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To see more videos on parenting, visit the Parenting Success Network’s YouTube page.

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 Family Fun Day – Save the Date!

Family Fun Day Flyer 2015 1It’s nearly time for this year’s 38th Annual LBCC Family Fun Day!! This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, February 28th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm, at the LBCC Activities Center.

Last year’s event attracted hundreds of young children from across Linn and Benton counties for a day of fun activities, arts and craft projects, good food, and lots of prizes! Putt Putt Golf, a Bouncy Castle, a Pinewood Derby track, a Pirate Maze, and Basketball Bowling gave kids lots of physical activity and excitement, while the Face Painting, Play Dough, Foam Peanut Sculptures, Tattoos, and Crown Making allowed them to enjoy the fun of arts and crafts. There was also a wide selection of books and toys for sale, and the concessions stand provided lots of delicious snacks and beverages.

Please save the date on your calendar and plan to join us for a day of family fun. We are also looking for volunteers to help on the day of, and we’re asking for donations for our drawing. If you can help, please call (541) 917-4897.

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5th Annual Parenting Educator Celebration – Save the Date!

PEC WorkgroupJoin us for the annual Parenting Educator Celebration on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  We’ll have fun and informative networking activities and keynote speaker Dr. Bridget Hatfield.  Director of the SEARCH (Supporting Engaging Adult Relationships with Children) Research Lab at Oregon State University, she will speak about how to best support parents in developing responsive interactions with their children that support development.  She will discuss her research and share video vignettes demonstrating specific adult interactions that support different developmental skills.

Come early for the 12-1:00pm lunch with colleagues–bring your own or purchase one at the LBCC cafeteria–and our Meeting will be held from 1-4:00pm in the Fireside Room on the LBCC Campus.

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La Hora del Cafe

Screen TimeHave you ever asked  yourself how much time your child spends in front of the TV, a computer, a cell phone or other devices?  Now, more than ever, our kids are spending more time in front of a screen.

The next La Hora del Cafe workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Albany Boys and Girls Club, 125 Hill Street SE, Albany.  Fabiola Sandoval Morado will present information about the effects of screen time on our children, including suggestions on how to reduce or control our kids screen time and how to identify when screen time is appropriate and when it is not.

The presentation will be in Spanish, children are welcome, and coffee and pastries will be served.  If you have questions, please contact the Welcome Center at viviana.gonzalez@albany.k12.or.us or (541) 704-2376.

la hora del cafe Screen Time – English

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2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

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The 2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference will be on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus. Conference registration will open in March.  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tina Payne Bryson,  co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the New York Times best-selling THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and the New York Times best-selling NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE, will be joining us as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference!  

For updates on conference details and registration, please visit http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/oregon-parenting-education-week. This conference is a great resource for Parent Educators and social service workers!  Save the date! We’ll see you there!

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Dr. Tina Bryson Speaking Engagement – Save the Date!

NYT-cover-NDD-196x300Dr. Tina Bryson, nationally known speaker and co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the NY Times best selling “No-Drama Discipline”, will be speaking at the Corvallis High School Theater on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm.  Dr. Bryson will define the true meaning of the “D” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand).  In a fact-filled, humorous presentation, she will explain how to reach your child and redirect emotions.

This is a free event, produced by the Parenting Success Network and Linn-Benton Community College, and sponsored by The Mullins Healthy Children’s Fund, the Corvallis School District, the Corvallis Kiwanis Noon Club, the Benton County Health Department, Family Tree Relief Nursery, LBL-ESD Early Intervention, Linn County Alcohol & Drug Program, the Old Mill Center for Children & Families, and Strengthening Rural Families.