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Parenting Workshop on Talking to Children About Sexuality

Poster parent presentation on talking about sex with children
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Do you feel flustered or tongue-tied when the subject of sexuality comes up with your children? Are you uncertain about what words to use and what message to send? On Jan. 29, educator Deborah Roffman will be sharing her advice for having these important but anxiety-provoking conversations in her talk at The Children’s School, “Right from the Start: Sexuality Education in Early Childhood.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Wear Your Jeans to the Depot Youth Center’s ‘Blue Jeans & Blazers’ Feb 8 Fundraiser

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You’re invited to shake off those winter blues, get into your favorite blue jeans and come to the Depot Youth Center’s annual winter fundraiser “Blue Jeans & Blazers” on Saturday, Feb. 8. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Visual Arts Classes for All Ages Start Soon at DAC, You Also Can Register for Spring Break, Winter Break Camps

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The Darien Arts Center has added several new offerings to its 2020 Visual Arts program for children and adults. New for children in Grades 1 through 4 is a “Paint the Masters; Winter Break Camp” that takes place from Feb. 18 to 20, and an “Introduction to Fashion; Spring Break Camp” for Grades 5 to 8 from April 6 to 10. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Expert Talks on ‘Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder’ in Youth at Darien Library on Jan 8

Troubled Teen Parent Support Group Anxiety Substance Abuse Suicide Counseling Social Problems Turnbridge Life Solutions Center of Darien
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Youth today worry about academics, sports, college. When is it too much? The Darien Special Education Parents Advisory Committee and Darien Library invite you to a presentation Jan. 8 on “Social Anxiety & Generalized Anxiety Disorder” by national expert Jerry Bubrick, PhD. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Kids and New Year’s: ‘NOON Year’s Eve’ Event Tuesday at Library and Check Out These Old Postcards

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Families are welcome to join Darien librarians in the Children’s Library for a fun countdown to “noon” as we get ready for the new year! Kids and New Year’s celebrations have been celebrated for a long time. We’ve added a small, online exhibition here of early 20th century postcards

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Don’t Let Those Smart Toys You Got Your Kids Outsmart You: Tips From the BBB

Kids and Devices
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The Better Business Bureau CT urges parents to check out the connected toys and games they buy for their children. You may be surprised to find that, with some toys, privacy is not included. Don’t let your children’s smart toys outsmart you. Do you homework before bringing a smart toy home. (more…) Continue Reading →

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