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PARENTING Talks

Autism & Asperger’s Workshop: Teaching Social Thinking to Individuals Entering and Living in the Adult World
Dec. 1-2, 8:30 am – 4 pm, Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord
Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pam Crooke will present strategies for professionals and parents on how to prepare students with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s and similar challenges for adulthood. Winner and Crooke developed these strategies based on their clinical work and development of related curriculum materials at the Social Thinking Center in San Jose. $150-$350 – Register at www.socialthinking.com.

Childhood Matters
December 5 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and guests as they discuss parenting issues.

Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010
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PARENTING Talks: Rituals, Traditions

Childhood Matters: Family Rituals & Traditions
November 28 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and guests as they discuss holidays, celebrations and family traditions.

Autism & Asperger’s Workshop: Teaching Social Thinking to Individuals Entering and Living in the Adult World
Dec. 1-2, 8:30 am – 4 pm, Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord
Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pam Crooke will present strategies for professionals and parents on how to prepare students with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s and similar challenges for adulthood. Winner and Crooke developed these strategies based on their clinical work and development of related curriculum materials at the Social Thinking Center in San Jose. $150-$350 – Register at www.socialthinking.com.

Childhood Matters
December 5 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and guests as they discuss parenting issues.

Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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PARENTING TALKS: Family Law Clinic

Supreme Court (Photo by Chuck Kennedy/KRT)
Free Family Law Clinic
November 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
This free law clinic, sponsored by BANANAS and offered by the Volunteer Legal Services of the Alameda County Bar Association, is designed to help low-income families with domestic matters. Reservations are required; call Volunteer Legal Services, 302-2222.

Living with Ones and Twos
November 17 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Nurse practitioner Meg Zweiback offers practical advice in this workshop for parents of toddlers.

Childhood Matters: Does My Teen Have a Learning Disorder?
November 21 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and Beth Samuelson as they discuss teens, learning disorders, the signs to look for and what to do next. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Toddlers & More

Mom in the car Childhood Matters
November 14 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and guests as they discuss parenting issues.

Free Family Law Clinic
November 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
This free law clinic, sponsored by BANANAS and offered by the Volunteer Legal Services of the Alameda County Bar Association, is designed to help low-income families with domestic matters. Reservations are required; call Volunteer Legal Services, 302-2222.

Living with Ones and Twos
November 17 at 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Nurse practitioner Meg Zweiback offers practical advice in this workshop for parents of toddlers.

Posted on Monday, November 8th, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Parenting Conference

Brainy toddler (Rick Nease illustration/Detroit Free Press) Great Parenting Academy Conference
November 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hilton Hotel, Concord
This all day parenting conference features panel discussions and talks by Brenda Wade on parenting and self-confidence, and John Gray, author of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” on other parenting topics. Tickets $75 in advance, $100 at the door.

Childhood Matters
November 7 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and guests as they discuss parenting issues. Free.
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Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Mindful Parenting & More

Parenting (John Roberge, MCT Direct)Parenting Mindfully
October 28 at 7:15 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Psychologist and parent coach Erica Reischer discusses how to raise happy, compassionate and confident children in this workshop. .

Childhood Matters: Keeping Kids Safe & Healthy
October 31 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org
Join nurse Rona Renner and guests as they discuss trick-or-treating issues – how much candy? how much independence? – and other parenting issues.
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Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Family Law, Teens & Halloween

Student juggling (Chris Ware illustration, Lexington Herald-Leader, MCT)
Free Family Law Clinic
October 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
This free law clinic, sponsored by BANANAS and offered by the Volunteer Legal Services of the Alameda County Bar Association, is designed to help low-income families with domestic matters. Reservations are required; call Volunteer Legal Services, 302-2222.

SAT & ACT Workshop
Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at UC Berkeley
A free 2-hour workshop on SAT and ACT prep focuses on differences between the two tests, and test taking strategies. For details, contact Raymond Barglow, who teaches a class about tutoring at UC Berkeley, at ray@barglow.com.

Childhood Matters: Post High School Alternatives
October 24 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.orgJoin nurse Rona and guest Beth Samuelson, MA, co-hosts of the “Your Teen Matters” series as they discuss post-high school options and alternatives.
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Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010
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PARENTING TALKS: Pregnancy Support, Post-HS Alternatives

Crying baby NEW: Pregnancy Support Groups in Berkeley
Thursdays Noon-1:15pm or 6:45-8 p.m., beginning Oct. 14 at the Center for Natural Health Care & Healing, 776 Page St., Berkeley
Facilitated by Meghan Lewis, these six-week support groups will offer new mothers-to-be opportunities to connect more closely with other pregnant women and share the unique experiences of expecting – the emotions, physical concerns and post-partum life. $135 for six sessions. Call 510-466-5930 to register.

Childhood Matters: Middle Ground Parenting
October 17 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.orgToo strict? Too lax? Join nurse Rona and guests as they discipline, parenting and striving for a middle ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Tots, Teens & More

Graduation (Photo by Sara Haj-Hassan, Stock.Xchng) College Prep Workshops: College 101 in English and Spanish
October 7 at 6 p.m. at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 159 Harbour Way, Richmond.
The Gooden College Connection is offering this college prep workshop – and a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. – for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Free, but pre-registration is required. Call Becky Berkowitz at 510-526-1985.

Inside Track: College Admissions Workshop
Oct. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Piedmont High School
A college apps workshop led by Inside Track facilitator Erika Coplon for parents of high school juniors and seniors. $90.

Childhood Matters: Bilingual Language Development
October 10 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.orgJoin nurse Rona and guest Dr. Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez from the National Writing Project as they discuss bilingual language development and parenting issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Fear Factor: Parenting Edition

Bullies (Illustration by Gaylen Floy/MCT) That book I told you about on Monday is one compelling read. “The Paranoid Parents Guide” takes parents’ most overwhelming fears and busts the myths.  So that overwhelming fear we all have about stranger danger? Here’s the reality check, says author Christie Barnes:

“Since we can’t control random crimes, we grossly overinflate their danger… Only .004 percent of kidnappings are perpetrated by a stranger. Abuse is most often committed by family members, ‘friends’ and acquaintances.”

So that should make you feel better about strangers … now about those people you know… yikes.

“We teach our children fear of every stranger,” Barnes points out,  “but strangers are the ones who usually help if our children get lost – and they do get lost, a lot. More than 2,000 children get lost in this country every day, on average. They wander off at the beach, in the store and at the playground, or they miss the school bus.” And who finds them and brings them back? Yep, kindly people you don’t know. Strangers.

So, she says, teach your kids all the safety awareness things that are so important – don’t get in other people’s cars without your permission, for example, and the difference between good touch and bad touch – but make sure they apply them to all people and all situations. More tomorrow…

Posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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