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Dr. Kardovich Orthodontics 16th Annual Giving Campaign

Dr. Kardovich Orthodontics 16th Annual Giving Campaign

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The 16th Annual Giving Campaign for Dr. Kardovich Orthodontics is in full swing.  They are hoping you will join them this holiday season in their food, clothing and toy drive for Rainbow Services.  To see the great work being done at Rainbow Services to help women and children dealing with domestic violence, visit www.rainbowservicesdv.org.

Donations may be dropped off at any of Dr. Kardovich’s three South Bay offices by December 7th and they will deliver them to Rainbow Services. For any questions and to make sure the office is open where you wish to drop off your donation, please call (310) 831-0348.   The office locations are:

1353 W. 6th Street, San Pedro
1122 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance

See below for a complete wish list.

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How can I help my child handle stress?

How can I help my child handle stress?

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.

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Tips for sun protection

Tips for sun protection

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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