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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

Eric Kimmel: On Children's Books, Getting Kids to Read and His Love of Writing

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Eric Kimmel is the award-winning author of more than 50 books, including Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. In this interview with the PJ Library in western Massachusetts, Kimmel talks about writing, getting kids to read and the future of books.... 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

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

Know the Signs of a Concussion

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Educate yourself on the signs of concussion, especially if you have a child who plays sports where head injuries could happen. Here's some great information from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.... Read full article

Op-Ed: Local Moms on a Mission to Keep Kids Healthy and Fit

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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.... Read full article

Study Finds Food Ads for Poor Nutrition Are Targeting Parents

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A recent study finds that most of the food ads in national parenting and family magazines are for products that really aren't that nutritious and could lead to unhealthy weight gain.... Read full article

Downside to Parents Paying for College

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Are you helping to pay for your child's college education? If so, you might want to talk with your child about your expectations. A new study reveals that some students getting their parents' financial help are slacking off academically.... Read full article

Panera Opens New 'Pay As You Go' Café

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The Panera restaurant chain is opening a new "pay as you go" café in downtown Boston. People with limited income will be allowed to pay what they can afford for a meal, while those who want to give back can pay a bit more than a meal is worth.... Read full article

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