You might want to think twice about pulling your kids out of school for a family vacation. Educators are strongly discouraging it, citing class time that's hard to make up and the burden placed on teachers asked for makeup work. >>
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. >>
Ready for those back-to-school clothes shopping battles with your kids? Here's how to make the most of that annual clothes shopping ritual by planning ahead, setting limits and working with your child to please everyone in the process >>
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. >>
Home birthday parties require games and activities to keep your party guests happy and engaged. Here, from some experts in the field of keeping kids busy – camp directors – are some great new ideas for games, art activities and even quieter pursuits. >>
In the latest Boston Parents Paper installment of our Pure Guesswork column, writer-dad Steve Calechman struggles with how to prevent flying objects from interrupting a stroller ride for his infant son. >>
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. >>
Boston Parents Paper's 2012 Mother's Day Contest honors three local moms who've dealt with some of life's hardships in an upbeat, tireless way – all the while remaining dedicated and committed to their children and families. >>
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. >>
Boston Parents Paper takes a closer look at the hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where doctors, nurses and other caring staff provide life-saving care for newborns in medical distress and extraordinary support for their families. >>
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!