Thursday, June 12, 2014

Monterey Peninsula parents: these events are for you.

Here comes the Parenting Speaker Series, an effort to support good parenting and good students, brought to you by Friends of Parents' Place.

Coming up Sunday: Beyond Burnout - An Interactive Discussion for Working Parents
Katrina Alcorn, Author Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Marina Library, 188 Seaside Ave., Marina.
$5. For tickets, click here.

Topics to be discussed include juggling work and family, why parents burn out, why businesses should care, why this is a public health issue, what’s wrong with work, and how to fix it. Alcorn will relate her personal story while weaving in research about the dysfunction between our work and home lives and the consequences to our health, ultimately o ffering a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to work and live.

Next Sunday:  Star Parenting author Elizabeth Crary
From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at PG Middle School.
 Crary helps parents deal with trying behavior in a positive way that reflects their own values and their child's temperament. Attendees will discover five points of healthy guidance, learn tools to guide children's behavior, explore a process to make guidance easier, and understand the impact of a child's age, temperament, and experience on his or her behavior.

Seating is limited and attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are $5. A limited number of free tickets are available. For more information, visit Parent's Place here.

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