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All-inclusive Playground at Montgomery Village

Montgomery Village's new playground at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area, which opened July 1, was the result of months of community meetings with input from parents of children with disabilities.

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Back-to-School Eye Exams

Many children struggle with vision problems without even realizing they have them. Proper eye care is instrumental in children to learn and to achieve their academic potential, as well as participate better in extracurricular activities.

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Find the Perfect Voice Teacher

Perhaps you've seen your child's face light up on stage, heard a stunning voice coming out of the shower or watched your child crippled by stage fright. Each human voice is unique and intertwined with one's identity, so finding a great voice teacher for your child is akin to finding a great pediatrician: it's about fit. Here are some tips for your search and questions to ask prospective voice teachers.

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Girls can now Join the Cub Scouts

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been working for several years on making its programs more open and inclusive to all children, most recently adding girls into the Cub Scouting program.

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Help Children Deal With Anxious Feelings

As parents, our hearts naturally go out to our kids who might be having anxious feelings. Here are some ways to help children deal with anxious thoughts.

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Helping Kids Deal With Crisis

In time of crisis, protecting a child's emotional well-being is as important as guarding his or her physical safety. I've found that there are effective strategies for helping children cope with their emotional responses to frightening situations, whether they are living through them or watching from afar.

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Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

For students of all ages, transitioning back to school can be associated with a host of emotions ranging from anticipation and discomfort to anxiety and worry.

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The Promise of College

Should college be free? The answer is complicated. Nineteen states, including Maryland, have adopted College Promise programs that ensure some or all of their community college students will not be saddled with debt upon completion of their program of study.

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Top 20 Questions for a School Tour

During every school tour you have the opportunity to ask questions to help in your decision-making. Here is a list of 20 questions you will want to consider asking when searching for the perfect-fit school for your child.

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6 Tips for Back-to-School Supply Shopping

The first day of school is knocking on our door! This means a long list of supplies. So I took a deep breath and did some research. Here are some of the tips I learned to save money.

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7 Gentle Ways to Calm the Chatter

While some kids will barely utter a word, their talkative brethren are more than happy to fill the silence. How do you know when talking has crossed from socially acceptable to problematic?

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Eat to Beat Heart Disease

Whether you're curled up with a book or sprinting for a bus, your heart works hard for you - a healthy one beats 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood daily. To help it do its job, and prevent heart disease, take stock of your diet.

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Fun Back-to-School Supplies

As you get ready to kick off the school year, check out Washington Parent's TOP 8 Fun Back-2-School Supplies!

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