In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football. >>
by Karen Voci, Executive Director, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation in Eating & Nutrition
Do you know how much added sugar is in your daughter’s bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios? How about in the apple cinnamon cereal bar your son has for breakfast every morning? Or the snack bag of Cheez-its at lunch? >>
Steven Spielberg likes films where young people rise above obstacles to solve problems, pursue dreams and meet their goals. His film, The Adventures of Tintin, is a story about just that. Hear from the renowned director about his work and his family. >>
This opinion / editorial piece details a Massachusetts-born initiative to get kids moving and physical active at school in the hour before classes begin. Dubbed BOKS, the initiative now has the support of Reebok and First Lady Michelle Obama. >>
Years after federal law began requiring that kids with special needs be taught in the least restrictive environment possible, the idea of full inclusion in the classroom still divides us. Here’s a look at whether full inclusion is working. >>
Two Boston gender experts are challenging beliefs that boys and girls learn and behave differently because of brain structure, and must therefore be taught differently. They argue that our culture creates stereotypes that lead to these differences. >>
A growing number of free tutoring services are popping up online for kids, making the process of getting help with tough subjects like math or science more convenient. Here's a look at some of the sites and some local in-person tutoring services. >>
New state regulations aimed at better protecting child athletes from the dangers of concussions focus on educating adults on how to recognize a concussion and on how long a child might need to recover, physically and cognitively. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!