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July 21, 2016

Learn About Tidepool Illustrating

Suki: 11 Steps to Guiding Difficult Gifted Kids

Interesting Reads

Night at the Museum
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(A July) Tidepool_NaturalBridges.jpgIf you or your children are artistic and like discovering tidepool life, you may want to attend the Sunday talk by Marni Fylling, author and illustrator of Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tidepools at Natural Bridges. 

Suki's essay on Guiding Difficult Gifted Kids offers practical advice for parents of all children!

At the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery's family-friendly fundraiser Friday evening there's a special price for the amazing Modarri cars - "built to withstand hours of open-ended play and learning... Shhh! Don't tell kids this is a learning toy! explorative play as they encourage fine motor skills, logic, creativity and imagination, all without the use of screens or batteries."

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Please recommend our newsletter to new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always our many fun events! We cannot fit them all into this newsletter.  There are more on the online calendar.

Have a creative weekend with the family! Parmalee


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  Learn About Tidepool Illustrating

State Park Natural Bridges
A special presentation by Marni Fylling, author and illustrator of Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tidepools

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Meet author and illustrator Marni Fylling

Come to Natural Bridges State Beach for a special presentation by Marni Fylling, author and illustrator of Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tidepools, on Saturday, July 23.

Fylling will discuss her education, how she came to be a scientific illustrator, what makes the discipline unique and how she approaches her illustrations, as well as the genesis of the book itself. She'll also talk about the scientific illustration program that used to be located at UC Santa Cruz and is now at CSUMB. The presentation will include a slideshow of her (A July) Book_TidePoolsIllus.jpgillustrations. After the presentation we will have a Q&A with the author, followed by a signing. We will be providing light refreshments.

The Tidepool Talk with Marni Fylling will be 4-6 p.m. at the Natural Bridges Visitor Center.

Members of Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History will be able to buy Fylling's book, published by Heyday books, for $10 - $5 off the cover price. Become a Friends member at the event and receive the discount.

This is a free event. Parking at Natural Bridge is $10 and supports the park.

Location: 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map Phone: (831) 423-4609 •website Santa Cruz


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  Suki: 11 Steps to Guiding Difficult Gifted Kids

"The Role of Parents in Identifying Gifted Children."

Parenting a gifted child presents unusual challenges. Parenting a gifted child with behavioral differences places new burdens on top of those challenges. Although no one has the one magic ticket to make your life easier, experienced parents of gifted children offer variations on the following advice to help you negotiate the process of raising your wonderful, difficult child.

1. Don't depend on one theory of parenting.

It's unusual for a well-loved parenting theory to work without alteration for kids with behavioral differences. Take the parts that work, get rid of the parts that don't.

2. Keep records.

A parent's point of view about her child's behavior can vary widely over only a matter of months. Children tend to coast along for a while then go through rapid periods of change. Parents often find themselves saying, When is this EVER going to end? Then some months later they realize that whatever it was had ended and they hadn't noticed. Click for 9 more suggestions>>>>

Suki Wessling is a local parent, blogger, author and musician who writes fiction and nonfiction about reading, writing, parenting, education, and homeschooling and occasionally sings.


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  Interesting Reads

Check out these articles!

Why video games shouldn't freak parents out   VideoGames_WEB

An advocate for educational video games realizes that our kids might actually learn more from Civilization, Minecraft, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft.

How a great conversation is like a game of catch

WEB_Conversations_TED_BarryLee_Revis1_72 As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has engaged in her fair share of discussions, and she's thought a lot about how to bring out the best in a conversational counterpart. One thing she likes to say: A good conversation is like a game of catch. Huh? She explains.
Autistic people are not failed versions of "normal." They're different, not less

Steven-Silberman-Austim-Art  When people with developmental disabilities have the support they need to thrive, everyone benefits. In a speech at the United Nations on April 1, Steve Silberman made the case that it's past time we all learned to honor neurodiversity. An edited version of his

Why boys should read girl books

Caroline_Paul_TED_BoysGirls_books  The other day, I got rejected. It wasn't over love, but nevertheless it stung: a middle school declined my offer to speak
to their kids about my latest book, The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure, because it would exclude boys.


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  Night at the Museum

Join the MOD family and your friends for a Fundraiser to kick off MOD's Sustainability Campaign on Friday July 22 from 5:30 to 8pm!

(A July) MOD_Fundraiser.jpgChildren and their families can choose from a wide range activities including:

  • Building their own car with our MODARRI Car kits
  • Lego Building Challenge
  • Imagination Playground Build-a-thon
  • Be a part of a SING ALONG around our "campfire" in our camping area
  • Have a FAMILY PHOTO taken in our dress-up costume area
  • Watch our GLOW PAINT artist Mike Parisi paint your portrait
  • Take part in our science experiments throughout the evening with our MAD MOD SCIENTIST
  • Enjoy our juice tasting with LA VIE JUICES and munch on healthy snacks
  • (A July) Modarri2.jpgEntrance to this special event will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members - pay at the door.

    Modarri cars will be on sale for a discounted price of $15 each (regularly $20).

    Pre-registration is requested - please call (831) 316-5200 or click the BOOK ONLINE button  to pre-register!


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California Rodeo Salinas
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  California Rodeo Salinas
California Rodeo
Date: Every day (Jul 20-Jul 23)
Ages: All
Details: 2016 California Rodeo... Cowgirl and Cowboy Up!
City: Salinas Phone: (831)775-3100 view all details >>
Tidepools and Modarris
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  Tidepools and Modarris
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Parents & Teens Together, Setting the Course!
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  Parents & Teens Together, Setting the Course!
Positive Discipline Community Resources
Date: 07/23/2016 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: Parents and Teens
Details: Prepare Your Teen for the Future (can be taken as individual classes or as full series)
City: Aptos Phone: (831) 479-6331 view all details >>
Wharf to Wharf
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  Wharf to Wharf
Wharf to Wharf
Date: 07/23/2017 at 8:30am
Details: A scenic six-mile race with 35 or more live bands and throngs of festive spectators along the route. The coveted Wharf to Wharf
City: Santa Cruz to Capitola view all details >>
Dorothy Potter and The Wizards of Oz
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  Dorothy Potter and The Wizards of Oz
Little People's Repertory Theatre
Date: Every day (Jul 21-Jul 31)
Details: Dorothy lives in a cupboard below the porch of her aunt and uncle's farmhouse. One day an owl arrives with an invitation for Dor
City: Ben Lomond view all details >>
Tidepools and Modarris
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  Tidepools and Modarris
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Castro-Coastal Connection
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  Castro-Coastal Connection
State Park Sunset Beach
Date: 07/23/2016 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Details: Campfire! Learn about the link between Santa Cruz County's first State Beach, Sunset State Beach, and Castro Adobe State Histori
Special Instructions: off San Andreas Rd
City: Aptos Phone: 831.763-7123 view all details >>
Tidepools and Modarris
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  Tidepools and Modarris
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StuntMasters BMX Show
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  StuntMasters BMX Show
Scotts Valley Library
Date: 07/27/2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Details: Come to an awesome bicycle freestyle show
City: Scotts Valley Phone: (831) 427-7712 view all details >>
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