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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

How to Protect Your Family From West Nile Virus and EEE

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Massachusetts public health officials are on the lookout for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this summer.... Read full article

Boston Parents Paper 2012 Family Favorites – Great Places for Families to Shop, Eat and Dine

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The Boston Parents Paper's 2012 Family Favorites, as selected by readers and evaluated by our editorial staff, include top places to dine, shop, explore and have fun across Eastern Massachusetts.... 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: 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

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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