 
(Madeline Levine, PhD, New York Times, March 20, 2020)
 
Teens are not made for isolation, which makes COVID-19 especially hard on them. Here's how to help your teenager to see the bigger picture
 
(Christine Carter, PhD, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, March 20, 2020)
 
As American schools close, parents are suddenly faced with the challenge of keeping their children occupied at home.
 
(Ashley Fetters, Atlantic, March 16, 2020)
 
Because of coronavirus, teenagers are missing out on major rites of passage. Offering compassion paves their way toward feeling better. 
 
(Lisa Damour, PhD, New York Times, March 19, 2020)
 
Tips for nurturing and protecting children at home.
 
(Rae Jacobsen, Child Mind Institute)
 
Experts offer advice on how parents can help adolescents get the facts straight and be prepared.
 
(Donna De La Cruz, New York Times, March 2, 2020)
 
If you're one of the tens of millions of parents who are now essentially homeschooling your kids, we have some tips to help you keep your kids engaged and everyone sane. 
 
(Anya Kamenetz, NPR Education)
 
How to help students make the most of their newfound free time
 
 (Ana Homayoun, Washington Post, March 19, 2020)
 
 
BLOGS
 
And how will Silicon Valley families adjust to life under the coronavirus quarantine?
 
(Charlene Margot, Medium, March 16, 2020)
 
And other lessons my mother taught me (applicable to #coronavirus)
 
(Charlene Margot, Medium, March 20, 2020)
 
Many teens are responding to shelter-in-place with creativity, resilience, and optimism for the future
 
(Charlene Margot, Medium, March 25, 2020)
 
 
ONLINE RESOURCES 
 
  • Challenge Success - COVID-19 - Resources for Remote Learning
 
  • Child Mind Institute (CMI) - Supporting Families During COVID-19 
 
  • Common Sense Media - Coronavirus Resources 
 
  • Google - Teach From Home 
 
  • Health Connected -  Resources for Parents 
 
  • Khan Academy - Parent & Teacher Resources 
 
  • KQED  At-Home Learning Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • PBS Learning Media 
 
  • Sequoia Healthcare District - Sequoia Strong (TM) 
 
  • Stanford Medicine - COVID-19 Updates
 
  • StarVista - Mental Health Services 
 
  • StarVista - Online Teen Chatroom 
 
  • WideOpenSchool - Common Sense Media 
 
  • Willows in the Wind - Help for Parents of Troubled Teens
 
  • YouTube - Learn@Home
 
 
PARENT EDUCATION SERIES VIDEOS 
 
  • Mindful Parenting: How to Raise Kids Who are Creative, Compassionate, and Resilient
 
Leah Weiss, PhD, Stanford University, international expert in compassion, shares advice about what parents can do to raise children and teens who are creative, compassionate, and resilient. 
 
 
  • Raising a Resilient Learner
 
Adina Glickman, academic coach and founder of The Stanford Resilience Project, offers tips on raising a balanced, resilient learner--both inside and outside of the classroom. 
 
 
  • The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
 
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.
 
 
  • No Such Thing as a Bad Kid
 
Charlie Appelstein, MSW, youth care expert, author of No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach
 
 
  •  What's All the Buzz with JUUL & Similar Vape Devices? 
 
The Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit offers education for parents to prevent middle and high school students’ use of vapes and e-cigarettes (including JUUL and other pod-based systems).
 
 
 
GENERAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEALS/FOOD SERVICE
 
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula (Redwood City & East Palo Alto)
 
  • Sequoia Union High School District - Food Services
 
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students who are in need of meals. All campuses will have packaged meals for student or parent pick-up during the following extended serving times: Breakfast/Lunch Meals: 10:00AM -1:00PM
 
 
  • San Mateo County - Second Harvest Food Bank, 800-984-3663
 
  • Samaritan House, San Mateo, CA (650) 341-4081
 
 
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOTLINES
 
 
  • San Mateo County Crisis Hotline: (650) 579-0350
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Trevor Project LGBTQ+ Lifeline (call & Text 24/7): 1-866-488-7386
 
  • Domestic Violence Hotline (call with no Caller ID shown on phone): 1-866-799-SAFE (7233)
 
 
 

Webinars

The Parent Education Webinar Series

 
Welcome to the Parent Education Summer Series!  In response to COVID-19, we are offering free virtual events to support "Safe and Healthy Teens."
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Español - Foro de Padres #4
Cómo comunicarse mejor con sus hijos pequeños y adolescentes
 
Spanish - Parent Forum #4
How to communicate better with your child or teen
 
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
Michelle Remond, Community Liaison, Redwood City School District
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:00am – 11:00am
Online Event (Webinar)
 
Webinar ID: 842 1714 3401
 
Would you like to connect with other parents during COVID-19? Struggling with kids and teens during remote learning? We are here for you!
 
Join us for a new “Parent Forum” for Spanish-speaking families with mental health expert Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center, and Michelle Remond, Community Liaison, Redwood City School District (RCSD).
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with Redwood City School DistrictThe Parent Education Series, and One Life Counseling Center.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net, or Michelle Remond, RCSD, Community Liaison, mremond@rcsdk8.net, text: 650-218-7853

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Bernie Day, M.S., Cleeve Freeman, M.S., Modesta Garcia, M.Ed.
What Now? Exploring the Community College Transfer Program
 
Thursday July 23, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
What do you know about the community college transfer program?
 
Universities, both public and private, eagerly admit community college transfer students because of their excellent preparation and performance. Discover how community colleges can help students expand their transfer opportunities and options.
 
PANELISTS
 
  • Bernie Day, M.S., Foothill College, Former Articulation Officer/Counselor/Honors Director
 
 
  • Modesta Garcia, Ed.M., College of San Mateo, CSM Alumna and Former Counselor/Instructor, Private College Admissions Officer
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Anya Kamenetz & Alicia Blum-Ross, PhD 
Better Digital Parenting: Research-based Strategies for Unprecedented Times
 
Thursday July 30, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can you be a better "digital parent" during a pandemic? What does the latest research tell us about best digital parenting practices?
 
In this no-shame, brass-tacks session, Alicia Blum-Ross (Parenting For A Digital Future) and Anya Kamenetz (The Art of Screen Time) will provide a framework to improve your practices around screens in ways that fit your family's unique values and needs.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA; Donald Grant, PhD; Eric Abrams, MBA; Kareem Graham, PhD 
Talking to Your Kids About Race: A (Virtual) Conversation
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
How should parents talk to their children and teens about race? We bring together a distinguished panel to address this question, and to offer their insights into an often difficult, fraught subject - race in America.
 
PANELISTS
 
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA: Former Dean at Stanford, speaker, activist, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult and Real American: A Memoir
 
  • Donald Grant, PhD: Executive Director, Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College
 
 
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Margo Thienemann, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Stanford Children's Health
How Can Parents Help? Anxiety in Children and Adolescents 
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
How can parents help their children and teens who are experiencing anxiety? Join Margo Thienemann, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor at Stanford's Children's Health, for an informative discussion about anxiety in children and teens.
 
Note: This is a standalone event, but highly recommended as a follow-up to our livestream screening of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, an IndieFlix Original documentary film. 
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety 
Livestream Film Screening - IndieFlix Original Documentary 
 
Monday, May 25, 2020 – Sunday, May 31 (1 week)
 
[Livestream link to be provided upon registration]
 
[Livestream link to be provided upon registration]
 
The goal of Angst, an IndieFlix Original documentary film, is to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. https://angstmovie.com/
 
ANGST features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! The FREE livestream includes Spanish subtitles. Viewing is available from Monday, May 25 through Sunday, May 31.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Eduardo Torres, MS, Senior Prevention Specialist, FCD Prevention Works
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19 (Spanish Version)
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Join us for a free webinar with Eduardo Torres, Supervising Field Officer and Senior Prevention Specialist at FCD Prevention Works, to discuss how healthy adult behavior can be a protective factor against risky teen choices.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Tiffany Hoang, Co-Founder of CircleUp Education
Diversity & Bias in Schools
 
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
In this online webinar, Tiffany Hoang, co-founder of CircleUp Education, will discuss how bias and diversity in schools impacts student learning, and what parents can do to identify unconscious bias and educational inequity.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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The Parent Forum #2 (Virtual Parent Support Group)
 
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships
Topic: “Strengthening Relationships with Your Child or Teen”
 
Friday, May 22, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Are you feeling the need to connect with other parents during COVID-19? Struggling with kids and teens during shelter-in-place orders? We are here for you!
 
Parent Forum #1: Friday, May 15, 3:00pm
Parent Forum #2: Friday, May 22, 12:00pm
 
Join us for an all-new “Parent Forum” with special guest Eran Magen, PhD, founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships. This two-part program will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Space is limited! Register today to secure your spot in The Parent Forum.  
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Education Series and SMCOE.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Ana Homayoun, Education consultant, author of Social Media Wellness
Navigating Remote Learning: Parent-Teen Conversation/Q&A
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Are distractions making it more difficult for everyone to get work done? And are you trying to find a sense of routine within your family with less irritation?
 
For nearly two decades, Ana Homayoun has worked with teenagers on executive functioning skills - organizing, planning, prioritizing - and her work focuses on helping students complete work and promote overall wellness.
 
Parents and students are welcome to attend! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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The Parent Forum #1 (Virtual Parent Support Group)
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships
“Managing Difficult Conversations with Your Child or Teen”
 
Friday, May 15, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Are you feeling the need to connect with other parents during COVID-19? Struggling with kids and teens during shelter-in-place orders? We are here for you!
 
Parent Forum #1: Friday, May 15, 3:00pm
Parent Forum #2: Friday, May 22, 12:00pm
 
Join us for an all-new “Parent Forum” with special guest Eran Magen, PhD, founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships. This two-part program will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Space is limited! Register today to secure your spot in The Parent Forum.  
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and The Parent Education Series.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Ned Johnson, Founder of PrepMatters, Co-author of The Self-Driven Child
The Long View: Helping Kids Gain a Sense of Control During COVID-19
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
How can we help our kids feel a sense of control, even during COVID-19? And how can we help them take the “long view,” even in the midst of a pandemic?
 
Join Ned Johnson, professional tutor-geek, president and founder of PrepMatters, and co-author of The Self-Driven Child, for an engaging virtual event (webinar) on helping kids gain a sense of control over their lives, even in the midst of a pandemic.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Alnardo Martinez, MS, Behavioral Technician, Child Mind Institute
Stay Calm: Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 (Spanish Version)
 
Friday, May 8, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Join Alnardo Martinez, MS, behavioral technician in the Anxiety Disorders Center at Child Mind Institute - New York, for a virtual webinar to help you and your family navigate the anxiety associated with the coronavirus, school closures, and distance learning.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Mark Reinecke, PhD, Clinical Director, Child Mind Institute – Bay Area
Keep Calm: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Join Mark Reinecke, PhD, Clinical Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Child Mind Institute – Bay Area, for an online webinar to help you and your family navigate the stress and anxiety associated with COVID-19, school closures, and distance learning.  
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Erin Vogel, PhD, Stanford Prevention Research Center
#Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Social Media
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Join us for a free webinar with Erin Vogel, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow and social psychologist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Dr. Vogel studies how social media affects young people's thoughts, feelings, and health behaviors, including vaping.
 
This online webinar and Q&A session will cover vaping, e-cigarettes, social media, and their effects on adolescent health and well-being.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Ned Johnson, Founder of PrepMatters, Co-author of The Self-Driven Child
The Long View: Helping Kids Gain a Sense of Control During COVID-19
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Join Ned Johnson, professional tutor-geek, president and founder of PrepMatters, and co-author of The Self-Driven Child, for an engaging virtual event (webinar) on helping kids gain a sense of control over their lives, even in the midst of a pandemic.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Deirdre Flynn, Senior Prevention Specialist, FCD Prevention Works 
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Given schedules and daily routines altered by COVID-19, this can be a difficult time to maintain healthy habits, especially for teens.
 
Join us for a free webinar with Deirdre Flynn, Field Operations and Senior Prevention Specialist at FCD Prevention Works, to discuss how healthy adult behavior can be a protective factor against risky teen choices.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Ana Homayoun, Author of Social Media Wellness 
Strategies for Learning at Home with Middle School and High School Students 
 
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Want strategies to make learning at home less stressful (and more successful)? Join noted author and educator Ana Homayoun for an online webinar with moderated Q&A.
 
Ana has been helping students with organization and time-management strategies for nearly two decades, and she is the author of That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, and Social Media Wellness.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Adina Glickman, MSW, Founder of the Stanford Resilience Project
Raising a Resilient (Distance) Learner
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Students who thrive develop a range of intellectual and social-emotional skills and capacities. The Resilient Learner is an integrated approach to learning that can help children and teens flourish – even during “distance learning”!
 
Adina Glickman, MSW, is the former founding director of the Stanford Resilience Project for Stanford's Learning Strategy Programs, and co-founder of The Academic Resilience Consortium
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Devorah Heitner, PhD, Founder of Raising Digital Natives
Balancing Screen Time, Unplugged Time, and Well-Being
 
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
In this virtual workshop, Devorah Heitner, PhD, addresses the social-emotional learning (SEL) components of balancing screen time, tech time, and distance learning during this unusual period in family life.
 
Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the founder of Raising Digital Natives.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Adina Glickman, MSW, Founder of the Stanford Resilience Project
Raising a Resilient Learner
 
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am
Sequoia Union High School District Office, Birch Room
480 James Avenue, Redwood City
 
 
Students who thrive develop a range of intellectual and social-emotional skills and capacities. The Resilient Learner is an integrated approach to learning that can help children and teens flourish – both in school and outside of school.
 
Adina Glickman, MSW, is the former founding director of the Stanford Resilience Project for Stanford's Learning Strategy Programs, and co-founder of The Academic Resilience Consortium
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available. 
 
The Parent Education Mini-Series events are sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net



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Carlmont

Carlmont Parent Education Series 

 
Past Events: 
 
CANCELLED - LIKE: The Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Carlmont High School, Performing Arts Center (PAC)
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
 
 
Join us for an exclusive showing of LIKE, the new IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. By understanding the impact of technology on the brain, we can learn how to navigate it more safely with our teens.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation (film subtitles) will be available. Film showing to be followed by a panel discussion.
 
Carlmont Parent Education Series events are sponsored by Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Al and Jane Nakatani, Founders of Honor Thy Children
Honor Thy Children: The Al and Jane Nakatani Family Story
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Carlmont High School, location TBD
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
 
 
Octogenarians Al and Jane Nakatani share their brave and inspirational story of a Japanese-American family's triumph in the face of the loss of their three children, two to HIV/AIDS and a third to tragic gun violence.  
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. 
 
Carlmont Parent Education Series events are sponsored by Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District. This special event is offered in partnership with David Braunstein, Carlmont High School educator and former Mayor of Belmont. 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net 

M-A

M-A Parent Education Series 

 
Past Events: 
 
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
Dr. William Stixrud & Ned Johnson, co-authors of The Self-Driven Child 
 
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Menlo-Atherton High School, M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
 
 
The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies of kids and teens co-authors Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Parenting Through the College Admission Process
Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor
Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions & Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, University of Oregon
 
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Menlo-Atherton High School
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
 
 
We look forward to another in the armchair-conversation series with Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor.
 
“Parenting Through the College Admission Process” will bring Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions at the University of Oregon (and dad extraordinaire, survivor of his own two children’s college process), to the M-A stage for a lively discussion of the topic.
 
Alice and Jim will share their views from the high school, college, and parent perspectives. With a positive focus on keeping peace and sanity within the family and peppered with anecdotes and suggestions from varied perspectives, the conversation will allow plenty of time for discussion of audience questions.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Past Events: 
 
Terri Givens, PhD, CEO, The Center for Higher Education Leadership
Making the Transition to College: An Insider's Guide to the Higher Education Experience
 
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm 
Menlo-Atherton High School
M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton 
 
 
What should you and your student know about making the transition to college? How can the high school experience prepare your child for a successful college career?
 
Join author, educator, and higher education expert Terri Givens, PhD, for an “insider’s” look at the college experience. Dr. Givens is the founder and CEO of The Center for Higher Education Leadership, a portal for professional development for higher education leaders.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net 

Sequoia

Sequoia Parent Education Series 

Past Events: 
 
Devorah Heitner, PhD, Founder of Raising Digital Natives
Balancing Screen Time, Unplugged Time, and Well-Being
 
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Online Event (Webinar)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
In this virtual workshop, Devorah Heitner, PhD, addresses the social-emotional learning (SEL) components of balancing screen time, tech time, and distance learning during this unusual period in family life.
 
Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the founder of Raising Digital Natives.
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission. The Parent Education Webinar Series is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Maria Furtado, Executive Director, College That Change Lives (CTCL)
The Good, The Bad, and The OMG of College Admission
 
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall
1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
Sequoia Parent Education Series events are sponsored by SHSEF, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net 
 

Woodside

Woodside Parent Education Series 

 
Past Events: 
 
Tobacco Prevention Toolkit, Stanford Medicine
What’s All the Buzz with JUUL & Similar Vape Devices?
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Woodside High School, Multi-Use Room (MUR)
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside
 
Info & Tickets: https://stanfordtoolkit2019woodside.eventbrite.com
 
What do you need to know about JUUL, vaping, and other pod-based vape devices? The Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit offers education for parents and teachers to prevent middle and high school students’ use of e-cigarettes and vapes (including JUUL and other pod-based devices).
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
Woodside Parent Education Series events are sponsored by Woodside PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series,
 
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LIKE: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media On Our Lives
An IndieFlix Original Production
Documentary Film & Panel Discussion 
 
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Woodside High School, Performing Arts Center (PAC)
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside 
 
 
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
Woodside Parent Education Series events are sponsored by WHS PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net

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Margot, Charlene
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Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Education, cmargot@csmconsulting.net
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