By Jackie Burrell
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 5:53 am in Parenting Issues.
“Adoption Book Group”
March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
This book group for adoptive parents focuses on books about race and parenting issues. This time, it’s “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria” by Beverly Daniel Tatum. Free.
“Childhood Matters: Positive Discipline”
March 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN and panelist Stephanie Agnew, parent education coordinator for Parents Place, discuss ways to raise respectful, well disciplined, compassionate children.
“Parent First Aid & Emergency Care for Babies & Small Children”
March 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Part two of the lifesaving class focuses on safety and first aid. (The 2-class workshop costs $50 per person, $70 for couples, reservations required. Call 510-658-7353.)
“Beginning Toilet Training”
April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Meg Zweiback, RN, discusses tips to help parents teach their 18-month to two-year-olds how to use the potty. Free.
April 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN and panelists discuss parenting issues.
â€śFamily Life & Spirituality: Family Systems Theoryâ€ť
April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Pleasant Hill. Last in a 5-part series of parenting workshops on family life and spirituality in this modern, hectic world. Speaker: Rev. Rosa Lee Harden, Episcopal Priest, Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
“Ask the Expert: Autism, ADHD & Other Issues”
April 9 at 7 p.m., Danville
Diablo Behavioral Healthcare’s new free, monthly â€śAsk the Expertâ€ť 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.)
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