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Our Top 7: Cherry Blossom Festival Family-Friendly Opportunities

The 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner! Get ready to celebrate spring here in Washington, DC

Summer Youth Camps at Leesburg Police Department

The 15th Annual Junior Police Camp is accepting applications for middle school aged students (rising 6th-8th graders.). The police department

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Family Photos

By Jamie Romaezi, Jamie Romaezi Photography We may be in the thick of winter now but before you know it, spring

Fresh Air Kids at Algonkian Regional Park

Children are born naturalists. The Rust Nature Sanctuary builds on children’s inherent curiosity about the world by using hands-on, nature-based

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Free for 4th Graders: Every Kid in a Park

Have you heard about the new Every Kid in a Park initiative promoted by President Obama? The initiative is designed

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

America’s Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it’s free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free*

Free Advance Screening Of Cinderella

Fandango family is inviting you to a princess-themed movie night! You and up to five family members are invited to

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Top 20 School Districts in Virginia

Niche, founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students, provides rankings and information: “. . . we make choosing a

Best Public Elementary Schools in Virginia

Niche, founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students, provides rankings and information: “. . . we make choosing a

What Children Think of the Internet (and Why It Matters)

On a recent late afternoon, my 5-year-old son requested pizza for dinner, as he does pretty much every day. I

Florida Woman Gives Birth To 14.1-Pound Baby Boy

A Florida woman didn’t expect to give birth to one of the largest babies born in the state. But that

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Ask Dr. Mike: Children Coping With Death

Dear Dr. Mike, My brother just passed away at a very young age. My children were attached to their uncle

Ask Dr. Mike: School Cancellation Concerns

Dear Dr. Mike, These past few weeks of ridiculous two-hour delays and school day cancellations have been very frustrating for

Ask Dr. Mike: Divorce as a New Year’s Resolution?!

Dear Dr. Mike, When is the right time to get a divorce when you have children? My husband and I

Coping with the Post-Holiday Blues

The holidays are over and a new year has just begun. For many this is a time of joy and

Ask Julie, a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

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Ask Julie: Endless Language Activities

Dear Julie, “Is there a game or toy you recommend for working on comprehension of language with a four-year old?”

Ask Julie: Tips for Pre-Reading? Part 2

Dear Julie, “Is there anything I can do to prepare my child for reading or get them started a little

Ask Julie: Tips for Pre-Reading? Part 1

Dear Julie, “Is there anything I can do to prepare my child for reading or get them started a little