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Childhood Matters Radio Show - February 2005

Show Descriptions

Tune in to Childhood Matters every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. on 98.1 KISS FM for information, resources and advice for parents and others who care for or about children. Call host Rona Renner, RN with your questions, comments or stories at 877-372-KIDS. Or log onto to learn more and listen to all our past shows.

February 6, 2005

Teen Readiness For Parents & Kids
Our kids grow up fast. Before you know it, they're dealing with bullying, sex, drugs, body image - all the challenges of early adolescence. Join Rona and guests Dr. Lisa Hardy, Director of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, and Linda Perlstein, author of the bestselling book Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers, and Berkeley High School student Daniel Badal for the first in a special series about the transforming years from age 9 to 13. Tune in with your kids and let us know what's going on at your house.

February 13, 2005

Surviving the Loss of a Pregnancy or Child
Losing a child is a parent's greatest fear - and one no one ever talks about. Share your story and learn about resources to help you deal with this deep emotional pain when Rona is joined by guests Kim Kluger-Bell, therapist and author of Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion and Other Pregnancy Loss, and Dr. Michael Amylon, pediatric oncologist and Medical Director of Camp Okizu, a program of respite and support for children with cancer and their families.

February 20, 2005

Improving the Health of Our Children and Communities
Are you getting the kind of care your child needs? If not, what concerns do you have about your child's health? Rona and guests Jenee Johnson, Program Director for the Black Infant Health Improvement Project, discuss disparities in health care throughout the Bay Area and ways to access the resources your family deserves.

February 27, 2005

Mindful Parenting
Life with children - even when they're still in utero - can feel overwhelming. Join Rona and guests Nancy Bardacke, founder of the Mindful Birthing Program, and Myla Kabat-Zinn, author of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, as they discuss ways to help you manage stress and connect with your baby.

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