Parenting

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Coddled, Not Stirred

Why are Boston’s college students so immature when it comes to drinking? Maybe it’s the way we’ve raised them.

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Training Our Kids for the Next School Shooter

Whether you know it or not, every school in Massachusetts is preparing children for an attack. What are they telling them? And will the training save kids or just scare the hell out of them (and us)?

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The Obsessive Parents’ Guide to Preschool

This step-by-step guide will help you find a school with a philosophy and location that suits your own; explain what you need to get in; and offer myriad alternative plans—because, hey, in the end, it’s just preschool, right?

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Our Kids Don’t Belong in School

More and more of Boston’s smartest families are opting out of the education system to homeschool their children. Is this the new model for creating elite kids?

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Spoiled Rotten

We’re lavishing our kids with unwarranted praise, trying to be their BFFs instead of their parents, and giving them anything they ask for. Where have we gone wrong?

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Baby Buzz

Why are Boston tots drinking so much coffee?

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Big Mother

A wave of new technology now lets you oversee your kids’ ­every move. Which raises the question: Do you really want to oversee your kids’ every move?

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The Big Chill

The new company EggBanxx operates with slogans such as “Lean in, but Freeze First!” Are egg-freezing parties the new way to have it all, or simply more biological-clock fear-mongering?