Parents of Teens: Join Us Online Oct 8

Presented in Partnership with

Laura Kastner, PhD

In Conversation with

Nanci Kauffman, HOS, Castilleja School


Building Teen Resilience & Agency

Thurs Oct 8, 7:00pm PST 

Registration closes 2 hours before the event.

Parenting teens is not easy, even in ideal circumstances. But parenting with imposed social distancing when adolescents thrive on face-to-face interactions creates unprecedented challenges. Dr. Laura Kastner, clinical psychologist and author, articulates how resilience and personal agency – the ability to plan and act toward realistic goals – are key strengths that can help both parents and teens successfully adapt in these complex times. 

Free for member school parents and for all educators from member and non-member schools.



The Common Ground Speaker Series presents distinguished speakers in education, parenting and health at venues across the San Francisco Peninsula. Our 2020-2021 Series will take place live online. Parents, faculty and staff at our 44 member schools attend the Common Ground online events free of charge. Faculty and educators from non-member schools are also invited to attend free of charge. Guests from non-member schools and the general community are welcome to register and attend virtual live stream events for a non-refundable $20 fee. Registration closes two hours before the start of each event.

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Upcoming Events

How to Have Conversations That Matter 

Featuring Celeste Headlee

In Conversation with

Khadija Fredericks

HOS, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School

Oct 20, 2020 4pm PDT

Activating the Next Generation 

Featuring Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD 

In Conversation with

Allison Briscoe-Smith, PhD

Tue. Nov 10 4pm PST

The Transformative Effects of Sleep & Movement

Featuring Mathew Walker, PhD

with Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Dec 8, 2020 7pm PDT

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