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Posts published in June 2012

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Get Psyched Friday: Camps

Friday, June 29, 2012
Topic(s): Get Psyched Friday

Recently, the Washington Post ran an article on preparing kids for summer camp. Maureen Monaghan, a psychologist at Children’s National, provided some information to the reporter. Here are a few more of her tips.

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How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Topic(s): Sleep

Each child has different sleep needs, according to Judith Owens, MD, who directs Sleep Medicine at Children’s National. But there are some general guidelines based on age.

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6 Tips for Flying with Infants and Toddlers

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Topic(s): Parenting

Raise your hand if you - pre-children - used to silently pray that the woman with the kids getting on the plane wasn't sitting near you? I'm guilty. Now that I'm a parent, my perception has changed, and I'm grateful to the patient man who sat next to me a few months ago and put up with my screaming 20-month-old who resisted her afternoon nap because she was too excited about the airplane. Here are some tips from Britlan Malek, PsyD.

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