by Deirdre Wilson, Kim Foley MacKinnon and Cheryl Crosby in Education
Get out and explore what Massachusetts has to offer. This list covers tried-and-true perennial favorites along with other destinations you might not have considered. Enjoy the fun and educational aspects of each one! >>
School backpacks can do more than carry books; they can injure your kids if not worn properly. Here's some great information and tips from a Boston physical therapist who sees plenty of patients with backpack-related injuries. >>
Eric Kimmel is the award-winning author of more than 50 books, including Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. In this interview with the PJ Library in western Massachusetts, Kimmel talks about writing, getting kids to read and the future of books. >>
The start of a new school year has many parents on the lookout for the latest illnesses swirling around the classroom. Here are six common, infectious illnesses to watch for, along with tips on how your child can avoid catching or spreading them. >>
Have you ever wondered where to go for the best ice cream? Maybe you're searching for a new pediatrician? Or you want to try a different restaurant for dinner? Perhaps you're shopping for a party dress or suit for a special event.? >>
Schools are now required to make "reasonable" modifications that would allow students with special needs to participate in after-school sports, under new guidelines issued by the federal government. >>
Are you helping to pay for your child's college education? If so, you might want to talk with your child about your expectations. A new study reveals that some students getting their parents' financial help are slacking off academically. >>
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!