Each week Los Altos Hills resident Laura Orella lets readers know what's going on in LASD schools. Today's post includes an upcoming parent resource event Jan. 24.

Happy New Year!! It's time once again to make resolutions and try to attain those goals by the year's end.

One area us parents all try to improve upon each year is how to better raise our kids and help them become the best citizens they can possibly be.

Well, there's no time like the present to start working on that resolution thanks to the Mountain View-Los Altos School Speaker Series' upcoming event, "Raising Kids Who Can Launch," featuring Dr. Deborah Gilboa.

This speaking engagement is FREE and will take place in the Los Altos High School Eagle Theatre from 7- 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 24.

Dr. Deborah Gilboa, MD, has been empowering parents throughout the country tap into the knowledge and instincts they have but often second-guess because of stress, doubt and guilt. By helping parents trust those instincts, parents can then help their children become the people they respect and admire. Gilboa is a mother of four, a board certified family physician, a writer and speaker. She follows four basic principles when helping parents guide from toddlerhood through young adulthood: Respect, Responsibility, Responsiveness and Resilience.

During the program, Dr. Gilboa plans to discuss: how to parent teens through this complex life stage; encourage your child's resilience in the face of adversity; balance active parenting with helping build you child's independence. In the end, Gilboa's goal is for parents to leave with the skills to impart lessons to children who don't feel like they are children at all.

The event is sponsored by the Mountain-View Los Altos High School Foundation and the Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council. For more information, please go to http://ptac.mvwsd.org/parented.html.

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