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A Valentine's Day Family Playbook

Valentine's Day isn't just for couples in the heady throes of young love. Deliver sweet somethings to every important person in your life. Here's the plan for a perfectly playful V-Day for the whole family.

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Does When You Eat Affect Your Heart Health?

If you're trying to live a healthier life, you probably focus a lot on what you eat and probably don't give much thought to when you eat - but you should. According to a growing body of research, including two recent studies, when and how often you eat could affect heart health, weight loss and risk factors for heart disease.

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How to Prepare Your Child for a Visit to the Dentist

Children's visits to the dentist are often fraught with anxiety for parents and kids alike. Find out how to evaluate dental practitioners to reduce your and your child's stress and prevent a traumatic childhood experience. Also, be prepared by knowing what to expect, your rights as a parent and how to prepare or help your child.

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Not All Montessori Schools are Private

Our editors at Washington Parent magazine were pleasantly surprised to hear from one of our readers, a parent living in Prince Georges County. Alice Ewen wrote to us, both informing and surprising us with her information about the existence of public Montessori schools.

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Nurture Your Child's Interest in the Visual Arts

At some point in time, nearly every preschooler picks up paper and crayons and begins to draw out disjointed circles and haphazard lines. Although this may appear to be random doodle, it could be the beginning of a lifelong love of the visual arts. Even if your child isn't a budding Botticelli you can nurture a love and an appreciation for the fine arts. So where do you begin?

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Practicing Digital Citizenship at Camp

Despite the vast assortment of summer camps across Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, parents may be curious as to why it's important for summer camps to include lessons on digital citizenship in what is supposed to be a stress-free, relaxing, fun, social environment. The short answer is: to keep up with what our schools are doing.

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Sledding Safety Tips

There is no better way to spend a winter's day than swooshing down a sledding hill with friends and family. While sledding may be a fun rite of winter, it does send thousands of children and teens to emergency rooms every year. Check out the following tips to make sure your next sledding adventure is as safe as it is fun.

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Social Connection - Is There Really an App for That?

With the onslaught of social media apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and more, enabling teens to connect socially with "friends" all over the world, the question is, does that fulfill the basic human need of social connection? It appears that as "social" as these apps are deemed to be, their positive effects may be fleeting, and they can actually be isolating and defeating to adolescents.

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The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN

Spring Break in Nashville just got a whole lot cooler with the opening of SoundWaves, Gaylord Opryland's pristine indoor and outdoor water resort. With four sprawling acres, 111,000 square feet of indoor attractions, dining and amenities, as well as 106,000 square feet of outdoor water attractions, your next vacation getaway will be as unforgettable as Music City herself.

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