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Menlo Park City School District offers a speaker series, featuring excellent, well-known speakers and timely topics. The community is invited to attend any of these free events at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park.

The events include refreshments, and free childcare for potty trained children. The first event is Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 pm with the topic “Promoting Math Mindsets: Helping Your Child Love and Achieve Highly in Mathematics.” The complete schedule is available online.

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Helping Your Teen Transition to High School is workshop set for Sept. 19

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Do you have a teen entering high school? The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free community workshop on Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm led by former high school counselor Melissa Kelley. Transitioning from middle school to high school is not an easy process — for teens or their parents. Come learn some valuable tips […]

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Two M-A Parent Education Series events set for September

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The M-A Parent Education Series kicks on of Thursday, Sept. 13, with author Leah Weiss, PhD, Stanford University, speaking on the topic Mindful Parenting: How to Raise Kids Who Are Creative, Compassionate and Resilient. The talk will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the M-A Performing Arts Center. Tickets available online. Dr. Weiss (pictured) […]

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Parent workshop scheduled on May 31 at Menlo Children’s Center

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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, […]

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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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