Items Tagged ‘parents’

Helping Parents Succeed

August 28, 2018

Helping Parents Succeed

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have the greatest job in the world,” says Carolina Marvin, a labor and delivery nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I get to be a part of the creation of a family or I get to be part of the addition to a family, and it’s just the most beautiful moment in somebody’s […]

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Tags: Carolina Marvin, labor and delivery, labor and delivery nurse, new parent, nurse, OBGYN, parents, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


March 5, 2018

The Most Amazing Early Intervention Program

By April12 kdelsolar

When my son was first suspected to have autism spectrum disorder, my family was in shock. I was committed to finding the very best early intervention program for my son and toured many places. I was so thankful that my caseworker recommended that I tour the Early Intervention Program at UCLA. I knew immediately that […]

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Tags: academic interventions, age-appropriate sensory, autism, autism spectrum disorder, caseworker, classroom, early intervention program, Early Intervention Program at UCLA, motor activities, observation room, parents, patient stories


February 26, 2018

The best thing we ever did

By drtracyb drtracyb

We adopted two toddlers from Russia in 2009. Our son was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome within 10 days of coming home. He was later also diagnosed with autism. His sister was also diagnosed many years later with FASD, but she is another story. Regional Center provided in-home services as soon as he was diagnosed […]

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Tags: adpotion, autism, children, children's health, daily intervention, fetal alcohol syndrome, in-home services, parents, patient stories, social skills, UCLA Intervention Program


Parents with PTSD shouldn't keep kids in the dark

June 9, 2017

Parents with PTSD shouldn’t keep kids in the dark

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

Parents, if you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), don’t keep it from your kids. Talk to them. That’s the message this June, PTSD Awareness Month, from Tom Babayan, a licensed marriage and family therapist at UCLA. Babayan, who helps veterans communicate with their children about their PTSD symptoms, says these conversation can be powerful. His […]

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Tags: parents, PTSD, PTSD Awareness Month, PTSD symptoms, Tom Babayan


Cyberbullying: Don’t feed the trolls!   

May 4, 2017

Cyberbullying: Don’t feed the trolls!  

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

  A recent story on National Public Radio cited an academic study that suggested many teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing more serious depression than boys. And while the usual stressors for teens no doubt still apply—academics, hormones, parents—another increasing reason may be their obsession with social media.  And social media sites such as […]

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Tags: autism, Bully, cyberbullying, parents, psychiatry/psychology, teens


Concussion care: Helping your child heal

February 21, 2017

Concussion care: Helping your child heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain function – especially for athletes who resume playing before […]

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Tags: athletes, brain injuries, coaches, concentration, concussions, contact sports, Dr.Christopher Giza, memory, mood, parents, pediatric neurologist, physical activities


Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

February 16, 2017

Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps families accomplish that with small-group parenting courses […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, adolescents, bedtime routines, best friend, caregivers, child psychiatry, depression, Dr. Shilpa Baweja, families, family, friends, friendship


Make holidays more about family, less about gifts

December 20, 2016

Make holidays more about family, less about gifts

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 clinical social worker and director of the UCLA Parenting & Children’s Friendship Program at the Semel Institute at UCLA, […]

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Tags: children, counseling, Cynthia Whitham, holidays, LCSW, parents, relationships


Tips to help kids catch more zzz’s while hospitalized

July 21, 2016

Tips to help kids catch more zzz’s while hospitalized

By Amy Albin amyalbin

As parents of hospitalized children know, sleep for young patients can be hard to come by in the hospital because so many things can disturb the normal sleep pattern the child has at home. Staff at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA have found a way to help. An initiative called Supporting Sleep for Health and Healing, […]

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Tags: bedtime, childrens health, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, parents, sleep, sleep and children, sleep pattern