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6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Family

We and our kids know the importance of taking care of the environment more than previous generations. This Earth Day, take it a step further and celebrate the earth with your family. Here are some ideas to make your day great.

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Book the Best Babysitter: New Bambino App Makes it Easy

Parents need to make sure they hire a trustworthy babysitter to keep their children safe. Bambino, a free membership babysitting app, uses a private social network to connect you to a community of recommended sitters who are trusted by friends and families right in your own neighborhood. Find out more about the app and how it can take the stress out of finding a babysitter.

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Fever-Reducing Tips

How did your parents treat your fevers when you were younger? This simple list from a pediatrician takes the guesswork out of treating a fever.

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Harper Macaw: Discover D.C.'s Chocolate Factory

Harper Macaw, a new artisan chocolate factory in Washington, D.C., specializes in bars made with cocoa beans sourced from Brazil's Amazon and Atlantic rainforests. Pick up some of this high-quality chocolate with a visit to the factory in D.C. or the pop-up boutique in District Wharf, and see firsthand how chocolate gets made.

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Helping Your Shy Child

Many children and teens display traits of shyness, or mild social anxiety, including feeling uneasy at social events, avoiding eye contact and retreating to solitude at the earliest opportunity. If these behaviors sound familiar, read on for ways to help your quiet child thrive.

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Pitch Perfect: Singing the Praises of the National Children's Chorus

The National Children's Chorus, based in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., is one of the world's leading treble choruses helping budding musicians learn and grow in an extraordinary musical environment and giving them the opportunity to perform in professional music halls all around the world.

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Psychological Benefits of Summer Camp

Parents know that summer camps come with concrete, measurable benefits. What they may not realize are the lesser-known benefits of summer camp, as explained by psychologists who work with children. Summer camps offer building blocks for immeasurable, intangible benefits that will set the course for positive social interactions.

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

On April 26, be a part of this nationwide event and empower your daughters and sons for a bright and fulfilling future. Here are tips and ideas for having a successful day.

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Time Management Strategies for Busy Parents

Dashing from one thing to the next? Constantly running late? Feeling overwhelmed by everyday events, or surprised by forgotten appointments? This is modern-day parenting: too much to do in too little time. These time management strategies can help you beat the clock.

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