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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 which events are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Technology Free Holidays

Parents must lead by example. Demonstrate your priorities by locking away your own devices during special meals and other holiday festivities. It's not OK to keep your cellphone in your pocket or your lap "just in case."

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Perfectionism in Children

While compulsive organizing and attention to detail might seem like a positive thing to parents who despair at their child's messy room or lackadaisical attitude in school, perfectionism is actually classified as an anxiety disorder and can lead children to procrastinate, avoid fun activities or new experiences, develop low self-esteem and become chronically anxious or depressed.

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Pneumonia Symptoms in Kids

Usually, most colds will go away on their own, especially with Mom's chicken soup. But many other upper and lower respiratory infections may appear to have identical symptoms. So when your 3-year-old starts coughing, is it a cold, the flu, enterovirus D68, RSV or pneumonia?

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Family Day at National Postal Museum

Washington D.C has an entire museum devoted to stamp collecting and the rich history of the United States Postal Service. The Smithsonian National Postal Museum is an ideal way to spend an afternoon.

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Best Gifts to Launch STEM Learning

An important learning initiative is known as STEM, which is education that supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in order to expand national awareness and improve abilities in these areas. As a parent you can help encourage and support educational play to help your child be a more productive learner at home and in the classroom.

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Picky Eating and Health Tips

Parents, does dinner with your children feel like an episode of the popular TV show Cupcake Wars, where you are the contestant who is vying for that stamp of approval from the judges-your kids? It seems like no matter what you do, how many cute shapes you cut the food into, how many ways you can arrange it on the plate or how many "open wide for the train to go in the tunnel" games you play, you cannot get your child to eat.

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Sculpture for Kids

Kids are practically born with an affinity for sculpture. "From infancy, children want to interact with the objects in their reach. And if they can alter and affect the shape or arrangements, then that is even better".

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Sports Safety

We learn sportsmanship at home, first, where we learn everything else, and then with coaches and PE teachers. These are also the places we learn fitness, injury-prevention, nutrition and everything else associated with athletics. For the most part, I've seen adults modeling good behavior, but not always.

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