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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

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

Boy Brain – Girl Brain: Is There a Difference?

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Two Boston gender experts are challenging beliefs that boys and girls learn and behave differently because of brain structure, and must therefore be taught differently. They argue that our culture creates stereotypes that lead to these differences.... Read full article

1 in 7 Massachusetts Children Lives in Poverty

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While Massachusetts remains among the states with the highest median income in the nation, U.S. Census figures reveal that one in seven children here live in poverty.... Read full article

Homework: Does it Help or Hurt?

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The debate over homework continues nationwide. Here are guidelines for parents concerned about their child’s homework load.... Read full article

Blog for BostonParentsPaper.com!

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Are you a parenting blogger? Blog for us at BostonParentsPaper.com! Increase your reach and influence with Massachusetts parents. Email us about the focus of your blog today!... Read full article

Boston Parents Paper 2012 Family Advocate of the Year – Birthday Wishes

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The Boston Parents Paper annually honors a person or organization helping local families in need with our Family Advocate Award. This year's honoree is Birthday Wishes, which hosts birthday parties for children in homeless shelters.... Read full article

Could Measles Make a Comeback?

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A decline in the vaccination rate, coupled with a resurgence of measles abroad could spell trouble for American families who haven't had their children immunized for measles. The disease, once thought eradicated, seems to be making a comeback.... Read full article

A Diabetes Diet for All of Us

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Childhood obesity remains one of the nation's top health problems and diabetes is on the rise. The experts at the Mayo Clinic offer up this new plan to trim our waistlines and improve our health.... Read full article

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