Bay Area Wide
Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up – An informative, lively discussion of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up sets parents and kids ages 10 to 12 on the course for talking with each other about these topics. Classes take place this spring in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Francisco, Belmont, Campbell, Morgan Hill, San Leandro, Emeryville, Santa Cruz and Walnut Creek. $120 per pair. stanfordchildrens.org/en/classes.
Girl Power! – This workshop focuses on the joys and challenges of raising daughters ages 10 to 14 and discusses stressors facing them, including body issues, friendships, bullying and academic pressures. Mon., May 7. 7-9pm. $45-75. Parents Place, 600 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 415-359-2454. parentsplace.jfcs.org/find-help/learn/parenting-workshops.
Positive Discipline – The goal of effective discipline is to teach, not to punish. Learn how parenting styles, family history and temperament can affect how we discipline our children, as well as new strategies to help you accentuate the positive in discipline. Wed., April 25. 6:30-8:30pm. $30-45. Parents Place, Koret Family Resource Center, 1710 Scott St. 415-359-2454. parentsplace.jfcs.org/find-help/learn/parenting-workshops.
The following classes take place at Parent’s Place San Mateo, Eleanor Haas Koshland Center, 2001 Winward Way, #200. San Mateo. 415-359-2454. parentsplace.jfcs.org/find-help/learn/parenting-workshops.
Getting to the Root of Your Child’s Motivation — Discover how your own experience as a child affects your parenting, hear how elementary and middle schoolers think and learn strategies for encouraging cooperation. Wed., April 25. 6:30-8:30pm. $45.
Mothers and Daughters – Connecting and Letting Go. Learn why the treasured relationship of mothers and daughters is also the most challenging. Find how to keep the doors of communication open so your daughter allows you to support and influence her as she grows. Thu., April 19. 6:30-8:30pm. $45.
The following classes take place at Children’s Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. 650-617-3812. chconline.eventbrite.com. Classes are FREE.
Fostering Happiness Habits in Your Teen. Tue., May 15. 6:30-8pm.
Mothers & Teen Daughters: An Interactive Panel. Tue., May 22. 6:30-8pm.
The Neurobiology of Stress in Teens and Mindful Pathways to Heal. Learn how stress can impact a child’s brain and how mindfulness practices can make a positive impact. Tue., May 8. 6:30-8pm.
Responding To Your Teen’s Challenging Behavior. Does your child talk back and push your buttons? Learn effective responses to behavioral challenges in your teen. Tue., April 10. 6:30-8:30pm.
Eating Disorder Family and Loved Ones Support Group – If your loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, join this group for support and information. Second and fourth Saturday of each month. 9:30-11am. FREE. El Camino Hospital Conference Room A, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. 408-356-1212. edrcsv.org.
Mood Disorders Support and Information Group – Establish parent-to-parent support, share resources and learn about mood disorders. Third Wednesday of each month. 11am-1pm. $5-10. Parents Helping Parents, Sobrato Center for the Nonprofits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave., #100, San Jose. 408-727-5775. php.com/events.
Education for Parents of Tweens and Teens
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