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PARENT Talks: Anorexia, Middle School & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 6:13 am in Parenting Issues.

"Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia" Eating Disorders: A Mother and Daughter Tell a Story of Healing
Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., Temple Isaiah, Lafayette
Talk by Sheila and Lisa Himmel, the authors of the memoir “Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia,” talk about Lisa’s process of recovery from anorexia and bulimia. Book signing and refreshments from 7 to 7:30 p.m., book talk at 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by P’tach Libeynu (Open Our Hearts), the mental health outreach program of a coalition of Jewish synagogues and agencies in Central Contra Costa County. $5 suggested donation. RSVP: dimakieve@sbcglobal.net .

Childhood Matters: Happiness
Feb. 14 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Nurse Rona’s book club continues with a discussion with Dr. Christine Carter, author of “Raising Happiness: Ten Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents.”

The Truth About Girls’ Middle School Experience
Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., Joaquin Moraga Intermediate, Moraga
The Lamorinda AAUW hosts a panel discussion for parents on girls’ middle school experiences, including a Q-and-A session with four Acalanes district high school girls.

Early Identification of Social and Emotional Problems
Feb. 21 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Nurse Rona and Dr. Pamela Simms-Mackey discuss the importance of developmental screening at regular doctor visits as a tool for early intervention.

Helping Teens With Homework Headaches
Feb. 28 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
The fifth in Childhood Matters’ six-part series on navigating the teen years. Nurse Rona and co-host Beth Samuelson, MA, of Student Organizational Services, discuss ways to help students manage their homework load.

Couple’s Workshop: Art & Skill of a Happy Marriage
March 6 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Founder’s Grove, Lafayette
A couple’s workshop designed to jump-start your relationship and put conflicts to rest, led by Contra Costa Men’s Center director Steven Freemire, MFT, and Catherine Freemire, LCSW. $199 per couple ($169 by Feb. 6).

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