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Pure Guesswork: Losing the Attitude

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Steve Calechman tries to lose his competitive attitude when playing in front of his son. ... Read full article

‘You Want to Do What?!’

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Children’s major developmental stages come with a host of age-appropriate milestones. But that doesn’t mean that your child specifically is ready for them. ... Read full article

Best Advice for Dads from Dads

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Dads share tips with other Dads about raising their children. ... Read full article

Bed-wetting and Other Toileting Concerns

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Does your child wet the bed or have soiling accidents? Check out this expert advice, with tips on helping your child through these issues. The most important thing to remember: These aren't behavioral problems – they are developmental problems.... Read full article

Report Targets Graduation Rates for Students With Learning Disabilities

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A new report finds widely varying high school graduation rates for students with specific learning disabilities and recommends against making tracking decisions for these students as early as elementary school.... Read full article

Making Sense of Your Child's Dreams

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Everyone dreams. Ever wonder what your children dream or how they dream, given that they have limited life experience? Here's a closer look at children's dreams and how to handle night terrors and nightmares.... Read full article

Parents Continuing to Give Young Children Cold Medicine, Despite Warnings

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A new poll of parents finds that more than 40 percent are giving their very young children over the counter cough and cold medicines to relieve cold symptoms, despite federal warnings against this. ... Read full article

Birthing YOUR Way: Labor and Delivery Trends

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Standards of care in labor and delivery at Massachusetts hospitals have changed in recent years, from how medication is used to when doctors will induce labor to what happens to the baby immediately after birth.... Read full article

Talking to Kids About the Boston Marathon Bombings

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How do you talk with your kids about something as frightening as terrorism, especially when it happens so close to home? In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, here's some advice from the head nurse at Boston's Franciscan Children's Hospital.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Not Picking Up on the Signs

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Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.... Read full article

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