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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

August 9, 2018
If school could be like camp...
Proactive Police
Campers Have Fun!

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

Recipe for a Water Party
Fun Events!
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  If school could be like camp...

(0 A Aug 2018) Camp_CitySC-JrGuards.jpg"Nooooo! I'm not done with Summer yet...UNLESS SCHOOL COULD BE LIKE CAMP!" In our outdoor friendly world here in Santa Cruz County, we can enjoy both school and summer activities well into the fall. It's the best beach time, county fair time, hiking in the redwoods time, harvest time of the year.

Yet school beckons. We renew old friendships, make new friends, fall in love with great teachers, begin anew, build good habits, expand horizons.

It's normal to feel both anticipation and a little anxiety about a new school year, but if anxiety overtakes eager anticipation for child and parents, take (0 A Aug 2018) SCPolice_IceCream.jpga deep look at the root cause. Is your child in the right school?  It's not too late to explore alternatives. Finding a very good fit is important to all parties: child, parents, teachers and administrators.

Positive action on a local level. Way to go! Proactive police departments are reaching out to children and adults alike! Santa Cruz Police are offering meetings with both children and citizens. Watsonville PAL does a lot of outreach.

Enjoy the weekend with the family! Parmalee

  Proactive Police

If you would like to donate backpacks  to the Watsonville PAL event, they can pick up the donation or you can drop them off at our center, 37 Davis Ave, Watsonville, between 2pm - 5pm, 831-763-4147

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  Campers Have Fun!

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Adventure Sports Unlimited

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Art Factory Camp

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Belmont Training Stable

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Cassie Belmont

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Toadal Fitness 4 Kids

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Mount Madonna Summer Camp

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Life Lab Summer Camp

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Kids Dojo Mountain Biking

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Life Lab Summer Camp

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Seahorse Swim School

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Santa Cruz Museum

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Santa Cruz County Parks

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Santa Cruz Soccer Camp

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Little Garden Patch Farm

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SPCA Camp

 

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  The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

by Anya Kamenetz

(0 A Aug 2018) Book_HowtoRaiseAnAdult.jpgHave you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?

These examples are drawn from two bestselling books - How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims and The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. Both are by women writing from their experiences as parents and as educators. Lahey is a teacher and a writer for The New York Times and The Atlantic, currently at work on a new book about teens and addiction. Lythcott-Haims was the (0 A Aug 2018) Book_TheGiftofFailure.jpglongtime freshman dean at Stanford; in 2017, she published the memoir Real American and is working on a sequel to How to Raise an Adult about "how to be an adult."

The books make strikingly similar claims about today's youth and their parents: Parents are "too worried about [their children's] future achievements to allow [them] to work through the obstacles in their path" (Lahey) and "students who seemed increasingly reliant on their parents in ways that felt, simply, off," (Lythcott-Haims).

What is at the core of what's happening with kids and parents today? More>>>

 

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  Recipe for a Water Party

Water Celebration Party!!! 

It is that time of the year again!! Adventure Sports will be holding its end of the year Water Celebration swim party!!!  This event is for anyone who swam with us this year!  We will be having the party on Sunday September 9th, 12pm-5pm.  Please join us for a day of food, fun and frolicking in the water to show off all the skills your kids have learned this year! 

Fun Swim Meet (12pm-1pm): This meet is no pressure for the kids: we aren't timing the races or giving out medals and such.  It's just for fun and a chance for the kids to show off their skills!  We will have individual events in all strokes as well as group relays. Please go over and fill out the RSVP Form with your swimmers and have them sign up for as many or as few events as they would like!  We can have teachers in the pool to assist if needed. The Swim Meet is for kids in levels Little Strokes and above

BBQ (12pm-2pm): We will have tasty goodies on site to feed those ravenous swimmers.  We will be grilling up tasty kid-friendly food for carnivores and veggies alike! 

Water Games (1pm-3pm): 

Everybody loves game time!  We have a variety of water games for all our kids to play, including the ball collection game, diving for sinkers, boogie board slalom course, and our most popular Obstacle course!  We will have games for all ability of students (including games in the Floaties for our newer little swimmers).    

Bubble Maker (3pm-5pm):  SCUBA for Kids!! Who wouldn't want to learn how to breath underwater?  We will have our instructors and special gear in the water that will allow the kids to experience the wonderful feeling of breathing underwater.  Super super fun!  Minimum age of 5 years old, with NO EXCEPTIONS!  

  Fun Events!

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Coming Soon!

CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library
Every Th (Sep 6-Apr 27)  3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: 8-18
Details: CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library
Special Instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
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Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 yrs.)
Positive Discipline Community Resources
Every Mon and Tues (Aug 28-Oct 16) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting
Santa Cruz 831-476-7284 x107 view all details >

Summer Gathering of Mountain Men
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  Summer Gathering of Mountain Men
Roaring Camp
Date: Every day (Aug 18-Aug 19)
Details: Live history! Visit Roaring Camp's summer gathering of wild and woolly mountain men.
City: Felton Phone: (831)335-4484 view all details >>
     
Shake the Square: Merengue
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  Shake the Square: Merengue
MAH
Date: 08/09/2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Get moving in a series of free movement classes in Abbott Square.
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Thoroughly Modern Millie
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  Thoroughly Modern Millie
All About Theatre
Date: Every day (Aug 10-Aug 12)
Details: A high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing
Special Instructions: Suitable for young audiences and families.
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Tween/Teen Line Dance
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  Tween/Teen Line Dance
The Discovery Learning Center
Date: 08/12/2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: teens & tweens
Details: Slip into your jeans and cowboy boots (if you have them), then come on over to the Discovery Learning Center in Scotts Valley an
City: Scotts Valley view all details >>
     
Chris Hall Art Reception
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  Chris Hall Art Reception
Library Boulder Creek
Date: Every 2 weeks on Mon (Aug 11-Aug 25) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Come meet the painter and ask her about her techniques and inspirations.
Special Instructions: Show will be up for the entire month of August
City: Boulder Creek Phone: (831) 427-7717 view all details >>
     
Origami for Peace with Nate and Drew
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  Origami for Peace with Nate and Drew
Library Central
Date: Every 2 weeks on Th (Aug 5-Nov 30) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Origami for Peace with Nate and Drew
Special Instructions: 1st and 3rd Sundays
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 427-7717 view all details >>
     
 Bringing the Harvest Home: Preserving Tomatoes
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  Bringing the Harvest Home: Preserving Tomatoes
Mountain Feed
Date: 08/11/2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Details: Learn a recipe designed for large quantities of staple foods; Canned Tomatoes, and Hard Apple Cider.
Phone: (831) 336-8876 view all details >>
     
A Cinematic Summer in Aptos
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  A Cinematic Summer in Aptos
Movies in the Park
Date: 08/12/2018 at 7:00pm
Ages: All ages.
Details: Come early for food and music.
City: Aptos view all details >>
     
Summer & School
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  Summer & School
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Summer & School
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Nature Craft Workshop: Plant Based Salves
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  Nature Craft Workshop: Plant Based Salves
Arboretum
Date: 08/19/2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: Ages 12 and up
Details: Gain hands-on experience with seed saving, learn strategies for habitat restoration, and explore the life cycle of select native
Special Instructions: Class limited to 15
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival
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  Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival
City of Santa Cruz
Date: 08/19/2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Details: Discover the excitement of outrigger canoe racing, taste of the tropics- fresh flower leis, Hawaiian shaved ice, Maori face pain
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831-420-5273 view all details >>
     
     
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