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PARENT TALKS: Middle School Girls’ Issues & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 6:25 am in Parenting Issues.

Teen sex 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.

ADHD & Teens: Book Talk
Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Orinda Books
A book talk by Blake Taylor, UC Berkeley student and author of “ADHD & Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table.” Free. Sponsored by P.O.I.S.E. Parents of Orinda Individuals in Special Education.

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.

Child Development Lecture
March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Habitot Children’s Museum, Berkeley
Lecture by UC Berkeley psychology professor Alison Gopnik, author of “The Philosophical Baby,” on child development topics. The event, open to the public with any donation to the museum, includes wine, cheese and desserts.

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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