Our Kids

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How much exercise do my kids really need? Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of exercise activity a day, and unfortunately, school P.E. doesn’t usually count for much. The best thing you can do is work out together as a family: an after-dinner stroll, bike riding, hiking—even walking the dog! Exercise improves self-esteem, […]

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Back to School: Enrich

We’ve selected some of the best venues offering exciting enrichment activities that allow children to be healthier, happier, and engaged in a safe and stimulating environment. You’ll discover amazing programs and classes in sports, gymnastics, music, the arts, and after school activities. All of these enrichment programs focus on the development of students’ social skills […]

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Learning More about Learning Disabilities

October is National Learning Disability Awareness Month. Learning to read and write poses challenges for all children. However, those with language-based learning disabilities (LD)—such as dyslexia (reading); dysgraphia (writing); and dyscalculia (math); often combined with ADHD and executive function difficulties (problems with organization) or other auditory or visual-processing challenges— face additional difficulties. It appears one […]

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The Boulevard School: Educating the Community Since 1974

Since 1974, The Boulevard School in Woodland Hills has provided preschool to children ages 9 months through 6 years. They also offer mommy/daddy and me classes for 9 to 24-month olds, and a toddler program for kids aged 18 to 30 months. Their programs are available as either a half or full day, two to […]

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Empowering Successful Future Adults: Breaking the Trend of Helicopter Parenting

Children need attentive parents, but children also need space. They require space to make their own mistakes, learn from them, regroup, and pick themselves up to keep going. Most parents do not like to see their children fail and be devastated, yet it is an important life skill to learn. We want to raise competent, […]

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Las Virgenes Schools Benefit from Education Foundation

Shifting state budget priorities increase need for community support to maintain access to exceptional educational programs. While many California schools now find themselves beneficiaries of Governor Jerry Brown’s increased education funding for certain low-performing, high-need communities, many of the state’s top-performing school districts, including our own Las Virgenes Unified School District (which covers the cities of […]

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Summer is Finally Over. Yay!

We made it through the summer; the kids are ready to go back to school. I know everyone is just devastated about all that free time we are going to have. So, here are some things that might make the transition easier. Casio has their FX-CG10 Prizm Color Graphing Calculator available for under $100. It […]

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A Little TLC for Moms: Now That the Kids are Back in School

The kids are back in school, and in a blink of an eye, it will be Christmas. Halloween decorations have been out since August, and it is full-speed ahead till the end of the year. Many of us have to readjust our lives now that the kids are back in school. No more sleeping a […]

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Ask the Pediatrician

Get Your Kids Ready with Dr. Tanya’s Back-to-School Checklist As summer draws to a close, it’s time to start preparing your kids to go back to school. Getting ready for a new school year is about more than new school supplies and clothes. This Back-to School Checklist will help you make sure your kids are […]

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Here They Come… Again.

As Dolly Parton once said, “Here you come again.” That’s right; it’s summer again and here come the kids, home for summer vacation. We are all happy about that, right? I mean, after all, we love the kids. But now, your nine-month respite is over and it’s time to figure out how to entertain them. […]

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Monarchs Q&A

Q: What types of programs do you offer in the summer? A: Monarchs has you covered all summer. We are offering curriculum-based classes for Kinder, girls and boys recreational, tumblers, cheer, active, and team students, as well as a massive camp offering that includes Kinder gymnastics camp (ages 3 to 5); gymnastics camp (ages 5 […]

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Summer Fun for Kids

Synergy Academics This summer, Synergy Academics is offering eight incredible summer work-shops. There is something for everyone with their College Essay Boot Camp for rising seniors, Summer Math Boost, Summer Reading Workshop, Organization/Study Skills & Test Taking Strategies, Driver’s Education Review, Google Docs & Typing, Arts & Crafts, and Intro to Stress Reduction and Mindfulness. […]

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