MVLA Series 2017-2018

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.

Upcoming Events

Please check this page often. More details will be posted for each event as it approaches.
For the list of previous 2017-2018 events, please go to our PAST EVENTS page.

September 28, 2017
7:00pm
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theatre

Sally Springer, Ph. D.
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
Join us as Sally Springer demystifies todays 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.

October 12, 2017
7:00pm
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theatre

Dr. Gabor Mate
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.

November 14, 2017
7:00pm
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theatre

Julie Lythcott-Haims
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.

January 11, 2018
7:00pm
@ Los Altos HS
Eagle Theater

Dan Siegel, M.D.
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.

January 24, 2018
7:00pm
@ Los Altos HS
Eagle Theater

Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
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.

March 6, 2018
7:00pm
@ Los Altos HS
Eagle Theater

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

April 24, 2018
7:00pm
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theatre

Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
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.

Previous Events

Listing of past events for this year.