In the News: Spotlight on First 5 LA (Grantees) Parenting, “by the Numbers”

In the News…

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will allow California residents who do not identify as male or female to have a third option — nonbinary — on birth certificates and driver’s licenses. California is the first state to offer the nonbinary option for people who want their documents to match their gender identity. Effective January 2019, the law will also allow people to change gender identity on their birth certificates.

California voters made recreational marijuana legal by passing Prop. 64 last fall, the largest state to do so. State residents may now legally grow up to six marijuana plants and possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Local communities still have power over commercial transactions and may restrict sellers. Public smoking and driving while impaired is still not permitted, and any potential recreational marijuana shop cannot be within 600 feet of day care centers, schools and other youth centers.

Meet the First 5 LA Family: Welcome Baby!

Welcome Baby is a free First 5 LA program, in partnership with 14 L.A. County hospitals, which provides expectant and new moms with information, support and a personal parent coach throughout pregnancy and the first 9 months of their baby’s life. Available to L.A. County families at no cost, it can also include home visits from a nurse following delivery, lactation support, referrals to resources, useful items for new parents and babies, and more. To learn about this First 5 LA program, visit First5LA.org/WelcomeBaby.

Parenting, by the Numbers:

Did you know?

5…The age when a child’s brain reaches 90% of growth — and nearly adult size!

300…The average number of times a child laughs in a day

60…The average number of times an adult laughs in a day

2…The age when people are more active than at any other time of life

105…The number of baby boys born for every 100 baby girls that are born

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