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ADHD Drugs Do Not Stunt Growth

A new study is suggesting ADHD pills do not stunt the growth of children. The study was published in the "American Academy of Pediatrics" journal and shows stimulant medications have no effect on the height of children once they reach adulthood.

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Do Kids Get Too Much Homework?


I know if you ask them , they will say "YES!" but I'm hearing from more and more friends that they think their children are getting too much homework every night.

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Brain Scan Now Shows How Kids Learn

Stanford University research scientists peek into the brains of 28 children as they solve simple addition problems using a brain-scanning MRI machine. The findings are simply genius!

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Reflections From The Youth Sports Dugout

It's been a busy summer with youth sports. I saw both sides of the spectrum this year. I saw some great games, some nice sportsmanship and there were some things that still have me amazed and sickened.

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Backpack Safety Tips For Parents

With school starting up for kids all across the country, there are some things parents need to think about when buying their children backpacks.

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Vice President Biden Speaks Out On Immigration

Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. shouldn't think of unaccompanied children showing up at the border as someone else's children. He says "These are our kids."

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Kids In Massachusetts Better Off Than Almost Anywhere Else

The latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that children in Massachusetts are better off than almost anywhere else in the nation.

According to the report released Tuesday, children in Massachusetts lead the nation in educational achievement and are less likely to be without health insurance than in any other state

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What’s The Ideal Age To Teach Your Children To Swim?

We brought our kids to the YMCA when they were infants to introduce them to swimming! I can still hear my mother scolding me that they were too young to be taught.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Host families waiting for their Fresh Air Fund children to come off their bus.

Inner-City Kids Get Some Fresh Air

A few dozen youngsters from New York City will be calling the SouthCoast home for the next two weeks.

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Pediatricians Suggest Reading Every Day

Pediatricians will soon be telling parents to read out loud to their babies every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued that new policy on Tuesday.

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