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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

Boston Parents Paper 2011 Family Advocate of the Year

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Each year, the Boston Parents Paper honors a person or organization committed to helping local families in need. Our 2011 Family Advocate of the Year is Boston's Room to Grow, which provides supplies and support to families of children up to age 3.... Read full article

Talk to Us! Here's How You Can Be Seen and Heard in the Boston Parents Paper

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Got something to say? The Boston Parents Paper wants to hear from you! Email us your input or ideas for our My Turn column, our What Works for Us brief, our Relationships department and more!... 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

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

New Warnings About the Sun and Tanning

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Despite years of warnings about the sun, tanning beds and skin cancer, Americans continue to stay outside too long without enough sunscreen, and many adolescents and adults are using tanning beds. Here's an updated look at a continuing problem.... Read full article

Relationships: When a Spouse's Gifts Miss the Mark

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"Relationships" is a column that explores our interactions with our kids, our spouses or partners, our parents or in-laws, and others. Here, a woman asks how to get her husband to give more inspiring holiday or birthday gifts.... Read full article

High-Profile Women Share Moms' Best Advice

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Seven high-profile Boston women, including Boston's school superintendent and celebrated chef Jody Adams, share the advice they remember most from their mothers.... Read full article

Concussions: Recovery is More Than Sitting Out a Game

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New state regulations aimed at better protecting child athletes from the dangers of concussions focus on educating adults on how to recognize a concussion and on how long a child might need to recover, physically and cognitively.... Read full article

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