parenting

Parents plan for paid family leave in San Francisco

15 hours ago
Lisa Bartfai

 

Rents and cost of living in the Bay Area are still on the rise, but San Francisco families will soon start seeing some relief: the city has a new family leave law that will come into effect in January of 2017. The law will guarantee parents six weeks off with full pay while they’re home with a new child. That's a big departure from current policy. Right now, you get the same amount of time off, but with only 55% pay. That part is covered by State Disability Insurance; and when the new law takes effect, employers will cover the rest.

 

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Chris Lopez always knew there was something a little different about her youngest child, Gabe. Although assigned female at birth, he always felt like a boy. Gabe Lopez, now 8 years old, talked to his mom about how one weekend at a camp for transgender kids helped to transform his life.

Liz Mak

Nurse Arzelia Lopez is heading to her next work appointment in East Oakland.

Her client, Jasmine Jurado, is 19 years old. She has a toddler, who’s 14 months old. It’s been Lopez’s job, since Jurado was pregnant, to provide her with parenting support, both emotional and medical.

On the July 26, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko,  Barbara Nemko and I explored what a parent might do about their young  college graduate who is working 10 hours a week as a barista.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on 91.7 FM and is archived for a week on NPR.org and iTunes, and in perpetuity here on KALW.org.

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When Amos and Mickey Lim met in 1995, they had no idea they would someday have a daughter together. It just didn’t seem possible. They lived an ocean away from each other, and didn’t know if they would ever even meet face-to-face. That’s because they first connected online, on a gay discussion group.

“Someone was talking about long-term relationships, how there’s no such thing as long-term relationships,” Amos says. “Probably because we don’t see the role models out there.”

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On the Sep. 14, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate how high schoolers and the people who love them should explore careers, majors, and colleges...and get motivated.

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