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2020 Fall Common Ground Speaker Series
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JUST BREATHE: Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids​

Laura Markham, PhD
In Conversation with Scott Erickson, ThD, HOS, Phillips Brooks School

Thurs Sept 17, 4:00pm-5:15pm PST

Does the added stress of being at home bring added battles with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get cooperation without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? No one is prepared to parent through a pandemic. As school starts, and we are all still at home, fostering cooperation and learning independence are more important than ever. Clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Markham helps parents shift away from control and manipulation to practical strategies for raising children who WANT to cooperate. She helps parents create a more peaceful home where affection, connection and humor help resolve conflict happily, and where kids WANT to follow our lead. ​More info about the speakers and registration HERE.
9-WEEK MASTERCLASS SERIES with 16 renowned parenting experts
Parenting in Place — Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times
Starts Wednesday, June 10, 5:00 pm PDT
(replays available for registrants)
VIEW SCHEDULE + REGISTER (Early bird price: $29)
Common Ground in partnership with Parenting in Place is pleased to offer a special series designed to help your family thrive this summer and prepare for whatever comes next in these uncertain times.
After the past few months of quarantining, social distancing, and remote learning, parents worldwide are in dire need of relief. But life isn’t back to normal and parents may be worried about how our families will continue to manage. 
Parenting in Place is a special live 9-week masterclass series from a new collective of prominent thought leaders in parenting, neuroscience, education, and well-being who feel passionate about helping families navigate these challenging times. These experts, many familiar to our Common Ground community, have come together to share their very best strategies and ideas for helping your children and your family thrive during this unprecedented time.
Join us for these encouraging and helpful conversations!

Welcome to another fantastic year of learning, fun, and community at Woodside School!  The PTA offers TWO fabulous ways to experience Parent Education:

(1) Woodside School PTA In-House/Co-op Parent Ed events
* Check back soon for upcoming in-house events*

(2) Common Ground Speaker Series and "Pop-Up Events": 
Common Ground is sponsoring new Pop-Up events that bring more local but equally stimulating and educational speakers to the parent community of Common Ground schools.  FULL 2019-20 COMMON GROUND SCHEDULE/CALENDAR


About WES Parent Education
Through our Woodside PTA Parent Education Committee, we give you the opportunity to attend talks in two different speaker series, the "In-House Speaker Series" and the Common Ground Speaker Series.  The In-House Speaker Series is held at Woodside School.  Common Ground, a coalition of Bay Area schools that includes the Woodside School, holds lectures at other local schools.  All talks are given by experts and cover a broad range of topics interesting and relevant to parents.  ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE!  The Woodside PTA generously pays for the Parent Education Committee in-house speakers and the Common Ground membership fee so that our parents and school staff can attend all events for free!

Please take a look at these special events hosted by your PTA Parent Education Committee. At these not-to-be-missed events you can join your friends and fellow Woodside families to learn and bond over parenting and education issues that are current in the news and on our minds these days.  As we rally to learn, dialogue, and be inspired, we invest in the cumulative wealth, knowledge, education and resources of our parent, family, and school community.