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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know which events are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Benefits of Sleepaway Camp for Kids

Sleepaway camp is a wonderful, growth-filled experience. Parents, however, may underestimate the benefits of residential camp and what it will do for their child. Camp has a way of helping kids grow by boosting their self-esteem, increasing their sense of responsibility and helping them mature in their relationships with others.

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Concussions in Kids: Dr. Bill's Advice for Worried Parents

Concussions, head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are more common than you might think. In fact, pediatricians see kids with these issues all the time. When it comes to head injuries, the old adage "better safe than sorry" definitely rules.

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D.C. Environmental Film Festival

As we shake off the winter chill and cheer on March 20, the official beginning of spring, we also eagerly anticipate the annual D.C. Environmental Film Festival. With over 150 films, 20 of which are specifically for children, there is a film to interest everyone.

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Ear Infections in Kids: Symptoms, Remedies and Prevention

If your child is complaining of an ear infection, he is not alone this season. While there is no shortage of winter health woes, when you are informed and act early you can help your child feel better promptly.

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Kids Give Back: How Food Bus is Helping to End Hunger in D.C.

In an affluent nation such as the U.S., how is it we still have hunger? McLean, VA mom Kathleen Weil decided to do something about it in her community with her charity, Food Bus.

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Kids Irish Dancing: Jolly Jigs Throughout the Year

Shamrock-strewn floats, Irish dancers and Celtic music are sure signs that a St. Patrick's Day parade is on the move. But there's no need to harness that lively energy to one day. Irish dance lessons can extend the holiday throughout the year.

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Like Father Like Daughter: Reflections of Ourselves in Our Kids

Some days it feels like looking in a mirror when you look at your child. But, what happens when you see your flaws reflected in your children? In a single moment you're forced to recognize not only your weaknesses, but the fact that you've handed them down to an innocent child. I mean, giving them your nose was bad enough.

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Reflexes in Babies: When Parents Should be Concerned

Each infant is born with a set of reflexes, similar to the reflex test you receive at the doctor's office when she hits your kneecap with that triangular looking rubber hammer. But how do you know if your baby is having delays in their reflexes?

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Teach Children Responsibility by Balancing Sports and Chores

Our core job as parents is to prepare our children to become independent adults. Including them in household responsibilities does just that. Not only do we strengthen our relationship while working alongside our children, but we lay the groundwork for their future relationships by ensuring that they develop the will and the skills necessary to become thoughtful roommates, helpful life partners and truly supportive parents of their own children.

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