Tuesday , December 10 2019


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Needle and Thread

Needle and Thread Mountains of paper piles sit crookedly on my kitchen table. Paper cutters, awls, bone folders and rulers are strewn about. Pages must be printed, covers cut to size and then paper folded and punched with holes. It takes weeks to make several dozen books this way. Every …

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Can Medical Cannabis Help Kids with Seizures?

When Maryland licensed its first medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, Trent and Tina Stroup believed the move might hold promise for their teenage daughter, Addie, who faces multiple medical challenges including epilepsy and autism. The Stroups heard through multiple advocacy groups and resources that medical marijuana could be a panacea …

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Last Word: What’s Bullying and What’s Not

When talking with friends and family, or even when scrolling through social media, I’ve been seeing the terms “bullying” and “mean girl/boy” used a lot more recently. Bullying happens when somebody with more power, or believed to have more power, repeatedly tries to cause harm or exclude someone. It’s aggressive …

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Healthy Family: Head in the Game

An Athlete’s Mental Health is Also Important When it comes to youth and sports, intensity seems to be growing at an alarming rate. Rampant peer pressure, coach and parental pressure and self-imposed pressure, coupled with hectic schedules and little down time for rest and reflection, can create an environment of …

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Gift Guide!

Got a kid to buy for and no clue what to get? Steven Aarons is your guy. As owner of Barstons Child’s Play, which has stores in Chevy Chase, Arlington, McLean and Rockville, Aarons gets as excited as any child about toys. “We believe in a lot of open-ended play,” Aarons …

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Prioritizing Your Mental Health

As a mother and psychotherapist, I always hear that parents want their kids to be physically and psychologically healthy. However, the truth we neglect in this desire is that the psychological health of any child is interdependent on that of their caregivers. Thus, to desire healthy mental health in our …

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What About The Children?

‘Handle With Care’ helps schools help children You look out the window one evening and see first responders at your neighbor’s house. What’s going on? Your next thought: What about the children who live there? First responders are trained to work with children at the site of an incident, but …

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Use Your Phone Less in 2020

It’s that time of year when we all resolve to be better. Perhaps in 2020, you resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or be more kind. These are good resolutions. But I believe an important resolution you can make for 2020 is this: Use your phone less. Put down your …

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