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Modern Children, Ancient Ways: Children Learn Stone Age Skills in Present Day OC

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Big Kids, Community, Environment, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

You can go traipsing through any of Orange County’s regional parks and not realize how much you’re missing. The dirt paths that are carved into the hillsides guide you through an oasis, but also wind you right past edible plants, energy-cleansing foliage, and a network of animals communicating your presence. Chris Morasky doesn’t miss these [&hellip...

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Swim Like the Fishes

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Community, Cover Story, March 2014, ToddlersComments (1)

Learning to swim early in life is safer and smarter. I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way...

Camps! Summer Adventures for Toddlers to Teens

March 5, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Big Kids, Community, Directories, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Summer is just around the corner. How are you going to keep your children and teens active and inspired? Here are 67 summer camps to get your wheels turning. •• A Little Dynasty Chinese School Grades 1-12 • 6829 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine / 9844...

Special Needs in O.C.

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Community, March 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, ToddlersComments (0)

An evolving response to autism spectrum disorder In 2002, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention identified 1 in 150 children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By 2008, that number had risen to 1 in 88. The most recent estimates are 1 in 50....

Special Siblings

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Expert Advice, March 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

When entrusting the care of a special needs child to a brother or sister, the future of each should be considered I looked at the lovely young woman in my conference room across the table from my firm’s fiduciary. She was a second generation patroness of...

Nutrition Drilldown: Nourishing the Special Needs Child

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, Home Life, March 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM Today, one in two children are living with one or more chronic health conditions, including allergies, asthma, obesity, and gut disorders.1 And recent estimates suggest that by 2025, one in two children will be living with...

Wholesale Bedrooms / Kids 2

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, March 2014, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

High Quality, Low Prices My kids are growing up so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday that we brought first our son, then our daughter home almost seven and six years ago, respectively. When they made the transition from cribs to toddler beds, my husband...

Bold Girlz

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Entertainment, March 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Brave, original, loving, daring… and all dressed up. Girls just wanna have fun. There’s no denying that fun usually involves shoes and makeup and a lot of clothes, but there’s also no denying that girls grow into women who can be some of the most...

Showcasing Young Talent

February 3, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, February 2014, People & Profiles, Special Events, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

For young students, it doesn’t take much more than the promise of an award to elicit excitement about a school project – especially an art project. For many students across Orange County, the promise of a countywide competition is enough to send them into...

Kids & Copyrights: It’s Never Too Early to Protect Creative Work

February 3, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Expert Advice, February 2014, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Three weeks before the horror of 9-11 my older son finished his Eagle Project, a reprinting of a World War II book for our service people who are in harm’s way. For a thirteen year old, it was a monumental feat that had taken over three years to finish: a...