M-A parent education series

How to master difficult conversations with your teen is parent education topic on Feb. 4

The next M-A Parent Education Series event is an evening with Eran Magen , PhD (pictured), on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC). You can register here. Trying to offer support when your adolescent seems upset or stressed can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield. In this highly […]

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Talking teen drug use with Marsha Rosenbaum, director emerita of Drug Policy Alliance

In what will be her second appearance, Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD, is returning to her alma mater, Menlo-Atherton High School, to talk to parents about teen drug use. The talk, titled Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs, will take place on Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center […]

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Speaking at M-A, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni challenges college admission myths

Frank Bruni, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, spoke at Menlo-Atherton High School last week, sharing his thoughts on the college admission process and the conversation surrounding it. His newest book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, highlights the importance of picking a school based on the characteristics of the school itself, not […]

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College admission is topic at Nov. 12 M-A Parent Education talk

A Conversation about College Admission is the topic of a talk by Alice Kleeman, M-A College Advisor, and Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission, USC on Wednesday, November 12, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A PAC. It’s described as an open-ended discussion on the college admission process and a great opportunity for juniors and seniors to learn […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School students find value in non-parental mentors – and tell their stories to community

By her own recounting, Menlo-Atherton High School senior Angelica Cervantes was drifting off course during her freshman year. “It seemed so fast-paced, and all I could think of was ‘what’s the point in trying,’” she recalled.  The result: a 1.6 GPA. Her sophomore year was a bit better, but she knew she needed “something life […]

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Next M-A Parent Education series looks at reducing teen stress and building resilience on Nov. 21

The next M-A Parent Education Series event features Lisa Medoff, Ph.D., Stanford University whose talk is entitled “Under Pressure: Helping Your Teen Find Balance, Reduce Stress, and Build Resilience.” In this presentation, Dr. Medoff will describe the cognitive and social-emotional developmental changes of adolescence and discuss ways that parents can communicate effectively with their teenagers during […]

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Topic is “college admission” at next M-A parent education lecture on October 9

On Wednesday, October 9, the Menl0-Atherton parent education series topic is “College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step” with Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde, with an introduction by Alice Kleeman, M-A College Adviser. The talk runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A PAC. Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde are co-authors of College Admission: […]

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Registration open for May 2 talk on The Culture of Perfectionism

The M-A Parent Education Series on May 2 features Ana Homayoun, M.A.. talking about  “The Culture of Perfectionism.” Ms. Homayoun is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting and author of That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week and the newly-released book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and […]

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M-A parent education topic on March 7 is “The Willpower Instinct”

The next M-A Parent Education Series topic is “The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It”. The lecture will be given by Kelly McDonigal, PhD on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at the M-A Center for the Performing Arts. McGonigal is a health […]

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College admission is topic of Parent Ed talk on Nov. 16

The next topic in the  M-A Parent Education series is College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step with Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 7:00 to 9:oo pm at the M-A Center for the Performing Arts. The speakers are the authors of a book by the same title, that features M-A’s […]

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“In 500 Words or Less” screens at MAPAC on May 4

The last M-A parent education program of the school year is the screening of the documentary film In 500 Words or Less, which take you inside the lives of four very different students as they spend their last year with their families trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. […]

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