Parenting

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, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A PAC.

Parents, students, educators, and community members are welcome. Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available. Advance tickets available online.

M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.

InMenlo file photo of Alice Kleeman by Scott R. Kline (c) 2011

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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

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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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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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