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PARENT Talks: Challenging Kids, College & More

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 6:12 am in College Apps & Angst, Parenting Issues.

Tantrum (Illustration by Mike Inman, MCT) Behavior in Young Children
March 23 and 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bananas, Oakland
Play therapist and child care expert Madeline Meyer Riley explores how to respond to challenging behavior among babies, toddlers and young kids who have been labeled “difficult” in this two-part workshop for child care providers and families.

Talking with Teens
March 28 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
The final episode in the “Your Teen Matters” series features Nurse Rona and Beth Samuelson, MA, of Student Organizational Services, discussing practical and effective communication techniques for parents of teens.

Childhood Matters
April 4 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org. Nurse Rona and panelists discuss parenting issues.

Inborn Temperament: Understanding Differences
April 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Temperament expert Helen Neville helps parents see and appreciate their baby or young child’s (ages 0-5) particular combination of inborn traits.

Your Adolescent and Drugs: Communication and the Brain
April 14 at 7 p.m., Campolindo High Library, Moraga
A talk for parents by Ralph Cantor, sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed.

Preparing Parents for the College Transition
April 19 at 7 p.m., Miramonte High Theater, Orinda
A talk for parents by Maisha Beasley, St. Mary’s College parent liaison, sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed.

East Bay College Connection Fair
May 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., St. Mary’s College, Moraga
Hundreds of college representatives are available at the fair as well as workshops on the application process, financial aid,and being a student-athlete. Free.

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