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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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Washington Parent and UrbanSitter's Parent's Night Out

Parents need a time out, too! Washington Parent and UrbanSitter are partnering to help you have a very special parent's night out. Throughout the month of July, new clients signing up for UrbanSitter will receive a free month's subscription ($15) plus a $25 babysitting credit.

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Best Friend Breakups: Helping Kids with Friendship Woes

We all hope our children will build strong friendships in school and throughout their childhood. So when they encounter bumps in the road, it's tempting to intervene. But that impulse to intervene risks robbing kids of the opportunity to solve their own problems and to experience the natural ebb and flow of friendships.

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Cancerhawk: One Mom's Unexpected Journey

Six years ago, Robyn Stoller's life was blissfully chaotic. But that all changed with one diagnosis. Now her life's journey has been projected into a single mission - to connect cancer patients to the critical resources and information they need.

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Child Care in D.C.: How to Find the Right Fit for Your Child

Finding child care in the D.C. metro area is a competitive headache for many parents who are faced with hundreds of choices for care facilities, long wait lists and sky-high costs. Here are some practical, easy steps to take to overcome the challenges of finding child care in D.C.

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Computer Eye Strain: How You Can Help Protect Your Child's Vision

Could your child's time on the computer be causing eyestrain? Are words searches an effective teaching tool or a waste of time? Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts answer your educational questions.

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Guilt Free Couple Time: A Luxury You Can Afford

Finding time alone after children seems nearly impossible, but three parents, who found creative ways to stay close, say it's crucial to keep your relationship strong.

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My Life with a Teen Daughter: The Lodger

Andrew Madigan's house has recently become occupied by a new resident - his teen daughter. Or as he affectionately calls her, "The Lodger." Though her habits may be strange, and seem vampiric at times, he's found that surviving teenagerdom is more enjoyable than he expected.

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Nature Apps: A Life Beyond the Screen

There's little debate that children benefit from spending time outside. But how can you reduce your child's screen time and help her build a love for the great outdoors? Carolyn Jabs offers useful advice and a list of apps that are sure to help your child develop an "app"titude for the great outdoors.

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Near Drowning and Other Risks for Children in and Around Water

Relaxing in the water is the perfect way to cool off from the sweltering D.C. sun. But summertime water fun can quickly turn dangerous for children, who can drown in seconds if left unattended.

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Social Communication Disorders: More Than Child's Play

Learning to play with others is both enormously complicated and enormously important. As kids get older, they learn that other kids may not have the same perspective, and they learn to clarify when others are confused. This expertise is developed during the natural give and take of play. But what happens to a child who does not seem to be learning these skills?

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Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer is a time when stars and stripes abound! Here are a few patriotic crafts and activities that can double as decorations.

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Tips for Visiting Museums with Kids

Museums and science centers are a great way to explore art, history and science in an educationally engaging environment. To make the most of these visits with children, experts suggest prior planning and creative thinking.

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