Parent Education

Thanks to our Parent Ed family at Campolindo, we are offering some tips for study habits/skills:

Cynthia C. Muchnick, M.A. writes “After this challenging year of Zoom school, hybrid learning, and all sorts of unknowns for students, traditional study skills and time management strategies fell by the wayside.”

Most students didn’t have the opportunity to see peers or engage with teachers face-to-face during remote learning, and many kids even developed unusual sleep patterns. And when teens did roll out of bed to attend class, they did so in pajamas with constant temptation for distraction and short-cuts. Read more about Cynthia’s tips on how you as a parent/guardian can help instill and support good learning habits here. Feel free to check here for additional resources on study skills and strategies.
 
As previously mentioned, sleep is essential for brain health as well as for overall health and well-being. Most teens need between 8-10 hours of sleep each night (or maybe even more!), and homework, screens, extracurricular activities, and brain changes can sabotage. The Sleep Foundation offers some tips on sleep and sleep hygiene to help your teen sleep better.

Finally, if your teen is struggling with academics or feeling down or frustrated about school, don’t forget to use our Counselors, our Nurse, and our Wellness Center as resources.

Feel free to reach out and connect with us with ideas for future topics, shareable resources, or thoughts at parented@acalanesparentsclub.com.

 
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Parent Education

Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm “Angst” Film Screening
Save the date for our next Parent Ed event when we will be co-hosting an interactive screening of the film “Angst,” an exploration of teen mental health.

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Parent Education

Replay: Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions” Did you miss the chance to join this informative and engaging session? Watch the replay here. Additionally, here are several follow-up resources suggested by Challenge Success:

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni
What Matters the Most by Paul Tough
The Truth About College Admissions by Brennan Bernard
Who Gets In and Why by Jeff Selingo

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Parent Education

Replay: Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
Did you miss the chance to join this informative and engaging session? Watch the replay here. Additionally, here are several follow-up resources suggested by Challenge Success:

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni
What Matters the Most by Paul Tough
The Truth About College Admissions by Brennan Bernard
Who Gets In and Why by Jeff Selingo

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Parent Education

Tuesday, Jan 12 from 7-8:30pm Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond. No advance registration is required. Click this link to attend: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

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Parent Education

Tuesday, Jan 12 at 7pm - Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

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Parent Education

Jan 12 at 7 pm - Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

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Parent Education

Friday, Oct 23 from 11-11:45am - Challenge Success reVISION 2020
Join Challenge Success co-founders Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine in a 45-minute live streamed event featuring NY Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb as they examine how 2020 has highlighted the importance of how we view well-being and relationships. Topics include what really matters for our children, families and schools, and how education can best support students to become balanced, healthy and engaged learners. This event is a fall fundraiser for the Challenge Success organization, but registration is free. Learn more here

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Parent Education

Friday, Oct 23 from 11-11:45am Challenge Success reVISION 2020
Join Challenge Success co-founders Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine in a 45-minute live streamed event featuring NY Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb as they examine how 2020 has highlighted the importance of how we view well-being and relationships. Topics include what really matters for our children, families and schools, and how education can best support students to become balanced, healthy and engaged learners. This event is a fall fundraiser for the Challenge Success organization, but registration is free. Learn more here

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Helping Teens Deal with Grief & Loss During COVID-19. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 6:30-7:30pm

At John Muir Health Behavioral Health Services, we understand life can be challenging while adjusting to a new pace during this time of uncertainty. We are here to support our community now and into the future. This discussion is meant for parents, although teenagers are welcome to join. Learn to identify signs of teen grief and loss, including coping strategies to help your teen during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Live Streamed to your own home via Zoom. RSVP Required. Register here.

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