Tech Talk - November 2015

Protecting Our Kids' Photos on Social Media
Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand 'Likes'?

By Carolyn Jabs

Social media has become the new backyard fence, a place where parents can tell stories, swap tips, and even brag a bit. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center found that moms, in particular, give and get lots of encouragement, as well as useful parenting information, on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram [... whole story]

Your Special Child - November 2015

A Difficult Diagnosis: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

By Amy Landsman

Six years ago, 10-year-old Jordan Kessler—a typically happy, healthy young girl—suddenly began experiencing debilitating headaches. “At the time, you’re just horrified,” says her mom, Ellen Kessler, of Potomac [... whole story]

Last But Not Least - November 2015

Looking for a Miracle

By Lisa Robinson

On a recent Sunday afternoon, I took my 16-year-old daughter, Grace, and her friend Lisa to Fells Point for a late lunch. We chose the outdoor seating of a restaurant on Thames Street [... whole story]

Game On! - November 2015

Fit N Fun—and on the Run—at the Y

By Patrick Gutierrez

For the past seven years, the Y in Central Maryland's continually expanding, before- and after-school Fit N Fun program has helped thousands of children as young as 5 years old to be more physically active, while inculcating in them the benefits of living and eating healthily. Now, with the addition of a new component this fall, the program is really getting its kids on the run [... whole story]

Family Matters - November 2015

A Real GEM of a Mentorship Program

By Molly Koch

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting with 35 teenage girls from the Girls’ Empowerment Mission, or GEM, a mentorship program now in its 11th year that continues to flourish under the leadership of founder Debbi Weinberg. This remarkable Living Classrooms Foundation program invites disadvantaged girls who attend Chesapeake High School in Essex into a nurturing, inspiring atmosphere that launches their futures [... whole story]

The Early Years - November 2015

Helping Shy Children Build Social Confidence

By Denise Yearian

Childhood shyness is a common concern among parents who fear their youngsters may be lacking or missing out on social situations. The truth is most reserved children do well in relationships once they hurdle unfamiliarity [... whole story]

B'More Healthy - November 2015

Before, During, and After Delivery, Doulas Are on the Job

By Joyce Heid

Late this past August, Janine D'Adamo and Alec Heuisler of Waverly welcomed their son, Niko, into the world at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson [... whole story]

“The Secret Garden” at Center Stage

A review by Joyce Heid

By Joyce Heid

The scene opens with a young girl, all alone, facing the devastation of the sudden loss of her parents. Her world falls apart as she is torn from the people she loves and the only home she has ever known [... whole story]