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PARENT TALKS: ADHD, Toddlers & Tweens

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 6:02 am in Advice, Parenting Issues.

Volunteers (Gary Meader Illustration) “Safe Teen Driving Event”
April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Las Lomas High, Walnut Creek
A California Highway Patrol class for parents and teens to attend together. (Free, but reservations are required.)

“Autism, ADHD & Other Issues”
April 9 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: The Triple Bind”
April 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Nurse Rona Renner leads a book club discussion of Stephen Hinshaw’s “The Triple Bind,” a book about teenage girls and the high pressure culture of perfectionism.

“Living with Ones and Twos”
April 14 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland. Free parenting workshop with Meg Zweiback, nurse practitioner.

“Living with Threes and Fours”
April 15 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland. Free parenting workshop with Meg Zweiback, nurse practitioner.

“Middle to High School Transition”
April 16 at noon at Walnut Creek Intermediate Library.
A free panel discussion sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed.

“Childhood Matters: The Need for Preschool”
April 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and panelists discuss the need for preschool.

“Childhood Matters: Road to Recovery”
April 25 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and panelists discuss parenting issues.

“East Bay College Connection Fair”
April 25 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga
More than 150 college reps will be on hand to talk with high school juniors, seniors, parents and counselors at the 18th annual fair. Free.

“Socially Responsible Lifestyle: Changes Start at Home”
April 29 at 7 p.m. at Murwood Elementary, Walnut Creek
Parent talk on ecology, consumerism and responsible parenting by Roberto Giannicola from Provokare. Free. Sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed.

“Your Spirited Child”
April 29 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland.
A six-week series on how temperament affects behavior in children, ages 9 months to 5 years. Taught by Helen Neville, BS, RNP. This Kaiser-sponsored class runs April 29 to June 3. To register, call Kaiser at 510-752-6150. ($40 for Kaiser members, $55 for non. Limited free child care available by calling Bananas at 510-658-7353.

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  1. john glennon Says:

    We hired an ADHD coach to help with our son, Alex. He’s not medicated. Our coach advocated us restructuring our parenting approaches. She also had us use two different programs. We used http://www.adhdnanny.com to help us schedule routines and to provide consequences when the routine wasn’t met. It’s definitely for younger kids, but it really helped us manage. We also used Play Attention. It’s a neat program that allows Alex to control their games like Harry Potter. He uses his mind to finish tasks and improve memory. It’s a long road, but we’re doing well. It’s good to have someone sort through the clutter to get help.

  2. Jackie Burrell Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing that tip – I’m sure it will help other families too.

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