Davis Parent University (DPU)

Davis Parent University

Davis Parent University (DPU) is coordinated by the Davis Community-Wide Parent Education Collaborative, and strives to present quality programs and events on topics of interest to Davis families, caregivers, teachers and administrators.

The DPU Lecture Series strives to provide high-caliber events and programs to our community’s parents, caregivers, teachers, and administrators.  The 2018-2019 speakers have already been lined up, including:

October 10, 2018: Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. – New York Times bestselling author, renowned clinical psychologist and international speaker

Friendships, popularity, social cruelty and YOUR CHILD: the next DPU lecture


How do you help your child/adolescent navigate their friendships?  Learn about the dynamics of childhood relationships with the next Davis Parent University (DPU) lecture featuring New York Times bestselling author, clinical psychologist and international speaker, Dr. Michael G. Thompson on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 7pm, Brunelle Theater (Davis Senior High School).

Two vital points:
1.  Tickets are FREE, but you need to reserve your spot, get your tickets by clicking HERE!
2.  Why should you attend? Find out in 90 seconds by watching this video You may see some familiar faces!
Questions? Please contact Kelly Heung, DPU School Representative at kbdelfavero@yahoo.com

January 9, 2019: Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH – Vice Chair for Education, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS), NYU College of Arts & Science, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Previous DPU lectures include:

Lisa Damour, Ph. D.: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.

575d59_f05b566b60d54f5a803e56bcb054ba11575d59_2641f1384f714c9789b3232f3424dd51 Davis Parent University launched its 8th year starting with Ron Lieber, New York Times “Your Money” columnist and bestselling author of The Opposite of Spoiled about raising kids that are grounded, generous, and smart about money.


575d59_5c77a69aa3fb4af5a076de0c86b2cecf-mv2575d59_f14b8109a65a4c9187fb33b70271190f-mv2 Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times technology journalist Matt Richtel spoke on the latest science behind distracted driving and the possible solutions that can protect your teens and yourselves!If you missed the lecture you can view it online: https://dctv.davismedia.org/dpu-Richtel 

575d59_b885a45c152f4b4387ff238635156bd7-mv2Julie Lythcott-Haims, NY Times Best Selling Author and former Stanford University Dean of Freshman, to talk about her latest book: “How to Raise an Adult.” Break free of the over parenting trap and prepare your kid for success.  If you missed her talk, you can view it online: http://dctv.davismedia.org/content/parent-university-2015-2016-julie-lythcott-haims.

575d59_7a43bf4aa1e04e1fbfe93f2c07a8160e-mv2Dr. Shimi K. Kang, M.D. spoke about her best-selling book “The Dolphin Way:  A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids—Without Turning into A Tiger” where she suggests a new parenting model which focuses on maintaining balance in children’s lives through intelligent, joyful and playful interaction.

575d59_6d095bf3f69e45cd943df5f099db0ca0-mv2New York Times Best-Selling Author Jennifer Senior talked about her new book “All Joy and No Fun – The Paradox of Modern Parenthood” that explores how children reshape their parents’ lives – for better and worse.

575d59_2a7ab154d4ab4ba79368a2355a44cdc1-mv2Best selling author John O’Sullivan spoke about “The Psychology of High-Performance” and developing more competitive, high-achieving athletes through environments of love and respect, rather than fear and pressure.

575d59_1d6806b7213f4ed28ff6beda6bc4e45f-mv2Mike Riera, PhD. talked about his latest book ”Staying Connected To Your Teen” and his philosophy that “parents need to shift from being managers, to being consultants with their teens.”