Parent Education Opportunities
The Ohlone PTA has planned several Parent Education opportunities for the 2011-2012 school year. Check back here (and read eNews) for information as events are planned.
The Ohlone PTA is excited to bring Spencer West, author of Standing Tall: My Journey, to Ohlone. Spencer will be giving assemblies for the classes as well as an evening event for parents and Ohlone alumni on Monday, March 5.
The PTA's Traffic Safety team has arranged a Bringing Up Bicyclists parent ed presentation for April 16, 7pm in the Ohlone library.
Other Community Parent Ed. Opportunities:
Ohlone parents might be interested in the following websites, which are focused on helping the community in the exhilarating tasks of parenting:
updated March 3, 2012
Common Sense Media "is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families. We exist because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation's children. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume."
Your Child's Health University at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford presents "programs to enhance the lives of parents and children". Big hits within our community: the Heart to Heart Seminars, two-part talks on puberty and growing up for parents and their pre-adolescent children.
Challenge Success believes "that real success results from attention to the basic developmental needs of children and a valuing of different types of skills and abilities. In particular, we endorse a vision of success that emphasizes character, health, independence, connection, creativity, enthusiasm, and achievement. Accordingly, we have created Challenge Success with a mission to inform, inspire, and equip youth, parents, and schools with practices that expand options for youth success."
Half Full: Science for Happy Kids This blog is about science-based parenting advice. Christine Carter is a sociologist and the executive director of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and says, "Since I'm reading all the research related to raising happy children anyway, I thought we might as well make it USEABLE to parents. We hope this is a valuable counterpoint to some of the more opinion-based parenting advice platforms that are out there, especially because sorting out fact from fiction can be confusing when it comes to parenting."
Know of other great local or online resources? Send 'em our way!
For a list of area Parent Ed opportunities, check out