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Annual Parent Connection Fall Harvest Festival


Join us for the Annual Parent Connection Fall Harvest Festival!
We are having a party with lots of tricks & treats
When: Sunday, October 5th, 2014 11am to 2pm
Where: Manna’s Martial Arts
12285 World Trade Dr. San Diego, CA 92128
Admission: $8/child for Parent Connection Members, $10/child for non-members.
Children under 1 year old and adults are FREE!
Lunch: Will be available for purchase.
Food Truck – My Urban Eats
Organic Cotton Candy

Activities included with admission:

  • Hair-dos by Pigtails and Crewcuts
  • Lego inspired engineering by Play Well Story
  • Soccer lessons by Super Soccer stars
  • Sandra Kay Photography
  • Face painting by Parent Quest
  • Animal Petting by Nature’s Window
  • Story time with Daniel Marciano
  • Kid Ventures
  • Playball
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations
  • Laser Tag
  • Jumpers
  • Hullabaloo Band

AWESOME Opportunity Drawing – just $1/ticket!
Goody bags for the first 150 families

Register today at 

Kid Ventures to Open Liberty Station Facility in December
- Premier indoor enrichment, creative center for young children to add third county location  - 
Kid Ventures, San Diego’s only boutique-style indoor “edutainment” facility for young children, announced plans to open its third location in the county at Liberty Station in December.
The 5,500-square-foot venue will include a play village with fun, education-oriented themed rooms as well as a cafe and wifi area for parents.
“Unlike pure recreational centers, our focus is to maximize the senses for both children and parents while fulfilling many social, physical and emotional needs,” said Darren Solomon, Co-founder of Kid Ventures. “Most of our team members are studying for or have obtained a degree in early childhood development and education-related studies. This unique combination of activities and trained people makes Kid Ventures an important and routine part of our customers’ child development regimen, and we’re excited to bring this experience to families in Point Loma.”
The new Kid Ventures will be located at 2816 Historic Decatur Road, Suites 101, 105 and 107, San Diego 92106.
For more information, visit 

Parents of Children With Learning Disabilities

Linsey McMillan, M.A., and I am a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Program at Alliant International University in San Diego, California.

She is conducting a study on parents of children with learning disabilities (i.e. dyslexia and problems with math, spelling, writing, and reading) and support groups.  I am currently recruiting parents of children with learning disabilities as research participants.   

Some participants will be invited to join a free professionally facilitated support group located at Jewish Family Service of San Diego.  The approximate cost for such a group at Jewish Family Service is normally $90.  Participation is voluntary and includes filling out some forms and completing an interview that will take approximately 90 minutes.  The group will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm for a total of 8 sessions.

If you have any questions about this study or how you might help, please reply to this e-mail or contact me at  or (858) 637-3075..

Your Child Can Help!

Seeking Normally Developing Toddlers to Help Us Understand Autism
Your child will receive comprehensive testing by a licensed Ph.D. level psychologist.  We will test your child's language and cognitive functioning as well as his or her social skills.  Your child's visit will include a blood draw by a highly experienced, certified pediatric phlebotomist.  This helps identify biomarkers associated with both normal and abnormal development.
Your child will participate in innovative eye-tracking tests.
You will receive free developmental evaluations.
In-depth, private consultation with a licensed psychologist to explain test results.
Written reports deocumenting your child's standardized test scores.
If your child shows signs of a delay, a referral to the appropriate agency for treatment will be made.
Free monitoring of your child's development until age three.
Financial compensation for travel.
Call 858-534-6912 or for more inforamtion.

Take Lessons

TakeLessons is an online marketplace to find academic tutors, language instructors, music and arts teachers and sports or fitness coaches. We make the process of discovering, comparing and booking a teacher easy. Over 500 categories, any age! 
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Natural Family Fair

Sunday September 14th, 2014

Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Three Events Under One Tent!

Join us as three local groups, Your Natural Baby Fair, Reproductive Wellness, and the Hullabaloo Family Music Festival come together to provide a day of fun, learning, and entertainment!

Registration:   Registration is required for all events and classes.  Members and nonmembers, log in here.  

Knott's Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm is offering great values for Parent Connection again this haunting season, where whatever you’re imagining … it’s here!  The gate price for Knott’s Scary Farm is $65.  Your prices are $35, $40 or $43, depending on the nights.  Your members simply click the link, choose the night, and click through to pay.  Just like in previous years, there are no refunds or exchanges on Knott’s Scary Farm tickets, so your end-users should be aware of that before they finalize their purchase.  

Potty Training Made Easy

In the midst of our frustration over diaper changes or accidents, it's easy to forget that all children will eventually learn to use the potty.  Make this transition stress free for you and your child by learning the ins and outs of potty training from an expert, Noni Levi, MFT.  You'll learn how to tell when a child is ready, how to encourage your child to use the potty and even when to call it quits for a while until your child is truly ready to get down and potty.
This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10/nonmembers.
Monday, September 15, 7-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

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. The cost is $200/members family, $395/nonmember family.  Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are $30.
Tuesdays, September 9-30, 6:30-9pm, SMH-La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Walker Room  Call Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256 to register for the class.
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