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Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show

February 1, 2015 • 2015, Entertainment, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

The Guy from the Sun Comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts A cross between “Yellow Submarine” and Dr. Seuss. That’s how the New York Times described the fantastical world surrounding Gustafer Yellowgold, the guy from the sun who landed in the Minnesota woods. Gustafer is the brainchild of singer, songwriter and dad, Morgan [&hellip...

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Beyond Behavior and Language

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Cover Story, December 2014, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

Can social interaction-based teaching unlock new possibilities of independence for children with autism? As heart wrenching as the prospect of an empty nest can be, parents are ultimately interested in seeing their children lead happily independent lives. For...

DIRECTORY: Private School Open Houses

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Directories, Education & Learning, November 2014, Teens and Pre-Teens, ToddlersComments (0)

Looking for the right school for your child or teenager? Orange County offers many high quality options for private school… you just need to know where to look.   Capistrano Valley Christian Schools 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano |...

Starting a D.I.Y. Costume Tradition

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

3 costumes you can make for under $20 – no needles required When it comes to Halloween costumes, kids can be fickle. How many times did you set your heart on a certain costume three months in advance and then set your eyes on something entirely different...

The 13th Annual Festival Of Children

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, September 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

A month-long event entertaining families and benefiting children’s charities Festival of Children Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of children by strengthening the charities that serve them. Sandy Segerstrom...

Beating the Summer Ear Infection

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Expert Advice, July 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, ToddlersComments (0)

by Dennis A. Colucci, Au.D., M.A., FAAA Unlike the ear infection that is caused by a cold or flu, the summer ear infection, caused by swimming and foreign objects making their way into your child’s ear, is quite different and requires different care. With...

Galapagos with a Toddler: Evolving Your Sense of Family Travel Possibilities

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Toddlers, TravelComments (0)

When we tell other parents that we took our two-year-old toddler to the Galapagos Islands they usually have one of two reactions – one, they think we’re crazy, or two, they ask how they can do the same. For those of you fitting into the latter category,...

It Happens Every Spring: Family Travel Rules to Think About Before Touring with Children

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Expert Advice, Home Life, Teens and Pre-Teens, Toddlers, TravelComments (0)

IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING: Family travel rules to think about before touring with children It’s that time again: Swallows gliding back to Capistrano (we hope), baseball teams sliding in for Spring Training, and people calling their attorneys wondering what...

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...

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....