Mr Mom with David Marin
“This is US fills the world with the breath of hope.”
Best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah’s first Book Club selection)
“If every man could understand the heart-warming and life-changing truths David Marin so personally reveals in This is US, America would be a stronger country."
Dr. Meg Meeker
Best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
A single parent, David adopted three Hispanic witness protection program children abandoned in Santa Barbara County. This is US is their story.
Based on the book, excerpted worldwide (70 countries) in Reader’s Digest, Mr. Mom the radio show on 1080 KSCO explores a variety of current topics: single parents, multi-ethnic families, parenting, raising teens, adoption, social services reform, schools, and the political issues parents navigate every day.
An attorney by training, David Marin is the former vice president of two California media companies, including Pulitzer Newspapers on the Central Coast.
To learn more about the Marin family, visit www.thisisus-davidmarin.com
Every Friday 7:00-8:00 PM on KSCO 1080
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Child Development Centers
Child Development Centers has over 130 locations in California, including 29 from Silicon Valley to King City, serving preschool through school age children with on campus before and after school programs. Free and reduced tuition may be available at some locations.
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Developmental Learning Solutions
Developmental Learning Solutions provides comprehensive testing, assessment, services, and programs to both children and adults with learning differences and learning disabilities on their path to academic and professional success.
Services include tutoring, speech therapy, SAT/ACT test prep, and living skills.
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Santa Cruz, Ca 95062
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VIP also offers child care for events, weddings, and corporate outings.
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Go Kids, a central coast child services non-profit, has a network of licensed, highly trained child development care providers in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and south Santa Clara counties. We support our home based providers with ongoing training and development so they can do what they do best – teach and inspire. Care is available Monday through Friday, evenings, and weekends.
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Santa Cruz Language Center's children's programs, developed over a decade, are designed to encourage a love of foreign languages through games, songs, drama, movies and hands-on projects. Activities introduce students to the culture behind the language. Classes provide young students with the beginning language blocks that allow them to start communicate and build upon them as they learn. They teach children as young as three-years-old.
Adult classes follow the same philosophy and method and are also based upon total language immersion and language building blocks. Adult and children classes are limited to 5 students. Santa Cruz Language Center is proud to employ highly qualified and mostly native-speaking teachers.
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Treks and Tracks has one day and overnight educational adventures for kids and adults for as little as $89 with early season sign-up.
Our instructors are experienced experts, fully trained and certified. All safety equipment and climbing shoes are included.
They also provide corporate and group outings for adults.
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Campus Kids Connection, Inc.
Campus Kids Connection provides school campus based before and after school care at nine elementary school locations in Santa Cruz County and pre-school at three locations.
Their professional staff encourages learning in a safe, nurturing, diverse environment. They help with home work and keep your kids engaged and healthy with activities like science, art, sports, and field trips. They love to teach and they love to have fun!
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Capitola, CA 95010
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Guest: Dr. Miriam Grossman, Author of "Your Teaching My Child What?"
David interviews nationally known pediatrician and psychiatrist Dr. Miriam Grossman, author of Your Teaching My Child What? about sex education in public schools.
Guest: Carrie Goldman, Author of "Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear"
David and author Carrie Goldman discuss her book Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear.
David and Dr. Paul Offit with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia talk about medicine, sick kids, vitamins, and his book: Do You Believe in Magic - The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine.
Shy Kids and Introverts- Guest: Dr. Aurianne Dorsay, Clinical Psychologist and Author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking"
Topic: Shy children and introverts
My children were very shy when they first came into my home; they would never challenge or question me. I created a game. I'd see a cat on a sidewalk and yell, "Giant mountain lion!" or see a dark form in the woods and yell, "Giant grizzly bear!"
They'd say, "No, daddy, that's a cat!" or "No, daddy, that's a dead tree!"
Good news: they grew confident expressing their opinions.
Bad news: they think their dad is an idiot who can't tell the difference between a chipmunk and a "Giant beaver!"
We'll talk about shy kids, introverts, and the best-selling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.
Guest: Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in San Jose, California. She works with parents, children and families, across a variety of cultures.
Reforming Domestic Adoptions- Guest: Harvard Professor, Elizabeth Bartholet
David and Harvard Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, author of Nobody's Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative, discuss her radical ideas for reforming domestic adoptions.
Guest: Jeff Katz, Adoption Expert
Jeff is a nationally recognized expert on issues of adoption and foster care. He has led workshops at national conferences, testified before Congress, and participated in adoption programs at the White House. Jeff is the founder of Listening to Parents, an adoption advocacy organization. http://www.listeningtoparents.org/