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PARENT TALKS: Joyful Dads, Cranky Toddlers & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 5:55 am in Parenting Issues.

Dad “Taming Your Preschooler”
June 15 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Meg Zweiback teaches parents discipline techniques for preschoolers. (Free. Limited child care is also available for $5, call 510-658-7353 to register.)

“Childhood Matters: Father’s Day Roundtable”
June 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and panelists discuss the joys of fatherhood.

“Childhood Matters: Nurse Rona’s Book Club”
June 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Green 960 AM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and author Barbara Probst discuss “When the Labels Don’t Fit,” a book about tapping into your child’s strengths so you can manage, nurture, and enjoy your child’s essential nature.

“Changes & New Beginnings: Preparing for Transitions”
July 1 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Speaker: Madeline Meyer Riley, MFCC. Whether it’s the first day of child care, preschool or kindergarten, changes can be challenging. This workshop is designed to help parents prepare for those big transitions. Free.

“Childhood Matters”
July 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.

“Booties Camp: Baby Basics”
July 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bananas, Oakland
First in a series of five classes for new and expecting parents. Free, register online.

“Living with Threes and Fours”
July 15 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Speaker: Meg Zweiback, RN, discusses the challenges and joys of those preschool years, and how to encourage and preserve spontaneity and curiosity while teaching cooperation.

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