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Creating Heart-Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

  February is American Heart Month. Now is a great time to think about your child’s cardiovascular health. Eating a well-rounded diet, exercising regularly and...
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In This Issue: February 2022

  In this issue of Washington FAMILY, we explore summer camp choices, from our feature on programs that cultivate a full camp experience for children...
Jane Brophy, head nurse at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School

The Lives of School Nurses, 2 Years Into the Pandemic

  When Jane Brophy, head nurse at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, gets home from work, she puts down her bag,...
Focus Family Martial Arts Academy

Supporting Mental and Emotional Health of Campers

  When Focus Family Martial Arts Academy welcomed children back to camp last summer, staff noticed something odd. Children in kindergarten and first grade did...
Mother using a comb to look for head lice.

Should I Worry About My Child Getting 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...
therapist comforts child

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...

How to Support Your Family’s Immune System This Cold and Flu Season

  While you continue to take precautions to keep your kids safe from COVID-19, you also should know that we’re in the midst of cold...
Cheerful multiracial male elementary students hugging in front of colorful lockers while wearing protective face mask during COVID-19 pandemic

Parents Respond to COVID-19 Vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old Kids

  Two days after Kate Hurwitz’s oldest son turned 12, he was vaccinated against COVID-19. And she said upon approval of the vaccine for younger...
Children's National Hospital vaccine rollout

Children Ages 5 to 11 Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at Children’s National Hospital

  Children's National Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 3, gave its first round of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 in the Washington, D.C....

Parent You Should Know: Andrea Creel

If you’re looking for Shining Kids Yoga, you won’t find it on Google Maps. The Washington FAMILY Best for Families 2020 “Best Children’s Yoga...