Mr Mom with David Marin- August 30th 2013- Back to School Edition: Classroom Success or Lack Thereof- Guests: Katie O'Brien and Hunter Maats, Authors of "The Straight A Conspiracy"
“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
The father of three children adopted from a witness protection program, single dad David Marin - the author of This is US - explores raising children, schools, social media, and child and teen psychology with nationally known guests.
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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Baby Sensory is a set of developmental classes for babies, newborns (!) to 18 months old, and their parents, established in Europe and the Far East and now available in the Silicon Valley - the only classes in California - at The Dance Academy in Cupertino.
The classes - I watched one and it was remarkable - happy babies with happy parents - focus on language, physical development, baby social skills and emotional development through the use of sign language, music, songs, puppets and activities, led by European trained instructors.
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Men and women age 21 and over are welcome. Training and support provided. Kids are in need right now.
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Parenting has it challenges, right?
Santa Cruz County's Triple P Positive Parenting Program, part of First 5 Santa Cruz, offers FREE group and individualized parenting classes, in English or Spanish, in YOUR HOME and locations throughout the county.
Toddlers to teens, we're here to help. Teen topics include raising resilient children and responsible teens; helping teens get and stay connected by improving social skills; getting organized; and caring for others.
Sessions are from one to eight weeks long. Child care provided.
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Head Start: For nearly 50 years, Head Start has delivered education, health and social services to low income families in Santa Cruz County. Free services include early childhood education, in home visits, parent education, dental and health screening, nutrition assessments, and social services. We’re here to help – with locations from Watsonville through San Lorenzo Valley.
Early Head Start: Low income families in Santa Cruz with infants and toddlers are eligible for free Early Head Start programs to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. We help parents be better caregivers and teachers for their children. We help you meet your goals. Early Head Start also provides comprehensive health services, with locations from Watsonville through San Lorenzo Valley.
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In the past 18 years, more than 40,000 students have taken Musical Me children’s music classes - infants through six year olds. We'll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so.
Our Music Together classes include weekly 45-minute classes of songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability. For only $280, you’ll receive twelve 45-minute classes, 2 CD's, a songbook with activity suggestions for parents, and a parent education booklet with DVD.
Every 4th of July, Mister Mom’s family drives to Gizdich Ranch in the foothills near Watsonville and walks the fields picking plump, juicy strawberries, olallieberries, and boysenberries to take home and share with neighbors.
Gizdich Ranch has a wonderful bakery with fresh fruit pies – apple, raspberry and boysenberry - hand-made healthy sandwiches in the deli kitchen, a fun store and antique shop, picnic tables, and a play area for kids.
And now, fresh strawberries and .....
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/
Guest: Dr Thomas Phelan, Clinical Psychologist and Author of "123 Magic"
David's gust this week is Dr. Thomas Phelan, clinical psychologist, nationally recognized expert on child discipline, and the author of 1-2-3 Magic.
Guests: Brandon Webb, Ex Navy Seal Sniper- Special Agent John Roberts, United States Secret Service- Should My Son Join the Military?
Ex-Navy Seal Sniper Brandon Webb, author of the New York Times best-seller The Red Circle, and Special Agent John Roberts of the United States Secret Service.
Topic: My 11-year old son wants to go to Stanford and be a Navy Seal Sniper. Good idea? Listen to David his guests discuss that, and other options...