Articles Written By: Cindy Donnelly

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How can I help my child handle stress?

How can I help my child handle stress?

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Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to a particular challenge or situation. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress, you can help your child learn to manage his or her responses in a healthier way.

Spotlight On South Bay Kids Connection

Spotlight On South Bay Kids Connection

When deciding on programs to help your child thrive, one important area that is sometimes overlooked is strengthening social skills.  South Bay Kids Connection (SBKC) is a new program in the South Bay focusing on social skills.  Diana Cortese, South Bay Kids Connection Founder recently shared with us some information about what kids and parents can expect…

Picture Schedules to the Rescue!!

Picture Schedules to the Rescue!!

Morning routines are one of the most challenging times of day for families with children. Getting people up and out the door in time is a daunting task to begin with, and children are still getting the hang of things like time and focus and following verbal instructions, a skill deficit that could make the…

Made Over Banana Muffins

Made Over Banana Muffins

Why the makeover? By reducing the amount of added sugar, we are teaching our taste buds how to adapt to less sweetened food. By combining whole wheat flour with regular flour, we are adding in fiber and protein, while still providing a palatable muffin. By adding nuts, we’re adding in more fiber, healthy fats, and…

Spotlight on Everyone Plays Piano

Spotlight on Everyone Plays Piano

What’s Up for Kids recently learned about Simply Music Piano, a new approach to teaching piano that is being offered in the South Bay by Kate Ogden of Everyone Plays Piano. Kate Ogden is a licensed Simply Music Piano teacher and we asked her to share a little about what makes this program different.

Chuao Chocolatier Introduces California Collective

Chuao Chocolatier Introduces California Collective

Chuao Chocolatier is celebrating California with the new California Collective chocolate line. With kid friendly flavors like, Pool Party Pretzel and Bright and Sunny Honey, we think these would be a fun addition to the end of summer pool parties or a treat after a day at the beach!! 

Crazy Kale Smoothies

Crazy Kale Smoothies

With the summer heat, a refreshing and healthy smoothie might be the perfect snack after a day of camp or day at the beach.  This recipe is from our Healthy Family Recipe columnist, Marissa Martorana who is a South Bay based dietitian. Crazy Kale Smoothies Yields: approx. 4, 10 oz cups Before you dismiss the…

Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Refreshing Summer Taco Salad: Serves (at least) 4 Ingredients: 1, 16 oz package of lean ground turkey 1 cup frozen corn Dash of : salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed 1 can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 2 roma tomatoes, diced ¼ cup reduced fat colby jack…

Book Review: The Winner Is.. and High Wire Act by Kathy Brodsky

Book Review: The Winner Is.. and High Wire Act by Kathy Brodsky

What’s Up for Kids was given the opportunity to review two books by Kathy Brodsky and illustrated by Cameron Bennett. The books are part of an award-winning collection of books by this same author. The first title, The Winner Is… is beautifully illustrated and is about a dog that convinces himself he can win first…

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