The Parent Venture

The Parent Venture

The Parent Venture is a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality education for families, schools, and communities.

To learn more about The Parent Venture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, visit our website at www.parentventure.org.

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Ruth Whippman with Julie Lythcott-Haims: BoyMom — Kepler's Literary Foundation 27/05/2024

Our friends at Kepler's Literary Foundation (Kepler's Books and Magazines) welcome Ruth Whippman, author of "BoyMom," in conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT bestselling author of "How to Raise an Adult." Don't miss it!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 7:00pm – 8:00pm PT, In-Person Event (Kepler's Books)

Ruth Whippman with Julie Lythcott-Haims: BoyMom — Kepler's Literary Foundation Ruth Whippman and Julie Lythcott-Haims discuss the complexities of raising boys in this heated social and political moment.

27/05/2024
25/05/2024

Join us for "Preparing Your Student for the Summer" (in Spanish) with Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center and Michelle Remond, Community Liaison, RCSD

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PT (in-person event)
Hoover Elementary School, 710 Charter Street, Redwood City

Register: https://rwcsummerplans2024parentventure.eventbrite.com

Welcome parents, caregivers, students and members of the Redwood City community! Food and child care will be provided. Free pass.

This presentation is sponsored by the Redwood City School District, Redwood City Together and Sequoia Healthcare District in partnership with The Parent Venture.

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Únase a nosotros para "Preparando a su estudiante para el verano" (en español) con Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center y Michelle Remond, enlace comunitario de RCSD

Martes, 28 de mayo de 2024, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PT (evento presencial)
Hoover Elementary School, 710 Charter Street, Redwood City

Registro: https://rwcsummerplans2024parentventure.eventbrite.com

¡Bienvenidos los padres, cuidadores, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad de Redwood City! Se proporcionará alimentación y cuidado de niños. Entrada gratis.

Esta presentación está patrocinada por el Redwood City School District, Redwood City Together y Sequoia Healthcare District en asociación con The Parent Venture.

Want to protect your kids' eyes from myopia? Get them to play outside 15/05/2024

If you're a parent struggling to get your kids' off their devices, here's a reason to keep trying: Outside play can help kids protect their eyesight.

Want to protect your kids' eyes from myopia? Get them to play outside Childhood myopia, or nearsightedness, is growing rapidly in the U.S. and around the world. Researchers say kids who spend two hours outside every day, are less likely to develop the condition.

How to Navigate Difficult Conversations With Your Kids 14/05/2024

📢 We're excited to welcome Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD, Founder, Mindful Training Solutions, LLC, for "How to Navigate Difficult Conversations with Your Kids."

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

🎟️ Register: https://drdonaldgrant2024suhsd.eventbrite.com

Parents/caregivers, educators, health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

This presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School District, and Peninsula Health Care District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

How to Navigate Difficult Conversations With Your Kids We welcome Dr. Donald Grant, child development and inclusion expert, for "How to Navigate Difficult Conversations With Your Kids."

The upside of motherhood you don’t hear about 13/05/2024

"But by far the most interesting and educational job I’ve had is being a mom. That parenting can be fulfilling, fascinating and actually a lot of fun isn’t discussed very often."

The upside of motherhood you don’t hear about Parenting can be fulfilling, fascinating and actually a lot of fun. So why isn't that discussed more often?

12/05/2024

Happy Mother's Day to all of you celebrating today! Dedicated to the great moms, grandmas, aunties, mother figures, stepmoms and caregivers who guide, care for, and love our kids. 🩷

Peace in Schools: Why Mindfulness Education Matters 10/05/2024

You're invited! Janice Martellucci, Executive Director of nonprofit Peace in Schools, presents "Peace in Schools: Why Mindfulness Education Matters."

Friday, May 10, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

Register: https://peaceinschools2024parentventure.eventbrite.com

Join Janice Martellucci, ED, Peace in Schools, to learn more about their groundbreaking programs and why mindfulness is a highly effective antidote to teen suffering and isolation.

Parents/caregivers, educators, health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

This presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Peninsula Health Care District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

Peace in Schools: Why Mindfulness Education Matters Join Janice Martellucci, Executive Director of nonprofit Peace in Schools, for "Peace in Schools: Why Mindfulness Education Matters."

The ‘Sephora kid’ trend shows tweens are psyched about skincare. But their overzealous approach is raising concerns | CNN Business 08/05/2024

Tweens are obsessed with skincare. Their curiosity for all kinds of creams, gels, face and facial peels has even earned them a viral moniker: “Sephora Kids.” But they may be doing it in a risky way.

The ‘Sephora kid’ trend shows tweens are psyched about skincare. But their overzealous approach is raising concerns | CNN Business Tweens, the consumer group that’s outgrown the little kid stage but are not yet teenagers, are obsessed with skincare. Their curiosity for all kinds of creams, gels, face masks and facial peels has even earned them a viral moniker: “Sephora kids.”

07/05/2024

May 7, 2024 is National Fentanyl Awareness Day! Join Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Stanford REACH Lab, for information on the dangers of illegal fentanyl, impact on adolescents, harm-reduction strategies, and resources for educators, students, parents and more.

Register here for Afternoon Session - 4:00pm - 5:00pm PT: https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlde6sqDwpE9KesJjg6XQSFizJetPUW0Lv #/registration

Empowered and Equipped: A Personal Perspective of Neurodiversity 07/05/2024

We are excited to announce the third event in the new Neurodiversity Speaker Series! https://www.neurodiversityspeakerseries.org/

Register: https://davidflink2024ndss.eventbrite.com

We welcome David Flink, Founder and CEO at Eye to Eye, for "Empowered and Equipped: A Personal Perspective of Neurodiversity"

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

In this webinar, David Flink will provide a “personal perspective” into the power of mentoring, community, and allyship in the lives of Different Thinkers.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

The Neurodiversity Speaker Series is presented by The Parent Venture, CHC, Compass High School, REEL, and The RILEY Project, with major funding from Educating All Learners (EALA).

Empowered and Equipped: A Personal Perspective of Neurodiversity We welcome David Flink, MA, founder and CEO of nonprofit Eye to Eye, for "Empowered and Equipped: A Personal Perspective of Neurodiversity."

Haciendo planes de verano para mi estudiante - Foro de padres #36 (español) 07/05/2024

🌞 Don't miss the final Spanish Parent Forum of the year!

Foro de padres #36 (español) – "Haciendo planes de verano para mi estudiante" (Making summer plans for my student) con Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center. Entrada gratis.

Martes, 7 de mayo de 2024, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PT, Evento virtual (en vivo)

Registro: https://parentforum36spanish2024.eventbrite.com

En esta charla Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center, abordará tres áreas que son importantes para mantener a nuestros estudiantes interesados y listos para el próximo año escolar: diversión, conexión, y preparación.

¡Padres y cuidadores bienvenidos! El foro de padres es una iniciativa del Sequoia Healthcare District, en asociación con Redwood City School District, Sequoia Union High School District y The Parent Venture.

Haciendo planes de verano para mi estudiante - Foro de padres #36 (español) Únase a nosotros para "Haciendo planes de verano para mi estudiante" con Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center.

06/05/2024

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10! This week, we honor all the wonderful educators who guide, inspire, and care for our kids. Thank you, teachers!📕🖍💘

04/05/2024

May the 4th be with you! 🚀

de Youngsters Day Out 2024 04/05/2024

Bay Area families! The de Young Museum invites you to "de Youngsters Day Out 2024" on Saturday, May 4, 10am - 5:15pm. All activities free of charge!

de Youngsters Day Out 2024 This event is open to every Bay Area family and free of charge. The in-person, all-day event will include hands-on art-making activities, in-gallery conversations and entertainment led by teaching artists and community partners, collaborations with local contemporary artists interpreting our permane...

Parent Forum #32 - Realistic Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers 03/05/2024

Join us for the final Parent Forum (English) of 2023-24! Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans, presents "Realistic Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers"

Friday, May 3, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

Register: https://parentforum32english2024.eventbrite.com

Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City School District and The Parent Venture.

Parent Forum #32 - Realistic Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers Join Dr. Eran Magen, communication expert and founder of Parenting for Humans, for "Realistic Self-Care for Parents."

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers with Lisa Damour, PhD 01/05/2024

We are thrilled to host Lisa Damour, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and bestselling author of "The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents"

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Virtual Event (Live)

Register: https://lisadamour2024smcoe.eventbrite.com

Dr. Damour’s new book gives families the practical information they need to guide their teens through the bumpy yet transformational journey into adulthood.

Parents/caregivers, educators, health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

This presentation is sponsored by generous donors from the Mills Peninsula Hospital Foundation and the San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers with Lisa Damour, PhD We welcome Lisa Damour, PhD, for "The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents"

30/04/2024

Did you know? The Parent Venture newsletter now has more than 16,000 subscribers! You can find out about upcoming events and get access to our curated news and education resources.

Here's a look at this week's newsletter https://conta.cc/4dfIh1s and you can sign up here: https://bit.ly/ParentEdNewsletter2024

Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides 29/04/2024

Join us! Geoffrey L. Cohen, PhD, Author, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, presents "Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides."

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

Register: https://geoffreycohen2024smcoe.eventbrite.com

In his new book, Stanford professor Geoffrey L. Cohen draws on groundbreaking scientific research to offer simple, concrete solutions for fostering a sense of belonging in our children, homes, and schools.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides Geoffrey L. Cohen, PhD, Psychology Professor, Stanford University, "Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides."

Project UnLonely: Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection 25/04/2024

FRIDAY! We are honored to welcome Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, Project UnLonely from the Foundation for Art & Healing, for "Project UnLonely: Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection"

Friday, April 26, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

Register: https://jeremynobel2024smcoe.eventbrite.com

In his new book, "Project UnLonely," Dr. Jeremy Nobel unpacks our personal and national experience of loneliness to discover its roots and take steps to find comfort and connection.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

This presentation is sponsored by generous donors from the Mills Peninsula Hospital Foundation and San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

Project UnLonely: Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection We welcome Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, in discussion of his new bestselling book, "Project UnLonely: Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection."

24/04/2024

Happy ! 📚 Here's some great advice for raising a reader from our friends at Common Sense Media.

Helping Young People Lead Lives of Purpose 23/04/2024

THIS WEEK! What is purpose? Why does it matter? And how can we — as parents and caregivers — help our children discover their purpose in life?

Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, purpose expert and professor of psychology, Claremont Graduate University, presents "Helping Young People Lead Lives of Purpose."

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

Register: https://kendallbronk2024parentventure.eventbrite.com

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

This presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Peninsula Health Care District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

Helping Young People Lead Lives of Purpose Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University, is an expert in helping young people find their purpose.

22/04/2024

🌱 Happy Earth Day! Illustration for “The Tiny Seed," published in 1970. Eric Carle

Happy Earth Day!

Illustration for “The Tiny Seed”, published in 1970.

How and Why to Talk to Kids About Climate Change: From Anxiety to Action 18/04/2024

Join us! Climate advocate Liz Hurtado (Moms Clean Air Force/EcoMadres) will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and parenting author Anya Kamenetz (Climate Mental Health Network) about the widespread problem of youth climate anxiety.

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)

Parents/caregivers, educators, health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.

This presentation is sponsored by generous donors from Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

How and Why to Talk to Kids About Climate Change: From Anxiety to Action Join author and journalist Anya Kamenetz and climate advocate Liz Hurtado for "How and Why to Talk to Kids About Climate Change."

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