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  • The Socialization Process and Its Impact on Children and Learning

    By Dr. Ralph G. Perrino

  • Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father's Day Activities

    Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father's Day Activities

    Show Dad how appreciated he is by taking him out to one of these special Father’s Day events! From 5K runs to brunches and fishing fun, these activities will make Dad feel extra loved.

  • Co-Sleeping with Toddlers: Risks May Outweigh Benefits, New UMD Study Warns

    Co-Sleeping with Toddlers: Risks May Outweigh Benefits, New UMD Study Warns

    In an evolution of parenting styles, each of my three kids essentially got a different mom and dad: Our eldest got Type A rule-followers, the middle benefited from parents who were slightly broken-in and the youngest got the most permissive pair. One major difference was the amount of time that little caboose slept in our bed. It was a path of least resistance and sometimes a space necessity. Work travel often presented a kid-coveted bed vacancy. Admittedly, there was also comfort in clinging to that last baby. But it rarely made for an undisturbed night’s sleep.

  • Top 15 Family Day Trips Less Than 80 Miles from the D.C. Area

    Top 15 Family Day Trips Less Than 80 Miles from the D.C. Area

    Whether you need a quick weekend adventure, or something to entertain the kids while on summer break, day trips are the best options. They’re non-committal and don’t require too much advance planning. They require very little packing and no more than 90 minutes in the car, including a stop or two. (Plus, when you have children in the backseat, even a short car ride can seem like an eternity.)

  • Summer Fest: Top DMV Festivals For Food, Fun, Family and More

    Summer Fest: Top DMV Festivals For Food, Fun, Family and More

    Summer is here, the kids are home from school and it is time to go out and make some sunny memories before the fall. With all of this free time, a summer festival is the perfect place to take the family for good food, live music or a dive into a new culture. Our list of the must-hit festivals features everything from bacon to the Smithsonian, and is sure to provide every member of your family with a day (or night) to remember!

  • Spring Cleaning? What (and Where) to Donate Locally

    Spring Cleaning? What (and Where) to Donate Locally

    Maybe it’s the fresh blooms and new growth, or the idea of thawing out after winter, but springtime always means cleaning out closets, attics, crawl spaces and other dark recesses of the home that seem to gather unwanted junk.

  • How to Turn Shelves Into an American Girl Dollhouse

    How to Turn Shelves Into an American Girl Dollhouse

    Like most young girls, my 7-year-old daughter is obsessed with American Girl and similar doll lines such as Target’s Our Generation and Wal-Mart’s My Life brands. She loves to dress each doll up for the day, change them into pajamas and tuck them into doll beds at night.

  • Sunny Reads: 13 New Summer-Inspired Books for Kids

    Sunny Reads: 13 New Summer-Inspired Books for Kids

    From lemonade stands to underwater adventures and beachside explorations, these newly-released children’s books will transport your kids into full-on summertime fun. 

  • Lesli Foster - Profile

    Lesli Foster - WUSA9’s Anchor in a Consumer Storm

  • Celebrate Dad: 10 Father's Day Events

    Celebrate Dad: 10 Father's Day Events

    1. Father’s Day Early Brunch Cruise