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Conference Schedule

 7:45-8:30     Check-in

 Continental Breakfast

 Vendor Row

 8:30-8:45    Welcome

 8:45-10:15  Keynote Address

10:15-10:45  Book Signing


                   Vendor Row

10:45-12:15  Seminar 1

12:15-1        Lunch, Vendor Row

1-2:30          Seminar 2

Parenting 2014 & Beyond Conference

Striving for Balance

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs

presents its annual parenting conference

Parenting 2014 & Beyond...

on Saturday, March 8, 2014

at Dougherty Valley High School

from 8:30am to 2:30pm


This year’s keynote speaker is Denise Pope, Ph.D., who will talk about

“Striving for Balance: Strategies to raise resilient kids in a fast paced world”

Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education. For the past fourteen years, she has specialized in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Challenge Success is an expanded version of the SOS: Stressed-Out Students project that Dr. Pope founded and directed from 2003-2008. She lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student well-being, engagement with learning, and integrity. 

Small Group Seminars - Descriptions

5 Things Parents Need to Know Before Buying Their Child a Cell Phone, Marlene Mahurin (pm):

Children today are living in a very different world from when their parents were growing up. While there are ...more

Small Group Seminars - Presenters' Bios

5 Things Parents Need to Know Before Buying Their Child a Cell Phone and

Don’t Let YouTube be Your Child’s Sex Educator

Marlene Mahurin

Co-Founder, “Time for the Talk”

marlene@timeforthetalk.com , www.tim ...more

Quotes from Past Attendees

“The keynote speaker was engaging, entertaining, thought provoking. I loved it!”

“Mike’s presentation was incredible! Appreciation is a large part of life. What he talked about greatly resonated with me and I am grateful I had the opportunity to listen to him speak.”

“I learned a lot. It was worth my time and money.”

“Lots to think about. Extremely helpful information.”

“This is my fourth conference and I always enjoy them.”

“It was difficult to pick only two seminars to attend.”

“What a wonderful program.  Thank you very much for everyone’s hard work, commitment, and dedication.”

“Awesome! Another great year”

“I learned a lot at this conference; thank you for organizing.”

“I now know how to help my son be a successful learner.”

“So glad I came. I will attend again”

“Fabulous information! I left with a sense of hope for my kids.”

“Seminars were very insightful.”

“Please have this conference every year or even twice a year.”

“Learned tips to be a better preschool teacher.”

“Overwhelming “AHA” moments!  I got a lot out of the workshops.”