Parent Workshops

Parenting Classes (For Parents of Elementary School Children – Grades K-5)

MBEF is partnering with Pepperdine University and the Manhattan Beach Library to provide a five-part series of Parenting Classes for parents of children in grades K-5. This program was developed by Pepperdine University’s Dr. Judy Ho and her team of researchers, and is a scientifically-driven family education program for parents. It’s based on real parenting needs, cutting-edge empirical data, and Dr. Ho’s years of experience in the field as a licensed clinical psychologist. For more information and background:

The program is organized into five topics, and you may attend any or all that are of interest to you.  This is a free program but you must reserve a spot. 

There are three locations – please be sure to note the location for each session. 

Manhattan Beach Library (1320 Highland Avenue, MB)

MBUSD District Office, Board Room (325 S. Peck Avenue, MB)

Pacific Elementary School, Cafeteria (1200 Pacific Avenue, MB)

Session 1: Social Skills

Session 2: Anxious Behaviors

Session 3: Attention & Concentration Skills

Session 4: Acting Out Behaviors

Session 5: Connecting with your Child

Each session will focus on data-backed parenting techniques, facilitated small group discussion, and provide information for local and state resources. The program is all about helping parents raise happy, healthy, and high-functioning kids. Dr. Ho and her team look forward to the opportunity to present this program to the parents of the Manhattan Beach School District.

Please click here for more information and to register.