My child and technology: How do I keep up with the web?

Achieving a healthy approach to media and technology can make a big difference in kids’ lives today.  Kids who learn to use digital media wisely can accomplish amazing things — learn new skills, explore new worlds, build new ideas, and change the world. Yet every kid has different needs. As parents and educators, we know our kids best.  Common Sense […]

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Maryland and DC area listserv for parents

The dcurbanmom.com listerv is now defunct, but you can still go the website where the  archives host the plethora of useful info. Dads, grandpas, uncles, don’t let the url fool you, this resource is for all parents. You’ll find about a variety of topics, from pediatrician reviews to recommendations for finding a selection of narrow-sized shoes for two-year-olds.   The Patch neighborhood […]

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Children and scary news stories

I like to watch the morning news as I get ready for work, but I am surprised, ney, aghast, at how much is inappropriate for children or downright scary. How many times have I lunged to the TV to turn it off.  These days, I line up a secondary show, usually a reliably safe animal documentary, and keep the remote […] Read more…

I like to watch the morning news as I get ready for work, but I am surprised, ney, aghast, at how much is inappropriate for children or downright scary. How many times have I lunged to the TV to turn it off.  These days, I line up a secondary show, usually a reliably safe animal documentary, and keep the remote […]

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Is my child’s development on track?

Wondering is your child’s development on track? Or looking for practical parenting tips? Well, here are some of the best resources. PEP (The Parent Encouragement Program) classes and workshops teach practical parenting skills geared to each stage of your child’s development, whether you’re looking for new parenting techniques or faced with serious parenting concern.  Here you can see a list of […]

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Child Safety: Sign up for the Poison Post

The Poison Post e-newsletter is a great resource for keeping up to date about poisons in the today’s ever-changing world. Do you know what to do if your child eats toothpaste or drinks perfume? Register now so you will have the information should you ever need it and bookmark their site. […]

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Here’s how to always know about medicine recalls

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the authority for information on medicine recalls. Sign up for notices here. Follow MedWatch on Twitter @FDAMedWatch […]

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Fast Facts: Safe Sunscreen for Kids

Every year, I struggle with sunscreen for my 4-year old. Which brands are the safest for children? What are these chemicals? How much should I put on? Should it be an every-morning summer ritual or only as-needed. Last summer I chose a natural sunscreen formulated especially for children and then I read a report from a group that researches product safety […]

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