October 2014

October brings Baltimore’s Child’s annual Education Issue. A directory of Private, Parochial and Charter Schools is featured this month to bring you the information you need to decide which school is a good choice for your child.

Don’t worry! We haven’t forgotten about family fun for the fall so we have a huge listing of Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings featured too!

That’s not all! If your child is being bullied, you’ll want to read our Family Matters column this month titled Triumphing Over Bullying. Should you be entertaining your infant or toddler with your cell phone or tablet? Find out in the B’More Healthy column. Need help sending your child to one of those schools listed in our directory? Our Educational Exchange column this month may help families of African-American students find a way to pay private school tuition. WBAL TV’s anchorwoman Lisa Robinson is being driven crazy! Find out who’s to blame.

Of course there’s more. Pick up a copy when you’re out and about or simply click to read this issue online.

A Special Edition 2014-2015

Available Now!

Click to Read A Special Edition 2014-2015 online

A Special Edition 2014-15 is a compilation of articles and resources for parents in the Baltimore metro area who are raising children with special needs. Coordinated and produced by Baltimore's Child, this year's A Special Edition includes articles covering topics of general interest, from getting a diagnosis, to being a successful advocate in IEP team meetings, to finding support among peers, to managing stress. It also provides detailed listings of resources including recreation and fun programs, camps, schools, and local support groups, along with information relating to specific disabilities.

In addition, Baltimore's Child invited local services and organizations that work with children with special needs and their families to participate in a special advertising opportunity allowing them to tell their stories in their own words in A Special Edition. We’ve noted A Special Advertising Section at the top of each of those pages. The services provided by these programs and practitioners act as a directory in and of themselves.

We hope you find the information in A Special Edition 2014-15 helpful. Please direct feedback and comments to Joanne@BaltimoresChild.com.


CLICK HERE to READ A Special Edition 2014-2015 online

Stuff!

Product Reviews and New Stuff



We get all kinds of stuff sent to Baltimore’s Child, stuff for children, stuff for parents, stuff for parents to use with their children, stuff to watch, stuff to read, stuff we thought we would never use...you get the picture. We’ll share our impressions and be adding new items to “Stuff” just about every week. New - PelicanS140 Elite Sport Backpack. Take a look!

Are You A Well-Behaved Parent?

Take These 7 Steps Towards Becoming a Better Mom or Dad




OK, we all have our moments. Parenting is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and no one is always perfect. But are you a well-behaved parent, in general? Click here to read 7 Steps to Becoming a Well-Behaved Parent.

Kidbits

Babies Learn Words Differently As They Age




How do babies learn to talk? A University of Missouri study finds out. Click to read.

Is Buying Organic Worth It?


Your grocery bill is probably already taking a big bite out of your budget but should you be spending even more money to buy organic food? Local pediatrician Tina Kumra, M.D., from Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Wyman Park weighs in. Click to read.

10 Tips to Prevent Cyberbullying



This list was designed for teens but if your child is old enough to sit independently at a computer, you should be discussing these points to help keep him or her secure and free from cyberbullies. Click to read.

Here Comes the Flu!

A Flu Vaccine for Your Child?

It wasn’t too long ago that flu shots were given only to the elderly and to patients with compromised immune systems. That’s changed. Is it time to get a flu vaccine for your child? Check here.

TV Worth Watching?

Previews of the new TV shows

In good news, the Parents Television Council says that “Black-ish” and “Cristela” look promising for families, and should make for shows that don’t have much objectionable content.
“Black-ish deals with serious questions of assimilation and race – but does so in the format of a family-friendly comedy.” And about “Cristela,” the PTC writes, “In this tremendously upbeat program, Cristela faces down her co-workers’ ignorance of Latino life with humanity and humor, while at home she handles her family’s attitudes with the same sunny yet sarcastic comedy.
The PTC recommends that parents exercise caution with other ABC shows, “Forever,” “Manhattan Love Story,” and “Selfie.”Full reviews for these ABC’s shows can be found here:
Black-ish
Cristela

Forever

Manhattan Love Story

Selfie

Please visit the PTC’s Family Guide for further information and reviews about these and other shows as the fall season begins.

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A Laughing Baby Can Make Our Day!

Spotlight on Education

Baltimore's Child invited area schools and preschools to participate in our Spotlight on Education, a special advertising section designed to introduce parents to the unique characteristics and philosophies of their educational programs. Read Spotlight on Education

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