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New Study Finds Parenting Quality Outweighs Quantity

2D274908085902-parenting-quality-not-quantity-TODAY-150330.blocks_desktop_largeGuilt ridden, busy parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. A new study published in the April publication of the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that the amount of time a parent spends with a child ages 3 to 11 has no bearing on healthy adjustment.

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For Many Teens Spring Flowers May Be Laced With Disappointments

www.usnews.comWhile most of us long for spring and yearn to basque in warm sunshine after enduring the long, harsh, record breaking winter, for a typical American teen, spring time is more of a rite of passage for realized and unrealized hopes and dreams.

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Q&A: My 15 Year Older Daughter is Going to Prom with an Older Boy

Young Women Pinning Boutonniere on Prom DatesQuestion: My daughter, age 15 and a sophomore is starving herself in fit into a ultra skinny prom dress prom. In addition she’s going with an senior boy who she barely knows. I’m very concerned about the whole thing. Any advice?

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March Q&A: Diagnosing ADHD

teacherTrainingQuestion: My five year old son’s teacher told me that my son has ADHD. Can they even determine this and what should I do?

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8 Tips for Helping an Anxious Child through MCAS, PARCC

Stressed StudentStandardized testing has been used for decades now. First instituted in 1993, the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) is the statewide standards-based assessment that tests students’ knowledge of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Back then it really didn’t mean anything, to students and parents anyway. Today our statewide-standardized test has a whole different feel.

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7 Tips to Help Parents Rock on Through March Madness and Spring Frenzy

mum-under-stressWe all know March madness as the basketball world of college tournaments and playoff games. But for parents, educators and most of all students, March madness takes on a meaning of its own. Unlike NCAA basketball, for those of us involved with children, March madness ends when summer begins and not a moment before. The world of children ramps up considerably in March and stays heightened until the end of the year so brace yourselves, parents!

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7 Tips for Modeling Balanced Tech Use in Your Home

r201210101132ea5982fd1d7ebbb89091ee2c693143cbParents today struggle with the ongoing challenge of managing their technology use while setting a strong example for their children. It’s a juggling act for parents to role model tech moderation while remaining accountable to work and other commitments through technology.

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