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 FAMILY Blog: August

"They're only little once. Grant me the wisdom to guide them down the path that their feet should take. For I know that they can never turn back and walk those paths with me again. Give me the wisdom to guide their feet so that someday they'll be able to walk alone."
To Vitamin or Not to Vitamin, (That is the question)
When it comes to the question of whether or not vitamin supplements are necessary for their children, many parents are divided. Some believe as long as their children have a balanced and healthy diet, they don't need supplements. Others feel whether they need it or not, giving their child a multivitamin is an insurance policy. The truth is...

August 9
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 S. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 

August First Friday Fun Fest

August 7
Where: Westview Promenade
Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd.
Frederick, MD
When: August 7
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K St. NW
Washington, D.C.

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Mom Review: Empowered Learning Transformation Center (Part 2)     
Mom Reviewer: Nancy S.

Jonathan's progressed nicely over this past month. Through different brain-training exercises, he can recite all of the U.S. states from the west coast to the east and vice versa. He can also name the first 20 U.S. presidents and recite them in reverse order as well.

When I asked how it made him feel to know this information and be able to recite it so confidently, I expected an answer of "It's fine," or, "It's no big deal." I was pleasantly surprised to hear, "Good. I can do more than I thought I could." Jonathan has never.
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