In an effort to foster healthy communication in a safe environment, the Laguna Beach Community Coalition is sponsoring weekly conversations for parents and their teens called “Date Night: An Evening with the Important Young Person in Your Life.”
Adolescent life coach and mindfulness instructor Dr. Stacie Cooper will lead the series, which focuses on building skills, tools and techniques needed for becoming conscious, compassionate, and resilient individuals, said Marcy Mednick, a Mission Hospital spokeswoman.
Cooper will cover subjects including: creating your ideal self, how to have meaningful conversations without a device and de-stressing your life using techniques of mindfulness.
The $45 fee includes one adult and one child aged 11-15. The group will meet Mondays, March 6-21, from 6:30- to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, 380 Third Street. For more info: visit www.raisinghealthyteens.org/datenight
Rotary Club Highlights a Science Student
The Laguna Beach Rotary Club recently honored Liam Duncan as its Laguna Beach High School student of the month.
Liam is enrolled in the Advanced Chemical Research class and is studying the chemistry of medicinal peptides.
Aside from chemistry awards, he also excels in cross country and track, biology and European history. He enjoys hiking and would like to traverse the Pacific Crest Trail.
Liam plans to pursue biochemistry and a career in medicine and research.