Parent Education Nights From Beaverton City Library

A series of free events for parents and care givers to gain skills and insight into raising children and teens. 

All online!

Photo of Megan B.Growth Mindset: A Framework for Optimal Child Development 

with Megan Barella

 Monday, May 11, 2020 • 7-8 p.m. followed by Q&A 8-8:30 p.m.

Recording: Available on YouTube (1 hour 15 minutes)   PDF of slides

How does a growth mindset apply to children’s socio-emotional, cognitive and secure attachment development in early childhood? Apply the latest brain science on mindset and motivation to help children master developmental milestones, develop their gifts and abilities, and build secure attachment. Bring the growth mindset research alive in your home and classroom to transform developmental challenges, optimize children’s brains for life-long learning and help children develop a trust in themselves and you!
(Early Childhood Educators: Training certificate provided: Set 2; CKC: HGD, Age Group: PS& SA)

Megan Barella’s website

Photo of Kayla H.Your Child IS a Music-Maker!: How We Are Built to Enjoy, Learn and Make Music 

with Kayla Hughes

Monday, May 18, 2020 •  7-7:30 p.m. followed by Q&A 7:30-7:45 p.m.

Recording: Available on YouTube (44 minutes)  PDF of Slides

Many people equate being “musical” with being “talented”. Did you know that all children can learn to dance and sing as naturally as they learn to walk and talk? Learn more about how we’re ALL musical!

Music Together Beaverton’s website

Photo of Kathy M.Simplicity Parenting

with Dr. Kathy Masarie

Monday, June 1, 2020 • 7-8 p.m. followed by Q&A 8-8:30 p.m.

Meeting link:

Counter our “Too much, too fast, too soon” culture with compassion, creativity and calm!
A big fan of Kim John Payne,  Portland pediatrician Dr. Kathy Masarie is on a mission to spread the powerful news about the amazing impact of Simplicity Parenting.  During her talk, you will learn how to maximize family connection by minimizing outside influence--from our toxic culture, the media, and the adult world. Dr. Kathy also will share information about Compassionate Communication, an invaluable tool that can help diffuse conflict, increase cooperation and create harmony in your home.

Family Empower Network website