Kids

From “Shoulding” to Being

Mothering today is complicated. Mothers are bombarded by parenting “shoulds” from all angles. There are, of course, the old school “shoulds” coming from colleagues, friends and family. But, with the growing mother market, never before has there been so much “stuff” out there for moms. And, along with this stuff, comes a lot of messaging. A lot of “shoulds”. Aside ... Read More »

India Stories and Charity Auction

Hear the stories of inspiration, joy, survival and hope of girls rescued from sex trafficking in India. Join Gita on the two year anniversary of the yurt (shelter) in Sterling, as she shares the stories of her trip back to India in service to girls who have been rescued from the brothels of Kolkata. The event takes place on Sunday, May ... Read More »

Let the Children Play

Something odd is going on in the lives of many young (pre-k and kindergarten age) children. They don’t get much of a chance to play, especially in school. Yet, researchers from all over the world have established beyond a doubt that young children need plenty of time for creative, free play, to grow up healthy. Not only that, but when ... Read More »

A Better Way to Learn – Wasington Waldorf School

For over 30 years, Washington Waldorf School (WWS) has provided students with a better way to learn. Its programs assist children, from infancy to grade 12, in cultivating the capacity to think clearly, feel compassionately and act purposefully in the world. The Waldorf education was revolutionary for its time—a German industrialist, Emil Molt, along with his good friend Rudolf Steiner, ... Read More »

Washington Area Labyrinths Inspire New Documentary

On the rooftop of the American Psychological Association office building in Washington, meditation teacher, Klia Bassing leads class participants on a walk around a stone labyrinth. The labyrinth, which was installed as part of the building’s environmental green roof, is one of several in the Washington metropolitan area that will be featured in Cintia Cabib’s new documentary, Labyrinth Journeys. The ... Read More »

Stressed out Children

It probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that children today are under more stress than the children of previous generations. Dr. Stephane Provencher, Gainesville Holistic Health Center, thinks that 21st century kids are under even more stress than their adult parents. Gainesville Holistic Health Center offers a wide range of holistic therapies, including acupuncture, chiropractic, emotional clearing, energetic clearing, homeopathy, ... Read More »

The Generosity of Children

The kindergartners stood in a circle on the grass, in the park one brisk afternoon, leaving the slides and monkey bars empty. Curious, their teachers approached and heard them softly singing one of their gentle, circle time songs from class. Drawing closer, they realized the children encircled a dead bird. One child later said, “We wanted to sing to the ... Read More »

Climate Change is Elementary

While politicians, pundits and environmentalists discuss the need for action on climate change, a new demographic is committing to action—elementary age children. Climate Change is Elementary (CCIE) conducts in-school events, to educate and empower kids in grades kindergarten through eighth on protecting the environment. The program is spearheaded by educational consultant, Dave Finnigan, who has over 30 years of experience ... Read More »

Stretch Your Limits with YoKid

YoKid, a Washington D.C.-based 501(c)3 organization that provides instruction in yoga for kids & teens, is looking for volunteers. By participating in yoga, kids & teens are able to foster greater self-awareness and, in turn, realize their full potential physically, academically, socially, and emotionally.  To carry out their mission, YoKid is looking for volunteers, who can help in a variety ... Read More »

Help to Build Hope in Haiti with your Own Hands

Help for the Children, a locally based 501(c)3 organization, has a big goal—to build a school, orphanage and medical clinic in Charlier, Haiti. The organization began with an idea from Ginette Thomas, a native Haitian who lived in the U.S., for many years but returned to Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Charlier is an isolated coastal village about three ... Read More »