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Weekend Family Matinees Return to the Avalon!

The Avalon is pleased to announce the return of our Saturday morning programs for for a five-week winter season! They’ve

February Open Play & Classes at Bumble ABC

Come visit Woodbridge’s newest kid-friendly learning play environment Bumble ABC Lake Ridge Discovery Center, located inside Engineering for Kids. With

Lopez Studios: Broadway Review Concert Series

Lopez Studios‘ annual concert, on February 21, 2015 at 2 pm at Jammin’ Java, spotlights more than a dozen acts

Grand Opening: Women’s Health and Holistic Wellness in Tysons!

Women’s Health and Holistic Wellness treats women’s issues from puberty to menopause and everything in between (stress/anxiety, hormonal imbalance, fertility, and

Free & Cheap

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Free on National Frozen Yogurt Day!

Mark your calendars for the best day of the year. Get free froyo this National Frozen Yogurt Day, February 6th

12+ Ideas to Play Indoors for Free!

There are plenty of indoor places to keep your kids occupied and engaged when it’s too wet, hot, or cold

Free on Tuesdays: The Butterfly Pavilion

The Smithsonian Natural History Museum is a fantastic family-friendly museum! In addition to all the unique exhibitions and collections, they also

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A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom

Stress about a meeting that is still a week away, handwringing before talking to the cashier in the grocery line,

The 10 Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now

Which cities claim the happiest employees and which have them singing the geographical blues? To determine the happiest and unhappiest

Top 5 Education Trends for 2015

2015 is going to be an exciting year for learning, across all segments. Experts predict this will primarily be due

Grief In The Classroom: ‘Saying Nothing Says A Lot’

Deborah Oster Pannell’s husband died when her son, Josiah, was 6 years old. That week, Pannell visited Josiah’s school and,

Ask Dr. Mike

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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 Dr. Mike: Will My Children Inherit Mental Illness?

Dear Dr. Mike, My family suffers from a history of mental health issues, some minor to some more severe —

Ask Julie, a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

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Ask Julie: Grocery Shopping with My Child… HELP!

Dear Julie, “Can you give me some tips on how to get through a grocery store with an active and

Ask Julie: ADHD & Language Impairments?

Dear Julie, “My son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. I have heard that children who suffer from this disorder may

Ask Julie: Social Skills in Young Children

Dear Julie, “My child is in pre-school and we recently had his parent/teacher conference.  His teachers indicated that he was