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The Early Years – November 2015

By Denise Yearian Childhood shyness is a common concern among parents who fear their youngsters may be lacking or missing out on social situations. The truth is most reserved children do well in relationships once they hurdle unfamiliarity. To help your shy child build social confidence, start with small group …

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Family Matters – November 2015

By Molly Koch Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting with 35 teenage girls from the GirlsΓÇÖ Empowerment Mission, or GEM, a mentorship program now in its 11th year that continues to flourish under the leadership of founder Debbi Weinberg. This remarkable Living Classrooms Foundation program invites disadvantaged …

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Game On! – November 2015

By Patrick Gutierrez For the past seven years, the Y in Central Maryland’s continually expanding, before- and after-school Fit N Fun program has helped thousands of children as young as 5 years old to be more physically active, while inculcating in them the benefits of living and eating healthily. Now, …

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Your Special Child – November 2015

By Amy Landsman Six years ago, 10-year-old Jordan KesslerΓÇöa typically happy, healthy young girlΓÇösuddenly began experiencing debilitating headaches. ΓÇ£At the time, youΓÇÖre just horrified,ΓÇ¥ says her mom, Ellen Kessler, of Potomac. ΓÇ£SheΓÇÖs not [going to] school, and sheΓÇÖs screaming every night with headaches.ΓÇ¥ Kessler took Jordan repeatedly to the pediatrician, …

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Tech Talk – November 2015

By Carolyn Jabs Social media has become the new backyard fence, a place where parents can tell stories, swap tips, and even brag a bit. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center found that moms, in particular, give and get lots of encouragement, as well as useful parenting information, …

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings

Compiled by Melanie OΓÇÖBrien Crisp air, stunning foliage, spooky decorations, creative costumesΓÇöwhatever you like best about the season, here are lots of ways to make the most of autumnΓÇÖs bounty in the Baltimore area. Just beware of disappointing your trick-or-treaters: take the time to verify the events listed!| Baltimore City …

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