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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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Making Family Meals Work for Busy Parents We all have our own type of modern family—single-parent households, kids with hectic schedules, and more. Trying to balance school, jobs, activities, and homework often means family nutrition suffers. Busy or not, the truth is that family meals eaten together are healthy. Studies show families that eat dinner […]

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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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Education Goes Above and Beyond the Classroom at Oaks Christian School

Education Goes Above and Beyond the Classroom at Oaks Christian School Education is ideally meant to inform and enhance mind, body, and soul. Clearly, the faculty at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village achieves all this and more as they strive to promote academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic distinction within the context of Christian […]

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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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