Category: Advice swap – parent q&a

Can bedtime reading make your child smarter?

0 Child psychologists have linked bedtime reading routines to increased vocabulary and cognitive functions. Here are some suggested bedtime stories available both online and in print for for newborn children through fifth graders with synopses as well as helpful information for parents regarding sleep hygiene for children. Check it out here:https://www.tuck.com/best-bedtime-stories/ You might also be…

When A Dental Emergency Strikes, Were Here to Help

Comments Off When a toothache continues for several days, when a portion of the tooth breaks off, or when someone knocks a tooth out, an emergency dentist is the most effective course of action. Below are several reasons for you to visit a crisis dentist. TOOTHACHE A toothache is among the very common reasons people…

Delete Cyberbullying

1 by Julian Henderson with Dr. Jennifer Freed I participated in AHA! 10 years ago as a teen. Now, as a 27-year-oldfacilitator for youth in that same program, I see firsthand the impact that cyberbullying has on todays youth. Many youth come to AHA!s after-school connection circles emotionally tormented due to bullying in the cyberworld….

Why Bother with Empathy?

1 empathy (n.) the ability to understand and share the feelings of another When very young children watch videos of people getting hurt, pain-related neurons are activated in their brains. Other brain studies find that children between seven and 12 naturally feel empathy for others in pain. Barring brain disease or damage, we all have…

Giving Up Parental Narcissism for Parental Maturity

3 Parents often seek their validation from the wrong source-their children. The pure unconditional love of an infant is so intoxicating that many parents want to experience that transcendental glow for as long as possible. Who wouldnt want to be adored without any discernment or judgement? The tricky part is that in order to be…

Share Halloween tips & favorite places to trick or treat

17 Share everything from creative costumes, to decorating your home to your favorite neighborhood to trick or treat What are your families HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS? Do you have any special HALLOWEEN TIPS? Do you have any unique ideas for creating your own COSTUME? What is yourFAVORITE NEIGHBORHOODfor Trick or Treating? We have prizes to give away….

Date night in Santa Barbara

2 When was the last time you had a night out without the kids? Is it the planning or the cost that keeps us from planning a regular date night $20 for 2 to see a movie, $75 for dinner and then another $50 for a babysitter or another night at home on the couch…

Summer adventures in SB with young children

9 I have lived in the Santa Barbara area since college, and I feel fortunate that Ive gotten to experience Santa Barbara living as a young woman, as a young married couple, and now as a mom of two young children. How Santa Barbara looked to me at 19 is so very different than it…

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