• PARENT EDUCATION

    Join PTA for the 2018 - 2019 School Year and enjoy our upcoming Parent Ed events!

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    Upcoming Events

    Protecting our Youth against Substance Abuse

    Date:          Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30pm 

    Location:     Del Mar School - GYM

    As a parent, you have a major impact on your child’s decision not to use drugs. Most likely, children in grade school have not begun to use any substances. That is why grade school is a good time to start talking about the dangers of drug use. Prepare your child for a time when drugs may be offered.

    Children who learn about the risks of drugs at home are less likely to use drugs than those who don't. Protecting our youth against substance abuse is a public health priority in Marin County. Dr Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer, will discuss emerging concerns in vaping, cannabis and opioid use. Calling on clinical and research experience, and as a Marin parent, he will share the latest data on local trends and discuss steps that schools, parents, healthcare providers, and policy makers can take to protect our children.

     
    This event is free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
     
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    Past Events

    Social Learning and Emotional Relevance in K-8
     
    Date:              Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
     
    Location:         Neil Cummins Elementary School Gym
     
    Join AdaptED as they present the science and strategies for helping children handle  stress, manage emotions, learn empathy, and build connections with others. As peer and mentor relationships are more prevalent in adolescence than in any other developmental period, we’ll discuss how strong interpersonal connections can lead to increased child engagement inside and outside of the classroom. 
     
    This event is free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
     
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    Plasticity and the Growth-Oriented Mindset 
    Kelly Kent, Ph.D, adaptED Consultants
     
    Date:           Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
     
    Location:      The Cove School Gallery330 Golden Hind Psge, Corte Madera
     
     
    The root of all learning comes from changes between neurons (at the synapse). Scientists call these changes neuroplasticity. Understanding the brain's adaptability can inform our everyday experiences and generate motivation and passion about learning, even in our children's most difficult subject areas. Let’s discuss the role we as parents can play in promoting challenge, failure, and appropriate feedback to ensure our children have growth-oriented mindsets.

     

    Empathy + Authority: A Balanced Approach to Parenting

    Date:               Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7-8:30 pm

    Location:         Bel Aire Staff Development Room

    RUSD parents and MFTs Noah and Stacey Kempler will deliver this presentation, which is suitable for all ages and will focus on:

    • Developing empathic parenting skills
    • Fostering parent-child emotional connection
    • Promoting empathy for others
    • Exercising appropriate authority
    • Creating structure and consistency in parenting
    • Fostering responsibility and accountability
    • Combining empathy and authority for a balanced approach

    Social Media Wellness:  Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World

    Date:               Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7-8:30 pm

    Location:         Tam Valley Elementary School, 350 Bell Lane, Mill Valley

    Ana Homayoun is a nationally recognized counselor and consultant and has recently released her new book Social Media Wellness:  Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.  The goal of  this program is to create greater conversation and spur change to promote better habits online and in real life.  The author has created supplemental resources as part of her written work to encourage additional/greater conversation among families and communities.

    Here is a link to the October 19th presentation by Dr. Brad Sachs entitled,
     
    "The Good Enough Parent: How to Have an Imperfect Family and be Perfectly Satisfied.”    
     

    Here is a link to the September 19th presentation by John O’Sullivan entitled,

    "Creating a Player-First Environment in Youth Sports.”

    November 28th: "Being Adept" - How to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol