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Turning Kids On to Classical Music

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Even if you have no background in classical music, it's easy to expose your kids and your family to the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. Follow these five tips from conductors and music educators.... 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

Teen Diabetes Rates Are Way Up

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Diabetes and prediabetes have more than doubled among U.S. teens. Health experts urge parents to focus more on teens’ eating and exercise habits.... Read full article

Two Programs Fuel College Dreams for Immigrant or Low-Income Students

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Two Boston-area programs are helping kids from immigrant families or low-income families prepare for college.... 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

Add Some Homeschooling to Your Child’s Day

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These homeschooling strategies boost children’s learning – and you don’t have to be a homeschooler to try them.... 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

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

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