Local psychologists share the do’s and don’ts of being a winning sports parent.Read More »
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Dr. Arethusa Kirk, chief medical officer at UnitedHealthcare, also offers warning signs for parents.Read More »
Heart-warming ideas for Valentine’s Day and any day of the year.Read More »
Talking to children about a serious illness When a local mom was diagnosed with cancer, she asked the experts for advice on how to tell her kids
When a local mom was diagnosed with cancer, she asked the experts for advice on how to tell her kids.Read More »
A Maryland mom of three reflects on a her year of slowing down.Read More »
The next time you feel a meltdown coming on (no judgements—it happens!), put yourself in a mommy time-out first.Read More »
Coping with Coronavirus as a Type A Mom When you’re always in control, the uncertainty of our “new normal” can feel unsettling. One local mother shares her experience.
“I am totally flexible … as long as everything is exactly the way I want it.” Does that sound like you? It sums me up perfectly. I epitomize the Type A personality: I thrive on to-do lists, organization, perfectionism and being control. Control, however, is something the coronavirus pandemic has …Read More »
How to Help Your Kids Engage in Independent Play Need a break? This former educator suggests parents delegate while they isolate.
As director of an after-school program for elementary school students in Northern Virginia for three years, it was my job to keep 60 kids on task five days a week. So I know a few things about keeping little ones safe and occupied. What follows are a few suggestions to …Read More »
Don’t Worry, The Kids Will Be All Right A single mother weighs in on endless parenting during coronavirus
The shift started last week—the third week our children were home from school, in our care and minus the daily markings of their lives: swim team or lacrosse practice, play groups or church groups. It was us, them, our computers, our Netflix accounts and an unsteady stream of groceries. The …Read More »
Parenting During Coronavirus Local resources to help parents stay informed and connected with their community
Life in D.C., Virginia and Maryland has changed dramatically in just a short period of time, and we can expect even more changes to come. Parenting during coronavirus is different than it was before: Suddenly, we’ve been asked to become our children’s teachers while attempting to telecommute. We want to …Read More »