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Introducing science to kids: Fun activities and developmental milestones

Incorporating scientific methods and processes into young people's daily lives can be as easy as collecting rocks or playing in sand. But teaching kids about science shouldn't be taken so lightly -- it's as important as teaching them the alphabet.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: science, children, project, Alex Beall, national children museum, National Child Research Center, play, learning

Pregnancy complicates working women's life

Rebecca Salsbury, 31, has less than one month to go before she becomes a mother. She plans to readjust her work-life balance when the time comes, but so far her pregnancy has meant little professional change at the private law firm in Baltimore where she's an associate.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 11:45am EDT

Tags: Capital News Service, women, pregnancy, children, careers, working women, Allison Goldstein

Cost to raise your bundle of joy just spiked

The cost to raise a child increased by 25 percent over the past decade. So no it's not your imagination, your children really are draining your wallet.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 03:48am EDT

Tags: family, children, family budgets, Joan Jones, raising kids

Energy drinks mixed with alcohol a growing concern among youth

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 12:34pm EDT

Tags: alcohol, energy drink, george washington university, Paula Wolfson, children

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Q&A: Talking 'Luluisms' with veteran journalist Gina London

Kids say the darnest things, and 5-year-old Lulu London is no exception. Former CNN journalist Gina London spoke to WTOP Living about her new book, "Because I'm Small Now and You Love Me," which chronicles her daughter's funny sayings.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 10:30am EST

Tags: Gina London, author, book, CNN, children, Alex Beall

Courtney's House on a mission to help child sex trafficking victims in D.C.

Tina Frundt, founder of Courtney's House in D.C., works to break the chains and help fellow survivors of child sex trafficking.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 08:00am EST

Tags: Tina Frundt, sex abuse, sex trafficking, children, prostitution, Alex Beall

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Md. teen charged after bullying caught on camera

Frederick County officials say a 15-year-old boy has been charged with assault for bullying a high school student who was about to be interviewed on the subject by a television news crew.

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 11:58am EDT

Tags: Bullying, children

D.C. mayor promises to improve unsafe city playgrounds

District officials kicked off the biggest restoration project of playgrounds in the city's history this week.

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 08:40am EDT

Tags: Vincent Gray, playgrounds, children, safety

Children consume more salt than they should

Most kids are consuming far more salt than they should and that extra sodium could be posing a health risk.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 09:37am EDT

Tags: sodium intake, children

Couples hold off on having kids

It costs about $235,000 to raise a child from birth to age 17.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 07:47am EDT

Tags: family, economy, children, veronica robinson

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