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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.
In the latest Boston Parents Paper installment of our Pure Guesswork column, writer-dad Steve Calechman struggles with how to prevent flying objects from interrupting a stroller ride for his infant son.
Dr. Gene Beresin, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, gives advice to parents on how to talk to children about the recent Colorado shooting and help them feel comfortable back in movie theaters.
Published: 03/01/2013 by Mary Alice Cookson in Behavior
About 10 percent of children nationwide have some kind of communication disorder, including speech and language problems. Here's a look at some common speech problems and what to look for in your child.
Everyone dreams. Ever wonder what your children dream or how they dream, given that they have limited life experience? Here's a closer look at children's dreams and how to handle night terrors and nightmares.
It's the time of year when parents are looking into preschool for their young children. Preschools in eastern Massachusetts are hosting open houses and offering tours. Here are some tips on selecting the right school for your child.
Published: 06/23/2011 by Carol Band in Behavior
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.
Published: 10/29/2011 in Child Development
If parents are supportive, it's do-able -- and perfectly healthy -- for children to become vegetarians. Reed Mangels, R.D., Ph.D., and a consultant for the Vegetarian Resource Group, shares some tips for adopting a vegetarian diet.