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San Diego Parent Connections Upcoming Events

Harlem Globetrotters

February 15, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd in Point Loma

Discount Ticket Prices
* $19 – End LL/Loge/Center Terrace End Terrace (reg. $25)
* $28 – Corner LL/Loge/End Risers (reg. $35)
* $40 – Center Loge (reg. $49)
Buy Online at www.ticketmaster.com with Promo Code:  SCOUT

Ages:  Kids 2 & up are required to purchase a ticket.  Great event for all ages.
Parking Cost:  $15 cars, $30 Buses

Redirecting Children's Behavior Classes

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/member of $350/member couple.  The cost for nonmembers is $395/family.  Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are $30.
Tuesdays, January 15-29, 6:30-9pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room.  Contact Susie at 760-633-3754.
Tuesdays, February 12-26, 10-Noon, Platypus Kids, 1441 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 126, Encinitas.  Contact Jackie at 760-533-5256.

Positive Discipline and Self Esteem

Come and learn how to use positive reinforcement to get your child's cooperation and build a strong relationship with your child through mutual respect.  You'll learn the difference between discipline and punishment and how to keep your child's self-esteem intact.  Guest Speaker:  Nonie Levi, MFT
Monday, January 21, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mend Well Being-UTC
Additional Classes:
Turning the Terrible Two's Into The Terrific Two's
Tuesday, January 22, 10-11:30am
Guest Speaker:  Jackie Hartman
Platypus Kids, 1441 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 126
Encinitas, 92024

Nine Things To Do Besides Spanking
Thursday, January 24, 6:30-8pm
Guest Speaker:  Susie Walton
Baby Garten Studio
1947 30th St., San Diego, CA 92102

Fung Shui Your Home

What's Blocking Your Properity?  Does it feel like no matter how hard you work you still struggle to make ends meet?  Does it seem like you are just burning through money?  When you look around your home, does it reflect a life of prosperity or poverty?  Our speaker will explain five ways that you could be blocking prosperity from entering your life and Feng Shui cures you could use to release those blocks and increase your prosperity.
Thursday, January 24, 10-11am, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Mommy and Me Healing Yoga

Mommy and Me Yoga is a gentle healing yoga class for new mommies after their six-week checkup and until their babies start to crawl.  We will concentrate on breathing, stretching and strengthening your core.  Bring your baby and enjoy some special bonding time.  The class is suitable for new yogis and people returning to yoga.  Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket for yourself and a blanket for your baby. To pre-register or with any questions, contact susanne.florin@gmail.com.
This class is free for Parent Connection members this day.
Thursday, January 31, 10-11am, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Dental Care for Your Infant and Toddler

The American Academy of Pediatric dentistry along with the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommend that a child’s first visit to the dentist occur no later than their first birthday.  The most important reason for this is to begin a thorough prevention program.  At our office we refer to the first appointment as a “well baby check” and the visit is free of charge.  Our goal is to provide information on how to begin caring for your child’s teeth.  Regular teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments generally begin around 2 ½ years of age once all the primary teeth erupt.
Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity free. Teeth cleanings remove debris that build up on the teeth, irritate the gums and cause decay. Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthening teeth and preventing cavities. Hygiene instructions improve your child's brushing and flossing, leading to cleaner teeth and healthier gums.  Early preventive care will lead to less extensive, and less expensive dental treatment for your child.
At home clean your child’s teeth and gums with a soft infant toothbrush and water or a non-fluoridated toothpaste.  Unless advised by a dentist, do not use fluoridated toothpaste until your child is able to spit the majority of their toothpaste out, generally not until at least 3 years of age or older.  Remember that most children do not have the dexterity to brush their teeth on their own effectively.  Even as children become more independent continue to help with tooth brushing.  At night establish a bedtime routine that does not involve a bottle of milk or juice to put your child to sleep.  The natural sugars in these liquids will get changed to acid, which in turn can lead to dental caries.
            Dental caries is the most common chronic disease affecting children in the United States.  It is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.  Statistics show that between 30 to 40% of 3-year-old children has at least one cavity. Once children have reached elementary school the percentage of children with at least one cavity is around 50%.  Remember that some baby teeth are not replaced until a child is 12 to 14 years of age.  These teeth serve a number of critical functions.  Primary teeth:
·        Maintain good nutrition by permitting your child to chew properly
·        Are involved in speech development
·        Help the permanent teeth by saving space and guiding them into place.
·        A healthy smile can also help children feel good about the way they look to others.
For further information regarding your child’s dental needs please go to our website at
dsadental.com or call our office at 760-942-1131.
Registration:   Registration is required for all events and classes.  Members and nonmembers, log in here.  Most classes are free for members and $10/nonmember.
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