4th graders in Los Angeles pay tribute to MLK. Watch this inspiring story.
This new procedure is giving hope to parents desperate to get pregnant. Check out my story on NBC’s CA Live. @nbccalive
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The World Health Organization now categorizes ‘video game addiction ‘ as a mental health disorder. Watch some of our discussion on Dr. Phil.
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Christmas in July! How do you keep family traditions and values alive in your home? Check out my tips on Home & Family.
Kids all across the country have now enjoyed weeks of summer -- and sneaking up behind those lazy days is the 'Summer Slide.' That's when kids have a loss of learning, mostly in reading and math. Research shows up to three months of learning can be lost.
Check out my segment on Home & Family TV and see some additional tips below.
Quick tips on reducing the Summer Slide:
-Explain the Summer Slide to kids
-Make a list of GOALS for the summer
-Make learning fun
-Recruit a "travel agent." Ask your kids to put a vacation plan together (maps/budget/critical thinking)
-Learn a new word each week
-Enter a writing contest
-Create a summer reading list and find fun math apps to practice math
It's swimming season and along with hot temps, kids are heading into the pool. But pool safety can't be taken lightly.
According to the CDC, every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.
Here's our Fox 11 discussion on how to keep your family safe.
Quick tips to remember:
-Drownings are silent
-Drownings can happen within seconds
-Who's watching your child? Do they know how to swim?
-Say 'no' to floating devices
As college kids prepare for life on campus, buying books and getting their dorm rooms ready, there is also an important conversation that needs to happen between parents and kids.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.
MADD, or Mother's Against Drunk Driving, provides all sorts of resources for parents and students. Educating your child, as well as yourself, and being ready for tough conversations can save lives.
-Understand the 'Red Zone': the first six weeks of college is a time when kids are most at risk.
-Peer Pressure: teach kids how to say "no"
-Educate your child about binge drinking: 4-5 drinks every 2 hours. (Source: NIH)
-Keep the lines of communication open