Parenting

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 build community, collaborating with schools and districts including MPCSD to promote healthy environments for all students. She works with administrators, teachers, and students to implement school-wide restorative practices including conflict resolution, suspension diversion, Peer Court/Council, and community building circles.

Learn how to use Restorative Practices philosophies and methods at home with your children – the same Restorative Practices that are used within MPCSD – to maintain healthy, conflict-free relationships or work towards creating the balanced, positive relationship you desire with your children.

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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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The Parent Education Series offers county-wide parent and community education talk on Oct. 24

On Thursday, Oct. 24, The Parent Education Series is offering the first-ever San Mateo County-wide parent and community education event, No Such Thing as a Bad Kid, with youth care expert Charlie Appelstein. The free talk will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Menlo-Atherton High School. Register online. This special event is sponsored […]

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MPCSD kicks of its 2019-2020 Speaker Series with talk by Dr. Jo Boaler

The Menlo Park City School District announced its line-up for its 2019-20 Speaker Series, starting with Dr. Jo Boaler (pictured) introducing her new book Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers, on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 pm. All events are held at the Hillview Middle School PAC, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park. Dr. Boaler, Professor […]

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Soody Tronson works to bring to market a line of smart nursing bras to make mothers’ lives easier

Menlo Park resident Soody Tronson describes herself as an “engineer and problem solver,” although her career path has been broader than that, including practicing law at Hewlett-Packard Inc. along with numerous technical and management positions. Her latest venture is Presque, which is French for “almost, nearly.”  She founded the company in 2016 with the goal of developing […]

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“Child, Disrupted” will screen at M-A PAC on Feb. 7

Four local mental health programs — Safespace Center, America Offline, The Addictions Institute and Muir Wood — are c0-hosting the screening of the documentary, Child, Disrupted, on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7:00-8:15 pm at the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Road, Atherton). This award-winning short documentary features interviews with experts in the fields of neuroscience, […]

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“From Columbine to Parkland: Is this the new normal?” is topic of MPCSD speaker series on Jan. 14

The world was forever changed on April 20, 1999, at 11:19 am when two high school students entered their school —Columbine High School in Littleton, CO — with loaded automatic weapons and begin shooting students and teachers, killing 13 and wounding 20 other students. I Since that fateful day 20 years ago, scores of more […]

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SafeSpace/Parents Place – Holiday Online Workshop on Nov. 14

SafeSpace in Menlo Park is partnering with Parents Place for a special discussion on family stress around the holidays. This online workshop on November 14 at 12:00 pm will explore the common stressors that families face at this time of year and strategize ways to engage the whole family for a more peaceful season. You too […]

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The documentary ANGST is next MPCSD parent event on Nov. 7

The MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series presents the documentary ANGST: Raising Awareness About Anxiety, a 56-minute film that explores anxiety — its causes, effects, and what we can do about it — on Nov. 7 at 6:30 pm at the Hillview Middle School PAC (1100 Elder Ave.) The film features candid interviews with children and young […]

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Menlo Park City School District hosts speaker series beginning Oct. 3

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 […]

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