Healthy Family

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...
Make Mealtime Less Stressful

Make Mealtime Less Stressful

Parents deal with all sorts of child-related frustrations throughout the day, but frustration at mealtimes can be a whole other level of exasperation. “It’s easy...
New Psychiatric Unit at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Provides Kids and Teens a Therapeutic Space to Heal

University of Maryland Children’s Hospital in Baltimore Opens New Psychiatric Unit for Kids and...

New unit will provide crisis stabilization, respite and recovery for patients ages 5-17.
Children's National Hospital Ranked Among Best Children's Hospitals

Children’s National Hospital in DC Ranked Among Best Children’s Hospitals

Four pediatric hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington area ranked among best in the region by US News & World Report.
when you're vaccinated but your kids aren't

When You’re Vaccinated But Your Kids Aren’t

Many parents are left wondering what they can — and can't — do this summer with their unvaccinated children.