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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

October 5, 2017
Journeys to the Past
Talking to Children About Tragedies

Share Remarkable History Discoveries with the Children

Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers

PDCR: Parent & Teacher Tool: Put Kids in the Same Boat
TripleP: Ask Nicole: Your Baby's First Tooth
Fun Events!
Ask Nicolecontinued
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  Journeys to the Past

(0 Sept 2017) HalloweenCostume_HungryCaterpillar.jpgCostume time is here and we have some great literary costume images for you! Who are your children's  favorite characters? Who would they like to be?

The study of history is more than memorization of a timeline, in my opinion a boring, dry approach.  I find glimpses into people's daily lives in another era, significant trends that were happening in art, music, dance, manners, mores, politics, tragic wars, people's triumphs and mistakes all fascinating.  Today we share some new discoveries for you to introduce to the children. Inspire them to become history detectives, to read, think, question, think again!

Please recommend our newsletter to new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always the many fun events! Check the online calendar.

Enjoy a journey to the past with family!  Parmalee

  Talking to Children About Tragedies

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

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​​After any disaster, parents and other adults struggle with what they should say and share with children and what not to say or share with them.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope with. Read more at HealthyChildren.org>>>>

 

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  Share Remarkable History Discoveries with the Children

(0 Sept 2017) great-pyramid.jpgA Just-Discovered Papyrus Reveals How the Great Pyramid Was Built read about it here>>>>>>

September 27, 2017 by Robby Berman

A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History read more>>>>>

Eric Niiler SciencDate of Publication: 04.26.17

Amateur Metal Detectorist Finds Incredible Ancient Roman Treasure Hoard in The UK read more>>>>>

MICHELLE STARR 29 SEP 2017

Why Are Archaeologists So Excited About This Toilet Linked to Paul Revere? read more>>>>

By Barbara Maranzani // September 29, 2017

Alexander the Great's lost 2,000-year-old city found by drones read more>>>

By Patrick Knox, The Sun  September 25, 2017

Why Nobody Remembers America's Worst Maritime Disaster read more>>>>

By Erin Blakemore // September 28, 2017

 

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  Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers

Precious Children's Series / Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers

Illustrated by award-winning artist Iain McIntosh

"Deftly written, delightful to read, and perfect for bedtime sharing or for those more confident in their reading to head off upstairs with by themselves... The illustrations throughout... are lovely, very evocative of the countryside and the people of Botswana"
BOOKBAG

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Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, she was already solving mysteries. These gorgeous children's books capture the beauty of Botswana through the enquiring mind of an eight-year-old already well on her way to becoming a detective.

 
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  PDCR: Parent & Teacher Tool: Put Kids in the Same Boat

(0 Sept 2017) PDCR_SameBoat.jpgIf you can't stand to stay out of your children's/student's fights, and decide to become involved, the most effective way is to put your children in the same boat. Don't take sides or try to decide who is at fault.

Chances are you wouldn't be right, because you never see everything that goes on. Right is always a matter of opinion. What seems right to you will surely seem unfair from at least one child's point of view. If you feel you must get involved to stop fights, don't become judge, jury, and

executioner.  Instead, put them in the same boat and treat them the same. Instead of focusing on one child as the instigator, say something like, "Kids, which one of you would like to put this problem on the agenda," or, "Kids, do you need to go to your feel good places for a while, or can you find a solution now?" or, "Kids, do you want to go to separate rooms until you can find a solution."  

Full details here, courtesy of the Positive Discipline Community Resource!

  TripleP: Ask Nicole: Your Baby's First Tooth

by Nicole M. Young, MSW

(0 Sept 2017) BrushBabyTeeth.jpgA first birthday is the first of many happy celebrations. I remember the big celebration we had for each of my children when they turned 1. Although they don't remember it now, I'm sure they could sense that something special was happening as they were surrounded by smiling friends and family. Birthdays are a reminder that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children doesn't come wrapped in a box with paper and ribbons. It's the way we care for them and teach them healthy habits that last a lifetime, including taking care of their mouths and teeth.


Dear Nicole, My baby is 10 months old and doesn't have a tooth yet. I think it will happen soon, but her pediatrician said I should take her to the dentist before her first birthday, even if she doesn't have a tooth. It doesn't make sense to go to the dentist when she doesn't have any teeth yet, and it's expensive! I trust my pediatrician, but is it OK to wait? - Anna

Read Nicole's advice>>>>

  Fun Events!
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Mount Madonna PreK-12, Campus Tour 10/18

Gateway School K-8, School Day Tour 10/10

Costumes from Favorite Stories!


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Native Plant Sale
Saturday, Oct 7
8:30–1:00

California Fuchsia

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Bike to Work/School Day
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  Bike to Work/School Day
Ecology Action
Date: 10/05/2017 from 6:30am to 9:30am
Ages: All
Details: Bike/Walk to School Day as part of Bike Week
Special Instructions: Locations Across Santa Cruz County
City: Santa Cruz County view all details >>
     
Respectful Parenting- A Question and Answer Symposium
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  Respectful Parenting- A Question and Answer Symposium
Regarding Baby
Date: 10/07/2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
Details: Special Event With Janet Lansbury, Respectful Parenting Symposium With Janet Lansbury
Special Instructions: Tickets Available Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/respectful-parenting-a-question-and-answer-symposium-tickets-36949600249
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831-296-2229 view all details >>
     
Rocks and Waves Members Reception
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  Rocks and Waves Members Reception
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Date: 10/06/2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Details: Celebrate the opening of Rocks and Waves at the Museum with food, drink, and mingling.
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 420-6115 view all details >>
     
Corralitos Open Farm Tours
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  Corralitos Open Farm Tours
Corralitos Farm Tours
Date: 10/08/2017
Details: Tour the farms at your own pace and learn what is involved in growing our food and how important sustainable farming methods are
City: Corralitos view all details >>
     
"9 to 5" MUSICAL
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  "9 to 5" MUSICAL
Mountain Community Theater
Date: Every day (Sep 22-Oct 21)
Details: Mountain Community Theater is proud to present 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL,
Special Instructions: Community Afternoon is Sunday, November 29. Tickets are 2 for $20.
City: Ben Lomond Phone: 831.336.4777 view all details >>
     
Music of the Spheres
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  Music of the Spheres
Santa Cruz County Symphony
Date: Every day (Oct 7-Oct 8)
Ages: all
Details: Music of specific and sacred place, reflective of the harmony within ourselves and within the universe
Special Instructions: Sat at Civic ~ Sun at Mello
City: Aptos view all details >>
     
SuperKid Triathlon
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  SuperKid Triathlon
Finish Line Productions
Date: 10/15/2017
Details: A swim, bike and run course for kids!
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Santa Cruz Open Streets
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  Santa Cruz Open Streets
City of Santa Cruz
Date: 10/08/2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Details: Enjoy a fun family event
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Mr. Limoncello's Great Library Escape Game
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  Mr. Limoncello's Great Library Escape Game
Library Central
Date: Every day (Oct 1-Oct 24)
Ages: Adults
Details: Are you clever enough to escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library?
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 427-7717 view all details >>
     
What They Wore
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  What They Wore
State Park Mission
Date: 10/07/2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Details: What the clothing meant to the people who wore it
Special Instructions: at the end of School Street off the Santa Cruz Mission Plaza
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 425-5849 view all details >>
     
Welcome Back Monarchs
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  Welcome Back Monarchs
State Park Natural Bridges
Date: 10/08/2017 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Details: Habitat hikes, active games and crafts for children, face painting, butterfly garden tips, along with live music
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 423-4609 view all details >>
     
The Smithsonian Is Coming!
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  The Smithsonian Is Coming!
San Lorenzo Valley Museum
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa (Oct 14-Nov 26)
Details: Hometown Teams explores the deep roots of sports in American culture, and shows how we engage in and watch sports to have fun, b
City: Boulder Creek view all details >>
     
Seymour Community Free Days
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  Seymour Community Free Days
Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at Long Marine Lab)
Date: 10/06/2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Free Community Day...Come visit us!
Special Instructions: We are located at the end of Delaware Avenue.
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 459-3800 view all details >>
     
Young Eagles - Kids Fly Free
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  Young Eagles - Kids Fly Free
Young Eagles
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: 8 yrs - 17 yrs
Details: Kds fly free EAA airplane rides, on the first Saturday of every month between January and April and then again between September
City: Watsonville Phone: 831-531-8440 view all details >>
     
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way
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  Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way
Positive Discipline Community Resources
Date: Every day (Oct 27-Nov 3) from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Ages: adults
Details: Training to become a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator!
Special Instructions: Scholarships Available -- call for details
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 476-7284 view all details >>
     
San Benito Olive Festival
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  San Benito Olive Festival
San Benito Olive Festival
Date: 10/14/2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All ages
Details: Enjoy the San Benito Olive Festival -wonderful tastes, drinks and entertainment
Special Instructions: Discounted tickets available until Nov 14, 2017
City: Tres Pinos view all details >>
     
Fireworks Extravaganza
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  Fireworks Extravaganza
Monte Foundation
Date: 10/08/2017 at 8:00pm
Details: Enjoy the wonder, awe and majesty of the Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza
City: Capitola view all details >>
     
Scottish Gathering and Highland Games
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  Scottish Gathering and Highland Games
Highland Rogue Productions
Date: 10/07/2017 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Details: Immerse yourself in the sites, sounds, and the tastes of an ancient Scottish culture
City: Felton view all details >>
     
Holi Festival of Colors
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Holi Festival of Colors
Date: 10/07/2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Details: There will be non stop live music from great bands, yoga, mantras, dance, cuisine, and the throwing of colors!
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Branciforte Library Hosts 50th Jubilee Celebration
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  Branciforte Library Hosts 50th Jubilee Celebration
Library Branciforte
Date: 10/07/2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Details: Santa Cruz Public Libraries Invites Community to "Come as You Were" to This Festive Event
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Trivia on Tap
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  Trivia on Tap
Library Central & Scotts Valley
Date: The 3rd Th of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Details: Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize.
City: Scotts Valley view all details >>
     
Step Parents Support Group
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  Step Parents Support Group
Live Oak Family Resource Center
Date: The 2nd Th of every month at 6:30pm
Details: Drop-in support group for anyone in the step-parenting role.
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 476-2769 view all details >>
     
New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
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  New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
Musical Me, Inc. Offers Music Together
Date: The 3rd Tues of every month from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ages: birth - 12months
Details: Join us every 3rd Tuesday for our "New Mommy Musical Meet-Up"!
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 438-3514 view all details >>
     
Open Studios
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  Open Studios
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
Date: Every Su and Sa (Oct 7-Oct 22) from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Details: The Cultural Council's Open Studios Art Tour brings artists and art enthusiasts together--from the redwoods to the sea
City: Santa Cruz County view all details >>
     
     
  Ask Nicolecontinued

(02 Aug 2017) NicoleYoung.jpgDear Anna,

Good question! Going to the dentist before your baby has teeth may sound odd, but your pediatrician is right. In fact, seeing a dentist by the time your baby has a first tooth or a first birthday - whichever comes first - is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association. Healthy baby teeth increase the chances that your child's permanent teeth will be healthy, too.

Tooth decay the disease that causes cavities is caused by germs in the mouth, so keeping your baby's mouth clean will help teeth stay strong and healthy. Just like adults, babies need healthy teeth to chew, talk, smile, and feel good. Healthy baby teeth also save space for the permanent teeth. Unfortunately, tooth decay is very common in children. Over 40 percent of children entering kindergarten have tooth decay - much more common than asthma. If it's not treated, tooth decay can lead to more serious and painful problems. Fortunately, tooth decay is preventable. It's never too early to start!

Here are a few tips to help your child have a healthy mouth and teeth.

Keep sugary drinks (including juice and milk) out of your baby's bottle. If you do use a bottle at night, fill it with water.

Don't let your baby fall asleep with a bottle or sip from a bottle or cup all day. At about 6 months, start using a cup so that a bottle won't be needed by the time your baby turns 1.

(0 Sept 2017) BrushBabyTeeth.jpgAs your baby's teeth arrive, start brushing twice a day, ideally after breakfast and at bedtime, with a little dab of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) and a child-sized toothbrush. This is especially important if the water in your community is not fluoridated. You will need to brush your baby's teeth at first, but you can use positive parenting strategies to prepare your child to do this independently as they get older. Let your child watch as you brush your teeth, and encourage your child to copy your movements. Talk or sing about the steps you're following as you brush your child's teeth to turn it into a fun routine that your child enjoys.

Find a "dental home" for your child. Getting consistent care from a dentist is important, just like seeing your pediatrician at your child's "medical home." If you need help finding a dentist, contact the state Denti-Cal program at 1-800- 322-6384 or www.denti-cal.ca.gov, or ask your pediatrician for a referral.

Ask your dentist about fluoride varnish and drops or tablets. Some pediatricians also are able to provide fluoride varnish during your baby's check-ups.

Provide healthful food for your child. Avoiding sugary snacks, food, and drinks will help your child's teeth get off to a good start. Provide lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and be careful about dried fruit like raisins. These can stick to the grooves in your child's teeth and lead to cavities if brushing doesn't completely remove them.

FINAL THOUGHTS:
Like other healthy habits, taking care of your mouth and teeth starts early and lasts a lifetime. Help your baby have a healthy mouth - and remember to take care of your own, while you're at it!


Nicole Young is the mother of two children, ages 13 and 17, who also manages Santa Cruz County's Triple P - Positive Parenting Program, the world's leading positive parenting program. Scientifically proven, Triple P is made available locally by First 5 Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency.

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