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PARENT TALKS: Ones, Twos & Teens

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 6:05 am in Parenting Issues.

Not fair (Illustration by Hector Casanova/MCT Direct) “Mt. Diablo Community Meetings”
April 1 at 7 p.m. at Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill
First of six sessions with Mt. Diablo parents, school board members and district administrators to discuss any K-12 concerns. Other dates: Foothill Middle (April 3), Oak Grove (April 17), Pine Hollow (April 29) and Mt. Diablo High (May 6).

“Positive Parenting Series”
April 7 at 7 p.m., first of a six-part series at Bananas in Oakland. Facilitated by Madeline Meyer Riley, MFT. Limited free child care available, so register early.

“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen”
Wednesday workshops April 9-May 7, 7-9 p.m., North Berkeley
Speaker: Parent educator Julie King ($186 incl. workbook)

“Living with Ones and Twos”
April 10 at 7 p.m. at Bananas in Oakland. Speaker: Meg Zweiback, nurse practitioner. (Childcare $5, register early)

“Positive Communication and Discipline”
April 16 at 7 p.m., Murwood Elementary, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Kim Koppenhave-Klute, parent educator
Co-sponsored by the Murwood PTA and Acalanes. (Free, but rsvp)

“Friends Not Rivals”
April 17 at noon, Walnut Creek Intermediate
High school student panel discussion on developing and maintaining friendships through the middle and high school years, moderated by Ellen Peterson, MA, DVC Instructor. Sponsored by WCI and Acalanes’ “Surviving the Tweens” series. (Free)

“Double Talk for Twins”
Starts April 17, Thursday night workshops for parents of multiples led by parent educator Karen Pollak.
($260/310 for 8-week course)

“Food for Thought: Optimizing Academic and Athletic Performance through Nutrition”
April 24 at 7 p.m. at Acalanes High, Lafayette
Panel discussion on teen and sports nutrition, weight control, eating disorders, and energy drinks. Speakers include Dr. Pamela Carlton, Dr. William Workman of WC Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and Charles Vollmar of the Tempus Clinic. Free.

“Breaking the Code: Children’s Literacy”
April 24 at 7 p.m. at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate, Moraga
Speaker: Educator Anne Cunningham, co-author of “What Reading Has Done for the Mind.” Free.

“College Fair”
April 26 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s College, Moraga
Over 150 college representatives, plus workshops on the UC system, financial aid, scholar athletes, college for students with learning disabilities, and more. Free.

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