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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

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5 Tips For Students Adjusting To New School Schedules

Kids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.

07/13/2015

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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Los Angeles

Summer is great but sometimes gets boring for kids without plans. Los Angeles is full of opportunities during the warmer months, offering everything from various stage productions to special exhibits offered at certain museums to places where hiking has never been better.

07/10/2015

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Hollywood’s Best Fun For Kids

Hollywood doesn’t have to be Holly-Weird. In fact, Hollywood offers a wide variety of fun options that will keep families watching, learning, exploring and playing together.

CBS Los Angeles–07/09/2015

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Best Toy Stores In Los Angeles

Kids go through toys like candy, donating or tossing out toys they outgrow or get bored with means it’s toy store time. Once the kids notice that their stash of beloved Matchbox cars and Barbies has been depleted, they’ll be on the hunt for the next greatest plaything to hit the market. Trolling the endless aisles of big box and chain toy stores just won’t cut it for L.A. kids, and parents who know there’s more out there. Take a nostalgic trip to the city’s best toy stores for a trip the whole family will love.

07/02/2015

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5 Ways Kids Can Help Around The House In Summer

Taking a break from summer fun to have kids help out with some things around the house is a win-win for any family. Chores are shared and kids learn the value in having responsibilities and the rewards in doing things for others. Here are five ways kids can lend a hand around the house this summer.

07/01/2015

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Animals Can Be ‘Key To Understanding Host Of Human Problems,’ Doctor Says

Did you know gorillas can experience depression and eating disorders? Humans and animals actually share many of the same medical conditions.

06/30/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Guide To LA’s Biggest 4th Of July Celebrations

In the area where most of the Hollywood studio workers actually live, there are the most exciting Independence Day celebrations that draw huge crowds. These are the celebrations where you are most likely to see the pyrotechnics to awe and amaze the masses.

06/26/2015

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Best Carousels & Merry Go Rounds For Kids in L.A.

Extremely popular in years past, Carousels or “Merry Go Rounds” were often a young child’s first amusement park ride.

06/25/2015

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Best Late Night Activities For Southern California Families

Luckily for LA and Orange County residents, there are a ton of options for those looking for fun activities that stay open late.

CBS Los Angeles–06/25/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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Family Guide To Los Angeles’ Aquariums

For families that are interested in oceanic life, here are some stimulating activities in greater L.A. that promise to make some encouraging waves during summer of 2015.

06/19/2015

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Best Hidden Gems For Kids in the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire covers a vast area of Southern California and there are tons of hidden gems for kids throughout the area.

CBS Los Angeles–06/15/2015

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Best Go Kart Tracks In Los Angeles

The streets are packed with cars bumper-to-bumper going down the elaborate matrix of freeways in Los Angeles. These go kart tracks have a little less traffic, but driving is much faster and it’s all for fun.

06/12/2015