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Rise Up for Maryland's littlest learners. Support the halt on Pre K suspensions

March 10, 2017
Last year, over two thousand of Maryland’s youngest students in prekindergarten through second grade were given out-of-school suspensions or expelled. This is nearly twenty percent higher than the previous school year. Let that sink in for a second. Expelling pre-schoolers from school? This is not...
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Parenting: In Search of Job Manual

March 7, 2017
Imagine starting a brand new job with a big title, widely high expectations and enormous responsibilities, but you’re walking in with no training, experience or even a job description to speak of. Not what most would call ideal, is it? Welcome to parenting. The parenting years are some of, if not...
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We Need to Talk About the JCC Bomb Threats

March 1, 2017
This week marked the fifth round of bomb threats to hit Jewish Community Centers (J.C.C.s) across the United States and Canada. Sixteen centers, from Florida to Michigan, received threats. As the news was breaking, I watched a Facebook Live video of one of the centers in Florida being evacuated. I...
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President Trump Wants to Help Working Families, But Which Families?

March 1, 2017
The United States is long overdue in embracing policies that would make it easier for working families to both do their jobs and care for their families. In his first speech to Congress, President Trump expressed his desire to make child care affordable and ensure new parents have access to paid...
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Number of children benefiting from federal low-income child care program at 17-year low

February 28, 2017
The number of children receiving child care funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) fell to a 17-year low. More than 373,000 in need have lost access to child care since 2006.
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How to Make a Basic Calm Down Bottle

February 28, 2017
As a single mother of two sets of twins, ages six and four, I have my hands full. They're very spirited children. Two have been diagnosed with ADHD, and you would not believe how many meltdowns happen daily. I discovered the magic of the Calm Down Bottles , after my “oldest” started to slam doors...
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Parenting and our Public Policies

February 24, 2017
It’s been a little over a month since the Women’s March. I was humbled and honored to have been part of the sister march in Miami, FL, and to this day still have not been able to wrap my mind around the magnitude of the experience. Today, I think about the energy and drive it took for all those who...
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Why it's Worth Remembering Olmsted and his Trees Right Now

February 21, 2017
Walking in nature connects us to each other and, as science is now telling us, also helps us recover from anxiety and stress. Frederick Law Olmsted knew as much, understanding the essential links between green space, human health and democracy.
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Child Watch® Column: Scott's Story: Lessons Children Teach Adults

January 19, 2017
A number of years ago, I heard a deeply moving story at a Children’s Miracle Network event, a charity that raises money in partnership with children’s hospitals around the country and helps serve sick and injured children in their local communities. A speaker shared this heart-wrenching story of a father and son with the audience and agreed to let me share it with others after I requested a copy.
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Child Watch® Column: Welcome to the Land of Opportunity

February 10, 2017
At a time when the national conversation is focused on building walls and closing doors against immigrants, Carlos is an immigrant with another goal. He’s setting an example of what’s possible when hardworking smart young people come to America determined to beat the odds and make a difference.
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