Parenting

Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought
Originally published on USNews.com on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. A surprising new study upends the notion that antibodies passed from
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ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later
Originally published in U.S. News and World Report on Dec. 17, 2019. Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
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How to survive your college student’s first extended break at home
Dec. 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. PST Before my 18-year-old daughter left for college a few months ago, she diligently
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Teens seem to be taking longer to grow up. One reason? A closer bond with their parents.
Originally published on September 4, 2019 on Washingtonpost.com. My 17-year-old son routinely walks to Chipotle, about a mile away. He
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The Tragedy of Baltimore’s Dawnta Harris
Originally published on May 3, 2019 By now, most of us have seen the mug shot of then 16-year-old city
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Rejections hurt. Here’s how to help your child during college-application season.
Article originally published in the On Parenting section of the Washington Post on March 5, 2019. Anita Walia’s daughter had
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The Kavanaugh allegations dredged up bad memories. But it’s my teen daughter I worry about.
Originally published on September 27, 2018 on Washingtonpost.com It has been 30 years. I thought I had moved on from
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How We Get ADHD Wrong
Originally published in Education Week on February 13, 2018 Today, more than 10 percent of all children ages 5-17 in
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Are smartphones killing your relationship with your kids?
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on October 26, 2016. For parents of teenagers, it’s tougher now than ever to
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The Youth Sports Machine
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on June 2, 2014 Parents of child athletes, take this quiz: Does your child receive
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Making Work Work for Moms
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on October 28, 2015  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When you become a mother, you have your choice
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A Mother’s Warning: “Moderation!”
Originally published in the Baltimore Sun on March 20, 2016   Moderation!” This was my mother’s parting word to me
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Bedroom Wars: are they worth waging?
It’s a universal, timeless battle borne between parents and their teenaged children. No, it’s not an argument over drugs, alcohol,
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My daughter needs the h1n1 vaccine: why can’t she get it?
I'm beginning to think I'd have better luck finding a needle in a haystack. But I'm not looking for just
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The Bullying Goes On: From Hi-tech tactics to simple, animal-like behavior
Cyberbullying is the latest buzzword in the war against bullying. School-based lectures and wide-scale campaigns denouncing cyberbullying have beaten the
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Wake Up, Parents: Teens need their sleep
Waiting for a youth baseball game to begin, I whiled away the time talking with a guy whose kid seemed
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