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PARENT TALKS: Cal Grants, Toddlers & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 5:37 am in College Apps & Angst, Parenting Issues.

Oh no! (ill. by Hector Casanova, MCT)“Cash for College Workshops”
Cal Grants is hosting free financial aid workshops throughout the Bay Area, including Feb. 10 in Alameda and Oakland, as well as other locations through February and March.

“Living with Ones and Twos”
Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., Bananas, Oakland
A Bananas, Inc. workshop for parents of babies and toddlers, led by Meg Zweiback, nurse practitioner. Free.

“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: Single Parents and Dating”
Feb. 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN and panelists discuss the complexities of dating for single parents.

“Living with Threes and Fours”
Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Bananas, Oakland
A Bananas, Inc. workshop for parents of preschoolers, led by Meg Zweiback, nurse practitioner. Free.

“Childhood Matters: Good Oral Health”
Feb. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN and dentist Scott Jacks, discuss children and oral health.

“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.)

“Childhood Matters: Responding to Tantrums”
Feb. 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN and panelists discuss tips for taming tantrums.

“Family Life & Spirituality: Raising Children”
March 1 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Pleasant Hill. A new 5-part series of parenting workshops explores family life and spirituality in this modern, hectic world. The March 1 talk is by Episcopal priest Sue Singer, Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

“Teen Body Image”
March 3 at 7 p.m., Acalanes High School Theater, Lafayette
Parent workshop on body image, sexuality, eating and exercise. Free. (Need more info?)

“Cool Night: Middle School”
March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Alhambra High, Martinez
This free, College Opportunities/Opportunities for Life workshop for middle school parents and kids is sponsored by the Contra Costa County Office of Education. Registration deadline is Feb. 25.

“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.

“Family Life & Spirituality: Marriage”
March 8 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Pleasant Hill. A new 5-part series of parenting workshops explores family life and spirituality in this modern, hectic world. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Herbert Anderson, Lutheran Pastor, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

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2 Responses to “PARENT TALKS: Cal Grants, Toddlers & More”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Mom Blogs – Blogs for Moms…

  2. DRK Says:

    Good article here is my two cents. Grants normally help non-profit companies, intermediary financing institutions, and state and local governments. Many of the government grants are given to certain target groups with unique requirements.

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