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Articles in Education, Child Care, Special Needs, Vacations and Best Classes and Enrichment Programs

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

Kids, Asthma and School: Tips for Helping Them Breathe a Little Easier

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If your child has asthma, the school environment can often exacerbate his or her condition. Here, from the Boston Public Health Commission, are some great tips to help your child breathe a little easier this school year.... Read full article

New Donor Milk Depot Opens in Hanover

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To make it more convenient for breastfeeding mothers to donate their milk to help sick infants, a donor milk depot has opened at Isis Parenting in Hanover.... Read full article

Talking to Your Kids About the Colorado Shooting

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Dr. Gene Beresin, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, gives advice to parents on how to talk to children about the recent Colorado shooting and help them feel comfortable back in movie theaters.... 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

Take Your Kids to Washington, D.C.!

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The nation’s capital offers something to please everyone in the family – amazing museums, cute animals, baseball and cupcakes, along with the sheer thrill of seeing the White House, Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial and other iconic sights.... 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

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

Keep Them Reading With a Summer Book Club

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Start a summer reading book club so your kids can hang out with their friends and great authors at the same time. ... Read full article

Stress-Free Travel with Your Family

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Traveling with kids – with your whole family – can be stressful. Finding a destination, lodging, attractions and dining options can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here are some great tips for simplifying the process for a relaxing vacation.... Read full article

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