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Summer is for fun, not homework

What exactly is the balance between learning and taking a break? Are there actually fun ways to keep kids focused on education? Is there such a thing as academic burnout? Are people too obsessed with their kids being perfect?

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Parents push for inclusive playgrounds

Four-year-old Lucas Dean has to have three things when he goes to the playground: long pants, Mickey Mouse gardening gloves and lots of energy. He needs them to crawl through the rough wood chips to reach the slides, stairs and swings.

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Ask Mr. Dad: Boys will be boys, even playing dress-up

Dear Mr. Dad: I came home a little earlier than usual, walked into my bedroom, and saw my 6-year-old son sitting in front of the mirror, wearing one of my short dresses, heels, and applying mascara. He didn't notice me at first because he was so busy talking to himself in the mirror. But as soon as he did, he scooted past me as fast as he could and went straight to his room. I'm worried and would like to talk with him about this, but he's been avoiding me for days. What should I do?

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