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

Posted January 3rd, 2014 by christine in Child, Parenting, Preschoolers, Teens & Tweens, Uncategorized

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 […]

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International Travel with Kids Ages 5 and 7

Posted September 24th, 2013 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Travel, Uncategorized

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 […]

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Passing It On, One Bullet Point at a Time

Posted August 13th, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Child, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

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, […]

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