Category: Editorial & columns

Kids helping kids impacted by Montecito disaster

0 Reposted from KEYT.com By:Beth Farnsworth SANTA BARBARA, Calif. A group of local kids is banding together to help children impactedby the Montecito debris flow disaster through the creation ofa new grassroots group known as the Montecito Mud Piggies. The effort spawned in part from the Montecito Mud Angels and local studentswho personally know families…

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

0 BY BETH ARKY Parents tend to see their mission as helping their kids succeed. But theres a growing realization among teachers and other professionals who work with children that kids increasingly need help learning how to fail. Not learning to tolerate failure leaves kids vulnerable to anxiety. It leads to meltdowns when the inevitable…

Kids and Food Allergies: What to Look For

0 Every parent knows that kids can be picky eaters, especially when it comes to healthy foods like broccoli and spinach. Yet pickiness has nothing to do with some kids refusal to eat certain dishes. According to Food Allergy Research and Education, about 1 out of every 13 children is allergic to at least one…

Dr. Tanya Altmann’s Tips for Keeping Kid’s Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

0 With germs everywhere and kids in school, sometimes a cold is inevitable, but these are tips Tanya uses at home and with her patients to keep their families as healthy as possible during cold & flu season. Wash your hands. So simple, but so important! Get kids in the habit of washing their hands…

Helping children relate

0 ByBill Cirone, Former Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools From coast to coastand around the globe, one of the most common questions parents ask children is,What did you do at school today? A very common frustration we hear voiced byparents is that theirchildren invariably respond with Nothing, or I dontknow, or I dont remember….

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…

5 Back to School Body Language Tips To Fight Off Bullies

0 Going back to school should be an exciting time in every childs or teens life. They get to see their friends after the summer break and make new ones. However, a lot of students are faced with severe anxiety and stress when a new school year comes around. Whether its facing the school bully,…

Local Youth Education Program Awarded ALKERMES Inspiration Grant™

0 The Mental Wellness Center recentlyannounced receipt of a $15,000 ALKERMES Inspiration Grant to support its Mental Health Matters program, an innovative curriculum that teaches sixth and ninth grade students basic facts about mental wellness, how to recognize symptoms of mental health disorders and how to seek treatment, while addressing the stigma associated with mental…

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