Parent Education Nights

Join us for a special presentation on:

“Communicating With Teens”

Date: March 9, 2021 at 6:30pm

Join via Zoom (link on meeting page)

     Are your kids ignoring you? Would they rather be with their friends than you? Do they yell and argue with you all the time? Do they drain your energy? Do you get sassy back-talk?

     Come spend an evening learning some new tricks and tips for dealing with teens who won’t communicate with you!  Mary Eschen is a popular local parenting educator, a Life and Parenting Coach and a Love and Logic facilitator.

     Her entertaining style and energy will put you back in the driver’s seat with some new ideas on how to parent.  You will walk out of the event with techniques you can put to use right away!

We will have a Q&A session after the presentation


Join Prospect’s Ms. Bencomo for an informative

College and Career Presentation

February 9, 2021 at 6:30pm, via Zoom

If you missed this helpful talk, the recording of the presentation can be found here


“Mental Health and Distance Learning Support” Presentation from Prospect’s Cassy Counselor Monica Hylbert.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7:00pm, via Zoom 

She will talk about mindfulness strategies to improve awareness of parent-student communication, with the focus on distance learning and student well-being. She will provide tips and strategies for parents to practice with their students. The students that she is supporting right now are having success with her strategies so far.
We will also have a Q&A session after the presentation


College Application Experience Talk

March 25th, 2019 – 7pm, Room 30

Missed Mrs. Bencomo’s excellent talk?  Here is the College Application Experience presentation she shared with us.  This is a great starting point for having a conversation with your student and Guidance counselor.

Join us for a Screening of…

Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety 

Monday, February 11th, 2019, 7pm at the Prospect PAC 

A new documentary that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it.

Features World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps!

Post-film panel and discussion following the film.

Come join us and RSVP here:

Hope to see you there!


Prospect’s PTSA Presents:

Tyler Durman

“Every student & adult in America needs to hear Tyler. I’ve never seen people respond so deeply to anyone else. I’ve heard him some 25 times and he never misses.”  Don Shaffer, National Advisor of the Year (NASSP), CADA Past President, Classroom Teacher

Tyler Durman, motivational speaker, author and giver of hope to teens and families to live better stories by caring for each other, making good choices and becoming positive leaders.  Author of Counterintuitive, best known for his ability to offer wisdom through laughter and storytelling

Come out and hear this incredible speaker your student at Prospect High will hear earlier that day.

WHY? Because you deserve a great relationship with your teen!

  • Wednesday Oct 10
  • 7:00pm to 8:15pm
  • Prospect High in the gym
  • $5 donation to PTSA requested at the door

Tyler’s book “Counterintuitive” available for sale



Demystifying the Road to College

by Sue Larminie, Independent College Advisor

Monday, January 29, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm

Location: Prospect High School, Room 30A

Admission is FREE with advance signup!

Sign up here!


  • Untangle the web of planning for college
  • How to make a college list
  • How do colleges select
  • SAT/ACT test score reality check
  • Ballparking college costs
  • BREATHE there is a right fit affordable college for all!

Sue Larminie is a Prospect Parent, 10 year dedicated College & Career Center Volunteer and Independent College Advisor


“How to Communicate with your Teen” by Mary Eschen – Recap
Excellent talk on how to better communicate with your teen.  Mary promotes a “consultative” style of parenting with teens instead of a “helicopter” or “drill sergeant” approach.  The more we can steer our teens to taking responsibility for their actions and results the more successful they will be.  The more we do for them, the more they will depend on us and isn’t the goal to make them independent by the time they graduate???  Mary shared that teens that don’t learn to make their own decisions and learn how to fail, often have a hard time going out on their own and have a higher likelihood of coming back home from college.  Oh no!  To learn more about her lecture check out her Powerpoint Presentation and resources.  We learned a lot of good tips on how to communicate with our teens and how not to get emotional.


Communicating with Teens by Mary Eschen Life & Parenting Coach

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Location: Prospect High School

18900 Prospect Rd.  Saratoga, CA 95070

( in room 30 at the front of school )

Admission is free with Online Sign Up!

Register at Eventbrite:  Click here to register.


Come spend an evening learning some new tricks and tips for dealing with kids who won’t communicate with you! Mary Eschen is a popular local parenting educator as well as a Life and Parenting Coach. Her entertaining style and energy will put you back in the drivers seat with some new ideas on how to parent. You will walk out of the event with techniques you can put to use right away!

Learn how to:

  • Deal with sassy back-talk!
  • Get rid of nagging
  • Use choices to up the odds your kids will listen to you
  • Figure out what to do with kids who tune you out
  • Keep calm when things flare up

Flyer:  PTSA Parent Ed Talk – Communicating with Teens