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PARENT TALKS: Dads, Dyslexia and Disasters

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, August 4th, 2008 at 6:00 am in Advice.

Green family (illus. by Lisa Mertins/MCT Direct) “Be the Dad Your Child Needs”
Aug. 6 and 13 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
A workshop for dads on time management, communication and child development, led by Eric Reynolds. Free.

“10 Great Dates”
Fridays through Aug. 29 from 7 to 9:15 p.m.at Danville’s Community Presbyterian Church
A series designed to energize marriages and strengthen families. Childcare for kids in 1st through 5th grades (babysitting vouchers for younger kids). (One time charge of $15 per couple plus $10 for the book.)

“Childhood Matters: Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties”
Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and panelists talk about how to help kids with learning disabilities succeed in school.

“Childhood Matters: The Need for Preschool”
Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and guest Gloria Corral, deputy director of First Five San Francisco’s Preschool for All Program, talk about the need for preschools and how to choose one for your child.

“Childhood Matters: Preteens in a Tech World”
Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and panelists talk about preteen social development, consumerism, technology and increased screen time.

“Childhood Matters: Disaster Preparedness”
Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and guest Ana-Marie Jones, executive director of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD), discuss how to prepare for earthquakes, fire and other disasters, and how to talk about it without frightening your kids.

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