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Expect the best from your child … and get it!

It’s the beginning of a new school year and most students look forward to joining their new class. A new school year means a new start with a new teacher, new classmates, and new opportunities. Here are some things to consider as you plan for the upcoming school year. Emphasize …

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Helping children of different ages sleep better

Sleep is vital to all creatures. It is a primary activity of the brain during early stages of development. Most children have spent more time asleep than awake by the age of two. One of the most important things you can do for your child is to make sure that …

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How to avoid the aches and pains from backpacks

Heading back to the classroom means school shopping for supplies, clothes, and more than likely, a new backpack. More than 79 million students in the United States carry school backpacks. Not only are our children carrying books and supplies, there has been a rise in recent years in carrying a …

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Stress Health for You and Your Child

I was in love. She had the biggest chocolate brown eyes. Her whole body smiled at me. Nestling and nursing her brought depths of unanticipated joy. I never imagined that I would feel this in love. My baby was still new to me. Through my reading about baby and toddler …

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How children benefit from volunteering

In a society where more is always touted as better, volunteering can be a wonderful way to teach your children that there are other people in the world that don’t have it so easy. Volunteering helps your children see that others live with less and learn to be grateful for the …

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Holiday Happenings in Frederick County

holiday happenings in frederick county

COVID-19 may change the way you and your family celebrate the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa this year, but there’s still fun to be had! We’ve compiled a list of local events and activities to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Happy Holidays from all of us at Frederick’s Child! Editor’s …

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10 Halloween Books for Kids

10 Halloween Books for Kids

Looking for children’s books to read on Halloween? These tricky tales are just right for this spooky month! Board Books ‘10 Trick or Treaters’ By Janet Schulman In this simple story 10 trick or treaters set out together, but their numbers dwindle as they encounter spiders, toads and even a …

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Home-school: One Mom’s Journey to Becoming a Teacher

Choosing to homeschool this semester

It all started to unravel when the first drop of blood hit the carpet—“it” being my Instagram-perfect, curated vision of what our family’s home-school would look like. The owner of that drop of blood (and several more drops to follow) was my curly-headed, precocious three-year-old, the youngest of our bunch …

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