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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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Ask the Pediatrician

Dr. Tanya’s Back-to-School Checklist As summer draws to a close, it’s time to start prepping your kids to go back to school. Getting ready for a new school year is about more than just new sneakers and school supplies. This checklist will help you keep your kids on track for a healthy and happy school […]

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Enrich

CALIFORNIA DANCE THEATRE 2282 Townsgate Rd., #4,5,6 Westlake Village, 91361 818.707.3267 805.906.2087 californiadancetheatre.com Founded in 1985, California Dance Theatre (CDT) celebrates 33 years of dance excellence. Recently moving to Westlake Village, their beautiful new facility houses five studios spanning 10,000 square feet. With 30 instructors teaching students of all ages and levels–from beginners to professionals–CDT […]

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Empower

SYNERGY ACADEMICS 6700 Fallbrook Ave., #101 West Hills, 91307 818.888.8665 synergyacademics.com Synergy Academics is a comprehensive learning center serving students at every educational level. From elementary school through college, “Synergy Students” benefit from knowledgeable and compassionate tutors who truly care about their happiness and success. The objective is to build confidence in students by developing […]

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Educate

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHANNEL ISLANDS 1 University Dr. Camarillo, 93012 805.437.8400 csuci.edu California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) is reimagining higher education for a new generation and era. CSUCI is an innovative higher-education institution that enables students to succeed and thrive, serves as an engine for social and economic vitality, and provides the intellectual resources […]

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Ask the Pediatrician

I’m interested in getting my baby’s ears pierced. What do I need to know? The most important thing is to find a healthcare provider trained in medical piercings. After that, this is what you need to know: Age: Although I do pierce many baby ears, I prefer to wait until a child is old enough […]

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Definition of Perfect Parents

Parents are multitasking 24 hours a day so it’s no wonder we’re exhausted and often feel like we’re going crazy keeping up with all we have to do. Parenthood is the hardest job there is, and yet, we wouldn’t trade it for anything because it’s also the most rewarding. We strive to be perfect so […]

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Ask the Pediatrician

How can I keep my family safe this summer? School is out and summer is in! Here are a few important summer-safety “S” rules and tips to ensure your family enjoys a safe summer. Unfortunately, drowning is still a leading cause of death for kids in California. To keep safe around water, follow these three […]

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Parent’s Guide: Summer Fun for Kids

Synergy Academics This summer, Synergy Academics is offering eight incredible summer workshops. There is something for everyone with their Algebra Boost, Organization & Study Tips, Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading, Google Docs & Typing, Driver’s Education, Summer Writing, and Comic Culture. Workshop programs differ in length and are offered over the months of June, July, […]

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Where to Have a Fun Birthday

• Birthday parties should be all about fun! But we all know how hectic and crazy our everyday lives can get, and planning a party can easily be overlooked and left until last minute. We want to take the stress out of planning for you, so we’ve selected some of our favorite local venues that […]

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