The Brittany Foundation is a nonprofit humane organization dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of homeless dogs:
Shock, anxiety, fear, doubt, worry, confusion - these are just a few of the normal and natural feelings after the loss of a job, layoff or end of a career. Jeff Zhorne, director of The Grief Program of Santa Clarita, said the purest definition of grief is any change in a familiar pattern or behavior, certainly true after the loss of an income stream.
There are many activities that enhance a child's total learning experience outside of school. Fortunately, the Santa Clarita Valley has many opportunities to choose among many high-quality programs, practically one for every interest or talent.
The Hart High School Show Choirs will host an evening of musical entertainment on Aug. 30 to benefit the groups appearances for the 2008-09 school year.
Imagine that the most wonderful day of your life suddenly takes a left turn - and the child you hoped and prayed would be perfect - isn't. For families with children born with Down's Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and a host of other developmental, mental and physical disabilities, life can become very difficult.
In the penthouse of a Santa Monica oceanside condo Fay Huebsch welcomed family and friends to celebrate a special birthday. Huebsch was born on Aug. 8, 1908 in Chicago, Ill. Her 100th birthday party also brought together four generations of women to celebrate the centennial of the family matriarch.
What a little lovebug Lola is! When she was picked up from the isolation section of the shelter, Lola seemed very sad and depressed. The fly strike scars on the backs of her ears tell us she was left outside and most likely neglected. She pretty much melted in our arms when we held her as if she was relieved to be with people who could give her any kind of affection.
I cannot believe that in less than a week the kids will be back in school and it's still August. Life will then settle back to "normal."
Los Angeles disasters strike at any time, don't get caught unprepared. The Santa Clarita Valley was recently rattled by the Chino Hills earthquake. When a disaster strikes a community, essential services are often unavailable and precautions should be taken for the entire family including the safety of pets.
Roxy, a female Jack Russell/Wire Haired Terrier mix, was rescued from the shelter after being hit by a car.
As summer reaches it zenith families spend more time outdoors - enjoying water play, barbecues, picnics, sports and other family activities. However, with the outdoor fun comes a risk of exposure to West Nile Virus - a mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.
School is only a couple of weeks away, but that does not mean it's too late for kids to squeeze in some final summer reading.
The Saugus High School Choir Department will present Saugus alumni in "Paper Moon," a benefit concert to raise money for the YWCA'S battered women's shelter in Compton.
Spotted on a city shelter Web site by one of the devoted, hard-working board members of New Leash on Life, she couldn't believe Sprocket was scheduled to be euthanized due to having easily treatable demodectic mange. Immediately a volunteer from New Leash on Life was dispatched to South L.A. to rescue little Sprocket.
If my parents told me once, they told me at least one hundred times, "Don't talk to anyone about their religious or political beliefs." They meant, of course, that those topics are likely to generate tension and angry conflict. As such, they were not the stuff of polite social conversation. Notwithstanding the fact that I find religion and politics to be the two most interesting of all conversational topics, a third caution should be added ...
Living with Children
Living with Children
When I was a child, back in the Parenting Stone Age (a.k.a. the Parentocentric Era), your parents were the most important people in the family. They paid the bills, bought your clothes, prepared the food you ate, took care of you when you were sick, drove you to where you needed to be, tucked you in, and kissed you good night. They were essential.
Q: Is it okay to start teaching our 1 year old how to play independently? He screams and cries when I put him in any type of enclosure if he can't get "free" (even when I arrange the furniture in a way that he has a very ample play area). Is there a method to teach him how to play by himself for at least a little bit? It seems I am following him around ...
Q: It seems our 1 year old is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face, and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am getting weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?
Q: Our 7-year-old son is very negative about everything. He's a middle child, so that may have something to do with it, but everyone else in the family is very happy, positive, optimistic, and so on. He never has anything positive to say about anything. Things the rest of us enjoy he says are "stupid" or "dumb." We raise all of our kids the same, so we don't understand where the negativity is coming from, ...
One of the reasons-it's probably in the top three reasons, in fact-that parents fail at solving discipline problems is they try to solve too many at once. In so doing, they scatter their disciplinary energy too thinly and end up solving none. The only thing they accomplish is getting more frustrated and more convinced that there is something about their child that renders discipline ineffective-a gene perhaps, inherited from the father (who else?), that causes ...
American parents have been listening to professional psycho-babblers tell them how to raise children since the late 1960s. I was in graduate school at the time, and my professors thought the babblers were geniuses, sent by some New Age divinity to correct all the egregious wrongs parents had done to children since time immemorial. Children were about to enter a Golden Age in which their opinions would not only be listened to but also taken ...
In the seventh grade I was promoted by my peers from president of the class geek-nerd-brainiac society to, well, if not fully cool, then at least on the way. I had discovered two sports I excelled in-golf and baseball-and the girls had discovered that I was one of the best, if not the best, dancer in the class. My classmates began overlooking the fact that I was a straight-A student, always sported a few pimples, and wore thick glasses.
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