Join us for the next PTA meeting for a parenting workshop! Our guest speaker, Deb Levine, a leading health educator, will present, “Patient Parenting in Puberty: It Pays Off Later.”

Crazy and even rude behavior from kids in early puberty is normal. It might even be considered a good sign. So, which teen behavior do you have in your house?

  •   Eye rolling
  •   Zombie stares
  •   Crying
  •   Screaming
  •   Deaf ears
  •   Exasperated sighs
  •   Dismissive grunts
  •   All of the above!

Of course, you try to be patient because you know good parenting in the middle school years can help your child mature into a healthy, loving adolescent and adult. But where do you draw the line?

Come to the Claremont PTA meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. to gain insight into the mind and body of tween and early teen kids from a leading health educator. Deb Levine, founder of an organization focused on teen health and technology, will share her knowledge and experience in a 20-minute presentation for parents. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, too.

About the presenter:

Deb Levine is currently a Health Commissioner at the California State PTA and has been on the Curriculum Review Task Force for OUSD. She is a frequent speaker on bringing up powerful young women in the digital age. Her work was cited in President Clinton’s Advisory Council Report on Education and the Internet.

Deb has been working in the field of sexual health since 1993, when she discovered the power of the Internet to discuss sensitive topics while creating the immensely popular Go Ask Alice online health Q&A service at Columbia University. She is the mom of two teens in the Oakland school system.

Event details:

  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2
    Claremont Music Room
    (Cars can enter through the Miles Avenue gate and park)

The Claremont PTA provides free community dinner at 6 p.m. Please join us!