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Communicating with the Coach

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Your child is on a youth sports team and you don't think he's getting enough playing time. You want to approach the coach but you don't want to come across as an aggressive parent. Here's what you need to know and how to communicate effectively.... Read full article

Spring Cleaning – Get Your Kids to Help!

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Looking forward to spring cleaning? If you're not because it seems like you're the only one in your home doing the actual chores, enlist your kids to help! Check out these ways to make cleaning more fun for children and easier for you.... 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

Pure Guesswork: Nourishing the Super Baby

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Avocados are not easy to eat when you're a baby. Here, first-time dad and humor columnist Steve Calechman details his efforts to get enough of this super food into his son.... Read full article

Study Finds Food Ads for Poor Nutrition Are Targeting Parents

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A recent study finds that most of the food ads in national parenting and family magazines are for products that really aren't that nutritious and could lead to unhealthy weight gain.... Read full article

Moving a Child from a Crib to a Bed

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Wondering about moving your little one from a crib to a bed? Here's how to delay the move if you think your child isn't quite ready, and how to make the transition if he is.... Read full article

Fighting Fair: How to Handle Arguments

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The occasional couple’s spat is inevitable. But if you don’t handle it well, it can impact your whole family. Here’s how to manage conflict in a healthy way.... Read full article

Panera Opens New 'Pay As You Go' Café

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The Panera restaurant chain is opening a new "pay as you go" café in downtown Boston. People with limited income will be allowed to pay what they can afford for a meal, while those who want to give back can pay a bit more than a meal is worth.... Read full article

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

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