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Home Office

The new normal began March 16. Maryland’s public schools were closed, and many companies, as well as state offices, sent their workers home to telecommute. For the average parent, his or her office space may be the dining-room table, real estate that has to be shared with a third-grader working …

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Dialed In: When should your child get a phone?

Dialed In Last year, my son’s fourth-grade class went to Annapolis in late May as a part of a school field trip. On the permission form, the teachers said the students would be allowed to bring phones if they wanted to take photos of the sites. As a chaperone, I …

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A Letter to College Seniors

Your phone beeps and it’s 7 a.m. Sit up, stretch, and mentally prepare yourself for the jam-packed day ahead of you. Reach for your book and skim over the reading that you fell asleep on last night. Text your friends and tell them you booked the Airbnb for senior week. …

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Resources for Parents

We will be updating this list throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you have information on an important resource for families or ways that parents and children can help their community, please email our editor Jessica Gregg at jgregg@midatlanticmedia.com. School Resources Check these websites for academic information and other resources provided …

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Mothering in Uncertainty

Note: Our staff is currently putting together our April issue, which will focus on sports, health and fitness. As we write, design and edit, much of what we are covering is being cancelled. This is our editor’s letter for that issue. I sat down to write this on Thursday as …

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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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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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