Kate Stone Lombardi's experience raising a son in a culture that views a close mother-son relationship as somehow troubling and wrong has written a new book to fight this perception and shatter The Mama's Boy Myth. ... Read full article
Fast-paced lives, too many clothes, toys and gadgets, over-scheduled days – Kim John Payne, the founder of the Simplicity Parenting movement, says all of these have contributed to kids under too much pressure. Here's a look at his recipe for change.... Read full article
It can come from family members, friends or complete strangers, and it can occur no matter what the age of your children.
Here's how to handle unsolicited advice about your parenting.... Read full article
Angered by the Phoebe Prince bullying case, Swampscott resident Megan Kelley Hall reached out to fellow young adult fiction authors to ask them to share experiences with bullying, either as a victim, an aggressor, or a person silent on the sidelines.... Read full article
Kids – and their parents – can sometimes feel disappointed once the hype of the holidays is over. Glean some valuable advice on how to manage expectations, and keep the season of joy alive.
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Longtime humor columnist Carol Band has penned her last "A Household Word" column for the Boston Parents Paper. As she prepares to move on to new stages in her life, read her take on parenting "lasts" and why they're much trickier than "firsts.... Read full article
You might be aggravated – or amused – by your child's imaginary friends. But researchers say these "playmates" help kids sort through feelings, socialize, understand others and more. Here's how to understand the invisible pals in your child's life.... Read full article
Kevin Nugent, Ph.D, director of the Brazelton Institute at Children's Hospital, Boston, has become an expert in interpreting the language of babies. He has written a new book to help parents decode and understand the behavior of their infants.... Read full article