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Mystic, Conn.: Quaint Seaport for Family Fun

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A trip to Mystic, Conn. offers a boatload of activities for families.... Read full article

Creative Moms Share Their Best Birthday Party Ideas

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Massachusetts moms offer some fun and easy ideas for breathing new life into birthday parties, offering tips on everything from party themes to favors to thank-you notes.... Read full article

A Boston Duck Boat Driver Shares His Front-Seat View

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A Boston Duck Tours driver dishes on what it's like to work for one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. ... 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

Local Doctor Helps Parents Understand Their Babies

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Kevin Nugent, Ph.D, director of the Brazelton Institute at Children's Hospital, Boston, has become an expert in interpreting the language of babies. He has written a new book to help parents decode and understand the behavior of their infants.... Read full article

Parenting Gold: 20 Award-Winning Products That Bring Out Your Parenting Best

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Our 2011 National Parenting Publications Awards for Parenting Resources feature books, gear, web sites and more to make your parenting lives easier. Here, we list the 20 gold-winning products. For all of this year's winners, visit NAPPAawards.com. ... Read full article

A Father's Uplifting Take on Raising Teens

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A new book by author Tom Sturges offers a refreshing and upbeat take on raising teens, and offers parents strategies for dealing with the sudden shut down in communication that inevitably occurs. ... Read full article

A Pediatric Intern at Boston's Children's Hospital Pens New Book

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Meghan MacLean Weir, M.D., author of Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency, talks about her time spent at Children's Hospital in Boston .... Read full article

Families Gone Wild! Why Roughhousing is Actually Good for You

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You may want to stop your kids from all that wild horseplay they like to engage in. But roughhousing boosts their fitness, intelligence, social skills and the bond you share with them. Learn how, along with some roughhousing moves to do together!... Read full article

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