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The Future of Children’s Fitness – Exergaming

For the last week, my fitness trainers and I have been lucky enough to train three of the hardest working and most athletic NFL athletes – Jerome Couplin III of the Detroit Lions, Shaq Rowell of the Carolina Panthers and …

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Protect Your Child from Cyberbullying

As a parent, you’ve likely heard dramatic stories in the news about how cyberbullying is affecting children and teens. From suicide stories to hate crimes, the issue is quickly becoming a serious one. But hearing these stories can feel distant …

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Teens with Special Needs Get New Social Program

For any child, learning to make new friends and participate in activities in a social setting is critical to their development; including (if not especially) kids with special needs and disabilities. Their unique needs cannot preclude them from developing social …

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Does Tough Love Parenting Work?

My parents never sugar coated anything growing up – like, ever. Both are straight shooters and subscribe to the theory that honesty is the best policy. Therefore, even as a child I was given ‘tough love’ when something, whether it …

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Bring Your Kids to The Shenandoah Riverfest – Sat Aug 9th

The annual celebration of the Shenandoah River is packed with canoeing, tubing, swimming, the 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race, food, music, on-water events, wild animal displays and tons of hands on activities for the kids. Riverfest, a rain or shine …

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Tips for Planning your Child’s Next Birthday Party

Rule #1 – Don’t go overboard: Oh yeah, we know. It’s so easy to dream up scenarios that include a full orchestra and circus troupe. And so before you begin planning your party, set realistic expectations of how much time …

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