As a general pediatrician in Southern California, I have had the good fortune to meet many children with special needs.
Jack is a very lucky dog. He has Kay as a master. Kay is single, gorgeous, devoted to Jack and busy with online dating. Recently, she had been seeing Greg - who had no interest in her dog, whatsoever. Greg's gestures toward Jack were unkind, disinterested and very disappointing to Kay. Outcome: Kay stopped seeing Greg. Enter Marc. Now, here's a good guy. Because golden retriever Jack is of major importance in Kay's life, Marc ...
The warmer weather of spring invites Santa Clarita Valley residents to take the family outside and get moving, which is healthy for the body and spirit.
DEAR SMARTIES: My parents were children of The Depression. They taught my sisters and me to buy only what we could pay for and to not depend on credit cards. I have a friend who wants me to help her "stimulate the economy by shopping." She wants me to go on a spending spree with her rather than to save.
Mathnasium will host its first annual National TriMathlon Day on Saturday, May 14 at more than 200 participating centers across the United States.
With family and friends located all over the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County, actress and Saugus resident Kristy Swanson needed a central place to celebrate her son Magnus' fourth birthday.
Michael Meyer, 3, has the time of his life, tossing a squishy ball into a small plastic shopping basket. Michael, who has Down syndrome, is also learning in the process.
At our practice in the Santa Clarita Valley, it seems every other mother is pregnant with another child.
Take a poll among your friends and ask if cutting coupons, watching for specials and being selective consumers are as valued as the etiquette part of shopping. Surveys show that people do wish that consideration and manners were included more in the shopping scene.
Planning to go to college in California? Here's some information you may want to know.
Some beauty queens seek fortune and fame. Julie Winkle, of Canyon Country, is looking for a platform to help families with autism.
It's February and love is in the air. It's almost here, the one day each year (Valentine's Day) we all seem to be willing to tell others we love them.
Amy Chua, Yale professor and mother of two, has caused quite a stir recently with her much discussed book excerpt in the Wall Street Journal. In the excerpt, she praises ultra-strict "Chinese mothers" who often resort to harsh discipline and deprivation of so-called "fun" activities to try to raise the perfect child - one who will have perfect test scores and will perform at Carnegie Hall.
Like parents everywhere, Chris Avenessian, of Valencia, would often get frustrated with his children, especially the teenagers.
Mason Brown of Valencia always liked math. That is, until he hit the sixth grade. "He changed radically. We felt like he was struggling and frustrated," said Cynthia Brown, Mason's mother. "Mason started to hate math, and we were concerned that would set the tone for the rest of his education." Enter Mathnasium, a nationwide chain of math centers that tailor programs to fit each child's needs through evaluation, education and validation. A new ...