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Ask the Pediatrician: May/June 2019

How can I keep my family safe this summer? School is out and summer is in! Here are my summer safety “S”s to ensure your family enjoys a safe summer. Have your kids take swim lessons. Everyone should learn how to swim. Not only is it good exercise and fun but it’s a lifesaving skill. […]

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My Gym: Creating Moments That Matter

Susi and Yacov Sherman, along with their partner Bill Caplin, founded My Gym in Van Nuys in 1983 to provide a safe haven where children can grow, explore, and learn, physically, cognitively, and emotionally. The Shermans created additional gyms in Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks, and Bill opened spots in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. […]

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Parents’ Guide: Summer Fun for Kids

MONARCHS GYM Monarchs is a full-service, children’s gym center that inspires dynamic kids to grow their minds and bodies. Offering curriculum- based physical instruction classes for ages 15 months to adult, programs are designed to cultivate an active lifestyle through Kinder Gym, girls’ and boys’ gymnastics, competitive gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, trampoline, Ninja & Wonder Girl, […]

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Teen DIY Tattoos on the Rise

At-home tattoos are a growing teen trend. In case you’re wondering how they get their hands on the tattoo guns, needles, and ink to do the job, look no further than one of the world’s largest online stores. Baby boomers fought for peace and love and grew their hair long. Millennials like to Snapchat and […]

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Ask the Pediatrician

What’s new for Calabasas Pediatrics in 2019? We are very excited to announce the opening of our pediatric wellness center in Old Town Calabasas. Our new center will offer a unique place for children and families to have all of their mental and physical health and wellness needs met under one roof, from birth through […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Families

While individual New Year’s resolutions are commonplace, family resolutions kick it up a notch. With a little ingenuity, you and your clan can begin a whole new tradition, reaping the reward of togetherness throughout the coming year. Food for thought So many of our resolutions begin and end with a new plan for losing weight. […]

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Ask the Pediatrician

Traveling with kids. It’s the holiday season, which means time off of school and vacations for many families. Traveling, while enjoyable, can also be challenging when your kids are young. With a little preparation, however, you can have fun, carefree family trip and see the world. Motion Sickness There’s nothing worse than when your child […]

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Educating the Whole Child at the Boulevard School

The Boulevard School in Woodland Hills has been educating preschool students as young as 9 months old to 6 years old since 1974. Family-run since 1980, when Shirley Mauer, a teacher at the school; husband Eric; and Shirley’s brother, Morty, purchased the school. We asked founders Shirley Mauer; son Brahm, who has worked as administrator […]

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Pros and Cons of Video Games

  Many parents today obsess over their children’s video game preoccupation and continually question whether it’s doing more harm than good. We dislike leaving for work or a day out while our kids are home sitting on the couch playing and communicating with their friends through microphones and headsets. Although it’s not exactly antisocial, they […]

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Top 10 Things to Help Your Child Get Prepared for College & the Workforce

Here are some statistics high school counselors and college consultants probably have not shared with you: • 45.2% of those who start undergraduate college programs will not graduate within six years. • 28% of college graduates move back home. That number is closer to 50% in high-cost-of-living markets (like Calabasas). If you would like your […]

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High Schoolers Get a Boost

New LVUSD class for high schoolers covers important life skills. Ninth-grade students in the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) are starting off high school in a very different way. These are the first high schoolers for whom the new Freshman Seminar course is a graduation requirement. This is another example of the innovative approaches […]

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How to Help a Child with Learning Disabilities

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, a time when people pay particular attention to the challenges that one in five children face when learning basic skills such as reading, writing, and/or math. Predominantly, children diagnosed with learning disorders (LD) are of average or above-average intelligence, but there is an apparent gap between their potential and actual achievement. With appropriate support and intervention, […]

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