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PARENT TALKS: Brains, Schools & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, March 10th, 2008 at 6:00 am in Parenting Issues.

Young graduate (Photo by David Pulliam/MCT Direct) “Brain Research & Educational Practice”
March 11 at 6:45 p.m. Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Pat Wolfe, author and lecturer ($15)

“Mt. Diablo Community Meetings”
March 13 at 7 p.m. at Concord High, Concord
First of six sessions with Mt. Diablo parents, school board members and district administrators to discuss any K-12 concerns. Other dates: Sequoia Middle School (April 1), Foothill Middle (April 3), Oak Grove (April 17), Pine Hollow (April 29) and Mt. Diablo High (May 6).

“Understanding Autism”
March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Library. Speaker: Roxanne Mysinger, clinical psychologist (Free)

“Sister to Sister Summit”
March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Acalanes High School, Lafayette
An all-day workshop for middle school girls, sponsored by AAUW, Lamorinda branch. ($30)

“Au Pair Info”
March 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Downtown Library
Call 510-528-4259 to register. (Free)

“Childhood Matters: Domestic Violence”
March 16 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Rona Renner and a panel of experts talk about families and how to break the cycle of domestic violence.

“The Empty Nest”
March 18 at 7:30 p.m., Julia Morgan School for Girls, Mills College, Oakland
Speaker: Karen Stabiner, editor of ”The Empty Nest: 31 Parents Tell the Truth About Relationships, Love and Freedom After the Kids Fly the Coop.” Sponsored by the Julia Morgan School and College Preparatory School. (Free. For info, call 510-632-6000.)

“Childhood Matters: Asthma & Children”
March 23 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Rona Renner and a panel of experts discuss asthma symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

“Child Exploitation on the Internet”
March 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Walnut Creek Intermediate
Brown bag talk by cybersafety expert and police officer Steve DeWarns; sponsored by WCI and Acalanes’ “Surviving the Tweens” series. (Free.)

“Adolescents and Healthy Eating”
March 27 at 7 p.m. at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate
Speaker: Dr. Jane Fowler. Sponsored by Moraga Parent Ed. (Free, but rsvp)

“Childhood Matters: Academic Stress in the Pre-teen Years”
March 30 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Rona Renner and Denise Pope, founder of Stanford University’s “SOS: Stressed Out Students,” discuss childhood stress.

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