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Susan Paterno

Game On: Why College Admission Is Rigged and How To Beat the System

Thursday, March 27, 2024 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater
Join us as career journalist and Chapman University professor, Susan Paterno, discusses the two poles of the college admissions process: the big picture and the nitty gritty forms-and-scores-and-disclosures. She’ll talk about making the best decision through the admissions process, narrowing focus, figuring out who gets in and why, and how to find a good financial fit before considering anything else.

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Devorah Heitner, Ph.D

Growing Up in Public: Helping our Kids Navigate the Digital Coming of Age

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater
Join us for an evening with Devorah Heitner, Ph.D, as she shares how to help tweens and teens navigate identity, boundaries, privacy, and reputation in their digital world, and helps parents overcome the instinct to control and monitor and instead support them as they build their sense of self.

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Julie Lythcott-Haims

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater
Join us as Julie draws on her insights as the former dean of Freshmen at Stanford as well as her journey as a parent to highlight the ways in which over-parenting undermines skill development and positive mental health in children. She offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop into healthy, thriving adults.

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Cara Natterson, MD & Vanessa Kroll Bennett

This Is So Awkward: A Conversation About How Puberty Has Changed

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theatre
Join us as Pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson and educator Vanessa Kroll Bennett offer guidance for the modern realities of puberty, covering everything from body development to gender identities, social media to easy-access pornography. They offer science-based explanations and share their pointed advice about how to talk about all of it.

Announcing the 2023-2024 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2023-2024 school year. Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss important topics on child and adolescent well-being, as well as our own – including demystifying the college admission process; navigating the digital world with our kids; parenting teens and tweens in an ever changing world; and how to manage the modern realities of adolescent puberty.

NEXT UP:

Susan Paterno
Game On: Why College Admission Is Rigged and How To Beat the System
Thursday, March 27, 2024 | 7:00pm | MVHS Spartan Theater

Join us as career journalist and Chapman University professor, Susan Paterno, discusses the two poles of the college admissions process: the big picture and the nitty gritty forms-and-scores-and-disclosures. She’ll talk about making the best decision through the admissions process, narrowing focus, figuring out who gets in and why, and how to find a good financial fit before considering anything else.

REGISTER NOW

EVENT CALENDAR

Devorah Heitner

Growing Up in Public: Helping our Kids Navigate the Digital Coming of Age
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – 7:00pm
Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater

Julie Lythcott-Haims

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 – 7:00pm
Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater

Cara Natterson, MD & Vanessa Kroll Bennett

This Is So Awkward: A Conversation About How Puberty Has Changed
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – 7:00pm
Los Altos High School – Eagle Theatre

Susan Paterno

Game On: Why College Admission Is Rigged and How To Beat the System
Thursday, March 27, 2024 – 7:00pm
Mountain View High School – Spartan 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.