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Tips for sun protection

Tips for sun protection

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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.    Here are a few tips to protect your family from the sun provided by Dr. Pascucci, a dermatologist at the UCLA Health Office in Redondo Beach. 

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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Did you know inadequate sleep has been linked to increased risk of accidents, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and depression?  With school in full swing, make sure your children are getting the recommended amount of sleep.  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend the following for optimal health:

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Indoor Fun for All Ages and Abilities

Indoor Fun for All Ages and Abilities

While we have the great luck to enjoy beautiful weather throughout much of the year in the South Bay, sometimes the weather drives us indoors where we need to figure out a way to pass the time. My loyal band of school-age testers inform me that these are some of the best ways to have…

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How can I help my child eat healthier?

How can I help my child eat healthier?

By encouraging healthy eating habits at a young age, parents can impact their child’s lifelong relationship with food and help them grow into healthy adults. Healthy eating can impact a child’s energy, mood, mind and overall health. There are several easy steps parents can take to encourage and instill good eating habits.

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Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), it…

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

If you are the parent of a school-aged child, California’s Common Core standards are no doubt a daily presence in your life during homework time. Opinions on Common Core are wide and varied, but Common Core, at its heart, is intended to develop problem-solving and analytical skills.

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Turasa the New Yoga Based Game Is About Quality Time

Turasa the New Yoga Based Game Is About Quality Time

Amy MacConnell and Nicole Thompson, two local moms of the South Bay decided to create something they wanted for their kids, a yoga board game that would be fun, silly, teach yoga and also highlight some important values like gratitude. “Turasa is a tool for families to connect and laugh together, when I teach yoga to schools…

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Holiday Sleep Tips from The Baby Sleep Site®

Holiday Sleep Tips from The Baby Sleep Site®

With the holidays fast-approaching, many families are beginning to firm up holiday travel plans. But take it from me: all of that holiday traveling and celebrating can have a huge impact on sleep. Nap and bedtime schedules tend to go haywire over the holidays, and my team and I see a significant uptick in visitors…

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When Clothing Hurts: Choosing Clothes For Sensory Sensitive Kids

When Clothing Hurts: Choosing Clothes For Sensory Sensitive Kids

Finding the right clothing can be difficult for any child, but it is even more challenging for kids with tactile sensitivity. Children with tactile sensitivity (also called tactile defensiveness) have an increased sensitivity to everyday touch experiences. This hypersensitivity can run from mild to severe and can make everyday tasks, like getting dressed, a challenge.…

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