News - Part 2

Make Moving With Your Pets a Smooth Transition

Dear Inquisitive Canine, My husband and I will be moving across country in a few months (California to Pennsylvania) and we have 3 dogs that didn’t adjusted well to our previous move from Central California to Northern California. We are wondering what we can do to help ease their anxiety when packing up our home,…

“Amplified Ways of Being” and the Gifted Child

“Amplified Ways of Being” and the Gifted Child  Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed. It is clear that the term “gifted” seems to imply that folks with high talents feel blessed to have them. But this is not always true. The highly gifted artist is often keenly aware of the emotions of other people and the colors…

When “Lazy” Doesn’t Make Sense: How Executive Functions Impact Achievement

Symptoms, Understanding & Coping Strategies Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed. THE SYMPTOMS: Difficulty starting a task; staying focused on school tasks, managing simple routines, great ideas without follow-through; late work, and lost work:  Sound familiar?  Then read on!  There are many reasons why students may have these difficulties, from disengagement due to boredom, learning disabilities, or processing…

Summer Planning for your Family

In the April 18th issue of the Ventura Breeze, the ParentClick.com section highlights Summer Activities, Camps, and Programs in and around Ventura County!

CAMP GUIDE 2012

ParentClick Camp Directory View the ParentClick Camp Directory 2012 printed in the Santa Barbara News-Press Camp Guide.

I’ll Eat Everything But That and That and That and ……………..

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters. I know this because food is a common concern for pediatricians. In fact, nearly one-third of children are characterized by their parents as being excessively selective about what they eat. Here are a few facts that should help put such concerns at ease. First, the nutrient intake of picky eaters…

Size Doesn’t Matter in This Two-Dog Household

Dear Inquisitive Canine, I have 2 dogs, a Dane and a Chihuahua. The Chihuahua intimidates the Dane. She won’t let him eat, play with toys, or do anything. I have to separate them or else he would live in a corner. She doesn’t bite or attack him. All it takes is a look or at…

When a Dream Becomes a Scream: Nightmares and Night Terrors

When a Dream Becomes a Scream: Nightmares and Night Terrors You wake from a deep sleep to the sound of your child screaming. It’s nearly midnight and you run into his room to see what’s happening. Your child is sitting up in bed. He appears frightened, disoriented, and confused. You try to comfort him but…