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PARENT TALKS: Teen Drivers, Depression & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 5:19 am in Parenting Issues.

Rookie Driver“Every 15 Minutes”
Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Las Lomas High, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Pat Lickiss, Las Lomas principal, and members of the Walnut Creek Police Department
View the “Every 15 Minutes” anti-drunk driving video and discuss how it has affected families in the community. (Free)

“Drive Smart, Stay Safe: A Class for Teens and Parents”
Dec. 2 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the Miramonte High Theater, Orinda
A free road safety class sponsored by the California Highway Patrol for parents and teens to attend together. (Free)

“Staying Connected to Your Teenager”
Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Library, Moraga
Speaker: JMIS counselor Heidi Felt will facilitate a discussion of Michael Riera‘s book, “Staying Connected to Your Teenager.” (Free)

“Teens, Tweens and Depression
Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Northgate High’s Theater, Walnut Creek
Speakers: Clinical social worker Maureen Wallace and family therapist and high school crisis counselor Cindy Perryman talk about symptoms and strategies for dealing with a teen or tween’s depression. Sponsored by the Northgate High and Foothill Middle School parent associations. (Free)

“Math Refresher for Parents!”
Dec. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Loma Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos, Room B-1, Concord
Mt. Diablo adult ed is offering a two-hour homework workshop for parents who want to support their kids, but find they need a “refresher” in upper elementary school math and language arts. For details, call 925-685-7340, Ext. 2771.

“Childhood Matters: Children of Divorce”
Dec. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Nurse Rona Renner and her guests, Dr. Ann Buscho, clinical psychologist in private practice helping families through collaborative divorce, and Claire Barnes, Executive Director of KIDS Turn, talk about coping with the holidays and divorce.

“Preteen Summit: How Schools and Communities Can Support Preteen Emotional Health”
Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Computer History Museum, Mt. View
A Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health event featuring former Surgeon General David Satcher, who will discuss the physical and emotional changes of the preteen years, and Denise Clark Pope, PhD, an expert on schools and stressed out tweens. (Free, includes breakfast and lunch, registration required.)

“Parenting the Young Athlete”
Dec. 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Loma Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos, Concord, Room B-1.
A two-hour Mt. Diablo adult ed workshop for parents of young athletes covers when and how to support your child, communicating with the coach, athletic development and the importance of having fun. Call 925-685-7340, Ext. 2771.

“Childhood Matters: The Joy of Pregnancy”
Dec. 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Nurse Rona Renner and nurse practitioner Barbara Dehn of Women Physicians OB/GYN Medical Group and a Women’s Health Expert on NBC’s iVillage, discuss prenatal care.

P.S. If you’re interested in that “Rookie Driver” magnetic decal pictured above, it’s available through
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