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PARENT TALKS: Teens, Stress & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 11:59 am in Parenting Issues.

Communication (Heather McKinnon illustration/MCT) “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.

“Raising a Child who Loves to Read”
Oct. 4 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and Diane Frankenstein, author of Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read, discuss how to raise book-loving kids.

“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)

“Community Response to Emergencies”
Oct. 11 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and Ana-Marie Jones, executive director of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, and Kathy Dervin, Berkeley’s public health preparedness coordinator, discuss family and neighborhood emergency prep, as well as the swine flu.

“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.

“Closing the Achievement Gap”
Oct. 18 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and panelists
discuss ways parents can help close the achievement gap and do something about California’s appalling dropout rate (1 in 4 high school kids drops out of school).

“The Emotional Side of Learning”
Oct. 25 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Second in a six-part series on navigating the middle and high school years. Rona Renner, RN, and guest Beth Samuelson, director of Walnut Creek’s SOS (Student Organizational Services), discuss ways to recognize the different pressures your teen is facing, how to stay connected and provide support and resources.

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