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On Thursday, May 31, at 5 pm,  the Menlo Children’s Center will host a parent workshop titled, “Designing Your Life for Happiness.”

Workshop topics include:
• How to bring more balance through intentional habits focused on work, love, play and health
• Carpenter vs. gardener style of parenting – we don’t have control over everything, but we can control our own thoughts, words and actions
• Aligning the incentives of technology and capitalism with our well-being to achieve happiness

The workshop will be presented by Gabi Jubran, Founder and Executive Director of HAPPI (Helping Awesome Parents Parent Intentionally).

The workshop will be the first of a parent workshop series, which will continue to be held on the last Thursday of the month until September 2018. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

This event is open to Menlo Children’s Center families and community members. If you are interested in attending, please contact Recreation Coordinator Angelina Banda.

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M-A parent education series looks at why teens take risks on May 17

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The next M-A parent education topic is titled “Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe.” Author and Child & Adolescent psychiatrist Jess Shatkin, MD, MPH, is the speaker and the event will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC) 555 […]

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Spring workshops for teens and families at SafeSpace Community Engagement Center

SafeSpace Community Engagement Center (708 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park) offer these free workshops in May: Mindfulness and Meditation for Teens Class When: Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm (May 10, 17 & 24) These classes introduce young people, ages 12-26, to the basic skills of a mindfulness practice. Each lesson will help guide to a more […]

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“Child & Parent Mindfulness for Everyday Life” is topic of workshop starting April 17

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“Child & Parent Mindfulness for Everyday Life,” a parenting workshop for parents and youth (age 11-15), will take place over eight sessions from 7:00 to 8:00 pm beginning Tuesday, April 17. The workshops will be help at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. Leading the series is physician and mindfulness expert Dr. Amy Saltzman. Both […]

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“Bullying: Signs, Signals, Technology, and Tips” is topic of SafeSpace workshop on March 6

“Bullying: Signs, Signals, Technology, and Tips” is the topic of the next SafeSpace lecture on Tuesday, March 6, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The event is free although donations are appreciated; limited space – register through Eventbrite. This  workshop will include insights and lived experiences shared from a panel of teens from the SafeSpace Youth […]

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Learn the differences between the minds of girls and boys at MPCSD talk on Feb. 28

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The next MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series, titled “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, will be on  Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Hillview PAC.  In this inspirational, practical, and humorous presentation, renowned educator, family counselor, and New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian focuses on helping boys and girls across the gender […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Class offered on Feb. 24

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SafeSpace is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid class designed to teach parents, family members, and youth how to help a young person (aged 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. This one-day, eight-hour course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action […]

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SafeSpace workshop for parents: The Shifting Tides of Teenage Years begins Feb. 27

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SafeSpace is offering a series of workshops focused on timely challenges facing parents of teens. These parent workshops will provide valuable information and helpful strategies on how to best respond effectively to your teen’s complicated life. You will discover the power behind positive parenting and develop a toolbox of tips you can apply immediately (sign […]

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How neuroscience affects learning is M-A parent education talk on Feb. 15

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Melina Encipher, Ph.D.,  of the Institute of Applied Neuroscience (IAN) will talk about The Neuroscience of Learning on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 pm at the next M-A Parent Education Lecture. Focusing on the the emerging field of educational neuroscience, she will describe how a neuroscientific understanding of learning can shape the future of education. […]

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Menlo Children’s Center to host Kindergarten readiness workshop on Feb. 15

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Are your child’s preschool years coming to an end? If so, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten. Is your child ready to move on to the kindergarten classroom? How is a parent to know? The early skill development kindergarten teachers are looking for might surprise you. Kindergarten readiness is so much more than knowing […]

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“Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers” is topic of MPCSD Parent Education talk on Nov. 8

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Jacob Towery, MD, has observed an increase in depression and anxiety his own practice. Screen time, for example, has been negatively affecting teens’ sleep and attention. He offers parents concrete advice around modeling behavior and managing screen time. He is Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, and author of The Anti-Depressant Book: A […]

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