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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

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

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

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

How Artistic Parents Can Stay Creative

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While parenting comes with routine and occasional monotony, artistic parents discover ways to nurture their creative side.... Read full article

Volunteer Opportunities in and around Boston

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Looking for ways that you – and even your whole family – can help others? There are dozens of volunteer opportunities across Eastern Massachusetts. Take a look at our ever-growing list!... 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

Keep Your Relationship Strong While Raising Kids

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Every fall parents drop children off at college and some return home to an empty house and a spouse they don't know anymore. Experts say that's why it's critical to make time for your marriage while the kids are young, as hard as it may seem.... 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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