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Published: 09/20/2011 in Hot Topics
The start of a new school year has many parents on the lookout for the latest illnesses swirling around the classroom. Here are six common, infectious illnesses to watch for, along with tips on how your child can avoid catching or spreading them.
Some Massachusetts high schools -- including the communities of Beverly and Burlington -- are equipping students with laptops and iPads to enrich their learning experiences and prepare them for a world steeped in technology.
In spite of their ease and convenience, portable pools still pose the same drowning risks of any body of water. Here are some important and unique safety precautions to keep in mind as your kids use these pools this summer.
Published: 07/27/2011 by Boston Parents Paper Editors in Family Relationships
You think you've had bad vacations? Check out the challenges faced by this Lexington family, the winner of our 2011 'Worst Vacation Ever' contest and the recipient of a nice, relaxing vacation at family-friendly Purity Spring Resort in New Hampshire
Published: 07/26/2011 by Deirdre Wilson in Child Development
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.
Published: 06/23/2011 by Susan Flynn in Family Entertainment
A Boston Duck Tours driver dishes on what it's like to work for one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
Published: 05/26/2011 in Child Development
Our 2011 National Parenting Publications Awards for Parenting Resources feature books, gear, web sites and more to make your parenting lives easier. Here, we list the 20 gold-winning products. For all of this year's winners, visit NAPPAawards.com.
Published: 05/26/2011 by Christina Elston in Health & Wellness
Despite years of warnings about the sun, tanning beds and skin cancer, Americans continue to stay outside too long without enough sunscreen, and many adolescents and adults are using tanning beds. Here's an updated look at a continuing problem.