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of Being a Parent
March 11, 2012
There are many factors that
impact how you raise your children. Your style of parenting,
your culture, your temperament, and the life circumstances
you find yourself in. In this episode we were joined byguests to discuss
the needs of parents and children. We heard from parents about
how things are going in their homes, neighborhoods, and the state.
In what ways do you need more support?
• Dr. Harriet Fraad, is a practicing psychotherapist and author.
• Susan Lindheim, MD,
is, chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser
Permanente Richmond and the Board President of Interactive
• Mick Renner, co-founder of Childhood Matters.
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Boys to Be Healthy Men
March 4, 2012
Based on stereotypes, people perceive
boys as stronger and less vulnerable than girls. “Boys,”we
say, “are tough!”But the truth is that boys are vulnerable,
and they face some heightened health risks compared
to girls. Three times more boys than girls are killed
each day, and countless more are injured. Despite these
risks to boys, parents are often less concerned about
the safety of their sons than of their daughters. Join
Nurse Rona and Dr. Will Courtenay,
Men's Doc" and author of Dying
to Be Men, as they discuss how parents can
raise boys to become healthy men.
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Being Male: Our Associate
Producer chats with a couple of guys about growing
up as a boy and about societal rules and expectations
for males. Lorenzo Plazola, Jr.
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February 26, 2012
you and your family make time to step away from the indoors
and out into nature? It’s never too late to embrace
the wonders of the outdoors. Join Nurse Rona and a guest
as they discuss the importance and benefits of getting outside
and exploring the natural world.
Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor
Entire Program (53:08 mp3 48.7 MB)
the Affordable Care Act
2010 President Obama signed the Affordable
Care Act. This law puts in place health insurance reforms
that will roll out over four years and beyond. Knowledge
is power in navigating these new changes! Join Nurse Rona
and guests as they offer suggestions on how to understand
both the Affordable Care Act and what low-income health
programs are already available to you and your family. This
show is sponsored in part by the California
• Rebecca Ruano,
MPH, the health coverage initiatives coordinator at The
Community Health Partnership.
Sanders, MPP, is the director of policy analysis
at the Having
Our Say Coalition.
Entire Program (51:52 mp3 47.5 MB)
in the United States: People on the street
tell us about what they know about the Affordable
Care Act and their thoughts on and experiences
with the current healthcare system. —
Lorenzo Plazola, Jr., associate producer
Proof Your Relationship
you’re becoming a parent for the first time or the
third, there’s no denying that a new baby changes
a relationship and family dynamics. Do you have a plan to
carve out time for intimacy and connection with your spouse
or partner each week? Join Nurse Rona and guests as they
discuss how to make practical and thoughtful choices to
help “baby proof” and strengthen your relationship.
• Kristen McClusky
is a parenting blogger at motherload
and director of creative services at Mamapedia.
• W. Keith Sutton, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist
and director of the Bay
Area Center for Couples Therapy.
Entire Program (51:34 mp3 47.3 MB)
Time: Parents at Play
Cafe in Oakland talk about the difficulties
of making romantic time for their relationship with
kids in the picture.
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February 5, 2012
is Oral Health Month in the U.S., reminding us that good
oral hygiene is important for everyone, from babies to adults.
Join Nurse Rona and guests as they discuss how to help you
and your family develop maintain good habits for healthy
smiles. Don’t forget to floss!
Leticia Mendoza-Sobel, DDS, a pediatric dentist
Entire Program (51:30 mp3 47.2 MB)
|Family Finances: Smart Saving and Spending
January 29, 2012
Many families are facing tough choices during the continuing economic recession. From foreclosures to job losses, more than ever it’s necessary to spend wisely and save for that rainy day. Join Nurse Rona and guests as they discuss your family’s financial options.
• Olivia Beltran is a financial services associate for EARN.
• Joel Lacayo is the program manager at Mission Asset Fund.
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Parenting in the Digital Age
January 22, 2012
Things are changing fast and technology is here to stay. How do you set age-appropriate limits while still enjoying the benefits of the electronic age? In this episode, Nurse Rona and guests discuss how to be an engaged and informed parent in the digital age.
• Jason Brand, LCSW, a family and individual therapist in the Bay Area.
• Anne Collier is the editor, founder, and executive director of Net Family News.
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Children and Technology: Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. spoke with a mother and her 7-year-old daughter about Internet restrictions and technology in their family life.
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Teens and Technology: Our Producer Felsha Zuschlag chatts with some teens at Westlake Middle School in Oakland, CA, about video games, computers, and cell phones in their lives.
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|Creating Balance in the New Year
January 15, 2012
Whether you work inside or outside the home, it probably seems as if there's never enough time in the day. In this episode, Nurse Rona and guests discuss how to step back and make changes that will reduce stress and allow for more joy in the New Year.
• Joshua Coleman, PhD, is co-chair of The Council on Contemporary Families and is a psychologist with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
• Jamie Woolf, MS, author of Mom-in-Chief.
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Parents Managing Time: Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. spoke with a couple of parents at Habitot Children's Museum in Berkeley, CA, about how they balance their time between family and work.
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|Talking With Children About Childhood Sexual Abuse
January 8, 2012
As the media covers shocking child abuse scandals, parents question how to help their children avoid being a victim. As a parent, are you open and willing to talk to your children about personal space and inappropriate versus appropriate touching? What about helping them understand what sexual behavior is? Join Nurse Rona and guests as they discuss how to teach children to be safe, and the need for adults to speak out and advocate for kids.
• Debbie McCann is a forensic interviewer and multi-disciplinary team leader at Community Violence Solutions.
• Jorge Partida, PsyD, known as "Dr. Jorge" is a practicing psychologist, founder of J. Partida Consulting, and the author of The Promise of the Fifth Sun: Ancestral Journey of Self Discovery.
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Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse: Our associate producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. went to Studio Grow in Berkeley, CA, to speak with a couple of parents about child sexual abuse and how to keep children safe and informed.
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Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse and Resources: We also spoke Kimberley King, mother and author of the book I Said No!, about her family's experience with this issue and her inspiration to write the book.
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|Do Boys Learn Differently from Girls?
January 1, 2012
Why are boys lagging behind girls academically? New data shows that boys have dropped behind in reading in every state; this problem seems to cut to the core of boys’ difficulties keeping up in school. Additionally, struggling boys are twice as likely as girls to be suspended, and three times as likely face school expulsion. In this episode, Nurse Rona and guests discuss how we can more effectively engage boys in school and motivate them to succeed.
• Matt Foley, a coach at Student Organizational Services.
• Love Weinstock, assistant head of the East Bay School for Boys.
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