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How Parents Can Make Los Angeles Safer For Their Children

Bullying | LoveParentingLA.comWhen it comes to parenting, large cities will come with pros and cons to raising a family in one. For instance, parents will have many rich opportunities to introduce to their children the various cultures that a large city has to offer. At the same time, diversity can bring discrimination and conflict. The wide range of ethnic groups that live in large cities can become problematic for children in public schools.

Cadre (Community Assess Development Redefining Education), a small nonprofit in downtown Los Angeles, has recruited the help of parents so that conflicts and discrimination among students of various ethnicities do not get in the way of their learning. Their mission is to improve the experience of students attending school as well as relationships within the community.  Working specifically in South Los Angeles, their vision for public schools in that region involves the following for LA Parents: Continue reading

Healing the Effects of Violence on Los Angeles Children

Child Development | LoveParentingLA.comIn Los Angeles, children witness 10-20% of homicides. At least one third of American children and teens have witnessed domestic violence between their parents, and most have witnessed multiple occasions of violence.

The presence of violence among children is a growing concern, particularly with the frequency of school shootings across America. Most children and teens that witness violence will experience emotional or psychological symptoms. Those symptoms can affect a child’s ability to learn, focus, and concentrate in school. Children and teens that witness violence can be more aggressive and become violent themselves. Also, the fear associated with experiencing violence thwarts a child’s ability to explore the world and causes them to feel unsafe in following their curiosity. Continue reading

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