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Back-to-School Books, Games and Spinners

Back to school is just around the corner and what better way to get your kids prepped for and excited about the school year than with games and books that are both educational and fun. The games are low tech and great for travel when at times electronics are restricted from being used or won't work well.

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Back-to-School Vaccine Requirements for Your Child

Enjoy those last days of summer, but remember to schedule your child's check-up and shots before school starts. Find out what the requirements are here.

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Bedtime Yoga Poses for Kids

The following bedtime yoga routine begins with a few standing poses to get the last of the day's wiggles out, then moves toward poses that are more soothing to the nervous system to ease you and your child toward restful repose.

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How to Talk to Your Teen After Watching "13 Reasons Why"

Find out how to begin age-appropriate conversations about sensitive subjects early in your children's lives and continue them into the teen years and beyond. It is never too late to get started.

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How Your Child Can Use Technology to Enhance Creativity

Sick of the amount of time your kids are spending on video games this summer? When boredom strikes, give your digitally-charmed youngsters a summertime project that enhances their technical skills and fosters their creativity.

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Individual vs. Team Sports: Which is Better for Your Child's Personality

Youth sports offer a host of emotional and physical benefits, from helping kids stay active to building self-esteem and learning to work with others. Knowing which sport is best for your child often depends on your youngster's personality, as well as the time and money you're willing to invest in a particular activity.

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Pirates, Boats, Movies and More: Family Fun Things To Do at the National Harbor

Unique attractions and weekly events abound at the National Harbor with plenty of things to do that will get the whole family excited. The National Harbor is the perfect place for parents to play with their kids. Here are some of our recommendations for a day of exciting activities with your family.

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Summer Language Arts Learning Activities

Read about these great language arts learning activities before school starts!

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Technology: Maximize Your Child's Screen Time With Language

In an age where computers, televisions, tablets and smart phones constantly surround us, it is important to balance your child's screen and play time. Learn how to encourage language and learning during screen time here.

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Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Get tips for helping your children develop their executive functions skills, study effectively and succeed emotionally in an academic environment.

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