Part of the Bay Area News Group

PARENT TALKS: Stress, Video Game Addiction & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 6:05 am in Parenting Issues.

Video game controller“Building Strong Families”
May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Speaker: Mary Pipher, author of “Reviving Ophelia” ($15-$20)

“Grand Theft Childhood? Surprising Truths About Violent Video Games”
May 6 at 6 p.m. UC Berkeley School of Journalism
Speakers: Harvard Medical School psychologist Lawrence Kutner, UC Berkeley psychology professor Stephen Hinshaw and Greg Niemeyer, game developer and assistant professor for New Media at Cal. Free.

“Helping Children Cope with Stress”
May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Speaker: early childhood mentor Cherida Gruenfeldt. Sponsored by Bananas.

“Living in the World of iPhone,Wii & MySpace: Modern Means of Connection or Tools of Addiction?”
May 6 at 7 p.m. Orinda Intermediate School library, Orinda
Speakers: Steven Freemire, MFT and Dominic D’Ambrosio, MFT
(Free, but rsvp)

“Childhood Matters: Moms, Food & Love”
May 11 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and her panelists Amy Kalafa, producer of the documentary film “Two Angry Moms,” nutritionist Karen Jeffrey Pertschuk and Alameda County and California Nutrition Network nutrition consultant Kelly Robinson discuss moms, kids and food issues.

“Transitions: Helping Children Enter Preschool and Kindergarten”
May 14 at 7:30 p.m., 2340 Jackson St., Fourth Floor, San Francisco
Speaker: Leslie Banta, M.A., Leanne Foley, M.A., Era Lowenstein, Ph.D. Sponsored by the San Francisco Center for Psychanalysis (Free)

“Developmental Delays & Autistic Spectrum Disorders”
May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Danville Library
Call 925-648-4800 for details and to reserve a seat.

“Childhood Matters: Making Science Fun for Kids”
May 18 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and Chris Giorni, founder of Tree Frog Treks, talk about ways to get kids excited about science.

Something to add to the list? E-mail us the details or click “comments” and add it right here.

[You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.]

Leave a Reply