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"Cybersafety - Protecting Those You Love"

Wednesday, Jan. 25th 7:00 p.m. 

Cybersafety Talk Notes


“Understanding Difficult Behaviors and What to Do About Them”

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

Bel Aire Elementary School

Sponsored by the RUSD PTA

 This session, suitable for parents of kids from K-8th grades, will focus on understanding difficult behaviors will cover topics including:

·        Developmental factors

·        The role of temperament

·        Feelings and thoughts

·        Parent response

·        Balancing empathy and authority in parenting

·        Adding structure & rules

·        Previewing and reviewing difficult moments 

The speakers are Stacey and Noah Kempler, RUSD parents and licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in private practice.  The Kemplers work with kids with a variety of behavioral and developmental issues and focus on helping all family members develop the skills to get along better.  Noah is the author of the book Better Behavior: Helping Kids Create Change and Improve Relationships and also the Better Behavior Blog, a blog and website dedicated to providing parents with information and support for a wide variety of parenting issues.  Please RSVP:

"How to Raise Resilient, Gritty, and Passionate People"
Wed, March 22,  7:00  – 8:30 PM 
Mill Valley Middle School Gym,  425 Sycamore Avenue
From grade school to the years beyond college, life is a series of transitions for children and parents alike.  Today’s parents hear more, know more, and are more involved.  Technology has made it easier than ever for parents to solve, fix, and manage problems.  As a result, many students leave high school without the grit, resilience, and ability to navigate the challenges awaiting them in college and life beyond.  Parents are faced with new questions: Can fixing what’s broken today make it harder for my child to fix what’s broken tomorrow?  Am I preparing my child to handle the social, emotional, physical, financial, and academic transition that is part of life in college, and beyond?  How can I give my child room to struggle, fail, and feel uncomfortable and still be a good parent? These are some of the questions 5 Simple Rules For Parents answers.  New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen gives parents a framework to help, guide, and support their children through middle school, high school, and the years beyond.  Harlan’s Five Simple Rules are based on personal interviews, group discussions, and visits to over 400 high school and college campuses.  He delivers actionable tools and advice parents can immediately apply.  Please click to register.
"Rising to the Complicated Challenges of Family Relationships in the Digital Age"
 by Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
Marin County Office of Education, 111 Las Galinas Road, San Rafael 

Dr. Steiner-Adair presentation info