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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

 
LIVE (VIRTUAL) EVENTS 
 
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm  PT, Live 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, Live Event (Livestream Film)
 
The Pushouts - GOOD DOCS Documentary Film
Featuring Victor Rios, PhD, Author, TED Talk Speaker, UCSB Professor 
 
 
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT, Live 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 PT, Live Event (Webinar)

Exploring the Community College Transfer Programs
Bernie Day, MS & Cleve Freeman, MS, Foothill College
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT, Live 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 PT, Live 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 PT, Live 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 PT, Live 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 PT, Live 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 PT, Live 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 PT, Live Event (Webinar) 
 
Having Courageous Conversations About Race and Systemic Racism
Donald Grant, PhD, Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar) 
 
Fostering Creativity and Innovation in an Uncertain World
Steve Smith, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
Bill Stixurd, PhD, and Ned Johnson, Co-authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
San Mateo County-wide Parent & Community Education (virtual) event 
 
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
A Healthy Approach to College Admissions
Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education
  
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Exploring Community College and Their Transfer Programs (Spanish language)
Cleve Freeman, Counselor, Transfer Center Director, Foothill College 
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Mission Be: Mindfulness and Self-Care Workshop for Parents and Caregivers 
Carin Winter, Founder, Mission Be
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Prepared or Petrified? How to Be an Askable Adult for Your ‘Quaranteen’
Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Manager, Health Connected
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
The Art of the Possible: Raising Resilient Children and Teens
Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW, Stanford GSB
  
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Sponsored by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE)
 
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Digital Media and COVID-19: What Has Changed, What Hasn't, What's Next 
David Kleeman, Strategist, Analyst, Speaker & Author - Children's/Youth Media
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
The Power of Belief: Promoting Equity for All Students
Eric Cooper, EdD, President, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA)
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
Sponsored by Redwood City School District (RCSD)
 
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
Kendall Bronk, PhD, Claremont Graduate University
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Digital Balance and Well-Being: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Digital Media Experts
Jamie Nunez, Common Sense Media; Jack West, Sequoia High School; Kaiser Permanente 
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, March 4, 2021, Time TBD, Live Event (Webinar)
 
New Book (2021) - What Do You Say? 
Dr. Bill Stixrud & Ned Johnson, NY Times Bestselling Co-Authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
Info & Tickets: (coming soon!) 
 
  • April 2021, Time TBD, Live Event (Webinar)
 
New Book (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 
 
Info & Tickets: (coming soon!) 
 
 
THE PARENT FORUM (ENGLISH) 
 
  • Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Meeting)
 
Parent Forum #6 (English)
Helping Your Child or Teen Develop Good Habits
Eran Magen, PhD, Parenting for Humans
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Meeting)
 
Parent Forum #5 (English) 
How to Give Advice Your Child (Might) Listen To
Eran Magen, PhD, Center for Supportive Relationships 
  
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Parent Forum #4 (English)
How to Be Your Child's Favorite Conversation Partner
Eran Magen, PhD, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Parent Forum #3 (English) 
Strengthening Communication with Your Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
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

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by Carlmont PTSA 

 
Past Events:
 
Having Courageous Conversations About Race and Systemic Racism
Donald Grant, PsyD, Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join Donald Grant, PhD, for a "Courageous Conversation" about Race and Systemic Racism in America today. Learn how to be a disruptor of anti-Black/Latinx racism and discrimination by increasing your knowledge and empathic awareness.
 
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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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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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

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by M-A PTA

 
Upcoming Event: 
 
Digital Media and COVID-19: What Has Changed, What Hasn't, What's Next 
David Kleeman, Strategist, Analyst, Speaker & Author, SVP, Dubit
 
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Strategist, analyst, author, and speaker, David Kleeman, SVP at Dubit, has been a global thought leader in children’s and youth media for 25+ years.
 
In this live (virtual) event, Kleeman will explore the impact of COVID-19 on kids’ media, best practices in playful learning, and the integration of child/adolescent development and research across media, technology, and games.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
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Past 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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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

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by SHSEF 

 
Upcoming Event:
 
Digital Balance and Well-Being: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Digital Media Experts
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
The well-being of our children has taken on new urgency during COVID-era schooling. Prior to the pandemic, a rising chorus of parents, educators, and mental health professionals were voicing concerns about the impact of screen time and social media on the health of our youth.  
 
Join us for a panel discussion on "Digital Well-Being and Balance" with Silicon Valley digital media experts including Common Sense Media.
 
Panelists:
- Jamie Nuñez, Bay Area Regional Manager, Common Sense Media
- Elaine Dessus, Mental Health Support Specialist, Woodside High School, Sequoia Union High School District
- Jack West, Science teacher, Sequoia High School & Coordinator, Digital Well-Being Task Force, Sequoia Union High School District
- Mental Health Professional, Kaiser Permanente
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This presentation is sponsored by the Digital Well-Being Task Force, SUHSD, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
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Past Events: 
 
Prepared or Petrified? How to Be an Askable Adult for Your ‘Quaranteen’
Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Manager, Health Connected
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
The pandemic has put many of life's events on hold, but your teen's sexual development isn't one of them!  
 
This live (virtual) event aims to inspire and equip parents to engage their 'quaranteen' in meaningful conversations about sexual health and relationships. Join Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Manager at Health Connected, for a timely conversation.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. 
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
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Past Events: 
 
Mission Be: Mindfulness and Self-Care Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Carin Winter, Founder and CEO, Mission Be
 
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for an interactive workshop with Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, to learn mindfulness practices for self-care and stress reduction. In this live webinar, Carin will explore mindfulness practices (breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, and more) that can be easily shared with your entire family.
 
Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, has brought her mindfulness program to over 126 school districts in 27 states and nine countries. With 20+ years of experience as a former clinical social worker and yoga teacher, Carin brings a wealth of mindful wisdom to her work with students, teachers, and parents.
 
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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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.
 
 
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

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by Woodside PTSA 

 
Upcoming Event: 
 
Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, Claremont Graduate University
 
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Drawing on nearly two decades of scientific research, this live (virtual) event will explore: What is purpose? Why does it matter? And, how can we — as parents — help our children and teens discover their purpose in life?
 
Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. She is the Principal Investigator at the Moral Development Lab, a research organization aimed at understanding how young people develop a sense of purpose.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
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Past Events: 
 
Mission Be: Mindfulness and Self-Care Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Carin Winter, Founder and CEO, Mission Be
 
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for an interactive workshop with Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, to learn mindfulness practices for self-care and stress reduction. In this live webinar, Carin will explore mindfulness practices (breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, and more) that can be easily shared with your entire family.
 
Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, has brought her mindfulness program to over 126 school districts in 27 states and nine countries. With 20+ years of experience as a former clinical social worker and yoga teacher, Carin brings a wealth of mindful wisdom to her work with students, teachers, and parents.
 
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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Fostering Creativity and Innovation in an Uncertain World
Steve Smith, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can we foster creativity and innovation in our kids, given today's highly unpredictable, uncertain world? Join Steve Smith, PhD, psychologist and professor at UCSB, for a webinar on Fostering Creativity and Innovation in an Uncertain World.
 
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
 
 

COVID-19

COVID-19 Parent Resources 

 
For up-to-date information on school reopening, guidelines & protocol, and resources, please refer to SUHSD COVID-19 Updates: 
 
 
 
ARTICLES
 
Parents, you have been through the wringer this year. The good news is that you (and your kids) are now pandemic veterans. The bad news is that you’re facing a winter in lockdown. It’s worth revisiting some of the expert tips that have gotten us this far.
 
(Washington Post: Lifestyle, December 2, 2020)
 
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, many parents are wondering how to talk to children about the impacts of the virus in a way that is reassuring. Here is expert advice from Child Mind Institute. 
 
(Child Mind Institute, https://childmind.org/)
 
School and events are shutting down, impacting children in unexpected ways. Here’s how to deal with the letdown 
 
(Erinne McGee, New York Times)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SUHSD

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by SUHSD 

 
Past Events: 
 
A Healthy Approach to College Admissions
Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education
 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for "A Healthy Approach to College Admissions," a (virtual) event presented by Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education.
 
Attendees will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This  special presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare 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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Exploring Community College and Transfer Programs
Cleve Freeman, Counselor, Director of the Transfer Center, Foothill College
 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us to learn more about community college and its transfer programs!
 
Cleve Freeman has been a counselor at the community college for more than ten years. He is a counselor and the director of the transfer center at Foothill College.
 
He loves helping students achieve their academic goals so they can improve their lives. Today he is going to present how to transfer from a community college to a university and the student services that can help them.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This  special presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at
 
Explorar Programas de Transferencia y Colegios Comunitarios
Cleve Freeman, consejero y director del Centro de Transferir en Foothill College
 
Miércoles 18 de noviembre de 2020, de 5:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m., evento en línea (seminario web)
 
 
¡Únase a nosotros para aprender más sobre el colegio comunitario y sus programas de transferencia!
Cleve Freeman ha sido consejero en colegio comunitario por más de diez años. El es el consejero y director del Centro de Transferir en Foothill College.
 
Le encanta ayudar estudiantes alcanzar sus metas académica para que ellos pueden mejorar sus vidas. Hoy él va presentar como transferir de un colegio comunitario a una universidad y los servicios estudiantiles que les puede ayudar.
 
¡Padres, educadores, médicos y miembros de la comunidad son bienvenidos! Entrada gratis.
 
Esta presentación está patrocinada por Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School School District, y The Parent Venture.
 
Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Charlene Margot, MA, fundadora y directora ejecutiva, The Parent Education Series, en cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
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Mini-Series Events 

 
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. 
 
Past 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

 
January 24, 2021 - https://conta.cc/39bQ4hC
January 17, 2021 - https://conta.cc/2XNF6IX
January 10, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3sc9V7P
January 3, 2021 - https://conta.cc/2Ll12I4
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2019-20 Parent Education Newsletters 

 
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Parent Forum

The Parent Forum (English) 

 
Upcoming Event: 
 
Parent Forum #6 (English)
Helping Your Child or Teen Develop Good Habits
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT (1:00pm -1:30 After-Session), Live Event (Meeting)
 
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, CEO of Circles of Support and founder of Parenting for Humans. This series of (virtual) parent discussion groups will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture. Registration is limited, so sign up early.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture, at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
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Past Events: 
 
Parent Forum #5 (English) 
How to Give Advice Your Child (Might) Listen To
Eran Magen, PhD, Center for Supportive Relationships 
 
Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live 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.
 
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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Parent Forum #4 (English) 
How to Be Your Child's Favorite Conversation Partner
Eran Magen, PhD, Center for Supportive Relationships 
 
Friday, October 30, 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.
 
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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Parent Forum #3 (English) 
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.
 
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

SMCOE

San Mateo County - Parent & Community Education 

 
Upcoming Event:
 
The Art of the Possible: Raising Resilient Children and Teens
Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW, Stanford GSB
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
How is it possible to raise resilient children and teens, especially in such turbulent, uncertain times?
In this special event hosted by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), Leah Weiss, PhD, an international authority in resilience and compassion, will share her expertise on the four "Pillars of Resilience."
 
Dr. Weiss is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, entrepreneur, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and, and is a founding faculty member of Stanford’s “Compassion Cultivation Program,” conceived by the Dalai Lama.
 
Parents, caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org, or Sheléne Peterson at speterson@smcoe.org.
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Past Events: 
 
Mental Health 101: When Should Parents Worry?
Shashank Joshi, MD, Stanford School of Medicine
 
Monday, December 7, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:15pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can parents support the mental health of children and teens, especially during a pandemic? With rates of anxiety and depression on the rise, many parents wonder: Should I be worried?
 
Join us for an important conversation with Shashank Joshi, MD, Stanford psychiatrist and an expert in mental health and suicide prevention, on how parents and schools can promote youth mental wellness. Learn how to identify and support students impacted by mental health concerns, and how to recognize the signs of suicidality.
 
Parents (K-12), educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This  special presentation is sponsored by Peninsula Health Care District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
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Past Events: 
 
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, co-authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for a San Mateo County-wide parent and community education event to support the health and well-being of children and youth during COVID-19!
 
In this engaging (virtual) presentation, Dr. Bill Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, founder of the tutoring company PrepMatters, offer research-based advice about how to help children and teens become more resilient, balanced, and motivated for learning.
 
Parents, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This  special collaborative presentation is sponsored by Get Healthy San Mateo County, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care 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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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