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FC Fun: Holiday Calendar

Here’s a roundup of fun seasonal events happening in Frederick County over the next few weeks. December 1 ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ A young bird named Max and his family begin their journey south for the winter in this heart-warming tale. Lightwire Theater at Weinberg Center, 2 p.m. Tickets start …

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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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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Some of the most dramatic brain development occurs during the first three years of a child’s life. During this critical time children are acquiring their ability to think, speak, learn, and reason. According to the US Department of Education, the best way to nurture these young minds is to read …

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