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PARENT TALKS: Tween Time Management & Other Issues

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, October 13th, 2008 at 5:47 am in Parenting Issues.

Teen driver “The Parent Project”
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.

“Rookie Moms & Little Bug”
Oct. 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Tumble and Tea, 4210 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA
The Rookie Moms and Melissa Swanson, founder of Little Bug organic baby food, host a hands-on activity session for new moms. 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 Autism 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.

“Middle School Girls & Friendship Fault Lines”
Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Orinda Intermediate School.
A parenting workshop on helping middle school girls build a firm foundation for relationships, build confidence and avoid “mean girl” syndrome. Presented by the Sister-to-Sister training team and sponsored by Lamorinda’s AAUW chapter.

“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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