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Thinking about checking out cord blood banking? These tips can help you decide.
Educators Discourage Family Vacations on School Time

Educators Discourage Family Vacations on School Time

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.
Pure Guesswork: In a Class by Himself

Pure Guesswork: In a Class by Himself

Are new or expectant parents like politicians? Boston Parents Paper humor columnist Steve Calechman explores the similarities and takes on one campaign promise that he doubts presidential candidates can keep – keeping college tuition affordable.
Boy Brain – Girl Brain: Is There a Difference?

Boy Brain – Girl Brain: Is There a Difference?

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.
When Kids Exclude Others

When Kids Exclude Others

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.
Turning Kids On to Classical Music

Turning Kids On to Classical Music

Even if you have no background in classical music, it's easy to expose your kids and your family to the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. Follow these five tips from conductors and music educators.

1 in 7 Massachusetts Children Lives in Poverty

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.
What Will Be Obsolete in 2025?

What Will Be Obsolete in 2025?

Ever wonder what kinds of toys or everyday objects will still be around in the year 2025? A Boston-based junk removal company put the question to 1,010 Americans nationwide and got some interesting answers.