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.

December 2021

December 8, 2021, 6:30-8 p.m. PST

Laura Kastner Speaker for Parent Education

The last five decades have produced solid research about what kinds of parenting predict high achievement, social and emotional competence, and a strong character. Pulling it off is quite another matter… Join us for a lecture that will cover some neuroscience, research about stress, and focus on how parents can be effective and skillful in handling typical parenting challenges.

With the complexities of today’s world, parents are understandably concerned about how to both protect their children and challenge them to develop the skills and resilience they need. Studies have demonstrated that children and families who practice healthy and adaptive responses to stress are most likely to be resilient and successful with life goals. The challenge for parents is finding the proper balance between managing boundaries around family routines without having to sacrifice their warm and loving relationship that also fosters developmentally-appropriate autonomy. What parent doesn’t want less stress in this world of excess?

Bio: Dr. Laura Kastner, Ph.D. is currently a clinical professor in both the departments of psychology and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Kastner is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops and forums on adolescent development and family relationships. She is an author of five books written for parents on child development and parenting, including “Getting to Calm: Cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens and teens” and “Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for raising successful tweens and teens.” In her clinical practice, she sees children, adolescents, couples and families.


December 9, 2021, 6:30 p.m. PST


December 14, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m.




January 2022

January 17, 2022 , 7 p.m. PST


February 2022

February 2, 2021, 7-8 p.m. PST


February 10, 2021, 6-8 p.m.

Parents for Racial Equity – Part 1 of a four part series

Location: To be provided at a later date

Link: To be provided at a later date

This seminar series is intended to engage parents/guardians in the work of anti-racism through a seminar series that provides a common vocabulary and perspective across all stakeholders with an additional focus on talking to your children and teenagers about race.


February 10, 2021, 6:30 p.m. PST


Feb 14-March 9

Child, Disrupted Movie ScreeningSponsored by Amy and Noah Wheeler parents in the Kentfield School District

Link: To be provided at a later date

Learn more about the film: www.childdisrupted.com


March

March 2, 2021, 7-8 p.m. PST


March 10, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Child Interrupted Screening and Follow-up Discussion with Karen HamiltonSponsored by the Kentfield School District

Link: To be provided at a later date


March 17, 2021, 6-8 p.m.

Parents for Racial Equity – Part 2 of a four part series

This seminar series is intended to engage parents/guardians in the work of anti-racism through a seminar series that provides a common vocabulary and perspective across all stakeholders with an additional focus on talking to your children and teenagers about race.

Location: To be provided at a later date

Link: To be provided at a later date


March 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m. PST


April

April 14, 6-8pm

Parents for Racial Equity – Part 3 of a four part series

This seminar series is intended to engage parents/guardians in the work of anti-racism through a seminar series that provides a common vocabulary and perspective across all stakeholders with an additional focus on talking to your children and teenagers about race.

Location: To be provided at a later date

Link: To be provided at a later date


May 2022

Let's Talk Marin

May 4, 7-8pm


May 12, 2021, 6-8 p.m. PST

Parents for Racial Equity – Part 4 of a four part series

This seminar series is intended to engage parents/guardians in the work of anti-racism through a seminar series that provides a common vocabulary and perspective across all stakeholders with an additional focus on talking to your children and teenagers about race.

Location: To be provided at a later date

Link: To be provided at a later date


May 12, 2021, 6:30 p.m. PST