By Jackie Burrell
Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 5:03 am in Parenting Issues.
“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.
“Cyberbullying Community Forum”
Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church, 2800 Georgia St., Vallejo
A community forum for parents of teens and pre-teens, sponsored by the Benicia-Vallejo AAUW with speakers from the Benicia and Vallejo school districts and Napa AAUW Cyberbullying Task Force. Free.
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