Join Us November 2, 2019!

Parenting U

What if what you experience in four hours could change your child’s entire experience of school?

Julia Morgan School for Girls in partnership with SOS4Students is offering a half-day conference for parents of 4th through 9th graders that will provide you with the tools you need to help your children successfully transition from childhood to young adulthood. By the end of the workshop, you will have new information and insights that will equip you to help your children thrive both personally and academically as they enter their middle school and high school years.  

Register today!

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
at Julia Morgan School for Girls
(on Mills College Campus)
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613
Tickets: $100 per person

25% partner discount – $75

Presented By

Julia Morgan School for GirlsJulia Morgan School for Girls is the first and only all-girls middle school in the East Bay. Our 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 tweens, teens, parents, and teachers in the Bay Area, as well as online resources.

Kudos from Last Year’s Attendees

  • “Well-run and thoughtful presentations. Having these workshops for parents is truly a great resource. Thank you!”
  • “Helpful and energizing”
  • “Inspiring presenters”
  • “I really enjoyed the variety of topics and the excellent speakers…I was able to learn about three different topics in one day.”

Keynote: NY Times Best-selling Author Peggy Orenstein

On the changing landscape of modern sexual expectations and its troubling impact on adolescents

Peggy Orenstein is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and internationally recognized speaker on issues affecting girls and women. She is the author of six books, including her latest, Don’t Call Me Princess.

Learn more about Peggy Orenstein and topics she has covered.

9:00 – 10:00 am  Keynote

10:15 – 11:30 am   Breakout Sessions 1

  • Is That Me Yelling? – Rona Renner, RN

Yelling is a common form of discipline often caused by being stressed, tired, ​overwhelmed, or having a ​spirited ​child.  It’s easy for frustration, anger, or fear ​to trigger irritability or yelling, and many parents report they just don’t know what to do when their children misbehave. Together we’ll find effective ways for you to guide your children, without losing your cool, as you learn to have more harmony at home.

Rona Renner, RN, is a nurse, a parenting coach and temperament specialist. She is the author of, “Is That Me Yelling? A Parents Guide in Getting Your Kids to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool.” Rona has been a radio show host for over 15 years, and is currently the host of “About Health” on KPFA radio 94.1FM. You can learn more about her at www.nurserona.com.

  • The Art of Inspiring Students to Study: 5 Ways Parents Can Nag Less And Change the Conversation About Studying, Homework and Grades – Gretchen Wegner

11:45 – 1:00 pm    Breakout Sessions 2

  • Snaps, Chats & FOMO – Katie Topper

Take an inside look at your child’s social media experience. We’ll start with some basic skills training then delve into the “behind the scenes” or the subtext of current social media apps. If possible, bring a smartphone and please download Instagram and Snapchat before the workshop.

Katie Topper is the Educational Director of Technology at Julia Morgan School for Girls, where she was a founding member. She teaches technology and media literacy and supports teachers with using technology tools in all classes. Besides launching and overseeing the 1:1 iPad Program, she coaches the First Lego League Robotics and Technovation teams, and teaches Arts Elective classes on Wearables and Vlogging. Katie received her B.A. from Trinity College and California teaching credential from Chapman University. She also holds an M.A. in TESOL with a Computer Assisted Learning emphasis from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. In addition to her teaching experience, Katie worked at the Associated Press in Rome, was the senior planner for Western International Media, traded stock, taught brokers computer systems at Kidder, Peabody and was a founding member of Media Guaranty software. Her favorite classes to teach have been Movin’ It!, a Lego Kinetic sculpture class, and “rocketeering.” She often bribes her two teenaged daughters to accompany her to all the Maker Faires in the Bay Area.

  • Is That Me Yelling? – Rona Renner, RN (see workshop description above)
  • Translating Sleep Science into Sleep Solutions for tweens, teens and their families  — Evidence based and reality tested interventions to improve teen sleep – Monique Thompson (see workshop description above)
  • Field Guide to Executive Functioning: Jumpstarting your Tween’s Frontal Lobes – Beth Samuelson (see workshop description above)

Program Details & Contact Info

Important Details

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tickets: $100 per person

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.

Program Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am    Registration & light breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am    Keynote

10:00 – 10:15 am    Break/Transition

10:15 – 11:30 am    Breakout Sessions 1

  • 3-2-1 LAUNCH: Getting Ready for High School
  • Is That Me Yelling?
  • The Art of Inspiring Students to Study: 5 Ways Parents Can Nag Less And Change the Conversation About Studying, Homework and Grades
  • Field Guide to Executive Functioning: Jumpstarting your Tween’s Frontal Lobes

11:30 – 11:45 am    Break/Transition

11:45 – 1:00 pm    Breakout Sessions 2

  • Snaps, Chats & FOMO – Katie Topper
  • Is That Me Yelling?
  • The Art of Inspiring Students to Study: 5 Ways Parents Can Nag Less And Change the Conversation About Studying, Homework and Grades
  • Field Guide to Executive Functioning: Jumpstarting your Tween’s Frontal Lobes

Space Is Available

We have room for 100 attendees. 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.

Registration

Parenting U Registration

Ticket Price Quantity
Full Conference $100.00 Sold out
Full Conference (25% Partner Discount) $75.00 Sold out