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  • ‘Tide Pod Challenge’: What you need to know about this dangerous new fad

    ‘Tide Pod Challenge’: What you need to know about this dangerous new fad2

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    • January 12, 2018

    In a new viral ‘challenge’ making the rounds online, teens have been putting laundry soap pods in their mouths and posting videos on social media. It started as a joke, but doctors are warning that the so-called “Tide Pod Challenge” could be extremely dangerous – even fatal. Ingredients in the pods include ethanol, hydrogen peroxide

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  • New Study Finds Streaming Platforms’ Parental Controls Severely Lacking

    New Study Finds Streaming Platforms’ Parental Controls Severely Lacking1

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    • December 21, 2017

    By Michelle Perras-Charron Parents leaving broadcast and cable TV for streaming in hopes of finding more family fare are in for disappointment, according to a new report from Parents Television Council. The report, “Over-the-Top or a Race to the Bottom: A Parent’s Guide to Streaming Video,” finds that streaming platforms and content providers are doing

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  • New Program Helps Opioid-Addicted Parents Strengthen Their Families

    New Program Helps Opioid-Addicted Parents Strengthen Their Families0

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    • December 21, 2017

    By Melissa Shaw, Illustrations by Endia Kneipp Parents recovering from opioid addiction face the everyday stressors and challenges of raising children on top of those associated with abstaining from substance abuse. A new, free program has launched in Massachusetts, aimed at helping parents in recovery manage both. Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week program based

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  • Six Flags New England Debuts Holiday In The Park

    Six Flags New England Debuts Holiday In The Park0

    By Melissa Shaw For the first time, The Coaster Capital of New England has turned into The Christmas Capital of New England. While the park previously closed for the season after its popular October-long Fright Fest, Six Flags New England has now extended its year, adding Holiday in the Park on select dates through Jan.

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  • December Family Movie Reviews

    December Family Movie Reviews0

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    • December 1, 2017

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi Not yet rated: Likely PG-13 In theaters: Dec. 15 OK for kids 13+ Reel Preview: 5 of 5 Reels The newest Star Wars movie picks up right after 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rey (Daisy Ridley) is developing her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is

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  • Safety, Not Suggestions: The Truth Behind Toy Age Recommendations

    Safety, Not Suggestions: The Truth Behind Toy Age Recommendations0

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    • November 29, 2017

    By Kristin Morency Goldman When shopping for children, it can be tempting to buy the latest hot gadget or toy. But depending on the age of the child, that may not always be the safest choice. According to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of The Toy Association, 82% of parents think

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