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In-Law Harmony at the Holidays

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If you're dreading the stress and conflict that sometimes comes with seeing your in-laws over the holidays, you aren't alone. These 5 tips will help make holiday time together more relaxing and harmonious.... Read full article

Suicidal Thoughts Come Quickly to Victimized Adolescents

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New research finds that adolescents victimized by peers, sexual assault or maltreatment have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts not long after the incidents occur... Read full article

Backpacks: Teach Your Kids to Wear Them Safely

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School backpacks can do more than carry books; they can injure your kids if not worn properly. Here's some great information and tips from a Boston physical therapist who sees plenty of patients with backpack-related injuries.... Read full article

More Sleep Could Help Prevent Diabetes in Teens

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New research finds that enough sleep at night for teens can actually reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.... Read full article

Social Bullying Rampant on Kids’ TV Shows

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While there's plenty of research on the effects of television violence on children, a new study reveals that social bullying – portrayed in many popular children's TV programs – doesn't get as much notice, but likely has similar effects.... Read full article

Get Preschoolers Moving!

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Preschoolers today aren't spending enough time at school being physically active, and a new study suggests that parents can do a lot more to change that.... Read full article

Politics, Anyone? Parents Aren't Talking Enough to Their Kids About It

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A new national survey reveals that while voters think that parents should be educating their kids about politics, most parents really aren't doing it.... Read full article

Survey Finds Football-Playing Dads Not as Worried About Their Kids Getting Concussions

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In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: In a Class by Himself

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Are new or expectant parents like politicians? Boston Parents Paper humor columnist Steve Calechman explores the similarities and takes on one campaign promise that he doubts presidential candidates can keep – keeping college tuition affordable.... Read full article

When Kids Exclude Others

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New research reveals that children's reasons for excluding peers from games, parties and cliques are more complicated than previously thought. The study's findings could help adults guide kids to find alternatives.... Read full article

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