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Holiday Photos with Our Very Own Santa

Monday, November 12


Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Parent Connection members only!  If you are not sure if you are a member, email

Jolly Ole Santa can't wait to have his picture taken with your little ones while he hears their holiday wish.  The photo is free, compliments of Sandra Kay Photography (additional photos can be ordered).

In addition we will help you with your Holiday Gift list and Doodle Bug Designs and Make-a-Plates will be available for parents to make those specialized gifts.  Doodle Bug Designs range from $7.50 to $45 and Make-a-Plates are $7/each.

Special Vendors will be available including, Scentsy, Cherrybelli's Thirty-One Gifts, and Origami Owl.

Admission is a new unused toy to benefit the Pollinsky Center.  No RSVP required.

St. Mark's School 5th Annual Kid's Resale Event

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Baby & Young Children’s Clothing, Toys, Wheel Toys, Books, Maternity Clothes, Stuffed Animals, Baby Furniture, Strollers, Bikes, Play Structures, Infant Swings, Gear

Everyone is welcome!  Invite your friends, neighbors, and relatives to shop.  Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity for amazing deals!

St. Mark’s Nursery School
3502 Clairemont Dr
(Across from South Clairemont Rec. Center & Pool)

Managing Daylight Time Changes

Adapted from an article by Jennifer Humora
According to the National Sleep Foundation there are steps you can take this fall and spring to minimize the affects of daylight saving time in your family. Each spring our clocks move forward one hour to take advantage of longer daylight hours. This is reversed in the fall when our clocks are set back one hour.
To read more, click here.

Redirecting Children's Behavior

Wednesdays, November 28-December 12, 6:30-9pm, Scripps Clinic, Carmel Valley 2 floor conference room.
Special 3-week parenting class in Carmel Valley.  Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical 3pweek course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere.  Learn the four principles of why children misbehave and how to nurture self-sufficient, responsible and self-confident children by using techniques that build mutual respect, create positive motivational messages, prevent sibling rivalry and minimize power struggles.  The cost is $200/member or $350/non member couple. 
For information on the La Jolla/UTC or Carmel Valley classes, please contact Susie Walton at 760-633-3754.

Nine Things to Do Besides Spanking

Monday, November 19, 7 to 8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Do you get frustrated hearing yourself say, "NO! NO! NO!"  Discover how positive discipline can make those frustrating "Nos" vanish.  Our speaker will discuss how to use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior.  You'll learn the difference between discipline and punishment and, more importantly, how to keep your child's self-esteem intact, thereby decrasing the possibility of future behavioral problems.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.  Registration is required.
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