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Hire a "Manny" to Watch Your Kids

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How families are discovering the benefits of male caregivers for their children.... Read full article

The Best Toys for 2013

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See which toys will be popular this holiday season.... Read full article

What Should I Do When My Child Doesn't Make the Team?

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Did your child try out for a team sport or program only to get cut? Here are four ways to help him or her deal with disappointment.... Read full article

Adoption Support Groups

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These support groups across Eastern Massachusetts help birth families, waiting parents, foster parents and adopted persons cope with adoption. ... Read full article

10 Back-To-School Spending Tips & Tricks

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How to purchase everything you'll need for the new school year without blowing your overall budget.... Read full article

‘You Want to Do What?!’

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Children’s major developmental stages come with a host of age-appropriate milestones. But that doesn’t mean that your child specifically is ready for them. ... Read full article

Report Targets Graduation Rates for Students With Learning Disabilities

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A new report finds widely varying high school graduation rates for students with specific learning disabilities and recommends against making tracking decisions for these students as early as elementary school.... Read full article

Parents Continuing to Give Young Children Cold Medicine, Despite Warnings

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A new poll of parents finds that more than 40 percent are giving their very young children over the counter cough and cold medicines to relieve cold symptoms, despite federal warnings against this. ... Read full article

Talking to Kids About the Boston Marathon Bombings

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How do you talk with your kids about something as frightening as terrorism, especially when it happens so close to home? In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, here's some advice from the head nurse at Boston's Franciscan Children's Hospital.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Not Picking Up on the Signs

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Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.... Read full article

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