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Not all kids like the go-to sports of football, soccer, baseball and basketball. Here's a look at four alternative sports that are great for kids – badminton, fencing, synchronized swimming and Double Dutch!
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: 03/23/2011 by Steve Calechman in Health & Wellness
New state regulations aimed at better protecting child athletes from the dangers of concussions focus on educating adults on how to recognize a concussion and on how long a child might need to recover, physically and cognitively.
Your child is on a youth sports team and you don't think he's getting enough playing time. You want to approach the coach but you don't want to come across as an aggressive parent. Here's what you need to know and how to communicate effectively.
Olympic gold medalist and father of two Jonny Moseley talks about his passion for the sport of skiing and fatherhood, and the example his parents set that he hopes to follow with his children.
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.
Published: 07/27/2011 by Susan Flynn in Family Relationships
Many parents believe the best way to bond with their kids is to spend time with them one-on-one. Jeff Siegel took his son to sports venues nationwide and then wrote a book about how you can take similar trips to explore your child's interests.
Published: 03/20/2012 by Risa C. Doherty in Health & Wellness
Wondering how you'll ever clear out all the outgrown, unused toys in your home? Here's one mom's experience, along with tips for cleaning up and clearing out the clutter of playthings in your living space.