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Best Of San Diego 2012 — Family & Pets
A Well-Rounded Family
The key to raising well-rounded children is establishing a solid support system at home. Help children to feel confident, and to develop a sense of passion and purpose. The education that happens before they start school is crucial. Consistency, dedication, and patience make up the foundation for raising a child who is well-balanced, healthy, and happy. Dining together as a family is also key. Children reap the educational and emotional rewards from conversation. Asking about their day and school experiences lets them know that your family values learning. And don’t forget about the power of the human touch, which can alleviate symptoms — emotional, behavioral, and physical — related to stress. So hug it out — giving your child (and your four-legged family members) hugs throughout the day will help ease tension, for everyone involved. MIA STEFANKO
Congratulations to this year's Readers' Choice Best of San Diego winners!
Best Children’s Activity Center:
Ecke YMCA (760/942-9622, www.ecke.ymca.org)
Best Toy Store:
Best Domestic Staffing Company:
Seaside Nannies (619/384-5505, www.seasidenannies.com)
Best Retirement Community:
La Costa Glen (800/852-4384, www.lacostaglen.com)
Best Pet Store:
Best Pet Adoption Organization:
Helen Woodward Animal Center (858/756-4117, www.animalcenter.org)
The Drake Center for Veterinary Care (760/753-9393, www.thedrakecenter.com)
Best Doggie Daycare:
Markim Pet Resort (858/481-3881, www.markimpet.com)
Dirty Dogs (760/944-DOGS, www.dirtydogsandmeow.com)
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