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Peninsula Parent Speaker Series

Peninsula Parent Speaker Series

Peninsula Parent Speaker Series, formerly known as ParenTeen Quest, is a consortium of parent-teacher organization board members from all high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District. For the past five years, the Peninsula Parent Speaker Series has been proud to offer quality parent education to all members of our high school district community.


The Peninsula Parent Speaker Series is a volunteer-run partnership between the San Mateo Union High School District and the Burlingame School District's PTA Council. 


Contact peninsulaparentspeakerseries@gmail.com with any questions.


Upcoming Event!


Headshot Photo of Michael GurianThe Minds of Boys and Girls:
How to help our sons and daughters do their best in school and life
With Dr. Michael Gurian

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
In this inspirational, practical, and humorous presentation, renowned educator and New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian - The Minds of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, Saving Our Sons - focuses on helping children of all ages succeed in school and life.  Because boys and girls experience their home and school life differently, Michael explores how the minds of boys and girls develop distinctly—and how parents and educators can care for and support the needs of both daughters and sons. 

More Information:

  • Admission:  $5 per person in advance, $10 at the door.
  • Tickets available online at: http://gurianppss.bpt.me
  • Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be available.

Community Flyers:


Book Cover  Brainstorm by Dr. Dan Siegel"Discover the Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" with Dr. Dan Siegel
November 15, 2016

More than 750 families joined the Peninsula Parent Speaker Series and the SMUHSD on November 15, 2016 for "Discover the Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" with Dr. Dan Siegel. Internationally acclaimed author and UCLA psychiatrist, Dr. Daniel Siegel, shared the exciting neuroscience behind the heightened social, emotional and creative energy that drives adolescent behavior. Dispelling myths of raging hormones and immaturity, he explained how crucial changes in the brain prepare us to thrive as interdependent adults.
Click HERE to see notes on the myths Dr. Siegel discussed with our families on November 15th.




Mark your calendars now for the next event, "The Minds of Boys and Girls,"  featuring Dr. Michael Gurian on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. Dr. Gurian will share his insight into the fascinating differences between the minds of boys and girls and how we as parents can best support them socially, emotionally and academically.