Local and national parenting experts will speak on infant development, marriage, storytelling and child behavior this winter and spring...
Local and national parenting experts will speak on infant development, marriage, storytelling and child behavior this winter and spring. Here is a roundup of upcoming lectures.
All events are free and will be held at Villa Academy, 5001 N.E. 50th St., Seattle, 206-841-1578.
Elizabeth Winstead and Sarah Cavanaugh, “Helping our Kids Lead Healthy Lives,” 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 11.
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Sherry Catron Wong, “Brain Science and Early Development: Separating Fact from Fiction,” 8:30-10 a.m. Feb. 7.
Jan Faull, “Unplugging Power Struggles,” 8:30-10 a.m. March 14.
Julie Metzger, “Great Conversations Between Parents and Kids,” 7-8:30 p.m. April 3.
Tools for Parents
Dr. Mel Levine, “A Guide to Your Child’s Learning Abilities,” 7-9 p.m. Jan. 23, Stadium High School, 111 North E St., Tacoma. Free but registration recommended. 800-342-9919. He will also lead a workshop for teachers, administrators and parents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Seattle Center, $125. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
Jewish Family Service
Sheri Hill, “Babies, Brains and Relationships!” 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13, Stroum Jewish Community Center — Seattle, 8606 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle. $10 advance, $15 at the door.
Dr. Jack Raskin, “Positive Discipline: Understanding Our Children,” 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28, Jewish Family Service, 1601 16th Ave., Seattle, $10/$15.
For information or to RSVP: 206-461-3240, ext. 3146.
Margaret Read MacDonald, “Fun and Learning Through Storytelling,” 6-9 p.m. Jan. 30, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. N.W., Shoreline, 206-546-3522 or www.kcls.org. Registration required; online registration begins Jan. 16.
John Gottman, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work,” 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28, Town Hall, $25 advance/$28 at the door.
Pamela Jordan, “Hello Baby! … Does Not Mean Goodbye Intimacy,” 7-9 p.m. March 6, Lincoln Square Cinemas, 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. $18 advance/$20 at the door.
Sal Severe, “How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too,” 7-9 p.m. March 13, Annie Wright School, 827 Tacoma Ave. N., Tacoma, $18/$20.
Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl, “Babies and the Brain: Truth, Myths and Politics,” 7-9 p.m. April 17, Seattle Children’s Theater, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, $18/$20.
Suniya Luthar, “Overdrive: How Too Much Ambition Can Harm Kids,” 7-9 p.m. April 24, Lincoln Square Cinemas, $18/$20.
Julie Metzger and Dr. Rob Lehman, “How Big Is a Hormone? Tackling the Tough Questions Kids Ask,” 7-9 p.m. May 9, Seattle Children’s Theater, $18/$20.
Hal Urban, “Coaching Kindness: The Impact of Language on Your Child’s Character,” 7-9 p.m. May 22, Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle, $18/$20.
For information or tickets: www.parentmap.com or 800-838-3006.
Stephanie Dunnewind, Seattle Times staff reporter