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March 2017 Edition, v13
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Parent Network News & Views
A Monthly E-Newsletter for South Bay Families Connected and SBFC Partner Schools
A word from the SBFC team - March (College) Madness
It’s that time of year. Whether you have a 5th grader, or a high school senior, you will no doubt hear many stories of college admissions, including who got in where, who didn't, and thoughts on why. College-bound or not, for many teens (and their parents), this is a tough and stressful time. In this issue we share some insights, tips, and support that we hope will help you this month, and well after.
Upcoming Events
Please visit our online Community Event Calendar for a complete listing of our upcoming SBFC Speaker Series and Partner School parent education events. All are free and open to our entire South Bay Community.

To help our kids de-stress, please join us to hear Danielle Radl present, "Supporting Mindfulness at Home" at Pages Bookstore on March 15. The speaker series is co-sponsored by SBFC and Beach Cities Health District
SBFC Event Calendar
Parent to Parent blog: Let's Stop the March (College) Madness
"I’m the mother of two young adults, and I remember March well: When my kids were seniors, we were consumed with anxiety about coming college admissions decisions. When they were juniors, we were in the middle of the SAT/ACT prep and test-taking grind. Sophomore spring was spent debating just how many “rigorous” classes they could cram into their junior year schedules and just how little sleep they needed; maybe a zero period WAS doable!"
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This Month's Recommended Article
The link below will take you to our Mindful Parenting page where you will find many helpful articles, including "Not Every Child is an A Grade Student." by award winning author and blogger, Alice Wilde, featured at the top of the page.
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One South Bay Teen's Story of Bullying, Part II

Few things are more emotionally overwhelming for a parent than learning that their child was bullied. It doesn't matter if our kid is in kindergarten or college, we want to jump in and make it stop. Often, we can't. In this blog, a South Bay teen shares with SBFC how she overcame the bullying-related trauma she had experienced in middle school. Please read.

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Tobacco and Vaping On the Rise 
Tobacco and vaping are on the rise, both in high school and in college. Please check out our anti-vaping and tobacco page and encourage your teen to participate in the Pass On It campaign by researching and sharing their reasons to say "I'll pass," to the things that hold them back, like tobacco and vaping. 
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