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PARENT TALKS: Autism, Elections and Teens

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 5:52 am in Parenting Issues.

A schoolboy's tale (Illus. by Chris Ware/MCT)

“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.

“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”
Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM. Host Rona Renner and panelists discuss parenting issues.

“When Time Outs Don’t Work”
Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Speaker: Meg Zweiback, RN, talks about discipline and behavior for 3- to 5-year-olds. Free. Child care available for $5 per child, with reservations only.

“Iron Horse Mothers Club Baby Gear & Toy Sale”
Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Danville Congregational Church, Danville. This annual baby gear and kids toys blow-out, run by the Iron Horse Mothers Club, donates all proceeds to the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County.

“Smart Money: Using the Bank Instead of Mom and Dad”
Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Las Lomas High School Theater, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Christine Fields Dillow, CEO Metro1 Credit Union talks to teens and parents about how to make smart credit choices, apply for auto loans and the hidden expenses involved, and more. Sponsored by Las Lomas PTSA’s Parent Ed and Healthy Choices Committees. Free.

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