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5 Ways to Help Teens Cope With Sports Injuries

When it comes to dealing with sports injuries, the best defense can be a good offense. The following are five important things parents of a pre-collegiate athlete can do to help adolescents and teens handle and recover from the challenges of a sports injury and set them on a course for healing and, hopefully, continued play.

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Alternative Baseball League for Kids With Disabilities

Taylor Duncan is the commissioner for Alternative Baseball, a year-round league for those on the autism spectrum and with other disabilities, inspired by the hurdles he faced when he was diagnosed with autism at 4 years of age. Alternative Baseball, which is forming a team in Loudoun County, gives the chance for those 15 and older who have a passion for baseball to play it organized and without judgment.

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Annual Pilgrimage to the Pumpkin Patch

Visit a local pumpkin farm every harvest season so your kids can witness the transformation of seeds planted in late spring into fields overflowing with produce. Supporting locally owned farms feels great and helps connect your family with nature and each other. Here's how to make the most of each and every trip.

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DIY Designer Trick-or-Treat Bags

Will your kids want a new, cool bag/bucket/basket to accommodate the stash of candy they will be collecting on Halloween? This year have them design and create their own trick-or-treat bag.

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Great Kindie Music for Pre-schoolers

Your pre-schoolers will absolutely love these five kindie music groups. It's never too early for the introduction of quality musical experiences for your little ones.

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Halloween Alternatives for Your Family

Halloween is almost here and with the holiday comes costumes, tricks and treats. But if you don't like traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, not to worry. There are plenty of other opportunities for you to take your little ones on an adventure in a more contained environment.

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I Took My Kids Out of School ... NOW WHAT?!?

When a family is new to homeschooling, they have many questions, and when they get the answer to one question, they are often met with ten more to replace the one they got answered. Here are some answers to those often-asked questions.

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I've Had My Fill!

Choose battles wisely. If there's one thing I've learned in thirty years of marriage and ten years as a father, it's to choose my battles wisely. Since this is a joint column with my tween daughter, Jessie, I won't go into the many differences between my wife, Mattie, and me. It's safe to say, though, that Jessie learns from two parents who often see and do things differently.

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Private School Concierge

Despite living near some of the best counties for education in the country, the Private School decision-making process for area parents can be overwhelming. Trevor Waddington of Private School Concierge can help find the best fit for your child and you.

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The Face Paint Lady!

Michelle Johnson, from Bowie, Maryland, is a mother of two adult children. Her professional alias is ”The Face Paint Lady,” an unassuming moniker created by her young clients back in the 1990's when Michelle first began painting faces as a career choice.

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The World of Montgomery Celebrates Cultural Differences

The World of Montgomery is an annual festival where DMV area residents and visitors can discover, enjoy and appreciate the diversity this area has helped mold over time. Montgomery County, one of only a few counties in the United States with a majority-minority demographic, hosts the festival every year with thousands who turn out to understand and recognize cultures from all over the world.

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