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Playdate Tips by Dr. Rene of Parenting Playgroups

Playdates give kids an opportunity to build individual friendships and practice related skills. Playdates can be brief – An hour

Lots of Upcoming Fun at Jumping Jack Sports!

Kids Afternoon Out, Tuesdays or Fridays, 11:45-2:15 pm, 3-6 year olds A drop-off program packed with fun and engaging activities

Upcoming Reston Events

Kids Outdoors Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-noon Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston $15/child RA members, $20/child non-members Ages 7-10

Fairfax County Weekender: August 22-24, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014: Fishing by the Stream: Go fishing along Rocky Run. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at E.C.

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Indoor fun at the FunZone

Looking for something fun to do in the afternoon, August 12, 2014 from 1 to 3 pm, that won’t break

Wednesday Free Fun at the Village at Leesburg

Val’s Pals Kids Club Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10 am Join us at our next VAL’s Pals event this

Help a Dulles Mom Out

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Advice Needed for Rude Comments

“My kids don’t look like me and I’ve been on the receiving end of some pretty funny, albeit rude questions

In Need of a Photographer

“I am looking for an affordable photographer for a session for my one-year old daughter this fall. I’d like to

Dental Advice/Dentist Recommendations

“I have a 6-year old daughter who, for the past month, has two teeth popping out behind her top two

Breastfeeding Advice Needed

“I am getting ready for baby #3, an itty-bitty surprise, as my youngest is 10! I am determined to breastfeed

Ask Julie, a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

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Ask Julie: Stuttering… Should I be worried?

Dear Julie, “My 3 year old son has always been a great communicator. He began speaking very early and has

Ask Julie: Does My Child Have Autism?

Dear Julie, “My 2.5 year old son is not able to follow directions and doesn’t seem to really look at us

Ask Julie: Speech/Language Delay with 2 Languages?

Dear Julie, “My son is 3.5 yrs old. He has still not picked up on fluent and clear sentences. He

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Why We Need Women in STEM

This month, Lego is releasing a miniset of female scientists–a first for the 82-year-old toymaker. The idea comes from a

The Mental-Health Toll of Being a ‘Super Parent’

Carrie Wendel-Hummell, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Kansas, had some depressing things to say about the

These Teachers Are Spending Big Money On Back-To-School, And They’re Not Alone

Back-to-school time doesn’t only mean big spending for students and parents, often, educators have to shell out money from their

No Photos: Parents Opt to Keep Babies Off Facebook

Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on