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6 Tips for Back-to-School Supply Shopping

The first day of school is knocking on our door! This means a long list of supplies. So I took a deep breath and did some research. Here are some of the tips I learned to save money.

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7 Gentle Ways to Calm the Chatter

While some kids will barely utter a word, their talkative brethren are more than happy to fill the silence. How do you know when talking has crossed from socially acceptable to problematic?

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Eat to Beat Heart Disease

Whether you're curled up with a book or sprinting for a bus, your heart works hard for you - a healthy one beats 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood daily. To help it do its job, and prevent heart disease, take stock of your diet.

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Fun Back-to-School Supplies

As you get ready to kick off the school year, check out Washington Parent's TOP 8 Fun Back-2-School Supplies!

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Help Your Teenager Transition From a Pediatrician to a Primary Care Physician

As a pediatrician, I share many milestones with my young patients and their parents - from a first tooth and a first step to the sometimes-awkward adjustments of the teenage years. But one of the most important milestones is my patients' graduation to adult medicine.

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Indoor Fun for Hot Summer Days

The dog days of summer have settled in and it's too hot to play outside all day. This leaves the kids with lots of energy to burn. Here are 15 easy ways to entertain the kids and keep cool at the same time.

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Is it Time for Your Kid to Take a Break? Or Quit?

There are some exceptional children who adopt a passion for one sport or activity and never change. But such single-minded focus is very rare. Most children shift from one interest to another, exploring and trying many different activities as they learn what they like and what they don't like.

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'Peace of Mind' in Today's World

Today, more than ever, parents need to be equipped with peaceful solutions to help their children navigate the rough climate present in modern day times.

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Skills Needed Before Entering Kindergarten

While most kindergartens don't exactly have GPA requirements, for children to succeed there are a few milestones that should be reached before they toddle through the door.

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Tween Daughter and Dad

I recall the day when I first held my baby, two arms carefully cradling her 7-pound 10-ounce body. Somehow Jessie grew from a baby to a 9-year-old tween. Last Sunday, she wore her mom's shoes to church. What's going on here? The teenage years are still far away, aren't they?

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Unearth Glenstone - A New Kind of Museum

There are few locations in the world similar to the Glenstone Museum - a place where art and landscape come together in harmony to form a contemplative environment for young teenagers and adults.

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Your Kids' Beach Questions Answered

Spending multiple hours by the ocean with my curious children has led to many inquiries about their surroundings. Often I have no idea what the answer is so I created this list of questions and answers.

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