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10 Ways Children Can Show Mom a Very Special Mother’s Day

mom-and-kidsIf you Google “Mother’s Day,” a list of every possible gift imaginable for a mom on Mother’s Day appears. While there’s a role for this consumerism, it’s what comes in addition to that, underneath all the ornaments that makes the day so special for moms.

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Helping Children Learn from Hernandez and Tsarnaev

imagesIt is difficult to live in the Boston area without being bombarded with the stories of two men tried and found guilty of murder last week — Aaron Hernandez and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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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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