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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

 
ONLINE EVENTS (WEBINAR/LIVESTREAM)
 
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
How to Give Kids a Sense of Routine and Stability in a Pandemic School Year
Ana Homayoun, Green Ivy Educational Consulting & DeLise Barnard, Surviving Homeschool
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Sunday, September 7 - Saturday, September 19, Online Event (Livestream Film)
 
The Pushouts - Documentary Film (GOOD DOCS) 
Featuring Victor Rios, PhD, Author, TED Talk Speaker, UCSB Professor 
 
 
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
The Anti-Racist Parent: Engaging Youth Through an Equity and Justice Framework
Victor Rios, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)

Exploring the Community College Transfer Programs
Bernie Day, M.S. and Cleve Freeman, M.S.
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Educators Weigh In: What Matters Most During COVID-19? 
Parul Chandra, Lexy Keller Eaton, Lisa Otsuka, Georgia Walton 
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
#PandemicParenting: Helping Kids Thrive During Distance Learning
Devorah Heitner, PhD, Founder, Raising Digital Natives
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Sponsored by RCSD Parent Education Series
 
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Family Nutrition: Optimizing Our Children’s Relationship with Food
Maya Adam, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:15pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Finding the Right School at the Right Price During COVID-19
Lynn O’Shaughnessy, College Expert & Higher-Ed Journalist, The College Solution
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Navigating Emotionally-Intense Conversations with Your Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
  
The Future of College Admission: More Questions, A Range of Answers?
Alice Kleeman, retired M-A College Advisor & Dr. Angel B. Pérez, CEO, NACAC
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Having Courageous Conversations About Race and Systemic Racism
Donald Grant, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College
 
Info & Tickets: Details coming soon! 
 
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Fostering Creativity and Innovation in an Uncertain World
Steve Smith, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Info & Tickets: Details coming soon! 
 
  • Upcoming 2020-21 Parent Education Series Events: 
 
Helping Children and Teens Lead Lives of Purpose
Kendall Bronk, PhD, Claremont Graduate University
 
TechSex: Navigating the New World of Sexuality with your Child or Teen
Vanessa Kellam, Community Engagement Manager, Health Connected
 
NEW BOOK - Coming April 2021! Your Turn: How to Be An Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA, NY Times Bestselling Author of How to Raise an Adult and Real American: A Memoir 
 
NEW BOOK - Coming March 2021! 
Dr. William Stixrud & Ned Johnson, NY Times Bestselling Authors of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
 
THE PARENT FORUM (ENGLISH) 
 
  • Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Parent Forum #3 (English) – Virtual Discussion Group
Strengthening Communication with Your Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Parent Forum #4 (English): Friday, October 30, 12:00pm
Parent Forum #5 (English): Friday, December 11, 12:00pm
 
The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District
 
   Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net


Carlmont

Carlmont Parent Education Series 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Navigating Emotionally-Intense Conversations with Your Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
In this interactive (virtual) workshop, you will learn how to be more effective and comfortable offering emotional support when your child is experiencing strong emotions such as stress, frustration, anxiety, or anger.
 
Dr. Eran Magen is the founder and scientific director of the Center for Supportive Relationships which provides relational skills training for parents, school districts, high education institutions, healthcare professionals, and private corporations.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
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Having Courageous Conversations About Race and Systemic Racism
Donald Grant, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Community and Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College
 
Info & Tickets: Details coming soon! 
 
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, cmargot@csmconsulting.net 
 

M-A

M-A Parent Education Series 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
The Future of College Admission: More Questions, A Range of Answers?
Alice Kleeman, retired M-A College Advisor & Dr. Angel B. Pérez, CEO, NACAC
 
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
In their 2019 Parent Education session “20 Years in College Admission—What Has Changed? What Hasn’t?” Dr. Angel B. Pérez and Alice Kleeman provided perspective from both sides of the desk on college-admission-related issues.
 
In this online webinar, Angel and Alice will come together again to offer a sequel, “The Future of College Admission: More Questions, A Range of Answers?” addressing these issues and more, in light of the uncertainty introduced by COVID-19.
 
Angel Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), will be interviewed by Alice Kleeman, retired M-A College Advisor.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
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Past Events: 
 
How to Give Kids a Sense of Routine and Stability in a Pandemic School Year
Ana Homayoun, Founder, Green Ivy Educational Consulting & DeLise Bernard, Founder, Surviving Homeschool
 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
The uncertainty of what school will look like and how long the pandemic will go on is stressful for parents and kids alike. 
 
Join Ana Homayoun, founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and DeLise Barnard, founder of Surviving Homeschool, as they discuss how to help kids - and parents! - navigate the transitions ahead. Sponsored by M-A PTA.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Sequoia

Sequoia Parent Education Series 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Finding the Right School at the Right Price During COVID-19
Lynn O’Shaughnessy, College Expert & Higher-Ed Journalist, The College Solution
 
Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, higher-education journalist, speaker, and educator. She is the founder of The College Solution, a resource to help families with teenagers become smart college shoppers as they search for schools, especially during COVID-19.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by SHSEF, Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
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The Anti-Racist Parent: Engaging Youth Through an Equity and Justice Framework
Victor Rios, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
What does it mean to be an "Anti-Racist Parent"? Join Victor Rios, PhD, tenured professor at UC Santa Barbara, TED Talk speaker, author, sociologist, and national thought leader on at-opportunity youth.
 
Dr. Rios will provide parents with practical strategies for being reflexive about anti-racism, and for having courageous conversations with their children, friends, and family.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Woodside

Woodside Parent Education Series 

 
Details coming soon!
 
Fostering Creativity and Innovation in an Uncertain World
Steve Smith, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
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

COVID-19

COVID-19 Parent Resources 

 
ARTICLES
 
Now, we are being asked to make critical decisions about whether or not our kids should go back to school. Here’s the thing about that decision: we are right to be anxious. 
 
(Madeline Levine, PhD, Romper, September 6, 2020)
 

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)
 
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)
 
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 - Crisis Hotline 1-650-579-0350
Parents may request assistance with suicidal assessments or crisis intervention 
 
  • 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
 
 
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
 
  • San Mateo County - Second Harvest Food Bank, 800-984-3663
 
  • Samaritan House, San Mateo, CA (650) 341-4081
 
 
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOTLINES
 
 
  • StarVista Crisis Hotline: (650) 579-0350
Parents may request assistance with suicidal assessments or crisis intervention 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mini-Series

The Parent Education Mini-Series

 
Mini-Series events are focused on the health and wellness of children and teens. These events are sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District. 
 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Family Nutrition: Optimizing Our Children’s Relationship with Food
Maya Adam, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can you optimize your family's relationship with food? Join Maya Adam, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of Health Media Innovation, Stanford School of Medicine.
 
Dr. Adam is the lead instructor of five MOOC on Coursera, including "Child Nutrition & Cooking" and "Introduction to Food and Health," reaching more than 600,000 international learners, and the author of Food Love Family: A Practical Guide to Child Nutrition.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Newsletters

2020-21 Parent Education Newsletters

 
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2019-20 Parent Education Newsletters 

 
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August 18, 2019 - https://conta.cc/31PDkXM
August 11, 2019 - https://conta.cc/31u413S
 

2018-19 Parent Education Newsletters

 
June 2, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2MlbOye
May 26, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2HVJNYP
May 19, 2019 -  https://conta.cc/2HB8XM0
May 12, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2VCFdIJ
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April 28, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2GH6r6A
 

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum (English & Spanish) 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Parent Forum #3 (English) – Virtual Discussion Group
Strengthening Communication with Your Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Meeting)
 
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum 2020-21 (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships.
 
This series of (virtual) parent discussion groups will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Parent Forum #3 (English): Friday, September 25, 12:00pm
Parent Forum #4 (English): Friday, October 30, 12:00pm
Parent Forum #5 (English): Friday, December 11, 12:00pm
 
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 Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
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Margot, Charlene
Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Education, cmargot@csmconsulting.net
Direct: (650) 868-0590
Email: cmargot@csmconsulting.net