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Basic Training for Dads-to-Be: The Third Trimester

Saturday, July 11, 9:30-Noon, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center
We're looking for a few good dads-to-be!  With a baby on the way, your life is about to change profoundly.  Our basic training class allows expectant dads the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from experienced dads who have been through it all.  Learn about what to expect in the last trimester of pregnancy, at the birth, during the first few weeks at home and more.  Our expert dads, accompanied by their infants, will provide practical tips on diapering, feeding and soothing a newborn.  This class provides an experience you can't get from reading a book or attending a childbirth class.  Call 858-380-4636, go to or email for information and registration.  The cost is $40/class.

Hullabaloo Band

Friday, July 17, 10:00-10:30 a.m., TBA
Hullabaloo is farm-fresh, free-range, organic kid-folk in a genre filled with musical Twinkies, and Ding-Dongs.  Don’t’ get us wrong (and please don’t sue us Hostess Foods, Inc.), Twinkies and Ding-Dongs are great in small doses.  But, after a while, you need something with a little more substance. 
 Suggested donation of $5/family. Parent Connection member families $3.

Doodle Bug Designs at Hullabaloo Concert!

Friday, July 17
Doodle Bug Designs will be available for those who would like to make a clay impression of their little one’s hands or fee.  The costs range from $7.50 to $45. 

Redirecting Children's Behavior

Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical 3-week 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.  This course is taught by supportive and experienced instructors.  These popular classes fill quickly. The cost is $200/member family, $395/nonmember family. Fee does not include a textbook and a workbook.
Contact Jackie at 760-533-5256.

Healthy Chats for Girls

July 19, 2:30-5pm
September 20, 2:30-5pm
2:30-5pm, Scripps Annex, 10140 Campus Point Dr. San Diego

This popular 2 1/2-hour seminar presents accurate information for mothers and daughters (9-11 years old) about the normal physical and emotional changes that preteens experience during puberty.   The cost is $60/mother & daughter pair and includes a "Growing Up" bag for the girls.  Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required.  For more information go to 

Your Child's Home - Little Changes, Big Results

Monday, July 20, 6:30-7:30pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room
Did you know a child's home setting is crucial for healthy development?Come hear our guest, Jeanne-Marie from Voila Montessori, speak about the four basic areas your child needs at home; how you can create fun and engaging activities for infants, babies, and toddlers; how to create a baby-focused nursery; support early toilet awareness; and much more.

This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.




Attraction Discounts

The following print-at-home tickets are available through the Attraction Discounts page on  You will need your user name to gain access into this site.  If you do not know your user name, request is at  Please give us 24 hours to respond.  You must be a Parent Connection member to take advantage of these offers.
Disneyland Resort Tickets
Universal Studios
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Aquarium of the Pacific – Long Beach
Knotts Berry Farm
Also available are seasonal show tickets at various venues including California Ballet, Valley View Casino Center and others
Take Lessons
Solar City
eVantage Financial
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