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Autism Myths & Truths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as “a developmental disability that is caused by differences in how the brain functions. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave and learn in different ways.” About one in 59 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum …

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Growing Goodness

The summer is upon us, and many of the area’s farmers markets are in full swing. Shopping at local farmers markets is good for our health, good for our local farmers and good for the environment, but they also can have many benefits for kids, including fostering healthy eating habits. …

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Getting Your Child (and Yourself) College Ready

Many of you are going to be sending a young adult off to college soon, and that means you’ve got some work to do. I mean beyond buying all of those dorm essentials — I hope that you have already started  (But if you haven’t, I have some tips for …

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Is Your Child Delayed?

Your child just completed a regular checkup with his or her pediatrician who notices a developmental delay. What does that mean? And what are you supposed to do to help your child catch up? Rebecca Landa knows these answers. Landa is a speech pathologist who has studied infant development for …

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20 Years of Sandy Cheeks

You may not have seen the face of Carolyn Lawrence before, but chances are you’ve heard her. When she speaks, Lawrence, who voices the iconic character of Sandy Cheeks on SpongeBob SquarePants, echoes her character, so much that you can almost hear her spouting her signature phrase, “We could be …

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Carlos at 20

Years ago, on a spring morning in East Baltimore, 2-year-old Carlos Woods opened his front door, looking for his juice bottle. At the same moment, Kenneth A. Kelley rounded the corner onto Carlos’ street, looking for vengeance. Kelley, armed and bent on murdering a rival, shot four bullets at his …

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Growing and Going

Developmental milestones come fast and furious, as those uncertain toddlers bloom into bigger, more distinct personalities and get ready to take on the world … and school.

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Dad Life: Dale Horn

Lives: Phoenix Family: Wife, Tracey; Reilly, 14, Natalie, 11 Occupation: Senior Vice President for Wealth Management, UBS “If you can start teaching your children how to handle money in their early years, the benefits can last forever.”   Tell us about your work and how you got into this field. …

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Ways to Fête the Fourth

Enjoy all Maryland has to offer this Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, and of course, family and friends. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with live music, food and fun at one of these great events. All are scheduled for Thursday, July 4. Towson’s 4 on the 4th Come out to …

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Plan Your Best Party Now

Planning a party is no easy task! There are so many amazing options that today’s parents never dreamed of as kids. Our Party Guide is your one stop shop to finding everything you need to help your little ones feel extra special on their big day. Whether artsy or active, …

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Confident Kids

Not every child wants to participate in a team sport. Many like to be active and learn new things, but at their own pace. Martial arts is often an activity that appeals to these kids, and for more than just its physical workout. “Martial arts has been around for thousands …

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Summer Camp: Unplugged at River Mountain

Forty-seven percent of teens say they are addicted to their phone. On average, kids spend over five hours a day on screens and just 12 minutes outside. If you’re concerned about your kids screen time, you’re not alone. River Mountain Retreat is a new camp experience that helps kids and …

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Confident Kids

Not every child wants to participate in a team sport. Many like to be active and learn new things, but at their own pace. Martial arts is often an activity that appeals to these kids, and for more than just its physical workout. “Martial arts has been around for thousands …

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April 4, 2020

Nature Photography Two Day Workshop: Session 2
at Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract in Laurel

Open House at Children's Chorus of Maryland!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson

aMUSE Journey
at Chesapeake Children’s Museum in Annapolis

Crickets Music & Play Class for 4 to 6 Year Olds!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson

Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Petting Farm
at Green Meadows Petting Farm in Ijamsville