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Raising Robust, Resilient Kids in an Age of Anxious Parenting

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Today's adolescents are more anxious and stressed than ever. Hovering parents, and a culture that prizes giving kids a leg up, may be to blame. Here, psychologist and author Madeline Levine talks about the problem and what to do.... Read full article

Skiing With Kids

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Don't spend your winter indoors. Grab the kids and head up to one of the many ski resorts in New England. Skiing is a great way to get fit and have fun. Equipment and lessons may be much less than you think. Here's what you need to know.... Read full article

Holiday Stress-Busting Tips from the Trenches

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Holiday stress got you down? Try these tips for simplifying. Spend more time with family and less time checking off your holiday to-do list.... Read full article

More Sleep Could Help Prevent Diabetes in Teens

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New research finds that enough sleep at night for teens can actually reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.... Read full article

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

Educators Discourage Family Vacations on School Time

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You might want to think twice about pulling your kids out of school for a family vacation. Educators are strongly discouraging it, citing class time that's hard to make up and the burden placed on teachers asked for makeup work.... 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

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

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

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