Parenting

Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

Posted May 19th, 2015 by Sandie in Child, Education, Parenting

Every mother waits eagerly for her child’s first word and secretly crosses her fingers hoping that it’s “Mama”! From then on, it becomes a chain of expectations. Children are expected to learn more new words as time goes by. When the learning is slow, parents get easily concerned. However, babies […]

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Rockville Science Day Wrap-Up

Posted April 29th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Rockville Science Day Wrap-Up

Annually, the Rockville Consortium for Science Inc. hosts the Rockville Science Day. For those in Rockville, it’s an easy call on whether or not to attend. Go. Arrive at the beginning and stay as long as your children can handle it. For those further away, including Arlington (where I drove […]

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Future City Helps Middle Schoolers Design Ideal Worlds

Posted February 26th, 2015 by Sandie in Causes, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Future City Helps Middle Schoolers Design Ideal Worlds

This is a sponsored post. In honor of DiscoverE’s National Engineering Week’s “Girl Day,” we’re celebrating today’s emphasis on ensuring girls feel welcome and excited in the field of engineering. One program that is leading the way with middle-school-aged girls is the Future City Competition, which my family was lucky […]

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Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Aimee in Child, Fitness, Health, Parenting

Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

We’re nearly two months into the new school year, and I’ve already seen several parents vent on Facebook about their children’s teachers taking away recess as punishment. To these parents and me, this form of punishment could not make less sense. To punish one student (or worse, an entire class!) […]

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Parenting – When Things Fall Apart

Posted September 30th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Parenting

Parenting – When Things Fall Apart

I read Facebook updates with envy sometimes. And while I know that often, a person’s social media persona is a carefully curated version of actual life, it appears there are people who are blessed with kids who are “issue-free.” They excel (sports, art, science fair, marching band…), they make honor […]

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