It's a big year for the Boston Children's Museum. The museum is celebrating its 100th year of operation with a special focus on the "power of play" and an acknowledgement that parents and other adults play just as hard as the kids here. >>
Dr. Gene Beresin, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, gives advice to parents on how to talk to children about the recent Colorado shooting and help them feel comfortable back in movie theaters. >>
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. >>
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. >>
Trying to broaden your parenting skills, or understand the way your child learns and behaves? Check out the parent education workshops, lectures and programs available this month in various Eastern Massachusetts locations. >>
Current research tells us that high-quality early education and care can greatly benefit young children’s development. A positive early learning experience is an important starting point for later years in elementary school and beyond. >>
A proposed overhaul of the way autism is defined has some parents worried that their children's diagnoses and services are in jeopardy. But health providers say most kids will retain the diagnosis under the proposed guidelines. >>
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. >>
Today's adolescents are more anxious and stressed than ever. Hovering parents, and a culture that prizes giving kids a leg up, may be to blame. Here, psychologist and author Madeline Levine talks about the problem and what to do. >>
Years after federal law began requiring that kids with special needs be taught in the least restrictive environment possible, the idea of full inclusion in the classroom still divides us. Here’s a look at whether full inclusion is working. >>
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. >>
Your child is on a youth sports team and you don't think he's getting enough playing time. You want to approach the coach but you don't want to come across as an aggressive parent. Here's what you need to know and how to communicate effectively. >>
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!