Secondhand Smoke
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Secondhand Smoke

Few need convincing that secondhand smoke is harmful for children, but what exactly are the health consequences? Dr. Seth Ammerman, Clinical Professor in the...

Solo Parenting
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Solo Parenting

Most everyone agrees that parenting is tough. But, parenting solo? Even tougher. Dr. Alan Kazdin, Director of the Yale Parenting Center, gives some helpful advice.

Oral Health
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Oral Health

Nearly 30% of American children between the ages of 2-5 have dental disease. Dr. Rhea Haugseth, President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, explains why.

Picky Eaters
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Picky Eaters

Concerned your child’s “discriminating taste” is keeping him/her from getting the nutrition he/she needs? Ellen Satter, author of the popular book, Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, fills us up with great information!

Preschool Bullying
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Preschool Bullying

Santa Clara County teen Audrie Pott’s tragic suicide—and the unraveling story of sexual violation and peer bullying she endured—resonated deeply with us. In the wake of Audrie’s death, we ask ourselves what can be done to stop bullying behavior in young...

Working Mothers
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Working Mothers

With Mother’s Day upon us—and as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book advising women to ‘Lean In’ to their careers hits bookshelves—FIRST 5 Santa Clara County recently sat down with some engaging women to discuss the hot topic of working mothers...

Mentor Mom Program
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Mentor Mom Program

FIRST 5 provides many services for parents and children involved in the Santa Clara County Superior Court System. Maria Ortega is a mother who has intimate knowledge of the...

Rethink Your Drink
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Rethink Your Drink

Fruit drinks seem so innocent. But, Dr. Padmaja Padalkar, Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser San Jose, says, don’t be fooled! Their perceived healthiness is all an illusion.