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Parent Talks: Sensory Overload

Childhood Matters: The Highly Sensitive Child
February 20 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM, and streamed live and archived on Childhoodmatters.org
Join Rona Renner and guests as they discuss high-sensitivity children, over-stimulation and sensory processing disorders.

Childhood Matters: Non-Biological Parenting
February 27 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM, and streamed live and archived on Childhoodmatters.org
Join Rona Renner and guests as they discuss the joys and challenges of foster and adoptive parenting.

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Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011
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Parenting Talks: Preschool Expulsion, Autism and More

Tricycle (courtesy of MCT Direct) Preschool Expulsion Support Group
February 7 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Bananas is launching a support group, led by Tasha Henneman of BANANAS and Madeline Meyer Riley, MFT, for parents of kids who have been expelled from their day care setting.

Autism Forum
Feb. 11 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Levy Conference Center, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland (3 blocks from BART)
Autism syndrome disorder (ASD) rates have been increasing nationally. Now, 1 out of every 110 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. The Bay Area alone accounts for 10.5%t of the state’s cases. What does all this mean and what solutions and resources are available? Easter Seals Bay Area is hosting its second annual Autism Forum with nationally-recognized experts from Project Mosaic, the UC Davis Mind Institute and Children’s Hospital, Oakland. Free, but you’ll need to reserve a seat.

Childhood Matters: Keeping Romance Alive
February 13 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM, and streamed live and archived on Childhoodmatters.org
Join Rona Renner and guests as they
discuss how to keep intimacy and romance alive
during parenthood, and why it’s so important. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011
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Parent Talks: Preschools, Expulsions & More

School sign Choosing a Preschool Workshop
February 2, 7-9 p.m., Bananas, Oakland
What is a preschool and how do parents choose quality care? Join Judy Kriege of BANANAS for a discussion on preschool options and how to make that choice.

Childhood Matters
February 6 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM, and streamed live and archived on Childhoodmatters.org
Join Rona Renner and guests as they discuss parenting issues.

Preschool Expulsion Support Group
February 7 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Bananas is launching a support group, led by Tasha Henneman of BANANAS and Madeline Meyer Riley, MFT, for parents of kids who have been expelled from their day care setting.

Autism Forum
Feb. 11 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Levy Conference Center, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland (3 blocks from BART)
Autism syndrome disorder (ASD) rates have been increasing nationally. Now, 1 out of every 110 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. The Bay Area alone accounts for 10.5%t of the state’s cases. What does all this mean and what solutions and resources are available? Easter Seals Bay Area is hosting its second annual Autism Forum with nationally-recognized experts from Project Mosaic, the UC Davis Mind Institute and Children’s Hospital, Oakland. Free, but you’ll need to reserve a seat.

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Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Tiger Mother, Major Controversy

Amy Chua (AP Photo/(CC) Larry D. Moore)  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock – or vacationing somewhere really  remote – you’ve been hearing the froth of consternation about Amy Chua (pictured) and her book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” The book, by Yale Law professor and El Cerrito High alum Chua, has definitely touched a nerve. The Wall Street Journal got more than 5,000 comments from irate and impassioned readers after Chua was featured. She’s on the cover of Time, the New York Times has editorialized on the topic (David Brooks called her a wimp.), and bloggers everywhere have weighed in. Meanwhile on Amazon,  readers are overwhelmingly giving Chua’s book one or  five stars  – and virtually nothing in between.

But I’m loving this witty and wise rant by my colleague Tony Hicks, who says it’s the first book that has ever made his heart churn, beginning with the section in which Chua buys a dog and tries to turn even the puppy  into a super achiever. “That’s when my chest started to hurt,” he says. “It didn’t get any better when I read the part about her throwing back the homemade birthday cards her daughters made her, and demanding they make better ones.”

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Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011
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Parent Talks: Bullies, Preschools & More

Bullies (Illustration by Gaylen Floy/MCT) Tots to Teens: Reducing Bullying, Raising Ethical Kids
January 30 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM, and streamed live and archived on Childhoodmatters.org
Join Rona Renner and guests Barbara Coloroso, author of five bestsellers, including “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, and Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, from Parents Place on the Peninsula, as they discuss ways to teach children to act with integrity, civility and compassion.

Choosing a Preschool Workshop
February 2, 7-9 p.m., Bananas, Oakland
What is a preschool and how do parents choose quality care? Join Judy Kriege of BANANAS for a discussion on preschool options and how to make that choice.

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Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011
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Parent Talks: Preschool Fair, Toddler News

Brainy toddler (Rick Nease illustration/Detroit Free Press) Living with Threes and Fours
January 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Nurse practitioner Meg Zweiback offers practical parenting advice for parents of preschoolers.

East Bay Moms’ Preschool & Childhood Resource Fair
January 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland
Meet with reps from more than 80 East Bay preschools and childcare programs, mingle with other parents, and check out other local resources at the 13th annual East Bay Moms fair. Adult admission $6, kids are free.

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Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011
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Parent Talks: Family Diets, Tots & More

Morning Routine (Hector Casanova illus., MCT Direct) Living with Ones and Twos
January 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Nurse practitioner Meg Zweiback offers practical parenting advice for parents of tots.

Healthy Eating
January 16 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM, and streamed live and archived on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and guests as they discuss healthy lifestyles for families.
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Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011
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Parent Talks: SIDS, Tots & More

Sleepless baby Keeping Infants Safe
January 9 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM, and streamed live and archived on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and Dr. Patrick Clyne as they discuss
safety issues for newborns including SIDS prevention and healthy sleep environments.

Living with Ones and Twos
January 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Nurse practitioner Meg Zweiback offers practical parenting advice for parents of tots. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
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Parent Talks: Kids, Toys & Technology

Tech-savvy tot (MCT Direct) Kids & Toys
December 19 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner, Stevanne Auerbach – better known
as “Dr. Toy” – and Jason Brand, MSW, founder of Positive Technology Relationships, as they discuss kids, toys and technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Monday, December 13th, 2010
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Parenting Talks: Underage Drinking

LIFE FAM-TEENDRINKING CC  Underage Drinking
December 12 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and author Lisa Fredriksen as they discuss teen alcohol use and how families can work to prevent and treat this social and community issue.

Kids & Toys
December 19 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner, Stevanne Auerbach – better known
as “Dr. Toy” – and Jason Brand, MSW, founder of Positive Technology Relationships, as they discuss kids, toys and technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010
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