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Published: 05/19/2013 in Education
A new report finds widely varying high school graduation rates for students with specific learning disabilities and recommends against making tracking decisions for these students as early as elementary school.
Published: 05/05/2013 in Health & Wellness
A new poll of parents finds that more than 40 percent are giving their very young children over the counter cough and cold medicines to relieve cold symptoms, despite federal warnings against this.
Published: 04/22/2013 by By Mary Lou Kelleher, RN, MS in Family Relationships
How do you talk with your kids about something as frightening as terrorism, especially when it happens so close to home? In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, here's some advice from the head nurse at Boston's Franciscan Children's Hospital.
Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.
Published: 03/24/2013 by Kathleen Tullie in Behavior
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.
Schools are now required to make "reasonable" modifications that would allow students with special needs to participate in after-school sports, under new guidelines issued by the federal government.
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.
Published: 03/01/2013 in Eating & Nutrition
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.
Put some history and fun into Black History Month in February. Boston offers some interesting sites for kids and adults alike. You'll learn a lot about the 19th-century African Americans who lived freely here while others were living in slavery.
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.