Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Finding the Right Fit College at the Right Price

September 11, 2018 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre
Join us as Lynn O’Shaughnessy, nationally recognized college expert and author, navigates today’s college search process, focusing on finding the right fit. She shares practical, real-world advice helping both students and parents become smart college shoppers.

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Dr. Rafael Pelayo

Sleep: Crucial Key to Wellness and Success

October 23, 2018 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater
Join us as Dr. Rafael Pelayo, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, explores the crucial role sleep plays in healthy childhood wellness and success and shares the latest on the science of sleep.

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Katie Hurley, L.C.S.W.

Raising Resilient Kids in a Stressful World

November 29, 2018 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater
Join us as Katie Hurley, child and adolescent psychotherapist, discusses how children respond to parenting in a different ways and shares how to adapt parenting strategies to meet the unique social-emotional needs of our individual children.


Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

The Myths of Happiness: The Science and Practice of Increasing Well-being

January 29, 2019 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre
Join us as Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychology at UC – Riverside, shares ways to foster increased well-being in our own lives and the lives of our children.


Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Self-compassion: The Surprising Power of Being Kind to Yourself

March 7, 2019 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater
Join us as Kristin Neff, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at University of Texas – Austin, explores the surprising power of self-compassion in our lives as parents and in the lives of our families – and offers actionable ways to engage our self-compassion throughout the joys, struggles, and uncertainty of everyday parenting.


Jeff Selingo

There is Life After College: Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

April 9, 2019 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre
Join us as Jeff Selingo, higher education journalist and author, discusses how to support our college-bound students and help them optimize their college experience, prepare for navigating careers of the 21st century, and transition to post-college life.

Announcing the 2018-2019 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2018-2019 school year. Six nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss a wide range of topics including navigating today’s college search process and financial aid options; exploring the crucial impact of sleep on the wellness and success of children and teens; raising resilient kids in a stressful world; fostering increased well-being; engaging the power of self-compassion; and optimizing the college experience to prepare young adults for the jobs of tomorrow.


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


Rafael Pelayo, M.D.
Sleep: Crucial Key to Wellness and Success
DATE: October 23, 2018 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
LOCATION: Los Altos High School – Eagle Theatre


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