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PARENT TALKS: Rebellious Teens, Fussy Babies

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 6:10 am in Parenting Issues.

Skateboarder “Special Needs Kids and the Future”
Sept. 10 at 6 p.m., Martinez Adult Ed. Center. Learn about planning for your special needs child’s future, including educational, legal and financial issues. ($5)

“The Parent Project”
Starts Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Muir Behavioral Health Services Center, Concord. An 11-week series for parents raising strong-willed teens, The Parent Project includes lectures, workshops and consultations. ($60 registration includes textbook. Sponsored by the Mt. Diablo School District and John Muir.)

“Booties Camp: Baby Basics”
Sept. 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland. First in a series of five “Baby Basics” classes for new and expectant parents on breastfeeding, diapering, baby-proofing, time management and other issues. (Register with Bananas.)

“Childhood Matters: Is This a Phase?”
Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists Helen Neville, RN and author of “Is This a Phase?“, and pediatrician and ADHD expert Peter Levine discuss the wide range of normal development.

“College Financial Planning”
Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Martinez Adult Ed Center. College financial planning workshop with an emphasis on 529 savings plans. ($19)

“Booties Camp: Language and Brain Development”
Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland. Second in a series of five “Baby Basics” classes for new and expectant parents on breastfeeding, diapering, baby-proofing, time management and other issues. (Register with Bananas.)

“Childhood Matters: When Baby Sleeps, Everyone’s Happy”
Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and perinatal educator Karen Pollack discuss sleep strategies.

“Understanding Your Middle School Child”
Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at The Creek Youth Center, Walnut Creek. Michael Simon, family therapist and founder of Practical Help for Parents, leads a discussion on tweens, psychological development, middle school and parenting challenges. (Free but rsvp.)

“Booties Camp: Baby Yoga”
Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland. Third in a series of five “Baby Basics” classes for new and expectant parents. (Register with Bananas.)

“Childhood Matters: The Economic Crisis and Families”
Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists discuss the impact of the current economic crisis on families.

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