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by Steve Calechman on May 25, 2012
Pure Guesswork: Panic Attack in Aisle Three
by Steve Calechman on May 25, 2012
The first installment of our new humor column chronicling the adventures of a new dad follows our intrepid hero into a grocery store with his infant son for the first time.... Read full article
by Jean Sheff on April 18, 2012
Shattering the Myth of the Mama's Boy
by Jean Sheff on April 18, 2012
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
by Susan Flynn on March 20, 2012
Simplicity Parenting – What It is and Why More Parents Are Changing the Way They Raise Their Kids
by Susan Flynn on March 20, 2012
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
by Bonny Osterhage on January 21, 2012
How to Handle Unsolicited Advice
by Bonny Osterhage on January 21, 2012
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
on November 26, 2011
5 Questions for the Author of a New Bullying Book
on November 26, 2011
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
on November 26, 2011
How To Survive Holiday Letdown
on November 26, 2011
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. ... Read full article
on September 24, 2011
Need a shoulder to lean on? A helping hand? Check out the numerous support groups and organizations available to parents, kids and whole families in Eastern Massachusetts.... Read full article
by Carol Band on June 23, 2011
The Last One – Why a Child's "Lasts" are Sneakier and More Poignant Than the "Firsts"
by Carol Band on June 23, 2011
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
by Janine DeFao on June 23, 2011
Get to Know Your Child's Imaginary Friends
by Janine DeFao on June 23, 2011
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
by Susan Flynn on May 26, 2011
Local Doctor Helps Parents Understand Their Babies
by Susan Flynn on May 26, 2011
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
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