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What to Do in Boston Presidents’ Day and February School Vacation Week 2014

3rd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival Fight dragons, save the kingdom, or discover you’re a wizard—throw your kids into the wonderful world of books this weekend. […]

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Parents Still Outraged Over ‘Fat Letters’

More parents are criticizing the so-called “fat letters” they’ve been receiving from schools, saying that the state requirement of informing parents of a child’s body […]

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Mind Games: Youth Concussions Are On the Rise

Youth concussions—and worry among parents—are on the rise.

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Parents: How to Talk To Kids About the Boston Bombings

One of the joys of parenting is seeing the world through a child’s eyes. Years ago, my daughter told me I was the best mother […]

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As Harvard Considers an Honor Code, Parents Should Ask a Few Questions

Last week, Harvard’s academic integrity committee proposed that the school institute an honor code in which students promise to conduct themselves ethically in their academic […]

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Ten Things You Missed at the Harvard Forum on Bullying

On Monday evening Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, spoke to […]

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February School Vacation Week: A Survival Guide for Parents

Presidents’ Day at the John F. Kennedy Museum. (Photo via John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum) It’s one thing to entertain your children on […]

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Boy Scouts Consider Opening Their Troops to Gays

The Boy Scouts of American (BSA) is considering lifting a ban on gay troop leaders and scouts as early as next week. Bowing to pressure […]

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Rehma Sabir's Death Brings Up Heartbreaking Questions

On her first birthday, Rehma Sabir, who lived with her parents on Ash Street in Harvard Square, received head trauma so severe that she died […]

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When Mom and Dad Pay College Tuition in Full

It’s a common belief that any financial contribution a parent can make toward his or her child’s college education will help the kid in both the short and long run, […]

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Wellesley Schools Want Every Fifth-Grader to Have an iPad

Photo credit: Brad Flickinger via Flickr Tomorrow night Wellesley schools will host a parent forum to discuss a proposal requiring every fifth grader to bring […]

Losing Our Religion

Many adults are leaving religion behind. But as they become parents, they’re confronting an uneasy question: What about the kids?

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Eight Family-Friendly and Not-So-Family-Friendly Holiday Events

’Tis the season to spend some quality time with your loved ones, young and old. ’Tis also the season to be merrily downing two or […]

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Should Women Drink Alcohol While Pregnant?

Striking numbers of expectant mothers are deciding that there’s nothing wrong with the occasional drink of alcohol.

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Ding Dong, RIP

Photo via Hostess In fourth grade at Damascus Elementary School, everyone had their own way of eating a Ding Dong, and mine was this: I […]