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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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Use Caution in Posts About Kids on Social Media

As valuable as online connections may be, they aren't exactly the same as offline friendships and they can expose your family to risk. When kids go online, parents remind them to be skeptical about people they encounter and cautious about posting personal details. Parents need to give themselves the same lecture.

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Train Kids to Gripe in a Nice Way

Children who complain and drag their feet sure are a lot of trouble, aren't they? Dealing with a child's moaning and grumbling can quickly sour the mood for any parent and set the stage for more trouble to come. Many of the problems created by a child's complaining can be resolved by training. While asking children to "Stop complaining!" rarely works, teaching them how to complain better is more effective.

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Halloween Arts & Crafts

Believe it or not, your jack-o'-lantern can live on well past the stroke of midnight this Halloween. All you need is some crunchy-creative inspiration.

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Kids and Animals

For interested families, with World Animal Day on October 4, this is an especially auspicious time to join in. Since 1931, this day (which is also the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals) has helped to mark the importance of compassion and caring for the wider animal world.

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Schools Give New Space for Meditation

A contemplative practice, with roots in the Buddhist tradition, mindfulness is being embraced by some local schools as a way to improve attention and concentration, reduce anxiety and increase awareness of one's feelings.It can improve resiliency, self-esteem, confidence and compassion and can be used as a classroom management tool to help decrease escalated energy levels when needed.

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Fun Opportunities for Middle School Kids After School

Where do middle school children, ages 11-14 after school? They are often considered too old for traditional "day care," but not yet mature enough to be left home alone for extended periods of time. This dilemma has lead many parents in the D.C. metro area to enroll their child in after-school care, also known as extended-day, as it is often the most economical and safe option.

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How to Have the Best Parent-Teacher Meeting

You want to walk away from your parent-teacher conference knowing how your child is performing in the class and if there are any problems that should be addressed. If you need a more lengthy conference, you should try to schedule one at the conclusion of your meeting. You also need to know how the teacher wishes to be contacted when you have future questions.

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Zen and Tao Advice for Parents

Wu wei is from the Chinese word, but you probably know that already. The literal transliteration is "non-doing," a central principle of Zen Buddhism, Taoism and other belief systems of the Far East. These traditions place a great emphasis on stillness and inaction. Accomplishment is a matter of omitting, rather than committing, action. Westerners, you see, often have a fear of omitment.

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