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PARENT TALKS: New Dads, Anxious Grads & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 6:15 am in College Apps & Angst, Parenting Issues.

Muhlenberg College Tour (Photo by Max Orenstein, MCT Direct) “Childhood Matters”
June 15 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and panelists talk about the emotional needs of new fathers .

“Top 10 Secrets of the College Admissions Process”
June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Andover College Prep office, 5050 El Camino Real, Los Altos
Speaker: Nathan Allen, former college admissions consultant and executive director of the Princeton Review. (Free, but space is limited. Call 650-938-7737 for reservations.)

“College Applicants’ Biggest Mistakes”
June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Andover College Prep office, 5050 El Camino Real, Los Altos
Speaker: Nathan Allen, former college admissions consultant and executive director of the Princeton Review. (Free, but space is limited. Call 650-938-7737 for reservations.)

“10 Great Dates”
June 20-Aug. 29 from 7 to 9:15 p.m.at Danville’s Community Presbyterian Church
A 10-week series designed to energize marriages and strengthen families. Couples meet every Friday night for light hor d’ oeuvres and a 20-minute video on such topics as parenting, communication, becoming an encouraging spouse and building a creative love life. There’s childcare for kids in 1st through 5th grades (babysitting vouchers available for younger kids), and after the video, you’re supposed to take your spouse to dinner – they’re even providing discount vouchers for Valley restaurants – to reconnect on a deeper level. Sponsored by the Marriage and Family Ministry of the church, but they says it’s not “churchy.” (One time charge of $15 per couple plus $10 for the book.)

“Childhood Matters”
June 22 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and panelists talk about community violence.

“Why Setting Limits is Difficult But Important”
June 25 at 7 p.m. the Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco
Speaker: Psychologist Barbara Sapienza. Free. Sponsored by the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group and Swedenborgian Church.

“Childhood Matters”
June 29 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and panelists talk about helping preteens develop a healthy body image.

“Power Parenting: Cyberbullying”
July 9 at 7 p.m. at Loma Vista Adult Center, Room B-1, 1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord. Speaker: Karen Lingenfelter. The first in a three-part Mt. Diablo Adult Ed series on parenting issues, this workshop focuses on technology, cyberbullies and how to protect your child. ($10 per session or $25 for all three;call 925-685-7340 ext. 2771 for details.)

“Power Parenting: Building Self Esteem In Your Child”
July 16 at 7 p.m. at Loma Vista Adult Center, Room B-1, 1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord. Speaker: Karen Lingenfelter. Learn easy, effective ways to enhance self-esteem through positive communication and discipline during this Mt. Diablo Adult Ed workshop, the second in a 3-part series. ($10; call 925-685-7340 ext. 2771 for details.)

“Power Parenting: Frustration – Yours and Theirs”
July 23 at 7 p.m. at Loma Vista Adult Center, Room B-1, 1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord. Speaker: Karen Lingenfelter. The final Mt. Diablo Adult Ed parenting workshop in this series deals with frustration triggers, anger and coping mechanisms for you and your child. ($10; call 925-685-7340 ext. 2771 for details.)

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