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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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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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Vision Therapy – the final chapter

Posted April 8th, 2014 by christine in 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 […]

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My Child is Getting Left Behind – at School

Posted March 27th, 2014 by Elaine in Child, Parenting

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 […]

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The Laid-back Troop Leader

Posted February 7th, 2014 by Sandie in Child, Parenting

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 […]

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