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PARENT TALKS: Baby Brains, Teens & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 at 6:24 am in Parenting Issues.

Brain power (illus. by Gary Meader, MCT) “The Teen Brain in the Digital Age”
Nov. 29 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Rona Renner, RN, and Beth Samuelson of Student Organizational Services discuss teens, the media and how to help your teens improve their learning skills.

“Don’t Lose Your Child to Video Games, the Internet and Texting”
Dec. 3 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
Lecture and Q&A by Richard Freed, a Bay Area psychologist who specializes in children’s media issues, including internet addiction. This is the second of three parent education workshops at Seven Hills. Admission is $15 per person (educators are free). Register at Educators are admitted free of charge. Click here to register.

The Philosophical Baby
Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasanton Public Library Meeting Room, 400 Old Bernal Ave. UC Berkeley child psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik, author of “The Philosophical Baby,” discusses infant brain development and what children’s minds tell us about truth, love and the meaning of life. Free.

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