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Parent Education

"Why We Sleep" by Professor Matthew Walker

Learn to love being bored. Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.

"The Hacking of the American Mind" by Dr. Robert Lustig on our dopamine addiction

Documentary: The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Watch trailer 
Film available on Netflix.

How to Raise An Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

iGen by Jean Twenge

Denise Pope on AP Classes

Thriving or Barely Surviving?
New and Not-So-New Stresses Facing Our Adolescents 
and how the district and school communities are addressing their impact 

This panel discussion covered the changes being made to help develop healthier, happier teens and what parents can do to support these efforts. 
  • Key results of our district schools' Healthy Kids Survey
  • What healthcare professionals are seeing in today's adolescents
  • The root causes of the alarming increase in teen anxiety and depression
  • Ways you can help your teen to thrive
  • How to prevent the unthinkable - signs of and steps to prevent suicide
  • District and community resources available to teens and their parents
  • The significant steps the district and its schools are taking to increase student wellbeing
Slides from the presentation are available here as Powerpoint pptx, or as a PDF document.

Challenge Success

As most of us know, the AUHSD District Schools have undertaken work with Challenge Success to reduce student stress and improve school climate.

For more information on Challenge Success, along with great articles and other resources, we recommend visiting the Challenge Success Website.


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