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Surviving a Stalled Economy: Strategies for Families

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As we continue to deal with this recession, we all could use some strategies for stretching the dollar – spending less on bills and more on family fun and the future. Here's some sound, doable ideas from financial experts and parents.... Read full article

Director Dad: Steven Spielberg on Kids, Parenting and His Film, The Adventures of Tintin

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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.... Read full article

Caring for Your Kids – and Your Parents: New Help for the Sandwich Generation

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For an increasing number of parents, caring for family means caring for your kids and your parents. A psychologist and author offers ideas on balancing your life and handling the dynamics that come with caring for extended family.... Read full article

Time to Plan for Summer Camp!

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Summer camps fill up early – as early as the winter months! Some advanced research and planning with your kids is in order. Check out our 2012 guide to making the most of your child's summer camp experience.... Read full article

How To Survive Holiday Letdown

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Kids – and their parents – can sometimes feel disappointed once the hype of the holidays is over. Glean some valuable advice on how to manage expectations, and keep the season of joy alive. ... Read full article

5 Questions for the Author of a New Bullying Book

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Angered by the Phoebe Prince bullying case, Swampscott resident Megan Kelley Hall reached out to fellow young adult fiction authors to ask them to share experiences with bullying, either as a victim, an aggressor, or a person silent on the sidelines.... Read full article

Support Groups for Parents & Families in the Boston Area

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Need a shoulder to lean on? A helping hand? Check out the numerous support groups and organizations available to parents, kids and whole families in Eastern Massachusetts.... Read full article

6 Common School-Year Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

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The start of a new school year has many parents on the lookout for the latest illnesses swirling around the classroom. Here are six common, infectious illnesses to watch for, along with tips on how your child can avoid catching or spreading them.... Read full article

Get to Know Your Child's Imaginary Friends

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You might be aggravated – or amused – by your child's imaginary friends. But researchers say these "playmates" help kids sort through feelings, socialize, understand others and more. Here's how to understand the invisible pals in your child's life.... Read full article

The Last One – Why a Child's "Lasts" are Sneakier and More Poignant Than the "Firsts"

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Longtime humor columnist Carol Band has penned her last "A Household Word" column for the Boston Parents Paper. As she prepares to move on to new stages in her life, read her take on parenting "lasts" and why they're much trickier than "firsts.... Read full article

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