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Are new or expectant parents like politicians? Boston Parents Paper humor columnist Steve Calechman explores the similarities and takes on one campaign promise that he doubts presidential candidates can keep – keeping college tuition affordable.
Published: 09/28/2012 by Elizabeth White in Education
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.
Published: 10/19/2012 by Deirdre Wilson in Behavior
A new national survey reveals that while voters think that parents should be educating their kids about politics, most parents really aren't doing it.
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.
If you're dreading the stress and conflict that sometimes comes with seeing your in-laws over the holidays, you aren't alone. These 5 tips will help make holiday time together more relaxing and harmonious.
Published: 11/09/2012 in Behavior
New research finds that adolescents victimized by peers, sexual assault or maltreatment have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts not long after the incidents occur
Published: 11/25/2012 by Katherine Wood in Family Relationships
Maintaining close ties between children and their grandparents or other relatives is important, especially at a time when extended families often don't live near each other. Here are some neat ways to stay in touch and keep the family bond strong.
Published: 11/25/2012 by Michelle Xiarhos Curran in Family Relationships
Holiday stress got you down? Try these tips for simplifying. Spend more time with family and less time checking off your holiday to-do list.
From professional ballet companies to local dance schools, performances of The Nutcracker can be found all over Massachusetts this month. Here are the remaining dates for some of the highlight performances.