By now, area families who’ve applied to independent, charter and select public schools have received acceptance (and, in some instances, rejection) letters for the 2017-2018 academic year, mulled over options and made their final decisions. It would seem the hard part is over. But for many, it’s just beginning. …Read More »
Obsessed with the Game In Baltimore and beyond, more kids are specializing in one sport at earlier ages—what are the pros and cons?
Originally published in Baltimore Style Magazine Some days I find myself praying to all that’s holy for rain—because rain is what gets my kid’s soccer practice cancelled, or that cross-country meet called off. On some of those rainy days my kids are relieved, too, because there’s a point in every …Read More »
City Living Rather than fleeing Baltimore City for suburbia to raise their children, many couples are staying put.
In 2001, California native Patrick Gutierrez and his wife, Sacha, moved to the Baltimore City neighborhood of Brewers Hill, where they lived happily for several years. But in 2010, with their family expanding to include two young daughters, their living quarters started feeling cramped. So they did what many other …Read More »
Every parent of a school-age child knows the “summer backslide,” “summer brain” and “sun-head.” How did Joey forget algebra in six weeks? Call it what you will, in academic research circles it is known as summer learning loss, “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” According to the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Why …Read More »
When my editor asked me to write 750 words on parenting without clutter, I had to fight an impulse to write HAHAHAHA 750 times. Any parent of a Lego aficionado can probably relate. I consider myself an organized person, but based on the number of Legos I’ve stepped on—always in bare feet—I concede defeat to …Read More »
These days, in the halls of high schools across the nation, there’s a lot of talk about Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Advanced Placement (AP) courses, created by the College Board, have become increasingly popular among high school students across the nation. In 2016 alone, 1.1 million students had taken at …Read More »
In the middle of December, my friend Alicia Danyali started emailing me with questions about which summer camps our kids should attend next summer. Is the holiday season too early to debate whether to invest in two or four weeks of children’s sailing camp? Not for us. Alicia and I …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org appelfarmartscamp.org Baltimore Chesapeake …Read More »