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Michael Thompson, PhD

Monday, February 3, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
CEE Community Center

Best-selling author of Raising Cain will be at CEE to discuss his book Homesick and Happy and why time away from your children is good.

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Posted by on Tuesday February 4, 2014
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From Tinkerers to Innovators: Educating Our Children in the 21st Century

Dr. Yong Zhao
CEE Evening Speaker Series
October 17, 2013 @ 7 p.m.
Innovation Center (Building C, 4th floor)


Dr. Yong Zhao, Director of the Institute of Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon, held a Skype discussion with parents in our new Innovation Center. His takes on the impacts of globalization and technology on the future of our children were equal turns optimistic, informative, and funny. We look forward to speaking with him again in the future!



Posted by on Thursday November 7, 2013 at 09:41AM
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Parenting High-Tech Kids: Media Boundaries and Strategies


Parent Education Evening
with Dr. Larry Rosen
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
CEE Community Center

This positive talk about helping parents put age-appropriate boundaries on media usage will focus on the issues they and their parents are dealing with around technology today.

Dr. Rosen's Powerpoint Presentation

Please visit Dr. Rosen's website to learn more about his work.

Posted by on Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 04:48PM
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Raising Readers

CEE Grandparents' Council Presents:

Raising Readers
Victoria Waller, Ed. D.
Monday, February 11, 2013 / 10:00 a.m.
Board Room (Building B, 3rd Floor)

Dr. Victoria Waller is a nationally recognized educational consultant specializing in various aspects of reading development. At this special talk, she will discuss the ways in which parents and grandparents can create an environment for the children to become lifelong readers.

Posted by on Wednesday February 13, 2013 at 09:57AM
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Won't Back Down Screening

Won't Back Down Poster

Special Screening of Won't Back Down
Thursday, October 11, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
20th Century Fox Studios Lot
Suggested Donation: $20

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the film’s director and Center parent, Daniel Barnz, and other special guests.

 Net proceeds from the event benefited Inner-City Arts, which provides elementary, middle and high school students, many living in Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, with quality arts education, helping them to develop their creativity and improve their academic achievement.

Posted by on Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 04:41PM
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Preserving Los Angeles' Architectural Heritage

The CEE Grandparents’ Council Presents: Preserving Los Angeles' Architectural Heritage

With Ken Bernstein of The City of LA’s Office of Historic Resources
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Board Room, Building B - 3rd Floor

While Los Angeles has a reputation for caring little about its history, our city actually has a rich architectural legacy and one of the most active historic preservation programs of any large city in the country.  In 1962, Los Angeles passed one of the nation's first historic preservation laws, helping to inspire similar laws in New York, Chicago, Boston and most other large cities.  Today, the City of Los Angeles is also taking steps to document its diverse built legacy through its first-ever citywide historic resources survey, SurveyLA, conducted in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Trust.  Ken Bernstein, who directs the City's Office of Historic Resources, will speak about the steps Los Angeles is taking to protect its significant architecture and historic neighborhoods, and will share some fascinating early "discoveries" from SurveyLA.

Space is limited.  Click here to RSVP.

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis in CEE’s underground garage.  Street parking at also available.

Posted by on Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 02:19PM
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The Whole-Brain Child

Dr. Tina Bryson
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, where she sees children and adolescents, as well as provides parenting consultations. In addition to writing and speaking to parents, educators, and professionals, she serves as the Director of Parenting Education and Development for the Mindsight Institute, focusing on how to understand relationships in the context of the developing brain. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, child-rearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. She lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children. For more information about her work and parenting resources, please visit tinabryson.com.

About The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No—it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem—and feel—so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Raise calmer, happier children using twelve key strategies, including:

NAME IT TO TAME IT: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain’s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.

ENGAGE, DON’T ENRAGE: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: Use physical activities to shift your child’s emotional state.

LET THE CLOUDS OF EMOTION ROLL BY: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.

S.I.F.T.: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.

CONNECT THROUGH CONFLICT: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

Complete with clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

Learn more about this event on Baudelia's Blog!

Posted by on Thursday October 4, 2012 at 05:49PM
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Early Childhood Parenting Speaker Series

Social and Physical Aggression in Preschool: "Mean Girls" and "Rough Boys"
Dr. Ann Corwin

April 17, 2012, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building B

Dr. Corwin has made it her life’s work to develop practical parenting programs for parents and children. With a Ph.D. in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy and Master’s Degree in Education and over twenty five years of experience in parenting consulting and child development education, she has helped thousands of parents – with children ages birth to five years and beyond. She has appeared in television on PBS station KCET-A Place of Our Own, COX Cable, and call-in consulting with viewers. In addition, her work has been published in Journals, Cookie Magazine, Simple Life Magazine, and newspapers across the country. Known as an authority in her field of parenting counseling, she has worked with professional national groups.

Her parenting skills development workshops and parent coaching programs have immediate solutions to child discipline behavior issues such as hitting and biting, respect and discipline, poor sleeping habits, relationships and school, toilet learning, new siblings and sibling rivalry, separation anxiety and much more.

Sexual Development in Early Childhood: What is Normal and What is Not?
Amy Lang
April 25, 2012, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building B

Amy Lang started Birds + Bees+ Kids® to help parents become informed, confident and comfortable talking to their children of any age about sexuality, love, and relationships.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and is a certified parent educator through Positive Discipline. She won the Mom’s Choice Award® for Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids and The Ask ANYTHING Journal and was also a recipient of the Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2009. Additionally, Amy has been featured in Seattle Magazine and Seattle’s Child. As a regular guest on NW Cable News’ "Northwest Parenting" segment and other radio and TV programs Amy has shared helpful information with parents.

Posted by on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 11:48AM
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EC Parenting Speaker Series

Nina Shapiro
Take a Deep Breath
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
CEE Community Center, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  Her program will aim to provide parents with a better understanding of what's going on when their children breathe in and out.  She will discuss which problems are truly worrisome and which are actually just normal stages of development, and also offer tips for at-home preventions and treatments.


Jackie Linder Olson
Sensory Processing Disorders
Thursday, January 26, 2012
CEE Community Center, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Jackie Linder Olson brings her own unique perspective as the parent of an autistic child with sensory processing difficulties.  She will address the importance of children's senses and how they affect the ways in which they play, learn, and interpret the world.

Posted by on Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 10:54AM
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Mary Cowhey: Cultural & Social Diversity

Mary Cowhey
Cultural & Social Diversity
Thursday, January 12, 2012
CEE Community Center, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Mary Cowhey helps teachers and parents think mindfully about their community. She will Provide simple and creative ideas that encourage children to learn about differences, culture, class, community, service and citizenship in an authentic way.

About the Author:
2002 Milken National Educator Award
Black Ants & Buddhists: Thinking Critically & Teaching Differently in Primary Grades

Posted by on Thursday January 26, 2012 at 11:06AM
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