Some were babies; others in junior high. All have one thing in common: they appeared in Children First specials over the years. Now ABC30 finds out what they are doing now! ABC30 anchors Dale Yurong and Graciela Moreno host a half-hour special, "Children First: Where Are They Now?" The show will replay on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and September 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
This ABC30 special includes an update on a Firebaugh teenager who was struggling to find a way to pay for college in 2009. She is now inspiring kids around her. ABC30 also reconnects with a Clovis girl who was trying to fit in during the start of junior high. Wait until you see her now! A Tulare County girl featured in "Children First: Bullies" ends up being a true champion! Deaf siblings from Parlier make big strides and refuse to let their disability define them. We first met baby Brendyn when he was 8 months old. Now he is old enough to share his career goals!
Children First is a year-round effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing our youth in Central California. The program shows how the average person can make a difference in a child's life and highlights local organizations working with kids. The Children First campaign includes half-hour programs like "Where Are They Now?", thirty-second public service announcements, and special stories on Action News. ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.
6 Key Ways to Raising a Healthy and Well Rounded Child
Solid relationship among parents prevents defiant behavior in child later on in life
Leads to security and trust
- Calm Environment
No screaming matches
- Modeling Good Behavior
It leads to respect
- Catch Your Child Being Good
- Brain Development
Hold your baby. Babies who are held more have higher IQs later in life
Source: Dr. Thomas Granata/Clinical Psychologist
The Ball/Sykes Family
ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.