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How to Chaperone a Teenage Party

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As the parent of a teen who wants to host a house party, you're ultimately in control. But your bigger job here is to teach your child all the life skills that come with entertaining. ... Read full article

Volunteer Opportunities in and around Boston

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Looking for ways that you – and even your whole family – can help others? There are dozens of volunteer opportunities across Eastern Massachusetts. Take a look at our ever-growing list!... Read full article

Keep Your Relationship Strong While Raising Kids

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Every fall parents drop children off at college and some return home to an empty house and a spouse they don't know anymore. Experts say that's why it's critical to make time for your marriage while the kids are young, as hard as it may seem.... Read full article

Boston Parents Paper 2011 Family Advocate of the Year

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Each year, the Boston Parents Paper honors a person or organization committed to helping local families in need. Our 2011 Family Advocate of the Year is Boston's Room to Grow, which provides supplies and support to families of children up to age 3.... Read full article

Talk to Us! Here's How You Can Be Seen and Heard in the Boston Parents Paper

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Got something to say? The Boston Parents Paper wants to hear from you! Email us your input or ideas for our My Turn column, our What Works for Us brief, our Relationships department and more!... Read full article

The Last One – Why a Child's "Lasts" are Sneakier and More Poignant Than the "Firsts"

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Longtime humor columnist Carol Band has penned her last "A Household Word" column for the Boston Parents Paper. As she prepares to move on to new stages in her life, read her take on parenting "lasts" and why they're much trickier than "firsts.... Read full article

Get to Know Your Child's Imaginary Friends

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You might be aggravated – or amused – by your child's imaginary friends. But researchers say these "playmates" help kids sort through feelings, socialize, understand others and more. Here's how to understand the invisible pals in your child's life.... Read full article

A Father's Uplifting Take on Raising Teens

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A new book by author Tom Sturges offers a refreshing and upbeat take on raising teens, and offers parents strategies for dealing with the sudden shut down in communication that inevitably occurs. ... Read full article

Relationships: Neighbor Approves TV Shows Mom Does Not

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Read advice from an expert in relationships and our readers.... Read full article

Relationships: When a Spouse's Gifts Miss the Mark

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"Relationships" is a column that explores our interactions with our kids, our spouses or partners, our parents or in-laws, and others. Here, a woman asks how to get her husband to give more inspiring holiday or birthday gifts.... Read full article

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