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How to Be an Entrepreneur

23 Apr

By Tamara Monosoff Being a parent today is complex. The word “juggling” is clearly an understatement. And, many parents find themselves struggling between the need to earn an income and the wish to be fully present and available for their children as they grow. What many multi-tasking parents don’t realize is that they already possess Continue Reading

Earth Day Caterpillar Craft

21 Apr

  Transforming an empty egg carton into a work of art is a fine example of recycling and a great way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Earth Day was started in 1970 as a day to focus on improving the environment. Make this Earth Day Caterpillar from with your kids. Then use Continue Reading

Side-by-Side Teeth Brushing

17 Apr

“I like to ask kids in my practice if their parents brush their [own] teeth, and a surprising number tell me ‘no,’” says John Fisher, DDS, of the Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition. While Fisher says he knows it’s not true, it brings up the point that if kids don’t see parents brushing, they Continue Reading

Make Your Picky Eater an Adventurous Eater

8 Apr

By Deb Hurowitz Being a parent is hard. So is being a kid. I’m here to make it easier for you both. Kids are funny. One day, they love a food. The next? They won’t go near it. As parents, this can be maddening! This week, I will address a couple of issues for toddlers Continue Reading

Lessons in Giving Back

7 Apr

By Beth Chambers The importance of helping those who are less fortunate has always been a value I worked to instill in my family.  To me, it meant that our children started volunteering at the local food pantry at a young age.  While shopping at the grocery store, I would ask them to pick out Continue Reading

The Importance of Saying “Hi”

31 Mar

By Jim Castrataro As I sit in my office on this beautiful winter day with a clear blue sky and a dusting of snow on all the trees I am reminded of just how great of a place New England is to raise a family.  With so much to do and see, the adventures of each Continue Reading

Bonding with my Son through Minecraft

24 Mar

By Mark Cheverton   When we first bought my son the game Minecraft, I helped him load it on the computer, create his user name, Gameknight999, select his character appearance and off he went. At first, he played it on his own, but soon he was calling us into our office so that he could Continue Reading

Learning to Self-Feed

19 Mar

By Deb Hurowitz Being a parent is hard. So is being a kid. I’m here to make it easier for you both. Today I would like to start with a topic that affects every parent, across a spectrum of ages, stages and needs: food and eating. This is such a broad topic, it will take several posts Continue Reading

Lean On Me: A Summer Camp that Helps with Grief

17 Mar

By Cathy Spear When a young girl’s parent dies, her childhood is forever altered. Huge challenges lie ahead of her as she confronts a life that is suddenly very different from what it used to be. Circle Camps for Grieving Children opened its first program, Circle of Tapawingo, in southwestern Maine in 2002 to help Continue Reading

Medications at Camp

10 Mar

By Jim Castrataro Many parents struggle with the question of what to do about their children’s medications, specifically ADD and ADHD medications, during the summer months. Although I am not a doctor or medical expert, I can give you my perspective as a camp director and some simple steps to take to ensure your child Continue Reading