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Schools Consider Protocols as COVID-19 Cases Rise Among Children

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Maryland, particularly among children, schools are reassessing their protocols for the start of the new school year. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association released a report earlier this month providing state-by-state data on the number of infections. According to the report, …

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Soothing Separation Anxiety for Your Pandemic Pets As your family returns to work and school, you can help your pets handle the transition

Whenever Adam Lopuch would leave his house to pick up food, drive the baby to day care or mow the lawn, his Labrador retriever, Bella, would go nuts. She’d bark nonstop. She’d jump on the windowsill, sometimes scratching off the paint. She’d pant. After Lopuch and his wife, Abbie, got …

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Keep That Dental Appointment Why you shouldn't ignore your child's oral health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to rethink, rework and reprioritize the way we go about our lives. It’s resulted in confusing decisions for parents, raising questions such as “which outings are necessary?” and “how do I keep my child healthy when at businesses and other types of appointments?” …

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Preparing for Kindergarten During a Pandemic How to help your preschooler develop socially, cognitively, emotionally and physically

Preparing for Kindergarten During a Pandemic

In May, 3-year-old Eva Oriolo saw her mother leaving for the grocery store and ran to her pleading, “Mommy, please I go with you? I wear my mask? I stay in the car, pppllleeaasseee?” Rana Oriolo, a mother of three, knows only too well what her preschooler was going through. …

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The Unexpected Journey of an Accidental Home-schooler Making the transition from mom to teacher

Becoming an home-schooler

It all started to unravel when the first drop of blood hit the carpet—“it” being my Instagram-perfect, curated vision of what our family’s home-school would look like. The owner of that drop of blood (and several more drops to follow) was my curly-headed, precocious three-year-old, the youngest of our bunch …

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