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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

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

Clear the Clutter in Your House

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Here are 5 practical, doable tips for tackling the clutter in your home.... Read full article

Monitoring Your Children After Sandy Hook

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Pediatricians and psychologists advise parents to continue monitoring their children's reactions in the weeks and months after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.... Read full article

Helping Kids in the Aftermath of Violence

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Here are some excellent resources for helping children cope after horrific violence like the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut... Read full article

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