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Winter: an Important Season in your Child’s Development

Winter: an Important Season in your Child’s Development

Nowadays stress is something that affects us socially and health-wise; and our children are not immune. Actually, they deal with many stressful situations on a daily basis, and we might not notice the impact that our busy environment has on their minds, but it has been proven that the current fast paced and busy rhythms of daily activities affect children negatively in their abilities to cope and ...

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A Delicious, yet Healthy Halloween

A Delicious, yet Healthy Halloween

Most parents love to dress up their kids for Halloween and to participate in all the spooky fun, however the majority agree that as far as health and nutrition goes, this day leaves much to be desired. Studies have proved that calories are not the enemy when it comes to picking out the most nutritious foods, it is the source of these: sugars to be exact. Sugar has been linked as a primary source ...

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Focusing on Women on Heart Day: Staying Active and Healthy

Focusing on Women on Heart Day: Staying Active and Healthy

Today is World Heart Day, its purpose is to spread awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) which affects men and women alike. This disease, although it is responsible for one third of the deaths among the female population, is often misdiagnosed or underestimated among this gender because its symptoms are different and less obvious than in men, and the lack of information. The good news it t...

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Ease your Child into their First Day of Preschool

Ease your Child into their First Day of Preschool

Starting preschool can be nerve wracking for both the little ones and their parents. It is common for both parties to feel a bit of separation anxiety, but there are ways to make this transition easier and a positive experience. Here are a few tips we’ve picked up along the years at IBA’s preschool which you can do in preparation and also on the actual day. ...

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Getting Career Ready for Fall

Getting Career Ready for Fall

Summer is almost over, which means everyone is coming back from vacation and jobs are waiting to be filled. So, it’s time to start preparing for all the academic and labor opportunities that the Fall has to offer. With the remainder free time, this is the perfect opportunity to start applying for internships, enrolling in different programs, and exploring all the different career paths that Boston...

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A Few Tips to Keep your Child Away from the “Summer Slide”

A Few Tips to Keep your Child Away from the “Summer Slide”

It is a common known fact among school teachers that children tend to forget a lot of material from the previous school year over the summer. On average they have to spend four to eight weeks re-teaching these same things and losing valuable time where your child could be learning something new. After doing some research we found that children lose the most knowledge in math, but reading also decl...

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Going Outdoors, the Easiest Way to a Healthy Childhood

Going Outdoors, the Easiest Way to a Healthy Childhood

We believe in the importance of a healthy community. But, we also know that with our current fast-paced lives it is very easy to get lost in all the things we must do and forget to take care of ourselves. However, there are some habits that if started early are easy and enjoyable and will truly make a difference. ...

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Getting Ready for Tax Day

Getting Ready for Tax Day

IBA offers help to all of their residents by providing them with legal and administrative assistance. Following this notion, we believe that everyone should be prepared with the tools they need to navigate the taxing system with ease. With two weeks before Tax Day on April 15th, it’s a good idea to get a refresher or just some tips for the most efficient ways of filing your taxes. There are onlin...

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Soon it will Finally Feel like Spring

Soon it will Finally Feel like Spring

The past few months have been historically some of the harshest, coldest, winters Boston has ever had. Most of us found ourselves stuck at home for a record amount of snow days wishing it would all just go away. And finally the time has come. It doesn’t quite feel like it yet, but today is officially the beginning of Spring. Here are some ideas to get you inspired and into a Spring mood of outdoor...

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Ask a Question Day, #IWantToAsk are you ready to seek and spread knowledge?

Ask a Question Day, #IWantToAsk are you ready to seek and spread knowledge?

Too many of us can relate to these scenarios: being in a classroom full of students and feeling completely lost, being in a meeting and not understanding what the next steps are, sitting in a seminar and assuming that everyone else knows the subject matter. All these situations have something in common: as people sometimes we cannot muster the courage to speak out, and not asking for the informati...

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Who Said Snow Days Are Boring Days?

Who Said Snow Days Are Boring Days?

Who Said Snow Days are Boring Days? Snow days have paralyzed the city of Boston and the region, have caused delays in almost every mode of public transportation, and have left many parents indoors with their children; with very limited options. IBA knows only too well the challenges this can pose, but it is also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your children and enj...

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Impacting lives, sharing experiences. This is the story of Jovany Meléndez

Impacting lives, sharing experiences. This is the story of Jovany Meléndez

For us, at IBA, it’s important and gratifying to realize that we are making a difference in the lives of the participants of our community, that every day we forge a better future through each of the people who are or were part of our programs. We feel very happy when we hear the sentiments of our participants and to know that we are promoting a change. This time is Jovany Meléndez, who shares wit...

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Healthy habits for the whole family

Healthy habits for the whole family

It is always important to remember that education begins at home; parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and anyone under your household are the ones responsible for the first habits and knowledge of our children. And that knowledge also means cultivating healthy habits that will go with us throughout life. At IBA, we promote the general wellbeing of the community and strengthening families' healthy...

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