It’s hard to put a price tag on a child’s learning and growth, but most parents have to think about the family budget when considering camp. With a little research, parents can find ways they may not have thought of to make lower the cost of camp. >>
Looking forward to spring cleaning? If you're not because it seems like you're the only one in your home doing the actual chores, enlist your kids to help! Check out these ways to make cleaning more fun for children and easier for you. >>
Day camp can be a wonderful and rewarding experience for kids who aren't yet ready for an overnight experience, or who just want to keep a little closer to home. Here are questions to ask and consider before making your camp choice. >>
Put some history and fun into Black History Month in February. Boston offers some interesting sites for kids and adults alike. You'll learn a lot about the 19th-century African Americans who lived freely here while others were living in slavery. >>
With so many different kinds of camps out there, the biggest challenge is finding the right one for your child. Ann Sheets, president of the American Camping Association, urges parents and children to make decisions about summer camp together. >>
Family fun abounds across Massachusetts. Here is a roundup of some of July’s biggest events. Stay in-the-know about events all year long with our searchable calendar online at BostonParentsPaper.com and our print calendar in Boston Parents Paper. >>
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!