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18 Ways to Infuse Each Day With Learning

Teaching your child how to do two-digit addition or about World War II is important. But those are limited skills and facts. Teaching your child to love learning offers them a lifetime of discovery, far outside the classroom. Here are 18 easy ways to foster a love of learning in the middle of everyday life.

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Give Your Child the "Empathy Advantage"

Dr. Michele Borba is the author of over 20 parenting books, including "Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World," described as "a game-changing guide showing why nurturing empathy in our children isn't optional - it's essential." In this interview, she speaks with Katherine Reynolds Lewis about the value of cultivating empathy in our children.

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Helping Your Children Get Through These (and Other) Difficult Times

These are difficult days. Families everywhere are reeling as we rapidly have to adopt social distancing and other measures to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. While parents are faced with rapidly rearranging their work and family logistics, they are also trying to figure out how to help their children deal with these new circumstances.

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Learning That Sticks: How to Use a Post-it to Build Language Skills

Being quarantined at home to avoid the coronavirus means parents are understandably stretched to their limit. Instead of having 14 separate jobs (i.e., chef, babysitter, teacher, human laundromat...), you now simultaneously perform all these roles all at once - without a break - and with whatever you have at home. Dig up that stack of Post-it notes you got from your pediatrician six years ago. Let's use them to mix fun with learning, in a way that really sticks.

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Making Mother's Day Special

The role of mothers in shaping their daughters' and sons' lives is unsurpassed. Mothers teach us to love, be strong, be confident, persist, live life to its fullest and be the best we can be. Mother's Day is just around the corner. So, this year give her the gift of your heart and time and make it a special day she'll treasure.

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Music Positively Impacts Your Child's Learning

There are many ways that developmentally appropriate music impacts a young child's learning, no matter what area of development is considered - cognitive, language, social, physical or spiritual. How can parents incorporate more music into their children's lives? Here are just a few ideas:

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Preparing Happy Campers

Summer camp is a time-honored tradition, rich with activities, newfound friendships and a lifetime of memories. Explore a few ways to make your child's camp experience smooth sailing from start to finish.

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Teletherapy Continues to Provide Important Services

If your child was previously enrolled in a special education class or was receiving school or outpatient speech-language, occupational therapy or physical therapy, you may be concerned about the disruption in these services due to recent school and therapy office closures.

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The Census is Coming ... and SO are the Scammers

2020 will be a busy year for the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition to the 2020 Census, it will be administering the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey. Knowing the difference, and how to spot scam artists using the confusion such activity can bring, is crucial to smart consumerism.

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The Good News Duo Molette Green and Irene Johnson Working 4 You

Molette Green is a community reporter and anchor at NBC4 Washington. Though her job is primarily in front of the camera, Green never wastes a second off-camera as she juggles 100 tasks simultaneously, including preparing carefully for each segment. From the get-go, Green insisted she be partnered with videographer Irene Johnson. This cemented the working relationship that started off as a friendship many years before.

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Tips for New Moms on Time Management

When the first child is born to a family, many women's worlds turn upside down. Finding time to balance current relationships, household chores and personal needs with a new baby can leave mothers feeling frayed, frazzled and frustrated. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a little patience, prioritizing and flexibility, new moms can navigate this time and emerge confident and content in their new role.

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