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Claire McCarthy
Works at Boston Children's Hospital
Attended Princeton University
Lives in Greater Boston Area
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Amen, sister. It is so easy to prioritize sneaking in a work email here or phone call there. 
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A great book by danah boyd has made me rethink the online lives of our teens.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/mdmama/2014/03/understanding_and_parenting_the_online_teen.html
The last thing a parent wants to do is leave their teen alone online. But leaving them alone online may be exactly what you need to do.
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It will be years before we really know the effects of iPads on babies and toddlers, so it's really important that we be careful and thoughtful as we think about using them.
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As we get ready for tomorrow's terrible anniversary, my post on the best lesson from the Marathon bombings.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/mdmama/2014/04/the_best_lesson_from_the_marathon_bombings.html
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Knowing the signs of an allergy emergency can save a life. Do you know them? Do you know what to do?

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/mdmama/2014/04/do_you_kn ow_the_signs_of_an_allergy_emergency.html
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Teens learn by watching others.  Is your teen learning to drink and drive?

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/mdmama/2014/03/is_your_teen_learning_to_drink_and_drive.html
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Pediatrician and Medical Communications Editor
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  • Boston Children's Hospital
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Mom, pediatrician, writer.  Often tired but never bored.
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  • Princeton University
    1984
  • Harvard Medical School
    1988
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