Our Kids

Summer Reading

Reading is the quintessential summer hobby. Forgo screentime to take your kids to your local library or peruse the aisles of a bookstore to find the perfect summer read. There are plenty of reward programs available where kids can earn prizes—from new books to ice cream treats—as incentives to get them started. You can also […]

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Fun Fitness Activities for Kids

Spring into action and get your kids off their screens and involved in fun fitness activities. Create an obstacle course in the backyard and start racing. Play “red light, green light” to develop your youngsters’ reflexes and ability to follow simple directions. Hold up a green sign for “go” and a red sign for “stop.” […]

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Playing the Blame Game

Children generally view their parents as heroes off and on. However, during adolescence and teenage years, they start to see parents more as parole officers than superheroes. Then, the blaming begins. A matter of controlParents control their kids by making major and minor decisions for them to keep them healthy and safe. Kids, however, grow […]

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Parents’ Guide: Summer Fun for Kids

CAMP LOUISVILLE AT LOUISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Camp Louisville invites middle school girls and boys to experiment, play, learn, explore, and create on the stunning campus of Louisville High School. Camp runs from June 30th to July 15th, and each week offers a chance to experience something new that may spark a passion or reveal a talent. […]

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Help Kids Get Back Into the Swing of Things

In 1956, President Eisenhower created a council on physical fitness which later grew into the President’s Council on Physical Fitness under President Kennedy. Its main purpose was to encourage children to pursue sports and other physical activities in schools and with their families. As childhood obesity increases at an alarming rate, quadrupling over the past […]

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Let’s Keep Kids Creative

Kids are naturally curious and creative. One of the most important tasks for parents and teachers is to nurture their blossoming creativity. The third full week in September has been deemed National Keep Kids Creative Week. It was formed to get kids’ creative juices flowing for not just a week but throughout the entire year. […]

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Helping Parents Recognize Celiac Disease in Their Children

When I was a working mom with two children in school and a job that required a bit of a commute–juggling a lotof things was simpler when I followed a morning routine. I was lucky when it came to making lunches because my children enjoyed a fairly small repeating pattern. What I didn’t know is […]

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Help Your Kids Score New Goals

Setting goals is one thing. Completing them is quite another. Parents can help their children learn important life lessons about setting and achieving both long-term and short-term goals. Achieving goals one by one helps a child grow more self-assured and motivated to succeed. Ask your children to choose an objective, such as getting better grades […]

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Hard Knocks Training Camp

Calabasas High School Football players and coaches are in high gear preparing for the upcoming season. The team is led by second-year coach Cary Harris. Harris was a standout cornerback for USC and was drafted by the NFL Buffalo Bills. He played for the Bills, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, and NY Giants. The Calabasas High coaching staff has […]

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Education: Fun for Kids of All Ages

The best advice you might have received if you were starting a business or purchasing a home is “location, location, location.” When it comes to giving advice to your children, the best advice is “education, education, education.” I learned years ago that the best way to educate your kids is to make it fun, to […]

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THE Foundation for LVUSD

Supports the School District Through Virtual Events By Nicola Galassi, Board Member: THE Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools and LVUSD Parent Volunteer No one could have predicted this unprecedented and historic year. As the Las Virgenes School District (LVUSD) was coming out of a year of budget cuts in 2019, the pandemic hit families, students, […]

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Post-Pandemic Anxiety in Children

The Uncharted Road to Normalcy Families across the U.S. hunkered down during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking on distance learning, working from home, and surviving life together around the clock. Children today are stressed on so many levels: challenged socially, academically, having to cope with physical changes, the influences of social media, and trying to fit […]

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