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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know whichevents are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Back Pain in Kids: How Parents Can Help Ease the Burden

As the kids head back to school, discussions of bulky backpacks, and the subsequent back pain it creates, become a common talking point amongst concerned parents. But backpacks are not the only cause for concern regarding children's back and spinal health.

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Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

Youth apparel is a billion dollar industry that peaks each fall with back-to-school clothes shopping. To get the biggest bang for your buck, consider these 10 tips.

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Children's Science Museum: Children's Science Center Lab Makes its Debut

Northern Virginia families, get ready to experiment with fun! The Children's Science Center Lab, which opened in late June, fills a gaping hole that has long existed within the large Northern Virginia community - an interactive children's science museum.

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Coping with Failure: How Dissapointment Can Benefit Children

Mistakes are essential to learning and to becoming successful - in all areas of life. But as schools move away from "making the grade," what message are our children receiving? Maybe the best lesson lies in the truth that failure is the secret to success.

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Education Through Art

There has been a long-contested debate over the role of the arts in education. But there is a possible middle ground, already present in many schools, where art enrichment can be used as a teaching tool that plays a crucial role in how students learn.

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Facts about Vaccines: A Tale of Two Kiddies

Although vaccines have been used to eradicate or control many deadly diseases, some parents have become hesitant to have their children receive them. With the Internet readily available, it is very difficult to know what information you read is real, especially with the sheer amount of websites touting themselves as vaccine experts. Dr. Bill explains how vaccines are the best tool for protecting children.

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First Day of School Jitters

New teachers, new friends and new routines: the first day of school is loaded with fresh experiences and chock-full of excitement. It can also be filled with anxiety, particularly for young children or those transitioning to a new school. Here are some helpful tips to help you banish your child's back-to-school jitters.

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Get Organized: Managing for Time, Space and Materials

As parents, it seems we have more to organize many days than is actually possible. When school starts back, it adds another layer of organizational demands. One of our more important tasks as parents, which can pay back its weight in gold, is teaching kids to plan and organize for themselves.

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Kids Sports: The Emotional Risk of Playing the Game

We tell children how fun and important sports are, but we're show them, through our behavior and attitude, something entirely different. We tell kids that playing sports and being part of a team builds character. That's true, but it's not that simple. Basketball can put your ankles and knees at risk, but there are emotional and psychological dangers as well.

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Sir Ken Robinson is Transforming Not Reforming Education

In his new book, "Creative Schools," esteemed educationalist Sir Ken Robinson calls for a grassroots overhaul of education from early childhood through the end of high school. This revolution, he pleads, must happen at the hands of teachers, administrators and parents, who bear the responsibility of uniting on Robinson's mission to transform, rather than reform education.

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