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Laura Kastner, Ph.D.

April 24, 2018 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theatre

Getting College Ready: 7 Essentials for Raising Children Who Succeed

Join us as Laura Kastner discusses the launching years the often tumultuous transition from the senior year of high school through the early years of college – and offers strategies to help us as parents successfully navigate the changing relationship with our children as they grow into adulthood.

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Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

March 6, 2018 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theater

Helping Our Boys in School and Life

Join us as Dr. Leonard Sax examines the social, environmental, and cultural factors impacting boys and young men today and provides sensible strategies for helping boys avoid pitfalls in their academic and social lives.

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Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.

January 24, 2018 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theater

Raising Digital Natives

Join us as Devorah Heitner shares realistic, “tech-positive” parenting strategies that will help us become an effective role-models and mentors to our kids as they navigate friendship, identity, and other social issues that arise in the digital spaces of their lives.

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Dan Siegel, M.D.

January 11, 2018 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theater

The Power and Purpose of the Developing Brain: Turning Conflict into Connection

Join us as neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Dan Siegel, explores how adolescent brain development impacts teenagers behavior and relationships, and in turn, how parents and teens can work together to shift from conflict to connection through a deeper understanding of one another.

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Julie Lythcott-Haims

November 14, 2017 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theatre

Real American

Join us as Julie Lythcott-Haims shares her personal journey navigating racial identity and offers thought-provoking insights to more effectively and compassionately understand and support diversity in ourselves, our families, and our community.

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Dr. Gabor Mate

October 12, 2017 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theatre

Why Parents Matter More Than Peers: Restoring a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships

Join us as Dr. Gabor Mate discusses the crucial role that nurturing adult relationships play in healthy childhood development and demonstrates clear strategies for strengthening these relationships amidst the influences of peer orientation and digital media.

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Sally Springer, Ph. D.

September 28, 2017 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College

Join us as Sally Springer demystifies today’s college application process and shares sensible, real-world advice for students and parents addressing such topics as building a college list; understanding standardized tests; crafting a great application; finding a good fit; and obtaining financial aid.

Announcing the 2017-2018 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2017-2018 school year. Seven nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss a wide range of topics including demystifying today’s college application process; nurturing deeper, more connected relationships with our kids; fostering greater understanding and compassion for individual differences in our racially and culturally diverse community; exploring adolescent brain development; raising digital natives; understanding challenges impacting boys today; and preparing our kids for the transition into adulthood.

EVENT CALENDAR

Please check back throughout the school year for more detailed information and registration for each event.

Sally Springer, Ph. D.
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
September 28, 2017 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

Dr. Gabor Mate
Why Parents Matter More Than Peers: Restoring a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships
October 12, 2017 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Real American
November 14, 2017 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

Dan Siegel, M.D.
The Power and Purpose of the Developing Brain: Turning Conflict into Connection
January 11, 2018 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater

Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
Raising Digital Natives
January 24, 2018 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Helping Our Boys in School and Life
March 6, 2018 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater

Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Getting College Ready: 7 Essentials for Raising Children Who Succeed
April 24, 2018 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

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