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Briefly In Education

January 12, 2012

Family expert to speak at next Coffee Break

Psychologist and author Dr. Thomas Habib will be the featured speaker at this month's PTA Coffee Break meeting.

Habib is known for his work with couples and family therapy throughout Orange County. He also has experience working with families at Children's Hospital of Orange County and Mission Hospital.

He will focus much of his discussion on discipline for children and how parents can help their kids develop their own self-discipline.

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Habib is the author of "If These Walls Could Talk," which is described as "an absorbing, highly recommended, case-based study guide offering inspiration and examples for personal growth and self-improvement," according to a news release.

The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy.

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Relations with French counterpart continue

Laguna Beach school officials recently discussed furthering the cultural learning experience between Laguna Beach High School and its counterpart in Menton, France.

District board President Betsy Jenkins, member Theresa O'Hare, LBHS Principal Joanna Culverhouse and French teacher Odile Dewar participated in a video conference with representatives from Lyceé Pierre Et Marie Curie High School.

There have also been video conferences between classes at the high schools, and another one is scheduled where the LBHS students will speak in French and the Menton students will speak in English. They will discuss the similarities and differences between their schools when it comes to culture and education.

"My students and I really appreciated the visit of the students from Menton. We are in the process, as we did in the past, to connect with more French speaking people and countries through videoconferencing and other cultural exchanges," Dewar said in a statement.

— Kelly Parker

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