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PARENT TALKS: Teen Drivers, Financial Aid & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 6:11 am in College Apps & Angst, Parenting Issues.

Calm drivers ILLUS.jpg“Cash for College Workshops”
Cal Grants is hosting free financial aid workshops throughout the Bay Area, including Feb. 3 in Vacaville, Emeryville and Hercules, as well as other locations through February and March.

“Understanding Boys”
Feb 5 at Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek. Speaker: Dr. William Pollack, founder and director of the “Real Boys” educational programs, and youth violence prevention expert. http://www.sevenhillsschool.org“>Tickets are $15, teachers are free.

“Childhood Matters”
Feb. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on www.childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN and panelists discuss parenting issues.

“Get on the Road to College”
Feb. 8 at 1 and 3 p.m. at DeJean Middle School, Richmond. A college workshop for high school juniors and parents, sponsored by the the Gooden Family Scholarship Fund and West Contra Costa school district. Free, but reservations are required.

“Keys to Cultivating Trust, Respect and Openness with your Teenager”
Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Miramonte High School Theater, Orinda. An interactive workshop on family communication, led by David Heckenlively, founder of Integrated Teen Services in Walnut Creek, and Ricardo Murguia, executive director of Coyote Coast. Sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed. Free.

“Ask the Expert: Autism, ADHD & Other Issues”
Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., Danville
Diablo Behavioral Healthcare’s new free, monthly “Ask the Expert” series addresses the more difficult issues in parenting – ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, anxiety, school refusal, tantrums, autistic spectrum questions and more. (Free, but reservations required. Call 925-648-4800.)

“Childhood Matters”
Feb. 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN and panelists discuss parenting issues.

“Positive Parenting”
Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
A 6-week parenting series on raising healthy, competent children, facilitated by by Madeline Meyer-Riley, MFT, mom and former family child care provider. (Free; limited childcare available – reservations required.)

“Drive Smart, Stay Safe: A Class for Teens and Parents”
Feb. 24 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. in the Acalanes High School cafeteria, Lafayette
Free workshop for parents and teens to attend together, sponsored by the California Highway Patrol. (Reservations required.)

“Sister-to-Sister Summit”
March 7 at Orinda Intermediate School
A workshop for middle school girls, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Lamorinda chapter.

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