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The Basics Movement to Close Achievement Gaps

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Beginning before birth, then extending through the early elementary years, the human brain is in a condition called “developmental plasticity.” Feelings of emotional security and experiences of back-and-forth interactions with other people affect how... Read full article

The Next Wave of Recess Renaissance

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Adaptive Playgrounds and Physical Education Programs Help Special Needs Students Be Their Best Selves... Read full article

THE TOP 5 Consignment Events in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2018

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THE TOP 5 Consignment Events in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2018 as voted on by parents throughout Massachusetts... Read full article

THE TOP 5 Sports Classes in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2018

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THE TOP 5 Sports Classes in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2018 as voted on by parents throughout Massachusetts... Read full article

The Value of Camp Counselors

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At camps that serve children with disabilities or special needs, compassionate counselors are especially critical as campers face various challenges... Read full article

Great Expectations: Holding Children to Higher Standards than Adults

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How can we expect our kids to be perfect all of the time when we're not perfect ourselves? ... Read full article

Poisonous Plants to Humans and Pets

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These poisonous plants can be dangerous to people and animals. ... Read full article

Op/Ed: The Importance of the HPV vaccine – for Girls and Boys

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The HPV vaccine has been the subject of controversy and debate since its offering a few years ago. Here, pediatrician Eli Newberger, M.D., offers a medical opinion on why this vaccine is so important for girls and boys, even at ages 9-12.... Read full article

Close the Gap with Long-Distance Relatives

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Maintaining close ties between children and their grandparents or other relatives is important, especially at a time when extended families often don't live near each other. Here are some neat ways to stay in touch and keep the family bond strong.... Read full article

Simplicity Parenting – What It is and Why More Parents Are Changing the Way They Raise Their Kids

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Fast-paced lives, too many clothes, toys and gadgets, over-scheduled days – Kim John Payne, the founder of the Simplicity Parenting movement, says all of these have contributed to kids under too much pressure. Here's a look at his recipe for change.... Read full article

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