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Kids and Politics

After the contentious 2016 elections, every one of Alison Bomba’s clients brought up the topic of politics and how fearful it made them. Bomba is a Frederick-based psychologist who specializes in child and adolescent anxiety — the clients who were feeling so overwhelmed were actually kids. “It came up in …

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Can Medical Cannabis Help Kids with Seizures? One family looks for answers

When Maryland licensed its first medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, Trent and Tina Stroup believed the move might hold promise for their teenage daughter, Addie, who faces multiple medical challenges including epilepsy and autism. The Stroups heard through multiple advocacy groups and resources that medical marijuana could be a panacea for people …

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Gift guide

Gift Guide!

Got a kid to buy for and no clue what to get? Steven Aarons is your guy. As owner of Barstons Child’s Play, which has stores in Chevy Chase, Arlington, McLean and Rockville, Aarons gets as excited as any child about toys. “We believe in a lot of open-ended play,” …

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Dad Life: Will Holman

Lives: Baltimore Family: Spouse, Amanda; Daughter, Annie, 18 months Occupation: Executive Director, Open Works Tell us about your work and how you got in this field. I am the executive director at Open Works, a nonprofit makerspace in central Baltimore. We work a lot like a YMCA, but instead of …

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