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Supporting Resiliency: School Elections

Supporting Resiliency: School Elections

Posted November 16th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Education, Parenting

It’s election season at many area schools, and my own son has tossed his name in the ring to be Treasurer of his elementary school. Nobody seems to know what the treasurer actually does, but they sense it has something to do with money. At last count, there were around […]

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Road Trip to Williamsburg for the 4th of July

Posted June 30th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Travel

Road Trip to Williamsburg for the 4th of July

A week ago, my husband and I decided to take the kids to Williamsburg to celebrate 4th of July. Last year, we had a ball in town at Long Bridge Park (which I highly recommend, if you’re sticking around and on the Virginia side). And this year, we considered meeting […]

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Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

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

Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

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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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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Creating little photographers

Posted June 13th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

Creating little photographers

Children see things in unique ways, and that vision extends to what they can capture with a camera. My son’s school offers after-school enrichment classes twice a year. In the fall, my son chose sports, but after I watched his fascination with photography grow through the year, and after I […]

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Putting children on stage

Posted May 30th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

Putting children on stage

If there had been a program like Encore Stage & Studio where I grew up, I might have a very different life. Being on stage was always a dream, but in my small town, there weren’t any options for kids, at least as far as I knew or as far […]

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