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Articles in Behavior, Education, Vacations, Best Classes and Enrichment Programs and Best Preschools

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

When Kids Exclude Others

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New research reveals that children's reasons for excluding peers from games, parties and cliques are more complicated than previously thought. The study's findings could help adults guide kids to find alternatives.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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