Spring Ahead...Don't forget to change your clocks Saturday night!

Disney Resorts

Southern California residents can “Show their Disney Side” in 2014 as the Disneyland® Resort presents a ticket offer* especially for them, featuring multi-day options for fun and adventure at the Parks – all at special prices. Encourage your Southern California Guests to purchase a 2- or 3-Day Ticket with their choice of one-park-perday or a Park Hopper® Ticket with these helpful tips: Purchase Now to Enjoy More Time in the Theme Parks The sooner Guests purchase these tickets, the more time they will have to return for a second or third visit. Tickets are valid through June 6, 2014 and are blocked-out March 31-April 20, 2014.
Purchase a 3-day Ticket and Receive One Magic Morning** Benefit
When Guests purchase a 3-day Southern California Resident ticket at your location, they will receive one Magic Morning** early entry to Disneyland® Park. This feature allows
them an extra hour of play before the park opens to the general public. This benefit is not available with ticket purchases at the Disneyland® Resort ticket booths.
*Valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000-93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of residency is required for purchase and admission. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. Tickets expire June 6, 2014. Blockout dates of 3/31/14-4/20/14 apply. May purchase up to 5 tickets per person per day with valid ID. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Tickets not valid before 1/6/14. Subject to capacity, restrictions and change without notice.
** Magic Morning admission currently allows admission into selected attractions to Disneyland® Park before the park opens to the general public on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Each
Guest must have valid theme park admission. To enhance the Magic Morning experience, it is strongly recommended that Guests arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes prior to regular
park opening. Magic Morning admission is based on availability and capacity. Applicable days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of
attractions, entertainment, stores and restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to restrictions and cancellation.
Parent Connection members, click here to view your Attraction Discount for Disney Resorts.

SEAWORLD 50th CELEBRATION TO MARK MEMORIES: For nearly five decades, SeaWorld® San Diego has created memories to last a lifetime. As part of the 18-month long SeaWorld 50th Celebration, to kick off March 21, the park will commemorate its history with more than a dozen attention-grabbing Memory Markers. The markers will be a way for longtime visitors—and new ones too—to celebrate SeaWorld’s history. Every marker sign will contain images of attractions that once existed at current SeaWorld locations. The former Sparkletts Water Fantasy Show, the Underwater Theatre, and the Clydesdale Hamlet attractions are just some of the historical areas that will be remembered. Each marker will give guests the opportunity to learn a piece of SeaWorld history that they otherwise may not have known. During SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration, guests will take part in the festivities through new interactive experiences, shows and pathway performances, along with even more up-close animal encounters. The SeaWorld “Surprise Squad” also will delight guests with prizes every day. 
Parent Connection members, click here to view your Attraction Discount for SeaWorld.



Nine Things To Do Besides Spanking

Do you get frustrated hearing yourself say, NO! NO! NO!"  Discover how positive discipline can make those frustrating "nos" vanish.  Our speaker, Jackie Hartman, 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 decreasing the possibility of future behavioral problems.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers, Registration is required!
Thursday, March 13, 6:30-8pm, Scripps Clinic, Carmel Valley, 5th Flr. Conf. Room.

"No, I won't & you can't make me!"
Ways to Reduce Power Struggles

Handling power struggels can be one of the most difficult aspects of parenting.  Our speaker, Nonie Levi, MFT, will discuss how to effectively handle power struggles and what to do to lessen them in the future by recognizing them and disengaging.  You and your child will feel better and the entire family will be happier for it.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.
Monday, March 17, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Click here to register for the classes.

Center for Behavioral Teratology

San Diego State University
Want to Learn More About Your Child's Developmental Progress for FREE?
Who we are:
The Center for Behavioral Teratology (CBT) at San Diego State Uniersity is a non-profit, federally funded research facility that offers free developmental/neuropsychological testing for children between ages of 6 months to 16 years old.  This testing would otherwise cost up to $3,000.
Who is eligible to participate:
We're interested in assessing children with a history of prenatal alcohol exposure, normally developing children, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other developmental disabilities, and children with learning difficulties or mild mental retardation.  Children living with biological, foster or adoptive families are invited to participate.
Your child will receive their choice of a toy or money for their participation, and you will receive a confidential multi-page summary of your child's test results.  This summary report can provide valuable insight to your child's development progress and can be shared with physicians, teachers, or other professionals at your request.
For more information, please contact:
Project Coordinator
Center for Behavioral Teratology
"It's time for recital--join in the dancing-fun!" 

Calling All Groovin' Kids To Dance
Register for a dance class in tap, ballet or hip hop and participate in Dance To EvOLvE's annual recital on June 15th.  An event not to be missed!
Register for class by March 15th and save $20 with promo code NewDancerSignUp
Ages 2-12 At Multiple Locations
(858) 876-5327(858) 876-5327



It's a weekly selection of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables direct from California farmers that you are sure to enjoy.  In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also include fresh fish, jams, coffee, chocolate and bread in your Farmers' Market Bag.  Visit www.specialtyproduce.com, click on the Farmers' Market Bag logo and view the YouTube video of current and past selections.
To pick up your weekly delivery at UTC, please use group code SCRIPPSUTC to receive your discount and then pick up your weekly delivery at the Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC every Thursday, 10am to 1pm.  Orders must be placed by Sunday night.


The Military Family's Parent Guide for Supporting Your Child in School 

Ron Avi Astor, Linda Jacobson, Rami Benbenishty, Julie A. Cederbaum, Hazel Atuel, Tamika Gilreath, Marleen Wong, Kris M. Tunac De Pedro, Monica Christina Esqueda, and Joey Nuñez Estrada Jr. 
Pub Date: October 2012, 96 pages

If you are a military parent, teacher, administrator, social worker, counselor, psychologist or nurse working within a school with military students, please click below to receive a free copy of this title.

While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families don't experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community.

This unique guide provides parents with the information they need to choose a welcoming school or daycare program and suggests steps they can take to advocate for their children. It also highlights the types of questions parents should ask about how their children are faring socially, emotionally, and academically, such as:

  • What can I do to help my child make a smooth transition to a new school?
  • How can I support my child academically?
  • What role can sports and extracurricular activities play?
  • What resources or staff does my school have to meet the needs of military children?

Written in an engaging style by experts in the field, this guide will help parents form partnerships with teachers and administrators as they work to make schools more military-friendly.

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