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PARENT TALKS: Teens, Homework & Strong Marriages

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 12:25 am in Parenting Issues.

Teen gossip (Illustration by Laurie McAdam, MCT) “How Does Your Teen Learn?”
Sept. 27 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. This is the first of a 6-part series on “Teen Matters: Navigating the Middle and High School Years.” Rona Renner, RN, and co-host Beth Samuelson, MA, Director of Student Organizational Services discuss teens, learning styles and why your kid struggles with some schoolwork and aces others.

“Communication Skills that Build Connection: A Workshop for Parents”
Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.Orinda Intermediate School – Multi Purpose Room. Workshop moderated by communications consultant Jamie Anderson. Sponsored by OIS. Free.

“Art and Skill of a Happy Marriage”
Oct. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. Founders Grove, Lafayette
A couples workshop to revitalize your relationship and rediscover the joy of marriage, led by Catherine Freemire, LCSW, and Steven Freemire, MFT. ($169 per couple by Sept. 19, $199 after)

“Teens, Stress, Perfection and Mental Health: The Current Crisis for Girls (and Boys)”
Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Miramonte High School Theater, Orinda
Speaker: UC Berkeley psychology professor Stephen Hinshaw, author of “The Triple Bind.” Free.

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