Our Kids

A Parent’s Job Is Never Done

After 18 years or more, your nest may look empty but, rest assured, you have many more days of parenting ahead. Anyone who’s raised children realizes it doesn’t end when they begin college, move away, or even marry. Your baby chicks always need you, even after they raise a few of their own. As they […]

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NeuroSense Psychology

At NeuroSense Psychology, we wish all the readers of Calabasas Style a very happy and healthy New Year. It’s the time of year to destress, relax, and unwind after the frenzy of the holidays and to set new resolutions and intentions. One way to do this is to keep the holiday spirit alive throughout the […]

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Ask the Pediatrician

How to Choose a Pediatrician If you are pregnant or if you just moved to the area, congratulations! Pregnancy, having a baby, and raising kids are the most exciting times in your life. Here are some things to consider when searching for a great pediatrician or if you’re not fully satisfied with your current pediatrician. […]

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The Importance of Empathy in Children

On the news, I heard about some schools that wanted to have classes on empathy because children are lacking in this area. Bullying in schools is not going away, and now, it seems worse since its being videotaped and put on social media while children stand around and watch. It’s not that bad everywhere, but […]

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Ask the Pediatrician: November/December 2019

Paying cash for your doctor can save you time, money, sanity, and your health! More and more physicians are opting out of insurance-based models to be able to provide better care for their patients. These doctors call themselves cash-pay, direct primary care, or concierge doctors, and they all have convenient, on-time, longer, and more-comprehensive office […]

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Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

Growing up has always been filled with challenges. Add school shootings and a constant barrage of social media to the mix, and there’s little wonder why more than four million children today suffer from extensive anxiety. Still, there is plenty of hope and resources to help your kids grow beyond the pain. At the heart […]

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Adulting Basics

Once upon a time, many basic life skills were required in school, such as cooking, sewing, typing, automobile maintenance, shop, and nutrition. Some classes are still taught as an elective yet they are not as interesting to teens. We hear the term “adulting” all the time. But it’s not clear whether we’re referring to our […]

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Creating a Strong Foundation for Our Children’s Education

What Is The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools? Recognizing the value of a strong educational system is why The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools was created in 2010. The Las Virgenes school board and superintendent rallied concerned parents, community members, and business leaders to build The Foundation, an umbrella organization that supports the school district […]

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Brayden Durbin

Understanding Tourette There is, at present, no cure for Tourette syndrome. People with this condition are often teased mercilessly. Research shows that 1 in 100 school-aged kids in the United States suffers from a tic condition or Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by motor and vocal tics, hiccups, eye twitches, head nodding, stuttering, finger […]

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Study, Explore, Learn

Most of us were raised with our parents telling us to study hard, get good grades, and qualify for a great college. That is still good advice. So, unless you are 6 feet, 8 inches tall and can shoot the lights out using a basketball, you should probably study, study, study. With all the technology […]

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Understanding How Social Media Affects Our Children

In this new age of social media, it’s time to better understand how its excessive use can cause immediate and long-term difficulties for our children. These can range from anxiety and depression to poorly developed social skills and low self-esteem. Face-to-face beats FacetimeSurveys show extensive use of social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and […]

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How to Know if Your Child is Gifted

Most parents believe their child is the most special human being in the world. But how do you truly know i f your child is gifted? A child raised on a farm would be considered gifted if he or she was especially talented in agriculture or raising cattle. A city kid would be considered special […]

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