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Letting Your Child Win

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 […]

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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College Essays: How to Answer the “Why Our School?” Question

College Essays Last month, I shared with the community some general strategies for choosing college essays & topics for your college application. As a student in the Carmel Valley San Diego community, this is important, particularly on the Common App, which lets you pick whatever topic you please. Some schools, however, also require a supplementary […]

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Kids Obstacle Challenge I San Diego, CA Saturday, July 22, 2017 I 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $36-$56 per Ticket I Ages 5-16 I Parents Run Free Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025 www.kidsobstaclechallenge.com Run, jump, scale, and wade your way through the largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for […]

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Topics for College Applications The essays are by far the most malleable parts of college applications for any high school student. As such, you should use them to highlight your sparkling personality, maturity and/or goals that the admissions committee wouldn’t otherwise get to see. Why waste valuable application space with something the committee already knows? […]

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Carmel Valley Parks & Rec Centers Can you even start to guess how many Carmel Valley parks there are in the our community? I’m sure you’ve passed by many but how many are there and what does each one have that may be unique? If you’re a parent or a kid, my guess is that you […]

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Just exactly what is Entitlement?  Entitlement is when a child assumes that he or she is deserving of something that they have not earned. In other words, they assume they should receive something for the mere fact of being who they are.  Within this paradigm, there is not a relationship, or connection, between good effort […]

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