Upcoming Parent Ed Events Around Marin

If you know of great parenting resources, workshops or experts in our community, please let us know!


Parent Ed: How to Keep Cool in Difficult Moments with Our Kids

Wed, March 25, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Wade Thomas School Library

We are excited to have Dr. Nina Kaiser come share her parenting insights with the Ross Valley community. There will be time for questions at the end.

If you agree that parenthood is immensely rewarding at times AND exhausting or infuriating at others, please join fellow parents and Dr. Kaiser for a conversation about why our kids can push our buttons in the way they do, and ideas for what we as parents can do to help ourselves stay calm and grounded at difficult moments with our children in a way that lets us handle those moments effectively and with intention, rather than reacting out of emotion in ways we may regret.

Dr. Kaiser is a licensed psychologist (CA PSY 22555) who specializes in teaching children, teens, and parents mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral strategies helpful in coping with anxiety, stress, and emotion. In addition, Dr. Kaiser is the founder of Practice San Francisco, a wellness center with San Francisco and Novato locations that offers a variety of classes and programs for all children, teens, parents, and parents-to-be around mindfulness, resilience, and effectively coping with stress and emotions. More information about Dr. Kaiser can be found on the Practice San Francisco website (www.practicesanfrancisco.com)


2020 Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series

In March 2020, CIP and the Marin Office of Education will co-host our third Raising Healthy Families community education program. Presentations by noted Bay Area experts will offer tools and strategies to empower parents, educators, and other community members to help raise children who are curious, compassionate, and resilient.

Battling Adolescent Substance Addiction: Learn the Signs and Know What to Do with Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
WHERE: San Rafael Community Center

618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Free but please RSVP at link above

Helping When Your Child Is Hurting: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Prevent Adolescent Self-Harm and Suicide with Keith Sutton, PsyD

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
WHERE: San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Free but please RSVP at link above

Slaying the Beast: A Practical Guide for Parents on the Dangers of Technology Overuse and Obsession with Mark Edwards, LMFT

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
WHERE: San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Free but please RSVP at link above

Book Passage Book Talk: Dr. Christine Carter – The New Adolescence

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – 7:00pm at Book Passage

A highly acclaimed sociologist and coach at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter melds research—including the latest findings in neuroscience, sociology, and social psychology—with her own real-world experiences as the mother of four teenagers. In The New Adolescence, you’ll find realistic ways to help teens and preteens find joy, focus, ease, motivation, fulfillment and engagement, and practical guidance for:

  • Providing the structure teens need while giving them the autonomy they seek
  • Helping them overcome distractions
  • Teaching them the art of “strategic slacking”
  • Protecting them from anxiety, isolation, and depression
  • Fostering the real-world, face-to-face social connections they desperately need
  • Effective conversations about tough subjects–including sex, drugs, and money

No Bully Workshop: Stop Cyberbullying & Navigating the Social Media Landscape

MARCH 19, 2020 6:00PM TO 7:30PM

  • Grades 6-12
  • How to Bully Proof your children on their phone, tablet, and computer
  • Navigate the ever changing social media landscape as responsible digital citizens.

Cost: Free Register here

Questions: Marin County Office of Educations415.499.5870

Location: 1111 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael CA 94903


The Emotionally Healthy Child, Part Two
March 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Reading Room, San Anselmo Library

Award-winning author Maureen Healy returns to the San Anselmo Library to answer your questions and help anyone who wants to raise emotionally healthy children. Parenting has never been easy, and today’s world undeniably presents parents and their kids with unprecedented challenges. Maureen will share tips and insights, as well as stories from her book The Emotionally Healthy Child, in this inspiring presentation. Learn new strategies to help you and your children make smarter choices, even when emotionally charged. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Social-Emotional Learning and Development

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

First 5 Marin puts on monthly speaking events full of insights from a variety of speakers and local experts. In March the focus will be on Social and Emotional Learning and Development.



How Understanding The World of Boys Today Can Support Healthy Masculinity Tomorrow

Matt Englar-Carlson, professor and Director of the Center for Boys and Men, CSU Fullerton. As a scholar, teacher, and clinician, Dr. Englar-Carlson is passionate about training and teaching care providers to work more effectively with their male clients. He has over 35 publications and 60 national and international presentations, most of which are focused on men and masculinity and diversity issues in psychological training and practice.

  • Tuesday , March 24 | Marin Country Day School MP RM 2 | 7 PM to 8:30 PM