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PARENT TALKS: Childhood Matters

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, December 15th, 2008 at 6:05 am in Parenting Issues.

Radio (Photo by Ann- Kathrin Rehse, StockXchng)There’s a lull in the parent education schedule around the Bay Area, as schools close for the holidays and most parent lecture series go on hiatus – all, that is, except Rona Renner and her radio show, “Childhood Matters,” and the Center for Environmental Health‘s toy lead testing events.

“Safe Santa Lead Testing”
Bring your toys to be tested for lead content by the Center for Environmental Health at:
Dec. 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the deFemery Rec Center, 1651 Adeline St., Oakland
Dec. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Gate Rec Center, 1075 – 62nd St., Oakland

Dec. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 5366 College Ave.
Dec. 18, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Montclair Rec Center, 6300 Moraga Ave, Oakland
Dec. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland
Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Flea Market at Ashby BART
Dec. 21, 12:30 to 3 p.m., at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley

“Childhood Matters: Family Traditions”
Dec. 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on www.childhoodmatters.org. Host Rona Renner, RN, and panelists discuss the many ways families celebrate traditions and holidays.

“Childhood Matters: Is This a Phase?”
Dec. 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on www.childhoodmatters.org. A rebroadcast of the show with host Rona Renner, Helen Neville, RN and author of “Is This A Phase?” and pediatrician Peter Levine discussing the wide range of normal development and ways to know it’s time to get more help.

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