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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

1 in 7 Massachusetts Children Lives in Poverty

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While Massachusetts remains among the states with the highest median income in the nation, U.S. Census figures reveal that one in seven children here live in poverty.... Read full article

Homework: Does it Help or Hurt?

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The debate over homework continues nationwide. Here are guidelines for parents concerned about their child’s homework load.... Read full article

Blog for BostonParentsPaper.com!

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Are you a parenting blogger? Blog for us at BostonParentsPaper.com! Increase your reach and influence with Massachusetts parents. Email us about the focus of your blog today!... Read full article

Boston Parents Paper 2012 Family Advocate of the Year – Birthday Wishes

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The Boston Parents Paper annually honors a person or organization helping local families in need with our Family Advocate Award. This year's honoree is Birthday Wishes, which hosts birthday parties for children in homeless shelters.... Read full article

How to Identify and Deal with Your Child's Problem Anxiety

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Feeling anxious or worried is a normal part of childhood. But some kids have trouble getting beyond that worry and develop an anxiety disorder, in which worry and fear become persistent and disruptive. Here's how to spot it and what to do.... Read full article

Could Measles Make a Comeback?

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A decline in the vaccination rate, coupled with a resurgence of measles abroad could spell trouble for American families who haven't had their children immunized for measles. The disease, once thought eradicated, seems to be making a comeback.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Panic Attack in Aisle Three

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The first installment of our new humor column chronicling the adventures of a new dad follows our intrepid hero into a grocery store with his infant son for the first 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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