July 12, 1990
In this day and age of stress awareness and physical fitness, employers are spending big bucks to help workers alleviate stress in the workplace. But what if you are a new mom and your work is home, sweet, home? Beginning July 19, Port Hueneme's Recreation Department will offer the first of four weekly classes for mothers and children designed to address women's physical and emotional needs as well as their practical needs. The 1 1/2-hour class will meet Thursdays at 11 a.m.
November 14, 1987 |
Parents trying to rear "superbabies" may instead create a generation of early burnouts, a panel of experts said Friday, warning that force-feeding academics to preschoolers may retard their intellectual, social and physical development. "Twenty years ago, people thought that precocity was bad . . . the feeling was 'early ripe, early rot,' " said child psychologist David Elkind, president of the National Assn. for the Education of Young Children.
January 17, 1999
Joelle Dumas, educator: "Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" by A.S. Neill (Hart). "A.S. Neill was the child psychologist who started the famous Summerhill School in mid-century England. His was a simple philosophy of pure love and freedom for children." **** Cathryn Shin, public defender: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse (Bantam). "Hesse takes his reader on a beautiful and sometimes painful journey of self-realization.
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June 22, 2000 |
The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring will received a $300,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Proposition 10 Commission to expand education programs for parents and child-care professionals. Proposition 10, approved by state voters in 1998, levies a 50-cent tax on cigarettes to be used for early childhood development programs. "The new grant enables us to bring the best parenting education programs and materials into child-care and family day-care centers," said Kerby T.
June 3, 1998
La Habra High 801 Highlander Ave. La Habra 90631 (562) 905-0906 * Enrollment: 1,700 * Established: 1954 * Team name: The Highlanders * Newspaper: Scotch Tape * Principal: Jim Robinson * Student president: Eilene Cruz * Valedictorian: Chris Oronico * Famous alumni: "Mad About You" actress Ann Ramsay; opera singer Jeannine Altmeyer * Winning moments: Heritage of the Americas Program received California Golden Bell award from California School Board Assn.
June 9, 1987 |
Nancy Reagan talked today about the 1981 assassination attempt against her husband with the widow of Sweden's slain Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was never invited to the White House. "I offered her my personal condolences," Mrs. Reagan told reporters after a 30-minute meeting with Lisbet Palme at the office of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson. The Palmes were walking home unguarded through central Stockholm on Feb.
November 19, 1997 |
The FBI joined a police search Tuesday for a child psychologist suspected of killing his 25-year-old girlfriend in his suburban townhouse, then abandoning their 18-month-old son in an industrial area 90 miles away. Folsom police said there was a history of domestic violence between James Dewayne Nivette, 54, and Gina Barnett, whose bullet-ridden body was found at Nivette's home in a quiet, wooded cul-de-sac about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.
June 22, 1997 |
In mystery circles, Maxine O'Callaghan is best known for her Santa Ana-based female private eye, Delilah West. But there's a new character in the Mission Viejo author's life. She's Anne Menlo, a Phoenix child psychologist who works as a police consultant on crimes involving children. In "Only in the Ashes" (Jove Books; $5.99), Menlo is hired by the distraught mother of a 6-year-old girl who died in a house fire.
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July 24, 1989 |
"I do it for me I have the right to say no I live for now Life is not a movie . " --Rebecca Schaeffer Untitled Poem, July, 1989 Slain actress Rebecca Schaeffer was eulogized here Sunday as "a precious gift--a gift that was snatched back, but one that will give us extraordinary memories." Rabbi Joshua Stampfer told the 200 mourners at Ahavai Sholom Cemetery's small chapel that Schaeffer "brought in her short life more joy to more people than most of us achieve in a lifetime."
October 20, 2011 |
The photo taken by a Libyan resistance fighter of what is purportedly a dead Moammar Kadafi is horrific: a bloodied face frozen in a grotesque death mask. And for several hours on Thursday, it aired steadily on television broadcasts as news organizations scrambled to confirm early reports of Kadafi's death. To children young and old who are likely to have seen the image - or to find it while surfing the Web in the coming days, what's a parent to say? The answer, say experts, depends on the child's age, of course, and his or her level of anxiety about the graphic and extremely bloody image . But especially for younger children, the message should focus on reassurance: This can't happen to you or to our family.