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Are You a Snowplow Parent?

are you a snowplow parent

Parents, could you be getting in your child’s way? While nobody can predict the challenges that today’s children will face as adults, child therapist Vivian Morgan has helped enough children and teens to pinpoint certain predictors of a child’s ultimate success. Morgan has seen children of all ages, circumstance and …

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How to Use a Camp Consultant

how to use a camp consultant

Finding the right camp for your child can seem daunting. After all, there are so many choices—from camps that last only a few days to camps that run for weeks and even the whole summer. Then there are camps to meet every interest, price range and schedule. Knowing your child’s …

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The Next Step: Counselor in Training

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Being a counselor isn’t how many 10th graders choose to spend their summer, especially if they can still be a camper at their sleepaway camp for another year or two. But that’s exactly what Lukas Kroner of Burke, Virginia, plans to do this summer. While most of his friends will …

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Let’s Get Ready for Youth Art Month!

At Baltimore’s Child, we are busy creating our March issue. In honor of Youth Art Month, it’s all about art! A few weeks ago, we asked parents to share the masterpieces that their children have created. Here are just a few we’ve received. Enjoy! And you can still send us …

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Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 12-16

Here’s your Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 12-16, with two extra activities for next Monday’s federal holiday. We also want to wish all of our readers a happy Valentine’s Day. We love writing for you! Need some ideas for this love-filled day? Here are nine suggestions. Wednesday Tots and Tales In …

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My Daughter the Fighter

my daughter the fighter

Leah is now 1 ½ years old, and in this short time span, my wife Jen and I have joked many times that Danny, our older child, did not prepare us for parenthood. Or at least he did not prepare us for Leah. Our sweet 5-year-old boy was and still …

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Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 6-9

Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 5-9

We’re starting our Weekend Family Fun coverage with two events today, and then we have a full roundup of events for Feb. 6-9. Valentine’s Day is next week and there also are some fun happneings on tap for that holiday. Check them out here. Wednesday Story Time Baltimore County Public …

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Dad Life: Conor O. Gilligan

Dad Life: Conor O. Gilligan

Meet our Dad Life interview for this month, Conor O. Gilligan, vice president and managing member of Craftsmen Developers (he’s a third generation builder/developer in the Mid-Atlantic). He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Patricia, and their five children, Olivia, 10; Taylor, 8; and William, Jenson and Parker, all 4. …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

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The World Health Organization yesterday declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, a public health emergency. As of this morning, more than 200 people have died, with more than 9.800 infections confirmed worldwide, according to The New York Times. So naturally, we’re starting to freak out. …

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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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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 10, 2020

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

April 11, 2020

Wish Hero 5K
at West Potomac Park in Washington, DC

Banneker's Birders
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

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

Child and Adult Paint Morning
at Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville