Calendar

Oct
25
Wed
Jo Langford – Tweens, Teens and Tech @ MIHS Performing Arts Center
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM

Do you know what your teen is doing on their phone? Jo Langford is a Master’s-level therapist, and sex educator for tweens, teens and parents in Seattle. He will address the most popular apps teens are using; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The Three Big Bads; Sexting, Cyberbullying and Porn, and what parents can do about them. He is the author of Spare Me ‘The Talk’! (for boys & for girls) and is featured in Parent Map.

For parents with students in Middle & High School, Parents only! www.beheroes.net

Jan
18
Thu
Jasen Frelot – Kids and Race @ MIHS Library
Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM

How can parents and educators empower their children to be successful participants in an increasingly racialized world?Learn from Jasen how the stories we unintentionally tell our children to have the greatest impact on their racial identity development and steps for empowering families to address racial injustice in a loving, sustainable, humble way. Jasen Frelot is a father, early childhood educator, social justice advocate, and co-founder of Kids and Race Seattle, which has been featured in Parent Map Magazine and on NPR.

For parents with students in Preschool through middle school

Feb
6
Tue
Angst (Film) – Anxiety and Kids @ MIHS Performing Arts Center
Feb 6 @ 7:00 PM

An IndieFlix Film

Parent Edge in partnership with Mercer Island Library and Youth and Family Services presents ANGST- Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety. Children and young adults offer intimate, honest and accessible perspectives on suffering from and managing anxiety. Experts highlight research and offer tools and resources that provide hope. There will be a panel discussion post screening. 

For parents with students of all ages & students in grades 7-12    www.angstmovie.com

Mar
20
Tue
Jessica Lahey – The Gift of Failure @ MIHS Performing Arts Center
Mar 20 @ 7:00 PM

Research has shown that the key to motivating students to own their education and develop resilience is intrinsic motivation. Jessica offers practical advice for fostering intrinsic motivation and weaning kids off of extrinsic motivators such as short-term rewards, bribes, honors, coercion, and yes, even grades, while giving kids the support and encouragement they need in order to succeed. Jessica Lahey is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, “The Gift of Failure.”

For parents with kids of all ages    www.jessicalahey.com