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Choosing the Best Tutor for Your Child

There are a number of signs that a child needs a tutor. These include difficulty doing homework, poor test grades, multiple wrong answers, unfinished assignments and, of course, frustration, tears and decreased self confidence.

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Dealing With Diaper Rash

As parents we do everything in our power to avoid an uncomfortable and painful rash for our little ones, but realistically, even the most diligent parent has to deal with diaper rash in the first few years of parenthood.

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How to get Kids to Love to Read

One of the most fundamental ways to help children succeed in school and life is to help them become strong readers. While the task of promoting reading in the home may seem overwhelming, there are some simple and fun ways parents can help promote a love of literacy to last a lifetime.

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How to Honor MLK's Legacy

January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, the third Monday of 2017. MLK Jr. once asked, "What are you doing for others?" Take that idea and use your day off from work or school to turn it into a day of service for your community as part of a nationwide day of service.

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Interactive Theater for the Very Young

At Arts on the Horizon Theatre Company, they mean it when they say "theater is for everyone." The interactive theater is the first of its kind in the country for children ages 0 to 6. Entirely nonverbal, the shows instead rely on movement, sound and live music to get kids excited about the show.

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Keeping Kids Motivated in School

There comes a time for every parent when we have to confront a child's failure. The soccer coach pulls her out of the game for not trying. A music teacher complains that he isn't motivated enough to practice.

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Keeping Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

Your child is 16, has passed the driving test and clutches his newly minted driver's license in hand. You have lectured him about being safe on the road. No texting, no talking on the phone, use your turn signals and check your mirrors often. But will he listen and is he really safe?

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New Guidelines for SIDS Prevention

About 3,500 infants die each year in the United States from sleep-related causes, including SIDS and accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) added a new recommendation that every parent should be aware of.

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Preventing Winter Sports Inuries

According to Kevin D. Walter, M.D., Sports Medicine program director at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, parents are often shocked to learn about the dangers involved. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S.

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Private School Options in the DMV

Given the diversity of missions and educational philosophies among independent schools in the national capital region, opportunities abound for students looking to be challenged, inspired and supported. The private school landscape features more than 700 schools in Northern Virginia, Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's counties and Washington, D.C., according to the website Private School Review.

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