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PARENT Talks: Teen Stress, Tot Discipline & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 5:44 am in Parenting Issues.

Stressed out student by Kirk Lyttle, MCT
“Stressed out? A Teen Panel on Stress”
April 23 at 7 p.m. at Las Lomas High Theater, Walnut Creek – NOTE: This event has been cancelled.

“Oh Baby! Tours of the John Muir Birth Center”
April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Choose a pediatrician, meet birth center staff and hear talks on pain relief options, surviving your first week home, eco-nurseries and the Pregnancy Disability Act. (Free, but register ahead of time.)

“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.

“The Current Economy & College Admissions”
May 6 at 7:30 p.m., Campolindo High School Library, Moraga
Panel discussion for parents with Athenian counselor Jan Russell and financial advisor Sue Kim on how the current financial situation is likely to affect college applicants and their families. financing. (Free, but registration required.)

“Belly to Baby Fair”
May 9 in Montclair Village
Live music, babyware booths, raffle prizes and more, sponsored by Tulip Grove. Questions? Call (510) 339-2225.

“What is Montessori?”
May 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Bananas, Oakland
A workshop for parents, teachers and childcare providers presented by the Bay Area Montessori Association. (Free)

“CPR & First Aid Class”
May 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
First half of a 15-hour course on CPR, first aid and preventive health. Second class is May 31. Call 510-658-7353 for registration forms and information.

“Adoption Book Group”
May 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
This month’s topic is “Debating Race,” by Michael Eric Dyson.

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One Response to “PARENT Talks: Teen Stress, Tot Discipline & More”

  1. Cari Geldreich Says:

    Inappropriate Behavior-
    I was at a nice restaurant tonight enjoying a quiet relaxing dinner. I was engaged in a pleasant conversation with a good friend of mine when our conversation and pleasant dinner was interrupted with someone’s children screaming in our ears, so loud that we couldn’t hear each other. The women with the two screaming children just laughed, encouraging this bad behavior. I finally went over and politely told the women that it was really not ok for them to let their children scream in a restaurant. They just laughed and one of the women was extremely rude and said about the worst thing she could have said. Her remark to me was uncalled for, rude, and very immature. It not only made her look like trailer park trash but it set a bad example to her children.
    I know that I am not the only person that is really fed up with parents not teaching their children manners. NO ONE enjoys hearing a child scream in his or her ear. It’s extremely rude and you are not doing your child any favors by not teaching them life skills that they are going to need to get by in this world. If you cannot get your children to behave in an adult environment then take them places that are more appropriate for them to act that way, like Chucky Cheese or the park.
    If you are an adult and especially a parent you should be aware and considerate of were certain behavior is appropriate or not appropriate. Parents just because you have children, does not mean that the world should cater to you. Having children does not make you a saint and does not make you any more important than anyone else. I think I speak on the behalf of everyone that still has their hearing that we do not appreciate hearing your children screaming in our ears, especially when we are trying to have a pleasant dinner at a nice restaurant.

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