• Rona Renner,
    Rona Renner, "Is that Me Yelling?"
  • Managing the Anxiety of Parenting Teens
    Managing the Anxiety of Parenting Teens
  • How To Be A Good Parent On A Budget
    How To Be A Good Parent On A Budget
  • The View From The Bay - Discussing men's and women's communication
    The View From The Bay - Discussing men's and women's communication
  • AVG - The Digital Playground
    AVG - The Digital Playground
  • AVG Digital Diaries Episode 2: Digital Birth
    AVG Digital Diaries Episode 2: Digital Birth
  • AVG Digital Diaries Episode 3: Internet Safety for Six to Nine-Year-Olds
    AVG Digital Diaries Episode 3: Internet Safety for Six to Nine-Year-Olds
  • Shelly Rivoli with Rona Renner on The View from the Bay
    Shelly Rivoli with Rona Renner on The View from the Bay
  • Blossoming Mom Series (PART ONE)
    Blossoming Mom Series (PART ONE)
  • Blossoming Mom Series (PART TWO)
    Blossoming Mom Series (PART TWO)
  • Blossoming Moms Series (PART THREE)
    Blossoming Moms Series (PART THREE)
  • Blossoming Moms Series (PART FOUR)
    Blossoming Moms Series (PART FOUR)

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Community Violence

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Community violence is a reality that affects most communities. Whether children directly experience violence or they are unfortunate witnesses, the trauma of violence in our communities has immense implications on the lives of young people. We address the effects of violence on children, offer ideas on how to talk about violence, and grapple with ways communities can work on violence prevention. Guests: Michael Pritchard, a youth counselor who uses his experience as a comedian to inspire youth, and Sandra Sanders-West, Neighborhood Services Coordinator for the Oakland Police Department.

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Emotional Needs of New Fathers

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New moms aren’t the only ones who get the baby blues and need attention. Some men suffer from anxiety, depression and mood swings after the birth of a child. Yet few people, including health care providers, realize that postpartum depression effects anywhere from 10%- 25% of new fathers. Many men find themselves feeling isolated and lonely after the birth of their baby, and their needs often go unnoticed. We discuss what new dads need. Guests: Dr. Will Courtenay, a psychotherapist and creator of www.saddaddy.com, and Eric Reynolds, a facilitator of fathers’ support groups for Bananas, as they discuss what new dads need.

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Traveling with Kids and Summer Safety Tips

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Whether hopping in the car to drive up the road to grandma’s house or getting on a plane to travel across country, traveling with kids can be daunting. Taking children away from their comfortable environments and structure can be nerve- wracking. However, thoughtful planning and useful tips can make traveling with children…actually vacation. Hear ideas for taking the stress out of traveling with children. Guests: Shelly Rivoli, author of Travels with Baby, and Dr. Peggy Desler, a pediatric physician at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center.

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Nurturing Creative Play

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Childhood is often thought of as synonymous with a time for imagination and play. Make-believe in early childhood has been linked to the development of creativity, critical thinking and even emotional regulation. Play is used in children’s therapy for dealing with childhood issues as far reaching as stress, changing schools, and even death of a loved one. Yet, in an increasingly technological and commercialized era of toys, TV and pre-packaged dress-up, are we squelching imagination? Guests: Susan Linn, author of The Case for Make-Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World and Jennifer Adcock, a Kindergarten teacher at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley, CA.

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