The best children’s books of all time – stories that will excite your kids and remain in their memories for years to come. This list represents the views of parents, children’s literature experts and our own readers. >>
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. >>
Everyone dreams. Ever wonder what your children dream or how they dream, given that they have limited life experience? Here's a closer look at children's dreams and how to handle night terrors and nightmares. >>
A survey of American adults reveals a lot of misunderstanding about learning disabilities, including beliefs that these disorders can be caused by a poor diet, watching too much TV or even childhood vaccines. >>
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! >>
Does your child wet the bed or have soiling accidents? Check out this expert advice, with tips on helping your child through these issues. The most important thing to remember: These aren't behavioral problems – they are developmental problems. >>
Got a little Michael Jordan wannabe in your family? It's not hard to teach a child to shoot a basket. These fundamentals from local basketball experts Sarah Behn and Steve Curley give you all the information you need. >>
Longtime humor columnist Carol Band has penned her last "A Household Word" column for the Boston Parents Paper. As she prepares to move on to new stages in her life, read her take on parenting "lasts" and why they're much trickier than "firsts. >>
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!