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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:53

By Paula Evans




Wikipedia defines “parenting” as “the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. It refers to the aspects of raising a child aside from the biological relationship.

Recognizing the challenges parents face daily, Castro Valley Adult and Career Education and  School District are sponsoring a Parent University from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

The theme of this first annual event is “We’re in this Together: Raising Healthy, Successful Children in Challenging Times.” Parents can choose from over 20 different workshops presented in two breakout sessions. Topics include Bullying, Kindergarten Readiness, Reducing the Impact of Divorce, Parenting Children with Special Needs, Motivating the Underachiever, The Truth About Drug and Alcohol Use Among Teens, and Our Kids and Social Media!

Keynote speaker, Marriage & Family Therapist George Papageorge will address “Connecting with our Kids.”  He has been working with couples, teenagers and families for the past 25 years and is a highly sought-out seminar speaker, addressing the vital needs of children and the pressures and challenges that they encounter.

Local parent Theresa Branaugh, who is serving on the Parent University advisory committee recently wrote “Raising our children and helping them navigate through their many developmental stages is one of the most important and difficult challenges parents must face. Because the stakes are so high and the demands so relentless, we can sometimes feel overwhelmed and discouraged.”

The Parent University will be held on the adult school campus, 4430 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley. Registration will be $15 before April 1, $20 April 2-16, and $25 after April 16 or at the door.

Child care is also available for children 2-10 years old. (no diapers, please) at a cost of $15 per child or $30 per family (2 or more children). Child care will be located at 4400 Alma Ave., Castro Valley, adjacent to the school’s parking lot off of Seven Hills Road.


You must pre-register for child care. Registration for April 21 Parent University now open. Space is limited. Register at, by contacting the Adult School at 886-1000, or in person at 4430 Alma Ave., CV.




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