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Parents Respond to COVID-19 Vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old Kids

    While Renee Goldschmidt’s three children, a 12-year-old and two 11-year-old kids, go to Sunday school in person at the Chabad of Owings Mills, they attend Franklin Middle School virtually because of the risk of COVID-19. Since the pandemic started, the Goldschmidt children have socialized only with their grandparents, …

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Editor’s Picks: Here’s What We’re Loving for Kids This Month

Angel High

The picks below are presented by Elena Epstein, director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com.   Discovery #MINDBLOWN Career Play Doctor Kit This 32-piece deluxe playset features an anatomy model, blood-pressure monitor, clipboard, working kid’s stethoscope, eye chart and more. $32.50, ages 6+, discoverymindblown.com/products …

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Advocate for Adoption Competency

Heart in Hands adoption competency

  Family relationships can be complicated. Families that come together through foster care, guardianship and adoption often experience added layers of complexity. One constant for all these families is the experience of loss. For some children and their parents and caregivers, these losses loom large, creating significant challenges. Families often …

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Community-Minded Kids: Tyler Stallings

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    Even the Very Young Can Help Veterans Sometimes it’s hard to believe the words coming out of Tyler Stallings’ mouth are from a 10-year-old child. “Basically, when I was 4, I had a very real awakening to what veterans had to go through when they got out of …

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Bullying: Know the Signs and How to Prevent It

Bullying Inside a Classroom

  October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the issue of bullying—both at school and through cyberspaces—continues to negatively affect the lives of children in many ways. “I think bullying has been thought of as something that happens in childhood, in that it’s something that all kids go through, and …

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How to Have an Autism-Friendly Halloween

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  For many families, Halloween is a holiday to unwind and have fun. But for children on the autism spectrum who rely on predictability to maintain a sense of order, the deviations from normalcy that are part of Halloween celebrations can present challenges for them. “Although it is important to …

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Playing it Safe

youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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