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PARENT TALKS: Tantrums, Bullies & Teen Risks

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 5:53 am in Parenting Issues.

Parenting (John Roberge, MCT Direct) “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: How Fatherhood Changes Men”
Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Guest host Dr. Will
Courtenay and guest Dr. Bruce Linton, founder of the Fathers’ Forum, discuss parenting issues.

“Special Diets, ADHD, Autism, and More”
Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bauman College, Berkeley
Speaker: Julie Matthews, certified nutrition consultant, talks about using diet to help families dealing with ADHD, autism, allergies and asthma. $175. Sponsored by Nourishing Hope.

“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: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children”
Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists Dr. Gerald Newmark, Ph.D., author of “How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children,” and Deborah Newmark, Executive Director of the Children’s Project, discuss parenting issues.

“Childhood Matters: Voting, Legislation and Families”
Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists discuss parenting issues and the upcoming election.

“Your Teen and the Law: What Every Parent Should Know”
Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Acalanes High School Theater, Lafayette
Speaker: Mary P. Carey, juvenile defense attorney, talks about current laws that affect teens, including drinking and driving, drugs, parties, consensual sex, illegal downloads, curfews and vandalism. Sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed. Free.

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