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Why My Mom Rocks Contest Winner’s PK Salon Makeover

25 Jun

After reading hundreds of entries, the staff at Boston Parents Paper selected Amy Lopez as our recipient of a day of beauty at Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa in Woburn. You can read her daughter Rebecca’s essay here, as well as some of the other entries that we felt deserved recognition.  Thank you to everyone Continue Reading

Five Things to Know About Challenging Behavior

17 Jun

By Emily Potts Callejas & Mary Watson Avery Whether it is a tantrum in the supermarket or a refusal to participate in Circle Time, responding to challenging behavior in young children can be one of the most common – and yet toughest part of being a parent or an early childhood educator. The fact that Continue Reading

Helicopter Parenting vs. Drone Parenting

15 May

Parenting author Stacy DeBroff explains Helicopter Parenting vs. Drone Parenting in the informative interview below. Describe Helicopter Parenting and Drone Parenting? Approaches to parenting are constantly evolving as the world changes around us. In recent years, the trend among some moms and dads has become increasingly attentive. Known as Helicopter or Drone Parenting, these parents Continue Reading

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

20 Apr

Give your kids the day off of school on April 23 and show them what real work looks like! Now in its 22nd year, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is more than a “career day,” according to its sponsoring foundation bearing the same name. “Exposing girls and boys to what a parent Continue Reading

The Importance of Saying “Hi”

17 Aug

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

Divorce: How Mediation Can Benefit Kids

20 Jul

By Jennifer Bancroft DaSilva and Carolyn Baker Ringel   The Divorce is Finalized, the documents are filed, it’s all done….right?  Not always. When Post Divorce Mediation Can Be Right For You The divorce is finally “official.”  All the hard work and painful processing has paid off; you are both now ready to go your separate Continue Reading