Parenting

The Parent Education Summer Series presents “Talking to Your Kids About Race: A (Virtual) Conversation” on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Noon – 1:00 pm. Register online.

How should parents talk to their children and teens about race? We bring together a distinguished panel to address this question, and to offer insights into an often difficult, fraught subject – race in America.

The panelists are:

-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
-Eric Abrams, MBA: Chief Inclusion Officer, Stanford Graduate School of Education
-Kareem Graham, PhD: Senior Scientist (Immunologist), author of “White parents, talk to your kids about race” (San Francisco Chronicle, Opinion, June 9, 2020)

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 [email protected]

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Watch panel discussion about COVID-19’s impact on childcare resources in Menlo Park

Emails Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller: “Grateful to Build Up San Mateo Director Christine Padilla, Community Equity Collaborative  Executive Director Dayna Chung, Toddle Preschool owner Heather Hopkins, and HeadsUp Child Development Center owner Chuck Bernstein who sat down with me yesterday to discuss COVID-19’s impact on childcare resources in Menlo Park and the […]

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Virtual music for young kids and their parents on May 5

The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free, virtual, live musical event for local families on Tuesday, May 5, from 10:15 to 11:15 am. “Music Matt” from Golden Acorn Music brings a sing-along, play-along session of fun and learning for toddlers, preschoolers and their adults! View the live stream on May 5.  

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Five strategies to employ with your children as they get more antsy about being cooped up

It‘s been six weeks since we started sheltering in place, and our lives dramatically changed. While some families are enjoying harmony, I am sure in an increasing number of homes family life includes protests, sibling squabbles, and more overtly expressed emotion about engaging in so much “family time.” How can we maintain positivity and peace […]

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Alice Kleeman returns to M-A for a Parent Education talk on March 5

A lively armchair conversation, “Parenting Through the College Admission Process” brings Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor, and Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions at the University of Oregon to the M-A stage. Alice and Jim will share their views from three perspectives: high school, college, and parent. The talk takes place on Thursday, March 5, […]

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Author Kim Brooks discusses her book – Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear – on March 4

New York Times bestselling author Kim Brooks will discuss her book Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear on March 4, 2020, at 6:30 pm at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park. The public is invited to attend this free event presented by the Menlo Park City School District. Named an NPR Best Book […]

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Learn about raising boys at Common Ground lecture on March 4

“How to Raise a Boy: Nurturing the Emotional Lives of Our Sons” is the topic at a Common Ground Speaker Series at Trinity School in Menlo Park (2650 Sand Hill Rd.) on March 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Non-member schools attendees are asked to pay $20 per ticket at the door. Tickets are free to […]

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M-A parent education talk on Jan. 30 looks at the Self-Driven Child

“The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives” will be focus of a talk by Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson on Thursday, January 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC) The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries […]

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Restorative Parenting: Introducing Restorative Practices used at school for home is topic on Jan. 8

Karen Junker, a certified trainer by the International Institute for Restorative Practices, will address ways of speaking, listening, and asking questions to build healthy relationships and de-escalate conflict at the next Menlo Park School District Speaker Series on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 pm at Hillview Middle School. Junker has broad expertise using restorative practices to […]

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“Know Your Rights, Know the Law: Sex, Bullying, and Social Media” is M-A Parent Education topic on Nov. 7

“Know Your Rights, Know the Law: Sex, Bullying, and Social Media” is the topic of an M-A Parent Education talk on Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC) Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available. More information and […]

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David Klein introduces new offerings from America Offline

“I think what we’ve learned is approaching this issue through smart phones and video as the enemy is not the way to go,” says David Klein about his latest American Offline projects, Game Changers and a series of podcasts. “Our goal is to take kids offline and put them through a fun immersive and engaging […]

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