BMX Racing – Playing In The Dirt Has Never Been Such Fun!

What do a 3-year-old boy named Diesel and a 31-year-old woman named Erin have in common? They both spend a couple of evenings a week “playing in the dirt” at the Nor Cal Boomtown BMX track in Shasta Lake City. And they’re not alone. Boys and girls of all ages are spinning their wheels at BMX (Bicycle Motocross) tracks across the nation. The … [Read more...]

Safer Sports: Preventing Sports Injuries in Children

Sports injuries are sidelining more young athletes than ever before, a trend that concerns doctors, coaches and parents. According to the STOP Sports Injury Campaign, 2 million sports injuries strike high school students each year. Doctors are seeing serious injuries in children as young as 5; kids under 14 account for 40 percent of sports-related … [Read more...]

Bullying – An Age-Old Problem But One With Solutions

Confrontations. Unkind Words. Exclusion. Aggression. Harassment. Intimidation. Are these the acts of a bully? It depends, experts say. Conflicts involving one or more of these behaviors are a normal part of growing up and learning social skills. However, educational psychologists and Co-Directors of the Bullying Research Network, Drs. Shelley … [Read more...]

Mother-Daughter Team Brings Sunshine To Kids With Disabilities

Faelin Klein embodies the term “mama bear.” For 23 years, the diminutive blonde has fought long and hard to ensure her daughter has had access to the medical, educational and community resources she both needed and deserved. While this is not exceptional in itself, in many ways she has become a fierce advocate for thousands of children besides her … [Read more...]

August 2011

[related-posts] On the Cover: Reed is a fourth grader at Sierra View. He enjoys playing basketball and baseball. He also plays football for the Jaguars. Reed is enjoying his summer boating and spending time with friends and family. Photography: Lisa Tosi Photography: Your Life - Your Style - Your Story. Specializing in a modern approach to … [Read more...]

Cooperative Co-parenting: A New Relationship for Separating Parents

Parental separation is hard on families, tough on parents and tough on kids. Separation suddenly forces each parent to complete tasks associated with reorganizing a life: making new living arrangements, handling financial pressures, dividing the household and dealing with a myriad of legal issues. Each task could be considered a major life stressor … [Read more...]

The Art of Appreciation, Part 2

Take a moment to ponder when you feel most loved by your partner. In those moments there is likely a sense of being seen, an expanded quality in the heart and a relaxation in the body. This quality of receptivity occurs when two people meet in the field of appreciation. When this happens, both parties experience a deep sense of satisfaction. Love … [Read more...]

Montessori in the North State

A revolutionary idea was brought to the United States in 1915 by Dr. Maria Montessori, who said that a classroom can be set up to recognize each child’s developmental rhythm. Today, private, public and charter Montessori schools offer an alternative to the one-size-fits-all traditional classroom, where children take the lead and use the world … [Read more...]

The First Back-To-School Journey

It’s August and back-to-school reminders are everywhere. Parents of preschoolers, this means your first back-to-school journey is about to begin. In the year before kindergarten, there are important steps you can take toward enrolling your child in school. So why wait? Start early! The answers to the following questions will help you choose a … [Read more...]

Life Is Laundry. Live With It.

Some of my friends are sending their kids off to college this fall and discovering, with some shame, that their offspring – who can build web sites, play string instruments and locate Latvia on a world map – are deficient in other life skills. Basic skills. Crucial skills. "We just got back from dropping Devon off for his first night in the … [Read more...]