Parent Education/Speakers

Mountain View Parent U Workshop

"Preventing Suicide: What Parents Need to Know"
Help and strategies for parents from Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services. Parents will learn about the "Question, Persuade, Refer" training and how to ask the right questions and get help. See the flyer (in Espanol).

Provided: Interpretation (Spanish support), child care, and transportation.
May 9, 6:30-8pm at Crittenden Middle School MUR

2017-2018 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2017-2018 school year. Seven nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss a wide range of topics including demystifying today’s college application process; nurturing deeper, more connected relationships with our kids; fostering greater understanding and compassion for individual differences in our racially and culturally diverse community; exploring adolescent brain development; raising digital natives; understanding challenges impacting boys today; and preparing our kids for the transition into adulthood. You can download the event calendar here. Please visit MVLA Parent Education for more information.


Sally Springer, Ph. D.
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
September 28, 2017 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

Dr. Gabor Mate
Why Parents Matter More Than Peers: Restoring a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships
October 12, 2017 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Real American
November 14, 2017 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

Dan Siegel, M.D.
The Power and Purpose of the Developing Brain: Turning Conflict into Connection
January 11, 2018 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater

Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
Raising Digital Natives
January 24, 2018 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Helping Our Boys in School and Life
March 6, 2018 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theater

Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Getting College Ready: 7 Essentials for Raising Children Who Succeed
April 24, 2018 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theatre

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:

* 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.

Mountain View Whisman School District

Graham Middle School
1175 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 526-3570