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ParentWiser is a parenting lecture series comprised of local and nationally-known experts who are invited to share the latest information on effective parenting with parents of the Issaquah School District.  Speakers, discussions, and documentary films are offered throughout the school year to engage parents in timely educational topics for raising healthy, confident K-12 students.

 ParentWiser is run by volunteer parents from the Issaquah PTSA Council and is sponsored by the Issaquah Schools Foundation as well as PTAs of the Issaquah school district.

More information about ParentWiser, a calendar for upcoming events, and opportunity to sign-up to attend speakers can all be found on the ParentWiser website here.

ParentWiser provides parents with access to a variety of national speakers.  Topics include:

  • The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation & Resilience in Kids - Jessica Lahey
  • Habits for Middle Schools Succss - Seth Perler
  • Digital Safety 101 - Jo Langford
  • Teen Vaping - Jerry Blackburn
  • The Yes Brain - Tina Payne Bryson
  • How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020 - Dr. Caprice Hollins
  • Plugged-in Parents: Keeping kids safe, happy & healthy in the digital age - Jocelyn Skillman
  • Birds + Bees + Kids - Amy Lang
  • College Application Orientation - Sally Fouche 
  • Balancing Life & Technology in a Digital World - Doreen Dodgen
  • Diversity: Talking with kids about race & bias - Rosetta Lee
  • Motivating Teens - Sharon Saline
  • Managing Stress - Lisa Damour
  • Powerful Studying Techniques - Gretchen Wegner

Many of the presentations have been recorded and can be seen on the ParentWiser page here. 

The Foundation is happy to help provide this great resource for our community.


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