Jan. 4, 2009 Community Calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Community Calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second […]

Clovis woman sentenced for letting kids be truant

CNJ staff A 32-year-old Clovis woman whose three elementary school children missed school more than 20 times each last year has been sentenced to a parenting class and ordered to make sure the children are in class. Court records show she pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of failure to enforce compulsory school attendance and […]

With proper parenting, TV is good

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, […]

Local women sentenced for permitting truancy

CNJ Staff Two Clovis mothers will have to attend parenting classes and pay court fees after being convicted of allowing their children too many unexcused absences from school, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. A 42-year-old woman was ordered to ensure her child is in school the remainder of the school […]

All parents experts in some capacity

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist By virtue of the official title I’ve held since the day my daughter Laura was born, I hereby declare myself an expert in parenting. Anyone who has a child can arguably be an expert in parenting. Even Britney Spears’ mom. Yes, even Lynne Spears. By virtue of our titles, we’re […]

Phenomenal families take lots of work

Helena Rodriguez: CNJ columnist Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare, according to actor Ed Asner. As the parent of a teenager, I couldn’t agree more. Now here’s my take on raising children: Imagine yourself as a child, coming back to haunt you as an adult — it’s a mix of what you […]