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Talking To Your Kids About Politics

How to talk to your kids about politics during this tumultuous new era of politics

After the contentious 2016 elections, every one of Alison Bomba’s clients brought up the topic of politics and how fearful it made them. Bomba is a Frederick-based psychologist who specializes in child and adolescent anxiety — the clients who were feeling so overwhelmed were actually kids. “It came up in …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 19-22)

Family-friendly activities in DC this weekend include Ferris wheel rides with Santa

  Thursday, December 19 Wiggle Time Guided movement and play enhance comprehension for little ones at this engaging story time. Francis A. Gregory Library, Washington, DC at 10:30 a.m. FREE Santa Technology Workshop Design and decorate your very own 3D-printed ornament! All proceeds benefit Enable Alliance, a local nonprofit that uses …

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Where to Find the Tastiest Hot Chocolate in DC

Take the whole family for hot chocolate in DC

Looking for the yummiest hot chocolate in DC? You’re in luck! There are quite a few restaurants, cafes and bakeries in the district serving delicious hot cocoa, and we found four that use indulgent ingredients and unexpected toppings. So put down your mug of instant cocoa, grab your parka and …

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Seizures?

Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids with Seizures? A Maryland family looks for answers.

When Maryland licensed its first medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, Trent and Tina Stroup believed the move might hold promise for their teenage daughter, Addie, who faces multiple medical challenges including epilepsy and autism. The Stroups heard through multiple advocacy groups and resources that medical marijuana could be a panacea …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 12-15)

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 12-15)

Thursday, December 12 “Fiddler on the Roof” Directed by Tony-winner Bartlett Sher, this heart-warming tale focuses on family, faith and timeless traditions. Ideal for ages 8 and up. National Theatre, Washington, DC at 7:30 p.m. $54-114 Friday, December 13 Vienna Boys Choir Experience the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys …

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10 DC-Area Holiday Events for Kids with Special Needs

The train show at the U.S. Botanic Garden makes our list of DC-area holiday events for kids with special needs

December in the DMV is packed with holiday attractions! But families with special needs children may struggle with accessibility or sensory overload, so planning is a must. To save you time, we’ve done the research for you! Here are some of our favorite DC-area holiday events for kids with special …

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“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on ICE!

"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" on ICE!

ICE! is back at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center with an all-new theme featuring the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” Holiday revelers should grab their cozy parkas for this family outing! Enter a colorful wonderland of sculptures, scenes and slides all hand-carved by artisans …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 6 – 8)

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend - CSI: Christmas Scene Investigations

  Friday, December 6 Light Yards: Featuring an interactive light installation on the waterfront curated by international award-winning artists, this annual nighttime holiday festival returns for the fifth year at The Yards Park. Washington, DC; FREE; Through December 23; 6 – 10 p.m. “CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators”: Christmas is soon …

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Santa’s Ride 2019 Rolls in Fairfax County

Santa's Ride 2019 will deliver holiday cheer to Fairfax County children in hospitals

Among the many things that children look forward to during the holiday season is discovering whether Santa has rewarded their “nice behavior” with a favorite toy (or two!) under the Christmas tree. But what happens when a child is hospitalized during the holidays and unable to be home on Christmas …

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February 21, 2020

Carpe Diem-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing
at Seekers Church in Takoma

February 22, 2020

Friendlier Fables and Thoughtful Tales at the INTERSECTIONS Festival
at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington

Ideaventions Academy Open House
at Ideaventions Academy in Reston

Families Together: Architecture
at Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center in Washington

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
at Center for the Arts in Fairfax