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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

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

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

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

Why Yelling at Your Kids Never Works

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All parents lose their cool at one time or another with their kids. Here's a look at why yelling just doesn't work and what to do instead when your children are misbehaving and you're losing your cool.... Read full article

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