Healthy Heart Month
San Diego Parent Connections Upcoming Events

Upcoming SD Events

Family Swap Meet

Families with infants, young children & parents with a baby on the way will find something special at San Diego Family Swap Meet sponsored by the Parent Connection.  New and gently used baby gear, kids clothing and more for sale. 

When:Sunday, April 14, 2013
Time:9:00am to 1:00pm
Where:  Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130
Admission:  $2/person, under 12 years old free
First 500 adults receive a free shopping bag
Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Parent Connection.

For more information, go to  Use the pull down menu to Deals and then to Family Swap Meet.

How To Navigate Through Your Child’s IEP Conference

Tuesday February 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Nobel Room

The information provided in this workshop is a culmination of personal and professional experiences, extensive Internet research, and information taken from various sources to be documented at the end of the session.

It is by no means the final word on IEPs and IEP meetings as they are individualized and customized to meet the unique needs of each student. Melissa Phillips is an special educator for over 14 years and mother for an 19-month old.

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

Register at

Sleepless in San Diego?

Gentle Sleep Solutions - Sleep Basics
This workshop provides a comfortable environment where parents learn how to gently solve their child's sleep problems.
Saturday, February 9, 11am to Noon
Scripps Coastal Medical Group - Carlsbad

The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program - Follow Your Child's Natural Rhythms for a Better Night and Naps
This class offers information on baby's sleep requirements and other valuable information about a baby's sleep rhythm during the first year of life.  Babies are welcome to attend.
Monday, February 11, 9:30-11am
Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

This class is free for Parent Connection members, $10/nonmembers.
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Roaring 20s Charity Auction

Do you have fundraising or auction experience?
The Parent Connection is looking for members to help with the Spring Fantasy Luncheon Charity Auction (SFL).  We are looking for people at all commitments levels, from as little as an hour a month all the way to co-chairing the event.  All members are welcome!
Meetings are held at Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC.
  • Tuesday, February 5
  • Friday, March 1
  • Tuesday, March 12
  • Friday, April 5
  • Friday, April 26
All meetings are at 10am.

If you are interested in helping but cannot attend the meetings, or would like more information, please contact Kristin Barron at

Go Red For Women

Celebrate 10 years of going red by wearing red.
Wear red on Friday, February 1, 2013 for the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day.  Wear red on the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day to stand with women in the fight against their number-one killer; heart disease.  Because when Women Go Red, all of us - women and men - join together to support swifter action for women's health, increased funding, and more research, all for the ultimate goal of saving women's lives.  Learn more at GoRedForWomen/org/WearRedDay.
Registration:   Registration is required for all events and classes.  Members and nonmembers, log in here

Smooth & Successful Transitions

Do you dread leaving your house in the morning because your child gets upset at your leaving?  Does your child "lose it" when it's time to leave the park or music class?  Mastering transitions can be a bit of an art for parents.  Our speaker, Susie Walton will discuss how to make transitions smooth, successful and stress free.
Thursday, February 28, 6:30-8pm
Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley - 5th Floor Conference Room

Parent's Guide to Wills, Trusts & Saving for College

What would happen to your children is something happened to you?  Achieve peace of mind by ensuring that your child"ren) would be raised by the person who choose and that your child(ren) would not inherit everything at age 18, but at the ages and stages you want them to inherit.  Our speaker, Daniel Printz, will discuss how to avoid probate, how to be prepared to cover the issues of incapacity, and how to secure your financial future as well as your child's college education.
This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30-8pm, Scripps Coastal Medical Group-Carlsbad

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.  Cost:  $200/member or $350/member couple.  The cost for nonmembers is $395/family.  Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are $30.
Tuesdays, February 12-26, 10am-Noon, Platypus Kids, Encinitas
Wednesdays, February 13-27, 6:30-9pm, SMH La Jolla
Thursdays, Feb 28-March 14, 6:30-9pm, Scripps Coastal Medical Group, Carlsbad
For information on the La Jolla/UTC or Carmel Valley classes contact Susie at 760-633-3754.
For information on the class at Platypus Kids or the class in Carlsbad, call Jackie at 760-533-5256.
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