Community Parent Education Events & Resources

Parent Education Opportunities

The KSPTA is working on bringing some great parenting education events to Kentfield this school year. There are also lots of great resources, often free, in our community. On this page, you will find information on parent education events and resources.

Information is added as new opportunities arise.

Please note that some of these events and resources are not sponsored by the Kentfield School District or KSPTA. Information, events, and resources provided from community organizations are offered as service to our community. Placement does not represent an endorsement.

January 2023

Anya Kamenetz

January 26, 7-8:15 p.m. PST

The Stolen Year, How Covid changed Children’s Lives and Where We Go From Here with Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz speaks, writes, and thinks about generational justice, and how children learn, grow and thrive on a changing planet. She covered education as a journalist for many years, including for NPR, where she also co-created the podcast Life Kit: Parenting, in partnership with Sesame Workshop. Kamenetz is currently an advisor to the Aspen Institute and a Co:Generate fellow, working on a new initiative to end climate silence in children’s media. Her latest book is The Stolen Year: How Covid Changed Children’s Lives, And Where We Go Now.

Sponsored by The Vera and Harold Stein Lecture Series on Advancing Children’s Mental Health with The Center for Children and Youth.

February 2023

February 1, 2023, 7 p.m. PST

Let's Talk Series: Parenting to Support our Teens

In the third community discussion of 2022-23, we’ll discuss "Parenting to Support our Teens."

This important topic delves into how parents can support our teens: supporting vs over-parenting, parents’ changing roles over time, recognizing how our issues may impact our parenting, communication and tools to help as our teens develop and grow in maturity and independence. The speakers are:

Annie Egan has worked with teens in school and home settings for over 20 years. Through her breadth of experience, she recognizes the impact of surroundings on an individual's mental health. Rooted in a deep foundational knowledge of adolescent development and with a lens of compassion, her work focuses on creating effective systems, enhancing communication and strengthening relationships. Annie received a B.A. from Duke University and a Master's in counseling psychology from University of San Francisco.

Leo De Las Huelga is a student at Tamalpais High School and an intern with Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships through the Elevate Youth Program.

There will be live Spanish interpretation.

March 2023

Marin County Office of Education

March 16, 2023, 6:30 p.m. PST

Inclusion Initiatives: A Panel Discussion – Why Inclusion? What does the research show? Where will we go from here? -

Wendy Mogel

March 9, 7-8:15 p.m. PST

Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen with Wendy Mogel

Dr. Wendy Mogel is a practicing clinical psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and international public speaker. She serves on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine and is a frequent guest expert on national media. She weighs in issues of the day—from talking to kids about death to embracing the chaos of messy rooms—and on the topic for which she is best known: the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability, and exuberance. Her latest book is Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen.

Sponsored by The Vera and Harold Stein Lecture Series on Advancing Children’s Mental Health with The Center for Children and Youth.

March 29, 2023, 7 p.m. PST

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents

  • Addresses the fact that adolescent mental health isn't about feeling good, calm, or relaxed, but about having the right feelings at the right times, and knowing how to manage those feelings effectively
  • Offers guidance to adults on how to help teens open up, and how to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions or feeling at the mercy of their moods
  • Provides concrete strategies for dealing with teens’ arguments, risk taking, emerging romantic lives, friendships, social media and more

Link: TBD

Sponsored by the KSPTA and the Marin County of Education

May 2023

May 3, 2023, 7 p.m. PST

Let's Talk Series: Mental Health & Underage Substance Use

In the final community discussion of 2022-23, we’ll discuss Mental Health and Underage Substance Use.

Emily Oster

May 4, 7-8:15 p.m. PST

Evidence-Based Parenting with Emily Oster

Emily Oster is a professor of economics at Brown University and the author of Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and The Family Firm. Her books analyze the data behind choices in pregnancy and parenting. Oster’s academic work focuses on health economics and concerns methods for learning causal effects from observational data. Oster currently serves as a Faculty Research Fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research and was named to TIME’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2022.” Her latest book is The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years.

Sponsored by The Vera and Harold Stein Lecture Series on Advancing Children’s Mental Health with The Center for Children and Youth.