Parent Ed. events for November....
Sun, Nov 10 11:46am

Dear Hoover Parents!

Here are a few events that might interest you:

1 LATE BLOOMERSPatience for Alternative Paths

Date - ​Tues. Nov 12, 7:00 pm -9 pm

Venue: Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton. Ph: (650) 330-2001

Rich Karlgaard encourages parents to relax and allow time for their children’s unique talents, passions, and gifts to develop.

According to Rich Karlgaard, there is nothing wrong with applauding or encouraging early success. Yet the reality is that most of us do not explode out of the gate early in life. Excessively promoting early measurable achievement – grades, test scores, glamour job, money, celebrity – conceals a dark flipside. We start to believe that if our kids don’t ace their SATs, gain admittance to a top-ten university, reinvent an industry or land a top job early in life, they have somehow failed and are destined to be also-rans for the rest of their lives. Late bloomers are undervalued – in popular culture, by educators and employers, and even unwittingly by parents. Karlgaard encourages parents to relax and allow time for their children’s unique talents, passions, and gifts to develop. Join us for a groundbreaking exploration of what it means to be a late bloomer and how finding one’s way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness.

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As PAUSD is not part of the Common Ground member schools,  attendees are asked to pay $20 per ticket at the door.


2.  Adolescent Wellness with Dr. Moira Kessler from Stanford Children’s Health – November 13th and Nov 20th @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us in this two-class free series on ways to support your child’s mental and physical wellness at home. The class will include issues relevant to all children of all ages, however, the techniques are specifically targeted to 5th grade and up. Dr. Moira Kessler is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and specializes in school mental health and suicide prevention.

Session 1: Wed, Nov 13. 6:30pm – 8pm
Session 2: Wed. Nov 20. 6:30pm – 8pm
Venue: Springer Elementary, 1120 Rose Ave, Mountain View

Session 1 on 11/13: Learn tools on how to communicate effectively with your child, how to validate yourself and your child, and how to increase desirable behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors

Session 2 on 11/20: Learn about typical and atypical adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in teens, and about risks factors for and protective factors against suicide

Bienestar adolescentes con la Dra. Moira Kessler

6:30 – 8 pm
Salón de usos múltiples de la Escuela Primaria
Springer, 1120 Rose Avenue, Mountain View

Únase a nosotros en esta serie de dos clases sobre formas de apoyar el bienestar
mental y físico de su hijo en casa. Aprenda a mejorar la comunicación con su hijo, a
reconocer las señales de advertencia de angustia y a ayudar a sus adolescentes a
sobrellevar el estrés y evitar alcanzar niveles de angustia. La clase incluirá temas
relevantes para todos los niños de todas las edades, sin embargo, las técnicas
están específicamente dirigidas a 5° grado en adelante.

La Dra. Moira Kessler es psiquiatra de niños y adolescentes. Forma parte de la
Universidad de Stanford y también trabaja en la práctica privada. La Dra. Kessler se
especializa en la salud mental escolar y la prevención del suicidio y brinda consultas
a los psicólogos escolares de las nueve escuelas de Distrito Escolar Los Altos

Sesión 1 el 13/11: Aprenda herramientas sobre cómo comunicarse efectivamente
con su hijo, cómo validarse a sí mismo y a su hijo, y cómo aumentar los
comportamientos deseables y disminuir los comportamientos indeseables.

Sesión 2 el 20/11: Aprenda sobre el desarrollo típico y atípico adolescente, los
signos y síntomas de depresión y ansiedad en adolescentes, y sobre los factores de
riesgo y factores protectores contra el suicidio.


3. Kids Who Worry 

When : November 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue:  CHC, 2280 Kenwood Avenue,  San Jose, CA 95128

All kids have fears. How do you as a parent know whether your child's worries are cause for concern? Attend this free session to find out more about 'normal' worry and anxiety. Find out how anxiety affects your child and strategies that you can use at home to support your child when they worry. Presented by Dr. Emily Cree, a licensed psychologist at CHC.