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PARENT TALKS: Tween Angst, Smart Money & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, September 29th, 2008 at 5:43 am in Parenting Issues.

Parenting (John Roberge, MCT Direct) “Not Just ‘Mean Girls’: A Toolkit for Parents”
Sept. 30 at 6:45 p.m., Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek. Panel discussion on mean girls, social aggression and ways to instill empathy and raise cooperative, constructive, responsible young adults. ($15 per person, teachers are free, click here to register.)

“Autism Education Series for Parents”
Thursdays beginning Oct. 2, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Center for Autisim and Related Disorders at Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto. A 10-part educational series for parents of young children (1-5 years) newly diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. ($5 per session)

“Parent Primer: What to Expect in High School”
Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Campolindo High Library, Moraga. Michael Simon, MFT, gives a year-by-year guide to the teen years, including discipline, sexuality, communication and substance abuse issues. Sponsored by Campolindo parents’ club and Acalanes Adult Ed.

“Childhood Matters: Childhood Trauma, Adult Health”
Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists discuss parenting issues.

“Temperament, Tantrums and Preschoolers”
Oct. 7 at 6 :30 p.m. Martinez Adult Ed. An Adult Ed class for parents of preschoolers. ($10)

“Bullying”
Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., Parkmead Elementary, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Karen Lingenfelter. Sponsored by the Walnut Creek and Acalanes school districts. Free.

“Why 21st Century Teens Need 21st Century Parenting”
Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Miramonte High Theater, Orinda
Speaker: Annie Fox M.Ed. award winning author and online adviser for teens, HeyTerra.com. Workshop on kids’ social/emotional development, stress management and more. Sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed. Free.

“Girls, Risk and Relationships”
Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Willow Creek Center, Concord
Speaker: Gabriela Baeza. A frank discussion of girls and their risk factors – teen relationships, violence, aggression, alcohol, body issues and more. Sponsored by the Mt. Diablo School District. ($45)

“Autism Education Series for Parents”
Thursdays through October and November, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Center for Autisim and Related Disorders at Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto. A 10-part educational series for parents of young children (1-5 years) newly diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. ($5 per session)

“Childhood Matters”
Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists discuss parenting issues.

“The Parent Project”
Starts Oct 15-Dec 17 at 6 p.m. LIberty Community Education Center, Brentwood
A series for parents raising strong-willed teens, The Parent Project includes lectures, workshops and consultations. ($45 registration includes textbook.)

Smart Money: Using the Bank Instead of Mom and Dad”
Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., Las Lomas Theater, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Christine Fields Dillow, President & CEO of Metro 1 Credit Union. A financial literacy workshop for parents and teens that asks, “As a teen, are you financially independent of your parents? This Smart Money session will show you how important it is to analyze your income and prepare a budget, open bank accounts and manage them electronically.” Sponsored by the Las Lomas PTSA. Free.

“Time Management & Organization for Tweens”
Oct. 16 at noon at Walnut Creek Intermediate
A brown bag session on tween organization skills. Sponsored by the Walnut Creek and Acalanes school districts. Free.

“Autism Education Series for Parents”
Thursdays through October and November, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Center for Autisim and Related Disorders at Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto. A 10-part educational series for parents of young children (1-5 years) newly diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. ($5 per session)

“Childhood Matters”
Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists discuss parenting issues.

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One Response to “PARENT TALKS: Tween Angst, Smart Money & More”

  1. Paanchajanyadharaaya Says:

    thanks !! very helpful post!

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