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Teaching kids about sex — and respectful sexual behavior

The trial of Brock Turner, the Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, and the subsequent furor over his six-month sentence, ignited new discussions about sexual violence and what we can do to prevent it. Because his victim is far from alone: One in five girls can...

  • When child labor is a good thing

    When child labor is a good thing

    I was checking out places to visit for a quick weekend trip with the kids, when I came across a pamphlet about Colonial Williamsburg. I got stuck on these paragraphs: Children as young as three had chores to [do] in Colonial Times. They would weed the garden, wash dishes, and feed the chickens....

  • With his 75th book, children's author Kevin O'Malley sees one more chance to connect

    With his 75th book, children's author Kevin O'Malley sees one more chance to connect

    When Kevin O'Malley was in the first grade, back in the 1960s, the children's books everyone seemed to be reading were "Dick and Jane" and "The Little Prince" — fare he thought so bland, he recalls, that he wondered whether they had been written specifically to drive him away. Then he happened...

  • Making sense of a mother's life -- and death

    Making sense of a mother's life -- and death

    I can pinpoint the place where my mother began to die: her tiny apartment in Oak Hill, a supported-living facility in Illinois. My 83-year-old mother was probably in her bathroom, decorated in vivid fuchsia, grass and plum. I can almost guess the square of beige tile she was standing on when she...

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  • Adult exercise trends become child's play at Baltimore-area fitness classes

    Adult exercise trends become child's play at Baltimore-area fitness classes

    While other kids played Minecraft and watched Nickelodeon, 13-year-old Travis Leatherwood, a Catonsville Middle School student, spent Saturday morning learning how to use the leg press and the elliptical machine. Five-year-old Taryn Clever was in another gym, smiling while doing sprints and burpees,...

  • If you take care of a mom, you take care of a child

    If you take care of a mom, you take care of a child

    It's possible you want to purchase a monogrammed rolling pin for the mom on your Mother's Day shopping list. It's possible. But if you're feeling the pull toward a more consequential gift this year, consider the campaign underway at The Miracle Foundation, a Texas-based nonprofit that raises money...

  • Malia Obama part of the growing wave of students taking a 'gap year'

    Malia Obama part of the growing wave of students taking a 'gap year'

    Malia Obama's decision to take a year off before attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017 reflects a growing trend among high-achieving teenagers to pursue other interests and get a respite from the academic grind that has come to define high school for many young Americans. But it will...

  • Learning that kids are not as fragile and vulnerable as we fear

    Learning that kids are not as fragile and vulnerable as we fear

    On a sunny day over spring break, a friend and I took our children to Double Rock Park in Parkville. We packed snacks, bubbles, balls and a blanket, and we intended to sit and gab while the five kids — ages 3, 4 and 5 — played on a sturdy play set and threw rocks into a little, muddy creek at the...

  • NBC News to host education forum in Baltimore tonight

    NBC News to host education forum in Baltimore tonight

    NBC News is hosting a live forum on student support and youth development in Baltimore tonight, featuring local professionals and organizations including the Y in Central Maryland, Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance and Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton. "Supporting...

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