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Strategies for Back-to-School Shopping

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Ready for those back-to-school clothes shopping battles with your kids? Here's how to make the most of that annual clothes shopping ritual by planning ahead, setting limits and working with your child to please everyone in the process... Read full article

My Turn: Taken With a Grain of Sand

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A Stow mother with two small children shares how she learned to adjust her preconceptions about a relaxing vacation. ... Read full article

How to Identify and Deal with Your Child's Problem Anxiety

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Feeling anxious or worried is a normal part of childhood. But some kids have trouble getting beyond that worry and develop an anxiety disorder, in which worry and fear become persistent and disruptive. Here's how to spot it and what to do.... Read full article

My Turn: Getting into the Swing of Things

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A Needham mother shares how she barely survived the seemingly simple setup of a swing set.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: The ’70s Almost Hurt My Baby

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In the latest Boston Parents Paper installment of our Pure Guesswork column, writer-dad Steve Calechman struggles with how to prevent flying objects from interrupting a stroller ride for his infant son.... Read full article

Birthday Party Games That Keep Kids Busy and Engaged

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Home birthday parties require games and activities to keep your party guests happy and engaged. Here, from some experts in the field of keeping kids busy – camp directors – are some great new ideas for games, art activities and even quieter pursuits.... Read full article

5 Questions for Financial Advisor John Spooner

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Author and Boston-based financial adviser John Spooner pens a new common-sense advice book told through a series of letters to his grandchildren.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Panic Attack in Aisle Three

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The first installment of our new humor column chronicling the adventures of a new dad follows our intrepid hero into a grocery store with his infant son for the first time.... Read full article

Why Yelling at Your Kids Never Works

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All parents lose their cool at one time or another with their kids. Here's a look at why yelling just doesn't work and what to do instead when your children are misbehaving and you're losing your cool.... Read full article

A Dad's Case for Living Vicariously

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In our My Turn column, Belmont dad Bil Levine talks about the thrills he gets reliving his own basketball career through his son. ... Read full article

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