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Vision Therapy – the final chapter

by christine April 8, 2014 Child

Last June my seven-year-old son, just done with first grade, started vision therapy. You can read more here about what led us to take this route, and what my hopes for him were at the time. We had Dash’s final assessment at the eye doctor yesterday. She was really happy with his progress, which has […]

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My Child is Getting Left Behind – at School

by Elaine March 27, 2014 Child

Are you worried about No Child Left Behind? The genesis of the movement seemed to be that all children should receive an adequate education, because all children are able to learn. And I do agree with that. Everyone deserves not just an adequate education – but a good one. But what about gifted students? Are […]

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The Laid-back Troop Leader

by Sandie February 7, 2014 Child

I am my daughter’s Brownie Troop Leader, but I am actually pretty laid-back about it after a year-and-a-half (except when I have to collect Girl Scout Council-mandated forms, in which case I am a stressful mess until every girl has submitted the necessary bureaucratic documents). We sing songs (“Make New Friends,” “Princess Pat,” “Brownie Smile,” […]

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Playseum Bethesda and Playseum Upstairs – A Great Resource for Little and Big Kids

by christine January 3, 2014 Child

I recently met a friend and her two children at the Playseum in Bethesda. We’d never been there before, but it was a really great discovery. You enter through an unassuming doorway between two storefronts in downtown Bethesda, and go downstairs to find a warren-like selection of rooms and things to do. The atmosphere is […]

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Plan Your Weekend: Odysseo by Cavalia at the National Harbor

by Robin (noteverstill) November 8, 2013 Around Town

  On Sunday, I had the opportunity to take my daughters to see Odysseo by Cavalia, and the three of us were blown away. You’ve seen the posters with the beautiful horses all over town — are you wondering what to expect? We were. It’s part circus, with aerialists and showmanship, part circus with 64 […]

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International Travel with Kids Ages 5 and 7

by Elaine September 24, 2013 Child

Having children changed the way my husband and I think about traveling. For one, we must carefully consider transportation. Flying can not only be expensive, it can be extremely painful or tiring if a child decides he has lost his ability to sit still, or if the child has decided that the only way she can tolerate the flight is […]

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Passing It On, One Bullet Point at a Time

by Dawn Mooney August 13, 2013 Child

Indoctrination comes naturally to parents. It’s what we do – think religion or politics. I’m guilty of it on various levels for different things, but I’m realizing there is one specific thing that I want my children to wholeheartedly embrace. As we prepare for the start of another school year, it’s becoming clear that I’m […]

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Discipline Strategies From a Daycare Provider

by Nicole Dash July 23, 2013 Child

As a daycare provider, I am constantly asked about discipline strategies. For me, discipline is about consistency, setting boundaries and using experiences as learning opportunities – for my children and for myself. Of course, working with a group of un-related children is MUCH easier than dealing with my own children. As a mother to four […]

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Vision Therapy: When Is a Slow Reader Not Just a Slow Reader?

by christine July 19, 2013 Child

My son is seven and entering second grade. When he was younger, I didn’t push him to learn his letters or start reading, figuring it would all happen in its own sweet time. It did, but it always seemed to take longer than I had thought it would. I kept waiting for reading to click, […]

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Vacationing with Kids

by Elaine July 2, 2013 Child

I am about to embark on 32 consecutive days of travel with my two children. My husband will join for most, but not all, of the trip. I am already steeling myself for the moment in the vacation when my daughter (age 5), who loves her own bed, decides to balk at the string of […]

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