Month: December 2017

Birthday Party

Automobile Driving Museum
Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Automobile Driving Museum! We offer fun activities in our 1950’s retro-themed Ice Cream parlor that children are sure to enjoy. Two hours of party time includes seating for up to 40 people, a scavenger hunt, art projects or fun activity, a Hot Wheels car for each child, general admission to the museum and a photo opportunity in a 100 year old classic car!
$250-$275 with start times at 10:30am or 2:30pm Tuesday-Sunday.
The Automobile Driving Museum is an excellent place to teach children the history of the American Automobile while viewing some amazing collectible cars. On Sunday, we take the public for rides in our vehicles so they can experience what it was like to be in the automobiles during their time!
http://www.theadm.org
310-909-0950

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Ensuring a Smooth Transition from High School to College

BY Crystal Lee
Crystal LeeThe transition to college comes with lots excitement… and, more often than not, also a hefty dose of anxiety. College is often the first time your child will live away from home and be entirely responsible for his or her life. Not only will he or she be handling more rigorous academics, but he or she will be navigating a new social scene, juggling more competing responsibilities than ever, and managing higher levels of stress. Without proper planning and support, your child may struggle or flounder.

For the smoothest transition possible, take a team approach to planning. Gather your child and all the important adults who have contributed to your child’s success in high school (e.g., parents, school personnel, psychologist) to discuss your child’s strengths and needs in all aspects of life. Remember, college is more than just academics. It takes academic aptitude, social skills, emotional resilience, and basic life skills to thrive in a college environment. (more…)

Lice: It’s Not a Dirty Word

How to identify, treat and prevent head lice.

By Amy Chinian
Amy ChinianWe’ve all been there – your child starts scratching her head or you hear that she has been around someone who has it. But don’t fret! We talked to lice expert Amy Chinian, owner of My Hair Helpers, to get the scoop about how to get rid of these little creatures for good.

Q: What’s the best way to check my child for lice?
A: In a spray bottle, add water and peppermint conditioner (lice hate mint), and spray your child’s hair thoroughly – this stops anything from moving in the hair. Then, use the Lice Eliminator Comb (a spiral tooth metal comb) to comb through each section of the hair, looking for evidence of eggs, nits, or live bugs. If your child does have lice, notify family members, schools, friends, and acquaintances. (more…)