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Bed-wetting and Other Toileting Concerns

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Does your child wet the bed or have soiling accidents? Check out this expert advice, with tips on helping your child through these issues. The most important thing to remember: These aren't behavioral problems – they are developmental problems.... 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

Pure Guesswork: No Time to Sleep

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Ever entertained the possibility of having another child? Check out first-time dad Steve Calechman's internal debate on the subject.... 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

Wanted: Foster Parents

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Massachusetts currently has a shortage of families willing to take in a foster child. If you've ever considered being a foster parent, here's what you need to know.... 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

Know the Signs of a Concussion

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Educate yourself on the signs of concussion, especially if you have a child who plays sports where head injuries could happen. Here's some great information from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.... Read full article

Op-Ed: Local Moms on a Mission to Keep Kids Healthy and Fit

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This opinion / editorial piece details a Massachusetts-born initiative to get kids moving and physical active at school in the hour before classes begin. Dubbed BOKS, the initiative now has the support of Reebok and First Lady Michelle Obama.... Read full article

Tips for Child Personal Safety

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When it comes to keeping our kids safe, knowledge is power. Here's how to teach children about personal safety with an emphasis on common sense, not fear.... Read full article

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