Camps & Education | Panel offers advice on parenting school-age kids

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Having issues with your child over homework? Worried about their social activities? Wondering how to foster healthy values?

Congregation Beth Emek is hosting a panel discussion titled “From preschool to college — how parents can stay on the right track” that aims to help parents “find a balance between the gentle push and the demanding shove.” Free and open to the public, it will take place from 10:15 a.m. to noon on Jan. 27 in the CBE sanctuary, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton.

Rabbi David Katz will moderate a panel of local experts who will  offer advice about how to cope with stress and how to raise healthy kids while embracing Jewish values.

Panelists are:

Dr. Joss Flanzbaum, a pediatrician with expertise on physical signs and symptoms of stress in children;

Family therapist Linda Fries, who will discuss emotional responses to stress in children and adults;

College counselor Stacey Kadesh, on how to prepare students for college;

Ruben Nieves of Positive Coaching Alliance, on how parents can model and foster sportsmanship.

For more information call (925) 931-1055.