Parenting in a Pandemic

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Register Today for our FREE Virtual Webinars. Our goal is to support our community with free Parent Education Resources to help them cope and continue to thrive even in these uncertain times.

*Speakers and Topics Subject to Change

The funding is made possible by TikTok, a short-form video app and PTA Proud National Sponsor.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6pm

Tackling Technology

Learn how to set and uphold reasonable limits with your children and their use of electronic devices.


Screens and devices are everywhere and oh so difficult to manage and control. While we transition from a spring full of online learning to a summer without the usual structure, how can parents and kids work together to find balance between life and screens? 

If you’re concerned about the time your children spend with electronics -- what they might be doing, or what they’re NOT doing when glued to a screen – join in this workshop. You will learn how to set and uphold reasonable limits with your children and reclaim your family life.

Dave Drazen is a leader with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) and has been taking or leading classes since 2013. He has two active boys ages 8 and 10, and found that PEP's philosophies spoke to him. He is passionate about working with parents and caregivers to share the tools and insights that PEP has brought him.

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7pm

Well-Balanced Student

When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment for your school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being.

Douglas Tsoi, JD is a Parent and Faculty Educator for Challenge Success. Douglas has had a variety of careers, being a lawyer, schoolteacher, and government sustainability officer. He also founded two schools: Portland Underground Grad School and School of Financial Freedom. Douglas’s specialties include curriculum development, classroom engagement, and online learning. He’s passionate about helping people develop resilience and a love of learning throughout their lives.