The City of Pleasanton will launch 2014 with a free Parent Education Series for parents of children of all ages. Developed by the Community Services staff, in conjunction with the Pleasanton Youth Commission, the series was designed to meet the goals of the Youth Master Plan. All programs will be held at in the large meeting room of the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The first program is slated for Wednesday, January 22, 2014 and will feature a presentation about The Well Balanced Student by Gina Morris, M.A., from Stanford Challenge Success. This workshop examines the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. Parents will learn research-based strategies to create healthier home and school environments.
Subsequent monthly presentations will be held in the same place, at the same time, on the following dates:
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014— Raising Resilient Children
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014— A Balanced Approach to Navigating Youth Sports
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014— The Wonder Years: Transition to Middle School
- Wednesday, May 28, 2014— I’m Talking But They’re Not Listening: Communicating with Children
For more information, please visit http://ptownlife.org/parent-education-series, or call (925) 931-3434.