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Keep Calm and Study On In some Baltimore City Public schools, mindfulness replaces detention to positive effect.

A young man sits outside of a classroom door in the main hallway of Patterson High School in Baltimore. He breathes calmly, meditating, as other students stream by him, unnoticing. Seeing a student sitting outside a classroom at Patterson may be a slightly unusual sight, but what he is doing—mindful …

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It’s Here: Our 2017 Overnight Summer Camp Directory Find the perfect place for your child to experience sleepaway camp this summer.

  Adventure Links Specialty: Adventure Sports Ages 8 – 17 13220 Yates Ford Road Clifton, VA, 20124 571-281-3556 mark@adventurelinks.net adventurelinks.net   Appel Farm Arts Campextensuv Specialty: Performing and Visual Arts Ages 7 – 17 PO Box 888 Elmer, NJ, 8318 Summer Location: Elmer, NJ 856-358-2472 camp@appelfarm.org appelfarmartscamp.org   Baltimore Chesapeake …

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New Year’s Resolution: Jump Start Your Child’s Healthier Eating Habits with These Three Simple, Irresistible Recipes

If you have a child who resists eating anything healthy, you’re not alone; there are countless picky young eaters out there. But don’t give up—or give in to your child’s desire for a junk food-only diet. This year, make a resolution to help expand your child’s palette. You can start …

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Sleep Hygiene—As Crucial for Kids as Personal Hygiene

As a parent, you understand the importance of teaching your child about good personal and dental hygiene. But many parents don’t realize that it’s equally critical to teach children good sleep hygiene—the practice of habits that directly impact the quality of a person’s sleep. Both the quantity and quality of …

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Exploring Other Worlds Science fiction stories for kids of every age

There’s something special about science fiction. Though the genre sometimes gets a bad rap for its over-the-top storylines and—let’s face it—often awful movies, its uniquely imaginative world-building has enraptured audiences of all ages since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published in the 1800s. Whether your child is just starting out or …

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Is It Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Bullying? Spotting and solving struggling sibling dynamics.

From Joanna’s parents’ perspective, sibling rivalry was “just the way families worked.” But while Joanna’s parents considered their daughters’ dynamic normal, Joanna did not. Joanna insists her older sister emotionally and mentally tormented her throughout her childhood. Today, she says she calls the behavior by another name. “It was abuse,” …

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