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What parent hasn’t watched their children tear into one gift after another on Christmas morning and wondered: Is there a way to make the holidays more about relationships and less about stuff? Cynthia Whitham, a licensed [...]
By uclahealth • December 20, 2016
Between holiday gift-giving and seasonal travel expenses, a lot of us have money on our minds this time of year. That makes it a great time to start talking finances with your children. Smart money management is a skill that will help your children throughout their lives, and [...]
By uclahealth • December 20, 2016
Sick of all the materialism of the holiday season? Many families are eager to inject more meaning into their family traditions. Activities such as serving a meal at a soup kitchen or buying toys and mittens for children in need are always great options, but they aren’t the only [...]
By uclahealth • December 19, 2016
If you’re shopping for children this holiday, chances are there will be plenty of toys on your list. While play is important for developing dexterity, imagination and strength, unsafe toys are a real hazard. In 2015, emergency room doctors in the United States treated more than 254,000 toy-related injuries, [...]
By uclahealth • December 16, 2016
Even if you know how important physical activity is for you and your family, exercise can still feel like just another item on your to-do list. You may also struggle dragging your children away from a TV long enough to get their muscles moving. The key is to [...]
By uclahealth • August 23, 2016
For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. [...]
By Reggie Kumar • August 9, 2016
National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2016
Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO [...]
By uclahealth • July 20, 2016
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is not going to the dogs. The dogs are going to the hospital. UCLA’s People-Animal Connection (PAC), the animal-assisted therapy [...]
By uclahealth • July 12, 2016
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By uclahealth • May 31, 2016