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Taming Your Child’s Tantrums

How to tame your child's tantrums

“I’m not going to school!” my 6-year-old screamed, running upstairs and slamming her door. The cause of her tantrum? I asked her to clean up her dolls before we left for school. I was already guilty of yelling that morning, too. Both of my daughters had argued almost continuously since …

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How to work with a camp consultant

Working with a camp consultant to choose the right sleepaway camp for your child

Finding the right camp for your child can seem daunting. After all, there are so many choices! Luckily, there are experts who can help. Think of a camp consultant as an expert advisor who makes it their mission to match each child with the camp that is the best fit, …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan 10-12)

Nationals Winterfest is one of the family-friendly activities around dc this weekend

Temperatures are predicted to be in the 60s this weekend, so grab a lightweight jacket and enjoy the fresh air and some family-friendly activities around DC. Our weekend picks include an acoustic concert for kids, a sensory-friendly production of “Peter Pan and Wendy,” Nationals Winterfest and more. Friday, January 10 …

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“Becoming Jane” Now Open at the National Geographic Museum

A young girl explores the "Becoming Jane" exhibit at the National Geographic Museum

Twenty-five years before Dr. Jane Goodall traveled from England to Africa to study chimpanzees, a chimp at the London Zoo gave birth to a baby. Born the same year as King George’s Silver Jubilee, celebrating the 25th anniversary of his reign, the baby chimpanzee was named Jubilee. Plush chimpanzees were …

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Mom Life: Angie Goff

Fox 5 DC anchor Angie Goff talks about juggling her career and motherhood

Name: Angie Goff Occupation: Co-anchor of “5 at 4 p.m.” and co-host of “Like It Or Not” at 7 p.m. on FOX 5 DC. Creator and host of the weekly podcast “The Oh My Goff Show.” Lives: McLean, VA Spouse: Robert Children: Adora, 9; Bob, 6; and Wren, 2 What …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan. 3-5)

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend: India Day at KID Museum in Bethesda

Don’t spend the first weekend of 2020 bored at home! Our picks for family-friendly activities around DC include ice skating, a celebration of Indian culture, a musical color parade and more. Friday, January 3 Parent and Tot Skate Make a skate date with your toddler! All skill levels are welcome, …

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10 Mantras To Live By In 2020

Mantras to live by in 2020: Grow through everything you go through

Looking to make some positive changes in your life this year? Instead coming up with a list of New Year’s resolutions that will likely fail, why not pick some mantras to live by instead? If you’ve ever resolved to stop yelling at your kids or to finally lose the baby …

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Youth Sports and Mental Health

Mental Health Needs of Student Athletes on Washington FAMILY magazine

When it comes to youth and sports, intensity seems to be growing at an alarming rate. Rampant pressure coupled with hectic schedules and little down time for rest and reflection can create an environment of high stress. As such, the mental health needs of student athletes have become a real …

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“Peter Pan and Wendy” at Shakespeare Theatre Company

"Peter Pan and Wendy at DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company

“Peter Pan and Wendy,” a modern retelling of the classic J.M. Barrie play, has been racking up positive reviews since it opened earlier this month at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Washington Post said it was a “wittily contemporary rendition of Neverland,” while DC Metro Theatre Arts described it as a …

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