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kids & parents


Young girl writing in her journal
Mona Gilbert, October 20, 2020

It is often assumed that in order to try something new, you must be an expert. For some, the thought of trying something new elicits feelings of inadequacy, and lacking specific skills becomes a barrier. Journaling is an endeavor where outside judgment has no role in the process.

Group of young, budding entrepreneurs
Mona Gilbert, October 13, 2020

Financial literacy in the 21st Century is critical for all to learn. There is no better way to learn these essential skills, than first-hand experiences with earning and managing money. It’s empowering for kids not only to see their personal allowance accumulate but also money earned.

Kids and parents clean up trash from a beach
Mona Gilbert, October 06, 2020

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”—Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Photo illustration/composite of  US map and computer desk. Computer screen has title Travel America
Mona Gilbert, September 22, 2020

“Don’t tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.”—Paul Brandt

Collage of bibliotherapeutic books for kids
Shanna Kim, September 10, 2020

The Los Angeles Public Library has excellent bibliotherapeutic resources for kids from birth to fifth grade!

Girl solving a mathematical problem on the blackboard
Mona Gilbert, September 08, 2020

“Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math - I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was!

Happy, laughing diverse tweens standing near a school bus
Mona Gilbert, September 01, 2020

“Friendships, just like relationships with parents and siblings, are never simple.”—excerpted from: Friends and Frenemies, by Jennifer Castle & Deborah Reber

Smiling, diverse kids walking side by side in a grassy playground
Mona Gilbert, August 24, 2020

Kindness involves an action, intent, and empathy towards another person. Most of all, the desire for kindness to others is, at its core, a learned behavior. Children learn how to be kind by being exposed to people exhibiting kind behavior.

Pics of nature around the neighborhood
Laura Duncan, August 05, 2020

For many families in Los Angeles, taking a socially-distanced stroll around the neighborhood has been a major activity over the past few months, a type of recreation that feels essential for our mental and physical health.

Books to help children learn Spanish
Laura Duncan, April 28, 2020

Los Angeles is a city of many Spanish speakers, and it’s easy to see the advantages of being bilingual. Some parents want to introduce their children to speaking Spanish or another language at a young age.