How do you talk with your kids about something as frightening as terrorism, especially when it happens so close to home? In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, here's some advice from the head nurse at Boston's Franciscan Children's Hospital. >>
Boston Parents Paper takes a closer look at the hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where doctors, nurses and other caring staff provide life-saving care for newborns in medical distress and extraordinary support for their families. >>
Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of the new book Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids into the Great Outdoors (Perigree, 2013; $16), tells parents how to set achievable outdoor goals. >>
The one thing that puts a bigger damper on overnight camp than too much rain? Homesickness. It’s common, it’s normal and there are, thankfully, many things you can do to help your child cope with or avoid significant homesickness. >>
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. >>
New state regulations aimed at better protecting child athletes from the dangers of concussions focus on educating adults on how to recognize a concussion and on how long a child might need to recover, physically and cognitively. >>
Is antibacterial soap better for you than plain old soap? That’s a good question, and the Food and Drug Administration thinks so too. The FDA has decided to demand some proof on the antibacterial soap vs. regular soap debate. >>
Today's dentists want to start seeing children for the first time before they hit age 1. Oral health is crucial to overall physical health, and finding a good "dental home" for your child and family is just as important as finding a doctor. >>
In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football. >>
The goals of braces are simple: give wearers straight teeth and a terrific smile. To reach this end, however, wearers must hold up their end of the bargain by doing more than brushing and flossing regularly. >>
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. >>
Our 2011 National Parenting Publications Awards for Parenting Resources feature books, gear, web sites and more to make your parenting lives easier. Here, we list the 20 gold-winning products. For all of this year's winners, visit NAPPAawards.com. >>
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. >>
This year's flu season is a bad one. Public health officials are urging everyone eligible to get vaccinated. Here's a look at some of the common myths circulating about the flu vaccine. Don't wait – get vaccinated!. >>
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!