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Taming a Tattletale

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If you have a little someone in your household who’s delivering up-to-the-minute reports of a sibling’s bad behavior all summer long, don’t despair! Experts say tattling is common between ages 5 and 10 and is generally outgrown.... Read full article

How Do I Get My Kids to Do Their Chores?

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Why it's important for your child to complete their daily tasks.... Read full article

Clear the Clutter in Your House

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Here are 5 practical, doable tips for tackling the clutter in your home.... Read full article

Why Yelling at Your Kids Never Works

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All parents lose their cool at one time or another with their kids. Here's a look at why yelling just doesn't work and what to do instead when your children are misbehaving and you're losing your cool.... Read full article

Simplicity Parenting – What It is and Why More Parents Are Changing the Way They Raise Their Kids

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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

How to Handle Unsolicited Advice

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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

Support Groups for Parents & Families in the Boston Area

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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

Parent Education

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Trying to broaden your parenting skills, or understand the way your child learns and behaves? Check out the parent education workshops, lectures and programs available this month in various Eastern Massachusetts locations.... Read full article

Portable Pools Are Smaller, Drowning Risk Isn’t

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In spite of their ease and convenience, portable pools still pose the same drowning risks of any body of water. Here are some important and unique safety precautions to keep in mind as your kids use these pools this summer.... Read full article

Relationships: When Your Mother-in-Law's Comments Hurt

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What to do when your mother-in-law's critical comments about your parenting are hurtful and frustrating? A local psychologist and our readers weigh in with advice.... Read full article

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