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Dear Parents and Caregivers,


May is Mental Health Awareness Month! πŸ’š Every May, we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being. #mentalhealthawarenessmonth2024


πŸ’₯ You're invited! We are thrilled to host national thought leaders including Dr. Geoff Cohen, Dr. Lisa Damour, and David Flink:


  • How can we foster a sense of belonging in our kids? Join Geoffrey Cohen, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, author of Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides (April 30).


  • What are teens really feeling? Lisa Damour, PhD, clinical psychologist and NY Times bestselling author, presents The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Competent, and Compassionate Adolescents (May 2).



πŸ“… Upcoming events explore mental health through mindfulness and family communication:


  • How can practicing mindfulness promote mental health? We welcome Janice Martellucci, Executive Director of Peace in Schools, for Peace in Schools: Why Mindfulness Education Matters (May 10).


  • Do you struggle with sensitive conversations? Child development and inclusion expert Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD, joins us to tackle How to Navigate Difficult Conversations with Your Kids (May 15).


πŸ“ž Want to connect with other parents? In May's Parent Forums, join Eran Magen, PhD, for Realistic Self-Care for Parents/Caregivers (May 3), and Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, in Haciendo planes de verano para mi estudiante (espaΓ±ol) (May 7).


πŸŽ‰ We have a new member of The Parent Venture family! Welcome, Mid-Peninsula High School, an SF Bay Area independent school founded in 1979.


πŸ“½οΈ Miss a live event? Check out our free Video Library (YouTube)! Click here to subscribe, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook!


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Upcoming 2023 - 2024 Events

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Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides


Geoffrey L. Cohen, PhD, Author, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

5:30pm – 6:30pm PT

Virtual Event (Live)

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The Emotional Lives of Teenagers with Lisa Damour, PhD


Lisa Damour, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, New York Times Bestselling Author


Thursday, May 2, 2024

12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

Virtual Event (Live)

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Empowered and Equipped: A Personal Perspective of Neurodiversity


David Flink, Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer, Eye to Eye


Thursday, May 9, 2024

5:30pm – 6:30pm PT

Virtual Event (Live)

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Peace in Schools: Why Mindfulness Education Matters


Janice Martellucci, Executive Director, Peace in Schools

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Friday, May 10, 2024

12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

Virtual Event (Live)

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How to Navigate Difficult Conversations With Your Kids


Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD, Founder, Mindful Training Solutions, LLC


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

5:30pm – 6:30pm PT

Virtual Event (Live)

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The Parent Forum

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Parent Forum #32 (English) - Realistic Self-Care for Parents/Caregivers


Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans


Friday, May 3, 2024

12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

Virtual Event (Live)

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Foro de padres #36 (espaΓ±ol) – Haciendo planes de verano para mi estudiante


Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center


Martes, 7 de mayo de 2024

5:30pm - 6:30pm PT

Evento virtual (en vivo)

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The Book Shelf

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The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents


Dr. Lisa Damour's latest NYT bestseller is a guide to help parents understand their teenagers’ intense emotional lives β€” and how to support them through this critical developmental stage.

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In the Newο»Ώs

Decision Day: Should You Post About Where Your Child Is Going to College?


Consent is everything. Most importantly – as with any social media post β€“ but especially in the face of big deal news like Decision Day – get their permissionIf they say no, just don’t post.


ο»Ώβ€” Devorah Heitner, PhD: Friendship and Digital Etiquette

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Just for Fun

Tee-Ball Cartwheels


Turns out there's more than one way to get to first base! This little girl shows the boys how it's done...(sound ON)

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Video Library

Helping Young People Lead Lives of Purpose


Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, explores: What is purpose? Why does it matter? And, how can we β€” as parents and caregivers β€” help our children discover their purpose in life?

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