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Helping Your Kids Develop Healthy Social Skills

Why Healthy Social Skills Are Important For most Carmel Valley San Diego parents, their children developing successful friendships is as important as academic dedication, solid morals, and family values.  But as all adults realize, friendships are both complicated and confusing especially for children as most do not understand that friends are anything but perfect and […]

In the old days, it used to only be that hard-working and dedicated high school student who was sleep-deprived trying to fit everything in to make their college application look as spiffy as possible, but no longer. Due to the increased pressures of school and education, guilt-ridden working parents who have trouble saying “no”, I-pods, […]

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Can Music Enhance One’s Life? What are the benefits of music and taking private music lessons?  As Carmel Valley parents, this is a question we often ask ourselves.  We live in a community that can offer pretty much everything for our kids.  So many activities, so many sports, so many ways to improve our kids’ […]

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First off I would like to welcome you all to my first article with The Carmel Valley Life.  I love this site and am excited to share some practical information that I hope everyone can use.  I started Fit N Fun Kids with the hopes of helping many kids and making a positive impact in […]

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Whenever North Shore Girls Softball starts warming up for their season, I began to wonder what my daughter should be doing as a San Diego athlete to prepare.  She is playing Fall Ball for the league, which is a good start.  After all, practice makes perfect.  However, during the time she tucks away her bat during […]

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When you play with your kids, do you let them win?  If your kid is under the age of 10, you should really consider letting your child win.  Children between the ages of 4 and 10, are obsessed with the concepts of winning, losing, and fairness.  After all, growing up means giving up all sorts of childhood […]

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Helping Carmel Valley Families Fall Asleep Local Carmel Valley mom and business owner, Jen Varela, is helping sleep deprived families get much needed rest.  Sugar Night Night offers children sleep therapy to families that need help to establish and implement a sleep routine. Many parents in the community of Carmel Valley San Diego, have difficulty […]

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The Preschool Years, Ages 3-5 While all kids grow at their own pace, there are certain child development milestones to be aware of as a parent. Milestones show where your child might need help, but they also give you a heads-up as to what’s just down the road, so you can take a deep breath […]

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Can You Keep Your Kid’s Toys Organized? My husband and I spent the better part of our busy, child rearing years functioning out of a charming little 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch house before hauling our family to Carmel Valley a few years ago. We did a ton of entertaining as well, so containing 4 […]

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Post High School Graduation and what should you expect next. Many High School Seniors will graduate either this week or next. Then, in just a few months, they will be leaving the comfort of their homes, family, and friends to embark upon a new stage in their lives – “the life of college”. On the surface, […]

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You’ve heard the old saying “quality time” versus “quantity time” haven’t you? Well, when it comes to spending time with kids, this old adage speaks loud and clear.  Most invested parents do their best to spend time with their kids and hope that those times together will be cherished moments in the minds of their […]

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Increasing Child Self-Esteem As a parent, there are many questions and concerns that can come to mind as you are raising your child. One of the most common questions I get as an Early Childhood Educator is, “How can I boost child self-esteem?” Healthy self-esteem is a child’s armor against the challenges of the world. […]

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