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Tips for Using Car Seats Safely

Installing and using a child’s car seat might seem straightforward, but you would be surprised how often car seat checkup events can prove otherwise. Maryland’s current child seat misuse rate is 60% and includes factors such as the wrong car seat for the child’s age, weight, or height; incorrect installation; …

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Party Like It’s 2021

After a year of car parades and Zoom parties, kids are looking forward to the return of in-person birthday celebrations with family and friends. If your party-planning skills are a little rusty, don’t panic. We’re sharing tips and ideas to make your child’s big day fun for everyone. One of …

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Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

By Jeremy Smoot, CPT, GPTS Spring sports are in full swing, providing ample opportunities for children to improve physical fitness and learn the value of teamwork while having fun. However, because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults. The good news is …

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Distinctions, Not Differences: Autism Acceptance Month

April is traditionally dedicated to the subject of autism. In the past, the phrase “Autism Awareness Month” was used in connection with this month, but Tom Flis, behavioral services manager at Sheppard Pratt, says that a current movement is aimed at focusing on autism acceptance. Learn more about the significance …

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10 Things You Never Knew About Summer Camp

Camp has become a staple of the summer season. Each year, millions of children, youth and adults head to the hills, lakes, valleys and parks to participate in this time-honored tradition. While most people easily conjure up images of campfires and canoes, there is a lot more to the experience. …

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Discover the Benefits of Summer Camp

How many children attend camp each summer? According to the American Camp Association, 14 million kids and adults go to camp every summer. To understand why summer camps are so popular, Frederick’s Child asked several coordinators and directors from summer camps in the Frederick area to reflect on how going …

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