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W. Thomas Boyce, M.D.

The Orchid and the Dandelion:  Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theater
Join us as Dr. Thomas Boyce, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at UCSF, shares groundbreaking research on individual differences in children’s biological sensitivity to social contexts; why some children bear a higher risk of illness and developmental disorders in settings of adversity and stress; and the importance of creating supportive environments in which all children can thrive.

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Max Stossel


Education in the Age of Distraction

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theater
Join us as Max Stossel, Head of Education at the Center for Humane Technology, explores the ways technology is designed to be addictive and distracting, highlights how social media is impacting adolescent minds, and recommends ways to help our kids build a healthier relationship with technology.

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Expert Panel


Hot Topics Affecting Adolescent Health and Well-being


Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theater
Join us as our expert panel delves into hot topics affecting our tweens and teens physical health and emotional well-being.  

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William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theater
Join us as William Stixrud and Ned Johnson illustrate the importance of giving kids more personal responsibility and control over their lives through sharing cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from thousands of kids and teens they have worked with over the years.

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Scott Hartley

The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World

Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theater
For anyone doubting whether a well-rounded liberal arts education is practical in todays world, join us as Scott Hartley, venture capitalist and author, shatters assumptions about business and education today. Learning to code is not enough; soft skills – such as curiosity, communication, and collaboration, along with an understanding of psychology and societys gravest problems – are central to enabling the value that technology can provide.

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Peggy Orenstein

Boys and Sex: Navigating Sex and Masculinity in Todays Hook-up Culture


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theater
Join us as higher-education journalist and author, Peggy Orenstein, uncovers the complexities of young mens attitudes and beliefs towards masculinity and navigates the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of boys sex lives today.

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Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theater
Join us as Kelly McGonigal, Stanford lecturer and author, draws on research and insights from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology to illustrate how movement is intertwined with self-expression and social connection – and is a powerful antidote to modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

Announcing the 2019-2020 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2019-2020 school year. Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss a wide range of topics including exploring current issues in adolescent health and well-being; empowering youth to better manage technology choices in the age of distraction; creating a supportive environment for all children to thrive; enabling our kids with greater responsibility and control over their lives; examining the fundamental role of liberal arts education in our technology-dependent world; navigating sex and masculinity in todays hook-up culture; and fostering increased well-being through physical exercise and movement.

NEXT UP:

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00pm
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theater

Dr. Thomas Boyce
The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive 


Join us as developmental pediatrician, Dr. Thomas Boyce, delves into results from four decades of research and clinical practice exploring his major discover that reveals how both genetic make-up and environment shape behavior.

EVENT CALENDAR

W. Thomas Boyce, M.D.

The Orchid and the Dandelion:  Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive
September 26, 2019 – 7pm – LAHS Eagle Theater

Max Stossel

Education in the Age of Distraction
October 17, 2019 7pm MVHS Spartan Theater

Expert Panel

Hot Topics Affecting Adolescent Health and Well-being
November 14, 2019 7pm MVHS Spartan Theatre

William Stixrud, Ph.D and Ned Johnson

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
January 28, 2020 7pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Scott Hartley

The Fuzzy and the Techie:  Why the Liberal Arts will Rule the Digital World
February 13, 2020 7 pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Peggy Orenstein

Boys and Sex: Navigating Sex and Masculinity in Todays Hook-up Culture
March 24, 2020 7pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage
April 21, 2020 – 7pm – LAHS Eagle Theater 

Please check back throughout the school year for more detailed information and registration for each event.  MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series events are free, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Our events do fill up. As we add events, we will also add links to our registration information. Check back here often to reserve your spot!

Our Sponsors

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is made possible thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors.