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Update: Gym, bars, restaurants closed

Following a weekend spent indoors, away from friends, family and neighbors, Marylanders now face new limitations to help reduce the spread of coronavirus across the state. Millions of students are already out of school while sports leagues, museums and other cultural institutions, churches and mosques and synagogues have suspended their services. Today …

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Things To Do With Your Kids At Home

With schools around the District canceling classes, parents may be wondering how to keep their children occupied over the next few weeks. Washington FAMILY editor PJ Feinstein appeared on NBC 4 Washington yesterday with a list of things to do with your kids at home as the coronavirus continues to …

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All MD Public Schools Closed March 16-27

Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus/mrtom-uk All Maryland public schools will be closed Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27 in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the state’s superintendent of schools announced Thursday. Superintendent Karen Salmon recommends that school system use their scheduled spring breaks as makeup days for …

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Worried About Coronavirus? Wash Your Hands

With the flu still going around—and coronavirus fears growing—now’s the time to teach your children how to properly wash their hands If you ask my kindergartener about pink eye, he’ll tell you that it’s caused by touching your butt and then touching your eye. It’s graphic, I know, but it …

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Friendship Goals

Friendship Goals Maintaining friendships as we grow older can be a challenge. Despite our best efforts, our close connections can suffer as we become consumed by an endless array of work responsibilities and family commitments. Gone are the days of friendship bracelets, handwritten notes and matching outfits, when our biggest …

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How We Talk to Kids About Body Image

Many of us used the turn of the decade to mark intent to change day-to-day routines and make self-care a priority. Overall, those motivations are very positive. A new year presents fresh opportunity to evaluate our lifestyle and set healthy goals. Often, those goals stem from our body image. Perception drives …

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So Your Teen Wants to be a CIT This Summer

They’ll learn leadership skills and so much more as a counselor-in-training at camp provided by McDonogh Summer Camps While most of his friends will be traveling or playing video games this summer, 15-year-old Lukas Kroner will be working at his first job. The 10th grader plans to return to Camp Twin …

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Our 8 Best Tips for Winter Health

Winter is here and it’s a fun season, especially if you are a kid! There are snowballs to throw, snowmen to build and hills to sled. But winter is also a season for many illnesses. There are effective measures you can take as a parent to keep your kids healthy …

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10 Titles for Young Readers to Cherish

Happy Valentine’s Day! There’s a lot to love about this month and also these 10 books that share stories about all kinds of relationships. Board/Toddler ‘I Love All of Me by Lorie Ann Grover A short and sweet book that identifies all of the lovable parts of the body and …

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4 Traits for Success

4 Traits for Success: How Kids & Parents Can Be Resilient in 2020 While nobody can predict the challenges that today’s children will face as adults, child therapist Vivian Morgan has helped enough children and teens to pinpoint certain predictors of a child’s ultimate success. Morgan has seen children of …

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