Mom's Can Matriculate, Pops Get PhDs At Parent University

Saturday, April 13, from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm at the Castro Valley Adult and Career Education. And, yes, there WILL be a homework: it's called raising kids.


Every day life hands parents a quiz.

Study up from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Saturday at the second Annual Parents University at the the Castro Valley Adult and Career Education, 4430 Alma Avenue.

You can still preregister. Click here for fees and facts.

The session includes two breakout sessions with a choice of 20 different workshops and a parent resource fair. Special keynote address by author, speaker, and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Ronald Mah, on "What Makes Our Children Academically, Personally and Socially Successful?"

Session A: Choose 1 workshop

  • Blood is thicker Than Water...Understanding and Dealing with Sibling Rivalry
  • Developmental Assests: Help Your Child Be Caring, Responsible & Successful
  • Homework Without Hassle
  • Motivating the Reluctant Learner
  • The Truth About Drug and Alcohol Use Among Teens
  • Raising Children with Love and Logic®
  • Managing Challenging Behavior
  • Navigating the School System For Your Student’s Success
  • Bullying In Our Schools: What Parents Need to Know!
  • Boost Brain Power and Focus with Whole Food Nutrition

Session B: Choose 1 workshop

  • Fatherhood for the New Millennium – “Father or Dad” – What’s the Difference
  • Positive Discipline Vs. Punishment
  • Successfully Managing Blended Families -
  • Kindergarten Reading & Your Child's Successful Start in Elementary School
  • How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen
  • Our Kids & Social Media: What Parents Need To Know 
  • Making the Vision a Reality
  • Understanding Adolescent Brains & Risk Taking
  • Perfect Fit: The College Admissions Process
  • Parenting a Child with ADHD

For more information call (510) 886-1000 or visit http://­www.­cvadult.­org.

(Thanks to Peter Merholz of Berkeley for the "family reading hour" photograph used with this story.)

T. Schwilling April 14, 2013 at 05:17 AM
Great day today and worth every minute! Learned new techniques, tips for improving and added some new tools to my parenting arsenal. There was a lot of thought put into this day and the sessions offered. Thank you CVUSD for making these invaluable resources available to us.
CVACE April 14, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Thanks for the comments, and for being part of Parent University. We're so glad that the workshops were valuable to you!


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