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Published: 07/26/2011 by Deirdre Wilson in Child Development
Each year, the Boston Parents Paper honors a person or organization committed to helping local families in need. Our 2011 Family Advocate of the Year is Boston's Room to Grow, which provides supplies and support to families of children up to age 3.
Published: 07/20/2012 by Deirdre Wilson in Family Values
The Boston Parents Paper annually honors a person or organization helping local families in need with our Family Advocate Award. This year's honoree is Birthday Wishes, which hosts birthday parties for children in homeless shelters.
Published: 04/19/2011 in Child Development
You may want to stop your kids from all that wild horseplay they like to engage in. But roughhousing boosts their fitness, intelligence, social skills and the bond you share with them. Learn how, along with some roughhousing moves to do together!
Published: 07/20/2012 by Susan Flynn, Rebecca Delaney and Michelle Xiarhos Curran in Eating & Nutrition
The Boston Parents Paper's 2012 Family Favorites, as selected by readers and evaluated by our editorial staff, include top places to dine, shop, explore and have fun across Eastern Massachusetts.
Published: 03/08/2011 by Susan Flynn in Child Development
Profoundly gifted kids have different, but very real, special needs. Intellectually advanced kids can have trouble making friends and, if not challenged at school, can become bored and disruptive. Here's what you can do to help them thrive.
A Newton mom is the brainchild behind the website Practically Green (http://practicallygreen.com), which quizzes you on how "green"-friendly you are and shows you how to take steps to improve the health of the environment
Not all kids like the go-to sports of football, soccer, baseball and basketball. Here's a look at four alternative sports that are great for kids – badminton, fencing, synchronized swimming and Double Dutch!
Published: 04/19/2011 by Susan Flynn in Family Relationships
Seven high-profile Boston women, including Boston's school superintendent and celebrated chef Jody Adams, share the advice they remember most from their mothers.
Try out this recipe from The Dinner Daily for Savory Chicken with Rice & Vegetables