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Here’s What We’re Loving for Kids This Month

—by Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit   Game Night in a Can: Fifth Anniversary Edition This new mix of mini games focuses on creativity and physical skill. Activities include competitively flying paper airplanes, creating ghost stories about the room you’re …

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Supporting Mental and Emotional Health of Campers

Focus Family Martial Arts Academy

  When Focus Family Martial Arts Academy welcomed children back to camp last summer, staff noticed something odd. Children in kindergarten and first grade did not know how to line up, and they were not sharing toys with other campers—something typical for that age group. In what was the first …

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Should I Worry About My Child Getting Head Lice?

Mother using a comb to look for head lice.

  Lice. Just reading the word can send shivers down a parent’s spine. However, lice infestations in children are relatively common. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 6 million and 12 million American children between the ages of 3 and 11 get head lice …

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17 Places for Indoor Family Fun in the DMV

When the days turn frigid and it’s too cold to send the kids outdoors to play, don’t despair. The Washington, D.C., region has plenty of fun indoor activities to keep the family occupied—and toasty warm. Be sure to confirm current COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place at the venues …

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Smiling on the Inside: Living with Moebius Syndrome

Moebius Syndrome Foundation photos

  Pediatric neurologist Carl E. Stafstrom remembers his first experience with Moebius syndrome was with a child’s mother. She had the tell-tale signs: a drooping face, eyes that could not glance to the side—and, most importantly, she couldn’t smile. Without such a simple means of communication we often take for …

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Washington FAMILY Honored for Editorial and Design Excellence

Teaching Values Through Green Living

Washington FAMILY received 12 awards for publication excellence from the 2021 Parenting Media Association’s (PMA) annual conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida, Nov. 14-16, 2021. Find out which stories and designs won in the categories below.   Column: Publisher’s and Editor’s Note   Former editor PJ Feinstein earned a gold …

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Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Summer Camp for Your Children

How to go backyard camping at home this summer

Summertime learning loss, coupled with rudimentary reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can put your child’s life skills progress behind. Now more than ever, it’s important to be thoughtful and intentional about how your kids will spend their summer. Reinforcing or picking up new life skills during the summer can …

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