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PARENT TALKS: Video Games, Siblings & More

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at 2:26 pm in Uncategorized.

Video game controller 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.

Sibling Harmony
Dec. 6 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Whether you’re having your second or fourth child, helping siblings develop harmonious relationships is a goal parents strive for. Nurse Rona and guests, Meg Zweibeck, author of Keys to Preparing and Caring for Your Second Child, and Dianne Danzig, author of Babies Don’t Eat Pizza, discuss sibling harmony.

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.

Secondhand Drinking
Dec. 13 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Nurse Rona and Lisa Frederikson, author of If You Loved Me, You’d Stop, discuss parental drinking, alcoholism and the impact on families.

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