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September 2016

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Hit the Slopes in Canaan Vall…

Skiing is challenging for me, but my kids absolutely love it... Read more

Why Yoga is Good for Kids

Little Cecilia Kocan, age 5, sat perfectly still, meditating... Read more

Zits for Grown-Ups

Cafeteria cliques may be a distant memory, but if you’re sti... Read more

Saddle up for Adventure

Hands forward, knees bent, and ready to go, 12-year-old A.J... Read more

A Salute to Special Olympics

Last December Cierra Winn swept her long chestnut hair over ... Read more

Changing for the Better

Early on a recent Sunday morning near Kids’ Cove at Mo... Read more

Chatting About Online Safety

Nowadays kids of all ages are connecting with friends and fa... Read more

Adventures in Baltimore

Whenever I take my son Ross on a trip, my fervent wish is th... Read more

Take a Hike!

A quiet trail winds among towering trees behind Chesapeake A... Read more

Nuts About Nuts

Holiday vacation time is approaching, and I already feel lik... Read more

The Dirt on Dirt

“Don’t track mud in the house!” “Wash your hands before din... Read more

Reeling in Summer Fun

The sun shimmers on the water, glinting on a thin fishing li... Read more

Growing Up Gardening

Finding time to play outside is a challenge for today’... Read more

Enchanting Puerto Rico

Sometimes light, sometimes a little more intense, the warm r... Read more

Chasing the Future

Four-year-old Andrew Davis eagerly ran inside his house afte... Read more

Getting Better with Art

The inpatient playroom at the Children’s Hospital of the Kin... Read more

Make Sleep a Priority

  Parents often use bedtime stories and other peaceful... Read more

Doulas on Duty

You’re a few months along in your pregnancy and beginn... Read more

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

The first time I saw a beluga whale, he smiled at me and win... Read more

Family + Sports = Fun

Fitness starts early—from a child’s first steps! When Mom an... Read more

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TF Health: Your Kids & You

Laboring After a C-Section

Laboring After a C-Section

08-30-2016 Health

An expecting mom who has had a C-section before has a lot to think about before her next delivery. O... Read more

Nurturing Caring Kids

Nurturing Caring Kids

08-01-2016 Growing Up

Summer once revolved around free play: bikes, baseball, swimming, or just hanging out with friends. ... Read more

Be Emergency Ready

Be Emergency Ready

08-01-2016 Safety

Keeping our children safe is one of the most important roles we have as parents, and being prepared ... Read more

Building Self Esteem

Building Self Esteem

08-01-2016 Family Focus

Most parents agree that we want our children to develop healthy self esteem. However, there is room ... Read more

Monitoring Your Child

Monitoring Your Child

06-28-2016 Growing Up

Your child’s growth and development are monitored through a partnership between you and your h... Read more

Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting

06-28-2016 Family Focus

Recently there has been an explosion of interest in mindfulness, sometimes called mindfulness medita... Read more

What is Aquatic Therapy?

What is Aquatic Therapy?

06-28-2016 Health

Children of all ability levels have special needs when it comes to regaining lost skills or recoveri... Read more

Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

06-28-2016 Safety

Summertime, summertime, sum…sum…summertime! It took a long time to get here this year... Read more

Eat Your Veggies!

Eat Your Veggies!

05-31-2016 Nutrition

Summer’s bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables offers a wealth of teachable moments surrounding... Read more

Better Mental Health

Better Mental Health

05-31-2016 Health

All parents want their children to become happy, successful, financially secure adults. We also hope... Read more

7 Ways to Raise a Global Kid

7 Ways to Raise a Global Kid

04-29-2016 Growing Up

Today’s kids are growing up in a globalized world. But how do you teach them to embrace and th... Read more

Kids and Chiropractic

Kids and Chiropractic

04-29-2016 Health

Our families are our top priority, and when it comes to their health, we need to take responsibility... Read more

Sunscreen Safety

Sunscreen Safety

04-29-2016 Safety

Summer is almost here, and already UVA and UVB rays are getting stronger. While most of us love bein... Read more

Grieving & Growing

Grieving & Growing

03-24-2016 Behavior

Has your child ever reacted intensely when you are out of her favorite cereal or his team jersey is ... Read more

Telling the Truth

Telling the Truth

03-24-2016 Family Focus

A few years ago, Michelle F. Eabon, Ph.D. published an article titled, “Do You Tell Your Child... Read more

Signing Up for Sports

Signing Up for Sports

02-25-2016 Fitness

Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. From soccer to fencing, sports offer chances for k... Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

Alexandria: History Up Close

Alexandria: History Up Close

08-30-2016 United States Travel

The door creaked open on the second floor of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Alexandria&... Read more

Roaming Around Richmond

Roaming Around Richmond

08-01-2016 United States Travel

I never used to be a big fan of Richmond. During college, I met friends from Virginia’s capita... Read more

Summer in the Rockies

Summer in the Rockies

06-28-2016 United States Travel

Imagine a perfect summer day. A gentle wind washes over you as the warm sun shines down from a cobal... Read more

York: Britain's Heartland

York: Britain's Heartland

05-31-2016 European Travel

“It’s smelly,” Lauren’s daughter Rachel said when she heard Peter, Ross, and... Read more

TF Fun: Explore Your World

The Sound of Sunshine

The Sound of Sunshine

08-30-2016 Enrichment

Music reverberates throughout the second floor of the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk one Saturday mornin... Read more

Connect Your Child with Art

Connect Your Child with Art

08-30-2016 Arts

Art can have a life-changing positive impact on childhood development. I know because it happened to... Read more

Back to Nature

Back to Nature

08-30-2016 Nature

Back in the day, children often spent long hours exploring outdoors or playing games with friends, r... Read more

Art + Learning = Fun

Art + Learning = Fun

03-24-2016 Arts

Pre-k and kindergarten students in matching purple polo shirts shuffle single file into the auditori... Read more

Parent Tips

Hidden Talents

Hidden Talents

08-30-2016 Take Five

Dear Friends, Discovering our gifts is a lifelong process. Back in the day, our parents took us to ... Read more

Mud Puddle Memories

Mud Puddle Memories

08-01-2016 Take Five

Dear Friends, One of my favorite memories of my daughter, Sierra, is when she played in mud puddles... Read more

Time to Play

Time to Play

08-01-2016 Community

“I’m Kylo Ren!” yells a blonde little girl as she runs across the metal bridge of ... Read more

A World of Wonder

A World of Wonder

06-28-2016 Take Five

Dear Friends, When our son, Ross, was younger, he loved going to aquariums, both here and in other ... Read more