January 25, 2013
A lot of people receive SCAN’s parenting resources in-person at community events. Thousands visit our online Parent Resource Center every month. Hundreds follow SCAN on Facebook. Dozens even read this blog every week. But there’s another way we’re able to reach thousands – perhaps tens of thousands! – of families every month: radio.
For over a decade, SCAN has worked with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment to produce Parenting Today, an interview-style show focusing on one parenting topic or challenge at a time. SCAN’s Executive Director Sonia Quiñónez hosts the show, interviewing one local expert for each segment that airs on various Clear Channel stations including 97.1 WASH-FM, 98.7 WMZQ, HOT 99.5, BIG 100.3, and DC 101. In recent months, topics and guests have included:
- HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: Mary Ann Moran, who recently retired from the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families, discussed how parents can help their children establish healthy physical and emotional boundaries to develop healthy relationships. LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE.
- CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION: Officer Jesse Argueta with the Gaithersburg Police Department helped parents begin to understand the threat of sexual exploitation in our community, warning signs and steps we can take to help our children stay safe. LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE.
- NUTRITION: Beth Donnelly, owner of The Regal Fig Food Co. and longtime volunteer with SCAN’s ABCs of Parenting Classes, shared her tips for helping families focus on nutrition and “make food fun without the food fight.” LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE.
- HOLIDAY STRESS: Hamid Mitchell is a local father and a Parent Leader at one of SCAN’s Educational Parent Support Groups. Hamid talked through some of the most common stress triggers for parents and children during the holidays, and shared tips for managing that stress as a family. LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE.
We invite you to listen to topics that interest you on our website here. But we also hope you’ll tune in on Sunday mornings to catch our newest shows, as well as the public affairs programming created by Clear Channel and other nonprofits in our region.
(Do you know someone who could offer great insight and resources for today’s parents? Let us know! We’re always developing new show topics and searching for knowledgable guests. Leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. Thanks!)