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Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys

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Plan Time for Play and Exploration

Boys benefit tremendously from playtime and exploration. Recent studies have linked children's recess and playtime with better focus and performance in school. Boys of all ages need to move their bodies and enjoy some healthy competition every day. Even though you're busy, block out some regular time for backyard games on sunny days, basement games on rainy days, as well as some unstructured play. The research shows that even just 15 minutes of playtime can help your child focus better on schoolwork. Playtime is also a great opportunity to connect with your child or teen.

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