Guest speaker! Topics: Getting Over Underachievement & Looking Ahead to College

We are excited to introduce Melody Lowman, MA, a Family Life and Educational Consultant who will be presenting on two important topics.

Getting Over Underachievement
August 25 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm, free

“He seems so bright, why are his grades so low?”

“She studies all the time, but it doesn’t help!”

“Maybe he is just lazy and needs to try harder.”

“As a parent, I just don’t know what to do to help.”

These are some of the questions and statements I hear from frustrated and disappointed parents. Parents who attend this presentation will learn the most common reasons for underachievement. We will discuss how to find out what is really contributing to the problem, and what parents can do and NOT do about it.

Who should attend? Parents of students struggling in elementary, middle or high school.

Taught by guest speaker Melody Lowman, M.A. Family Life and Educational Consultant

Please RSVP with Melody,

Looking Ahead to College

August 26 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm, free

School counselors, especially in public schools, simply do not have the time to fully support families looking ahead to college. Often advisors don’t begin the process until Junior year, unnecessarily shortening the time to prepare for college.

By thinking ahead and educating themselves, families can avoid misinformation and reduce stress. The college application process is quite different now from even a few years ago.

In this presentation, Melody will help families understand the current process of identifying and applying to colleges. Topics to be addressed include increasing chances of acceptance, learning differences, special needs, gifted and high achieving students. We will have ample time for questions.

Who should attend? Parents and their eighth grade and high school students. (no younger siblings, please).

Both presentations are taught by guest speaker Melody Lowman, M.A. Family Life and Educational Consultant

Please RSVP with Melody,

Melody Lowman, MA (Psychology) Family Life and Educational Consultant has a background in both education and psychology. She has been working with children, teens and families since 1964. She works with families with students, preschool through college, helping solve behavioral and learning problems. She assists families who are selecting and applying to schools and colleges, as well as solving problems within their current schools. She has offices in San Francisco and San Jose.

For more information about her work, please see her website:

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