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Get Preschoolers Moving!

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Preschoolers today aren't spending enough time at school being physically active, and a new study suggests that parents can do a lot more to change that.... 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

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

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

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

Talking to Your Kids About the Colorado Shooting

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Dr. Gene Beresin, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, gives advice to parents on how to talk to children about the recent Colorado shooting and help them feel comfortable back in movie theaters.... 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

Simplicity Parenting – What It is and Why More Parents Are Changing the Way They Raise Their Kids

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Fast-paced lives, too many clothes, toys and gadgets, over-scheduled days – Kim John Payne, the founder of the Simplicity Parenting movement, says all of these have contributed to kids under too much pressure. Here's a look at his recipe for change.... Read full article

Teach Your Child to Shoot a Basket!

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Got a little Michael Jordan wannabe in your family? It's not hard to teach a child to shoot a basket. These fundamentals from local basketball experts Sarah Behn and Steve Curley give you all the information you need.... Read full article

Spirituality and Special Needs

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Religious educators say it’s possible – and just as important – to apply the advances made in special education in the schools to help children develop a relationship with God. ... Read full article

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