Empowering parents to nurture the whole child and the whole family
Volunteer parents who want to bring awareness and resources to all aspects of family life.
Our organization focuses on providing parenting education and resources to parents of children in grades K-12. The Parenting Continuum is a partnership consisting of volunteer parents from Los Gatos Union School District and Los Gatos High School. We partner with Saratoga High School's PTSO by supporting each other's events.
We are a group of volunteers who want to learn about the common struggles our parents and their children face as we move through the school years and accompany them into adulthood. We do this by talking with parents and with our school administrators to uncover common areas of interest for our speakers to address. Our partner with and support the initiatives of Project Cornerstone.
We bring parents together in a presentation forum with professionals who are experts in their field. These professionals share their valuable knowledge in areas such as family communication, substance use, stress reduction, and overall well-being. We continue to explore these areas outside of the presentation through monthly group meetings. By having access to these presentations and monthly groups, parents find companionship in this parenting journey. We are better equipped to make choices that support our children in becoming health and happy human beings, who then become contributing members to their families and communities.
Helping Kids Overcome Procrastination
Do you feel frustration or worry watching your children procrastinate? You might hear reasons like “I just don’t feel like it”, “I can do it tomorrow,” or “I’ll start after one more game.” Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) provides powerful tools to boost motivation, build healthy habits, and overcome procrastination. We will introduce practical steps you can use to guide your children toward getting started while reducing the battles.
Participants will learn:
- realistic expectations for attention span
- how empathy from a care-giver can boost motivation
- how positive attention from care-givers can mitigate various behavioral concerns
- practical steps to guide your children toward getting started and staying on task
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 6:00pm- 7:30pm
Location: Fisher Middle School Library
Good Nutrition for Kids
Join three expert panelists who will share information to help parents encourage their kids to become more in-tune with their bodies and how good nutrition can help them achieve their goals in school, sports and life. Get helpful tips and tricks, fun recipes and ideas on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen and aware of their food choices!
Anna Harbison- Double board certified physician in pediatric cardiology at Stanford and mother of 3 young children in Los Gatos. As a heart specialist, she will be highlighting the cardiovascular ailments our youth are facing and the opportunities we have as parents to set them on the right track from a young age.
Sandra Fiz- A functional nutrition counselor who has witnessed the power of diet and lifestyle modifications. That experience fuels her passion for educating individuals and families on how their bodies work and what they need in order to improve a wide variety of health issues.
Rachel Brown- is a local author and parent of two who will share her tips to help kids want to make healthy choices and how to prevent disease through food. Rachael holds certificates in plant-based eating and food and sustainability from eCornell. www.forforkssakebook.com.
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 6:00pm- 7:30pm
Location: Fisher Middle School MPR
Becoming a Calm Parent: Tips & Tricks
Volunteer or Donate
Your volunteer efforts help Parenting Continuum provide quality programs to support our parenting through education. Please contact us if you'd like to get involved with PC and help us plan events or if you have a speaker you would like to recommend.
You can also make a tax-deductible donation by making a check out to:
Los Gatos Union School District for K-8 parent education; specify in the memo "LGUSD Parenting Continuum", Tax ID: 77-0254301
Please mail your check to:
Los Gatos Union School District
17010 Roberts Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your consideration!
What Parenting Continuum Means to Me
"I have really enjoyed volunteering with Parenting Continuum. It has given me a chance to brush up on parenting skills and make some wonderful like-minded friends. It keeps me involved in the community and educated on current issues that we parents face as the world changes and our children continue to grow within it."
Barbara McInerney, Parent Volunteer
“Organizing events for PC makes me engage with an abundance of topics and educational challenges. Reseraching what we can do about the challenges parents today have, has taught me a lot for my own family. I enjoy giving guidance to others and helping families thrive.”
Andrea Anderson, Parent Volunteer
"Our Parenting Continuum has helped educate our Los Gatos parent community for years. They understand our needs and do whatever it takes to find appropriate resources and guest speakers. Thank you, PC, for the asset building you do for our youth and for the exemplary education you provide for our parents."
Clare Vickers, Assistant Principal
Join Mary Eschen, creator of the podcast PARENTING DECODED, as she helps us work through some calming new ideas to break the cycles of anger in our homes that are so easily set off by the kids we love so much.
What happens when we get angry at our kids
How to create support systems in our house to defuse anger
How to use Family Meetings to encourage healthy communication
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time: 6:30pm- 8:00pm
Location: Fisher Middle School MPR