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Parenting During Coronavirus

Parenting During Coronavirus Local resources to help parents stay informed and connected with their community

Life in D.C., Virginia and Maryland has changed dramatically in just a short period of time, and we can expect even more changes to come. Parenting during coronavirus is different than it was before: Suddenly, we’ve been asked to become our children’s teachers while attempting to telecommute. We want to …

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Free online Resources for Parents Homeschooling Their Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

35+ Free Online Resources for Parents Homeschooling Their Kids Ideas, activities, lesson plans & more from local and national sites

We know that balancing working from home and working to ensure your children are still learning, active and engaged is not going to be easy. But as parents, we can rise to the challenge. To help you navigate this unprecedented time, we’ve rounded up more than 35 free online resources …

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DC Area Closures Coronavirus

DC Area Closures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic New limitations and closings in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District

Following a weekend spent indoors, away from friends, family and neighbors, Marylanders now face new limitations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, adding to the D.C. area closures already in place. Earlier today, Governor Larry Hogan ordered all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms be closed by 5 p.m. Hogan …

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Could your child be twice-exceptional? | Washington FAMILY magazine

Could Your Child Be Twice-Exceptional? One local mom describes what it's like to raise a kid who is gifted with learning disabilities

Now and then throughout my son’s childhood, I wondered whether something was amiss. For example, the way he wrote certain letters seemed odd, like starting at the bottom of a “p,” where I would start at the top. He often couldn’t follow what I thought was a clear a series …

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We Won Some Awards! Washington FAMILY took home 7 awards at the Parenting Media Association annual conference

Mid-Atlantic Media won a total of 24 awards for design and writing at this year’s Parenting Media Association conference. Awards were given for work completed in 2019. Washington Family won seven awards, including the Gold Award for its series on teen partying. Baltimore’s Child won 14 awards, and Frederick’s Child won three …

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How do you know if your teen is ready to be a CIT? Learn what camps are looking for and what your teen will learn at Washington Family magazine.

So Your Teen Wants to be a CIT This Summer They'll learn leadership skills and so much more as a counselor-in-training at camp

While most of his friends will be traveling or playing video games this summer, 15-year-old Lukas Kroner will be working at his first job. The 10th grader plans to return to Camp Twin Creeks in Marlington, West Virginia, for his ninth summer — and his first as a counselor-in-training, or …

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