While there's plenty of research on the effects of television violence on children, a new study reveals that social bullying – portrayed in many popular children's TV programs – doesn't get as much notice, but likely has similar effects. >>
Two Boston gender experts are challenging beliefs that boys and girls learn and behave differently because of brain structure, and must therefore be taught differently. They argue that our culture creates stereotypes that lead to these differences. >>
New research reveals that children's reasons for excluding peers from games, parties and cliques are more complicated than previously thought. The study's findings could help adults guide kids to find alternatives. >>
Feeling anxious or worried is a normal part of childhood. But some kids have trouble getting beyond that worry and develop an anxiety disorder, in which worry and fear become persistent and disruptive. Here's how to spot it and what to do. >>
All parents lose their cool at one time or another with their kids. Here's a look at why yelling just doesn't work and what to do instead when your children are misbehaving and you're losing your cool. >>
Kate Stone Lombardi's experience raising a son in a culture that views a close mother-son relationship as somehow troubling and wrong has written a new book to fight this perception and shatter The Mama's Boy Myth. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!