HIT THE ROAD! Day Trips and Getaways

Schools’ out and the kids are getting bored and restless. Or worse, they’re wasting the glorious summer days playing video games or staring at their phones. Turn off the devices … Continue reading

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Driving up the scenic road on Mount Hamilton, I am wondering where the journey on this curvy, two-lane road will end. But then, like an oasis in the desert, the … Continue reading

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Current Issue

Our current issue is now available! View Zone 1 – Los Gatos / Saratoga View Zone 2 – Lost Altos / Los Altos Hills / Mountain View View Zone 3 … Continue reading

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Spring means renewal and the options for rebooting mind and body in Mendocino County are plentiful. Offering the ultimate landscape for recharging, the region boasts equal parts wine, waves and wilderness … Continue reading

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Scott’s Seafood has long been a tradition in Downtown San Jose. With its central location near the sports arena, theaters, the Center for Performing Arts, and several other downtown venues, it’s … Continue reading

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Kids & Concussions

  6 Important Things Parents Need to Know With spring sports like baseball, softball, and soccer coming up, parents need to be aware of why concussions are such serious injuries … Continue reading

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Unique indoor party places for cold wet days Only the mothers of spring babies will ever know the agony of putting together a birthday celebration during the cool, wet months … Continue reading

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The Best in Beauty

THE M LIST Tried and true skin-care products that will help you put your best face forward. Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil This mild cleaning oil gently removes make-up and impurities … Continue reading

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A True Hawaiian Poké Experience The poké craze has finally arrived in Northern California. Not long ago, Poké lovers could only find this seafood concoction in Southern California, where it’s … Continue reading

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An easy family getaway San Diego has to be one of the best places anywhere to visit with kids. There’s so much to see and do and, with almost always … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Choose Discipline over Punishment

Discipline is one of the defining elements of parenting; whether used sparingly or liberally, it’s fundamental to the parent-child dynamic. In its most basic form, discipline is a matter of choices and consequences. The parents explain their expectations for the child. If the child ignores these rules or expectations, there are consequences. The aim of these consequences is to encourage the child to stop negative behaviors, make positive choices, and ultimately become a better person.

Through discipline, children are taught to become responsible, honest, kind, sharing people. By following their parent’s guidance, teachings, and rules, they have the chance to grow up to be well-behaved and respectful individuals.

However, if you punish your child instead of disciplining them, the end result will not be the same. Did you think that punishment and discipline were the same thing? Think again!

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