2015-2016 Parent Ed Series

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2015 – 2016 Parent Ed Events

October 7th: Jessica Lahey: “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed”

7:00-8:30pm – Main Gym. Jessica Lahey is an author and middle and high school teacher. She writes the bi-weekly column “The Parent Teacher Conference” for the New York Times and is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a commentator on Vermont Public Radio.  Lahey will set forth a plan for what doesn’t come naturally to most of us: stepping back and embracing our children’s failures.

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January 20th: Teen Health, Relationships and Sex: The facts, the myths and how to communicate with your teen

7:00-8:30pm – Theater. Jessica Colvin will introduce the role of the Marin Community Clinic at Redwood and Erica Monasterio, a Clinical Professor with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health and over 29 years of clinical experience will provide parents with the tools to address the issues of dating and sex with their teens.

April 5: RHS Seniors’ Speak Panel

8:30-9:30am – Kreps Conference Center

Come get an “inside look” into the Redwood student experience.  This panel discussion is led by The Class of 2016, who will share their views on academic and social environments, balancing extracurriculars and challenges some students have faced and how they can be avoided.

Sept 16th:  “Weed 101: Smart Approaches to Marijuana”

7:00-9:00pm – Small Gym.  This science based educational program will feature a panel including Kevin A. Sabet, drug policy advisor to three Presidential administrations, author of Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana and co-founder with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).  The panel will also include Jody Belsher, the creator of the award winning documentary The Other Side of Cannabis: Negative Effects of Marijuana on Our Youth.  Belsher documents her son’s journey with marijuana addiction and features interviews with various neuro-scientists, doctors, addiction specialists and researchers. This event is sponsored by the Tamalpais Union School District and the Marin County Office of Education. Don’t miss it!

February 9th: Summer Opportunities Panel

8:30-9:30am – Kreps Conference Center. Learn about summer opportunities for student internships, community service projects, summer education , paid employment and travel programs – locally and around the world.