Grow

 Exercise, psychotherapy and support from family and friends can be great treatments for mild depression.

Prenatal depression is an unspoken pain

BY LAURA RICO
 Before taking flight, research your destination. Many places offer rentals for baby gear, including car seats, bouncers and portable play yards.

Baby on a plane: tips for less stress during air travel

BY JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
 Brett Rose gives a lesson to Zoe Garduno at SwimLabs OC.

Water safety 101

BY HEATHER SKYLER
Orange County is full of great volunteer opportunities for teens. Check out  http://www.volunteermatch.org/ for a list of local spots looking for teen volunteers.

How to keep your teen busy this summer

Summer's full of free time. How much is too much for your kid
GREG HARDESTY
Help the child self-monitor. “You can say, ‘ Oh, I am noticing you are doing this, so it's time to get your mittens.'”

Help your kids break those bad habits

Develop strategies to stop unhealthy behavior
AMY BENTLEY

Features

Stepping stones painted by children living at the Orangewood Children and Family Center lay on the grounds of the center's 10-acre  facility.

TWO LOCAL NON-PROFITS HELP KIDS IN THE FOSTER SYSTEM

JOELLE CASTEIX

CASA's volunteers make a difference in the lives of Orange County's foster children

JOELLE CASTEIX
Greg Hardesty's two children, Rio and Reina

Calling all single dads: Women want to date you!

A new study reveals that many women would prefer to go out with a man who has children.
ARIELLA CARMELL
Mother Helping Daughter Struggling With Homework

How parents can help their kids meet Common Core State Standards

OC FAMILY STAFF
Bad teachers create a lackluster schooling experience.

Do we still need teacher tenure?

The process of firing a teacher is long and costly
KELLY ST. JOHN REGIER

Activities

Kids can enjoy a touch tank tour, story time and craft at ExplorOcean on May 31st at 12:30 p.m.

Free in O.C. September 2015

Every day of the week, there is something free to do in Orange County with your kids
GENA LOUQUE
Alex McNally, 4, holds up his

Free in the O.C. August 2015

Every day of the week there is something free to do!
GENA LOUQUE
Explore the state with your kids at The California Full of Life exhibit at the Children's Museum at La Habra through August 24. Admission is $8.

OC Family Fun Calendar: July 2015

What to do and where to go this month in Orange County
GENA LOUQUE
Five-year-old Sierra Yorba helps plant native plants at Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach Saturday. Her mom Monica said they were volunteering on Earth Day because she wants to teach her daughter

Free in the O.C. July 2015

Every day of the week there is something free to do!
GENA LOUQUE

Free in the O.C. June 2015