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11 Ways Families Can Salute a Veteran

During this month of Thanksgiving, don't forget our military service members. Many organizations and veterans groups offer ways to help support and show gratitude to members of the armed forces. Help a veteran, a deployed service member and military families know that you appreciate their sacrifices. Here's how:

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Arts on the Block: Empowering Creative Youth

Arts on the Block is a creative outlet for youth to engage directly with their communities. They provide real-world training in a working mosaic studio and on public art projects throughout the D.C. metro region.

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ExpectAbility - Making Dreams Happen for Transitioning Youth

The Transition Work Group is a Montgomery County coalition of government agencies, service providers, nonprofit organizations and parents working to improve the transition of young people with intellectual/learning disabilities and autism from school to adulthood.

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Helping Kids Set Goals for Learning and Improvement

If it seems that your children are unduly afraid of "not being good enough", we have some suggestions of how to help lessen their fears and grow their courage. One thing is to encourage your children to set reasonable, realistic goals for themselves. Instead of focusing on the grade, encourage them to focus on what they want to learn to do better.

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Learning Disabilities and ADHD: What Parents Need to Know

Approximately 10 percent of American school-age children suffer from a learning disability (LD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control. But for many kids, these disorders go undetected despite their ongoing struggles with school work and behavior issues that often accompany these disorders.

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Thanksgiving Table Toppers

While your parents are busy planning and preparing your family's Thanksgiving feast, why not make a few decorations to top the table?

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The REACH - Extending the Kennedy Center's Mission for Art and Community

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts launched its first-ever expansion in its 48-year history, named the REACH. According to the Kennedy Center, the REACH is more than an extension of the center's physical space and resources. Instead, it's "a new way of imagining the intersection between audiences and art."

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Traveling Players Ensemble: Reconnecting Theater With Nature

The positive effects of art on growing children cannot be overstated. When young people find an artistic outlet to express themselves - whether it's through music, painting or performance - they're able to build a stronger sense of self. Traveling Players Ensemble (TPE) recognizes this invaluable benefit to young people and takes it another step further: connecting with the outdoors.

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What to know Before Freezing Your Eggs

As an OB-GYN, I've talked to many women interested in egg freezing, a process by which you can have your eggs removed and frozen so they can be fertilized and implanted into your uterus at some point in the future. But, as with any medical procedures, egg freezing comes with risks and benefits. It's important to weigh those factors carefully before deciding whether to freeze your eggs.

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