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Here’s What We’re Loving for Kids This Month Editor's Picks for January 2022

—by Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com.   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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Focus Family Martial Arts Academy

Supporting Mental and Emotional Health of Campers As DMV camps enter third year of pandemic, it's more important than ever

  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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U.S. Surgeon General Gives Call to Action to Prioritize Youth Mental Health Crisis

  First, the good news: Mental illness in children and adolescents is often treatable and preventable. Unfortunately, the mental health of our country’s youth is in crisis, according to a recently released advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The advisory states that this youth mental health crisis occurred long before the …

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Teaching Values Through Green Living

Washington FAMILY Honored for Editorial and Design Excellence Parenting Media Association (PMA) presents a record 12 awards to publication

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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