Know Family Just in time for those big family holiday dinners! In November, the Deschutes Public Library will present a month-long series of programming that will focus on all of the challenges and joy that today’s modern families bring to our lives.

Grandparents Have Rights Too
Local attorney Janine Curtis discusses the rights of grandparents.

   Downtown Bend Public Library
   Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 6:30 p.m.

Dealing with Feelings
Responding with Empathy to Children’s Emotional Distress
Local counselor Beth Bellamy looks at how parents can effectively respond with empathy, and not indulgence to a child’s emotional upsets. She will discuss why giving children what they need emotionally at each age stage to be able support development of emotional maturity and resilience is such a vital parenting skill.

   East Bend Public Library
   Thursday, November 3 | 6:30 p.m.

Parenting Troubled Teens
Bend Psychologist Michael Conner, Psy. D. has been troubled teens since 1995. During his presentation, Dr. Conner, who has consulted nationally and internationally, shares proven techniques for managing teens in crisis.

   East Bend Public Library
   Saturday, November 5 | 3:00 p.m.

Calm Parenting
Managing Emotions in the Face of Challenging Child Behaviors
Local counselor Beth Bellamy will discuss what’s actually going on when a parent’s “buttons get pushed”. She will also discuss the research showing that parental emotional reactivity can affect the development of a child’s brain, and learning how to respond calmly can positively influence a child’s behavior and enhance the parent-child bond.

   Downtown Bend Public Library
   Tuesday, November 8 | 6:30 p.m.

Genealogy 101
Interested in finding out about your family’s history, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of genealogy and find out what resources the library has to help you in your quest.

   Redmond Public Library
   Tuesday, November 8 | 6:00 p.m.

   La Pine Public Library
   Thursday, November 10 | 12:00 noon

   Downtown Bend Public Library
   Tuesday, November 15 | 6:00 p.m.

Partnering Not Parenting Your Aging Parents
Ali Davidson, author of It’s Between You and Me, offers insight into how children can help care for their aging parents as they transition into their elder years.

   Redmond Public Library
   Tuesday, November 15 | 6:30 p.m.

Adoption and Attachment
Emotionally Preparing to Bring a New Child into Your Life
Lynne Herbert, LPC, focuses on the emotions of adoption with an emphasis on attachment and creating a loving space for your new child.

   Downtown Bend Public Library
   Tuesday, November 29 | 6:30 p.m.

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