Empowering Parents for the Road Ahead

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Join us next year – October 20, 2018

They don’t teach Parenting 101 at school – here’s the next best thing!

Julia Morgan School for Girls in partnership with SOS4Students is offering an all-day conference for parents of 4th through 8th graders that will provide parents with the tools they need to help their children successfully transition from childhood to young adulthood. By the end of the day, parents will have new information and insights that will equip them to help their children thrive both personally and academically as they enter their middle school and high school years.  

Our all-day conference, “Parenting U: Empowering Parents for the Road Ahead,” will provide parents with the latest findings on the developing teenage brain, address the unique challenges growing children face in the 21st century, and equip parents with the best strategies to use during this formative transition to the teenage years.

Following registration at 8:30 am, the program kicks off with the Keynote Address from nationally-acclaimed youth motivator, comedian, and speaker MICHAEL PRITCHARD. Afterwards, the program offers a selection of over twenty breakout sessions, giving you an opportunity to go deeper in your areas of greatest concern and interest in a range of topics brought to you by expert speakers (see below for topics and presenters).

We expect the formal program to end at 3:15 pm, with opportunities for reflection, discussion, and networking until 4:00 pm. Lunch runs from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm. (see below for details)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Registration begins at 8:30 am
Julia Morgan School For Girls
(Mills College Campus)
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613
$150 – Pre-registration
$175 – At conference

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Julia Morgan School for GirlsJulia Morgan School for Girls is the first and only all-girl middle school in the East Bay. Their mission is to prepare students to be the confident, capable, creative, and compassionate women of tomorrow.
Founded in 1994, SOS4Students is the premier provider of academic coaching and workshops for teens, parents, and teachers in the Bay Area, including online services.

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In-Kind Sponsors

Keynote: Parenting in the Cyber Age with Emotional Intelligence

MICHAEL PRITCHARD is a nationally-acclaimed youth motivator, comedian,  and keynote speaker. For more than 25 years, he has been speaking to schools, parent groups, and corporations on the topics of communication skills, diversity, bullying, and conflict resolution. His seven educational series for PBS, including The Power of Choice, You Can Choose, and Big Changes, Big Choices, have been seen by millions. For his work in promoting nonviolence with youth, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Hartwick University.

Breakout Sessions: Designed to Help Parents Partner Successfully with Their School-Aged Children for the Road Ahead

Top speakers provide parents real-world information and practical strategies on adolescence and teen behavior, technology’s impact on teens, the keys for middle school success, parenting in the changing landscape of gender, secrets to effective communication, critical learning strategies, conflict resolution, how to parent a thriving athlete, and much more!

Sessions & Speakers

What is Adolescence? A Short Course in the Arc of Adolescent Development (Patricia Contaxis, M.A.)

The ABC’s of Behavior Management (Patricia Contaxis, M.A.)

Technology and Adolescents (Patricia Contaxis, M.A.)

Grown Up Time: Tending to Adult Love Relationships While Raising Kids (Jason Brand)

You, Your Child, and the Digital Screen: Accepting the Challenge (Jason Brand)

STARS: Skills to Achieve Real Success in Middle School and Beyond (Jess Dang and Maryann Molinari)

Gender & the Brain (Jason Baeten)

Body Positive Parenting (Connie Sobczak)

Talking with Kids about Sex BRAVELY/Media: Answering Tough Questions (Anya Manes)

Assist or Insist: Helping Your Child Write (Barbara Joan Tiger Bass)

Demystifying the Tween Brain: Executive Functioning Development in Ages 10-14 (Caroline Gudorf, Ph.D.)

“Is That Me Yelling?” (Rona Renner, RN)

Limit-setting without Guilt: Bootcamp for Parents (Dr. Rachel Zoffness)

Decoding Childhood Stress and Anxiety (Dr. Rachel Zoffness)

Parenting Adventures in the Digital Realm: From Surviving to Thriving (Claudia L’Amoreaux)

Field Guide to Executive Functioning: Jumpstarting your Tween’s Frontal Lobes (Beth Samuelson)

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Early Bird Tuition is $150 through November 3, 2017. $175 after that.

Program Details & Contact Info

Important Details

“ParentingU: Empowering Parents for the Road Ahead,” kicks off with the Keynote Address by MICHAEL PRITCHARD.

All sessions will take place in the Julia Morgan School for Girls (Alderwood Hall), building #2 on the Mills College Campus map.

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Got Questions? Need More Information?

Don’t hesitate to call us at (510) 531-4767 or send email to us at info@parenting-u.com.

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Program Agenda

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:00 Keynote at JMSG

10:00-10:30 Transition/break

10:30-11:45 Breakout Sessions 1

11:45-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:45 Breakout Sessions 2

1:45-2:00 break

2:00-3:15 Breakout Sessions 3

3:15-4:00 Networking/Discussion Opportunities

→ See Agenda and Breakout Session Schedule

Ready to Register?

We have room for 150 attendees. That may sound like a lot, but we expect the seats to fill fast due to the popularity of the keynote speaker and the breadth of topics being offered in breakout sessions.

Register now to ensure your spot!

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Pre-registration is $150. Day of event $175.

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