2020-21 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2020-21 school year. Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss a wide range of topics including exploring current issues in adolescent health and well-being; empowering youth to better manage technology choices in the age of distraction; creating a supportive environment for all children to thrive; enabling our kids with greater responsibility and control over their lives; examining the fundamental role of liberal arts education in our technology-dependent world; navigating sex and masculinity in todays hook-up culture; and fostering increased well-being through physical exercise and movement. Please visit MVLA Parent Education for more information.

2020-2021 Mountain View Parent University

Parenting is a lifelong process. Join us for *free* parenting workshops taught by professionals. Meet with and be supported by other parents.


Kid power - Skills for Lifelong Safety and Confidence

Teaches positive skills to protect children, teens, and adults of all abilities from bullying, abuse, kidnapping, and violence.


* How to Raise an Adult: Preparing Your Kid for Success

Julie Lythcott-Haimes, author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over-parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success highlights ways in which over-parenting harms children, parents, and society at large. While empathizing with parental hopes and fears, she offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make mistakes and develop resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination.

Due to the high interest in hearing Julie Lythcott-Haims speak on How to Raise an Adult, KMVT15 recorded this event. Here is the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot4Sqc9FucQ

* Through enriching presentations from local and national experts on topics of interest to parents, faculty and staff, the Parent Education Speaker Series seeks to contribute to the academic, physical and emotional health of students. All Mountain View Los Altos events are free of charge and are for parents, faculty and staff in Los Altos and Mountain View public schools.

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series is made possible through the generous support of these sponsors: the MVLA High School Foundation, LAMV PTA Council, LAEF and MVEF.