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The Etiquette of Parenting Other Peoples’ Children

carpoolingGiven the pace of parents’ lives today, carpools are commonplace. But many times parents who are assigned the role of supervising another’s kids don’t know each other well.

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Keep Calm and Parent On

imagesParents want and need to be effective at this time of year when pressure mounts and school deadlines loom. Nonreactive parenting is an approach that emphasizes problem-solving in response to stress and deemphasizes emotional reactivity.

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10 Ways Children Can Show Mom a Very Special Mother’s Day

mom-and-kidsIf you Google “Mother’s Day,” a list of every possible gift imaginable for a mom on Mother’s Day appears. While there’s a role for this consumerism, it’s what comes in addition to that, underneath all the ornaments that makes the day so special for moms.

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Helping Children Learn from Hernandez and Tsarnaev

imagesIt is difficult to live in the Boston area without being bombarded with the stories of two men tried and found guilty of murder last week — Aaron Hernandez and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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New Study Finds Parenting Quality Outweighs Quantity

2D274908085902-parenting-quality-not-quantity-TODAY-150330.blocks_desktop_largeGuilt ridden, busy parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. A new study published in the April publication of the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that the amount of time a parent spends with a child ages 3 to 11 has no bearing on healthy adjustment.

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For Many Teens Spring Flowers May Be Laced With Disappointments

www.usnews.comWhile most of us long for spring and yearn to basque in warm sunshine after enduring the long, harsh, record breaking winter, for a typical American teen, spring time is more of a rite of passage for realized and unrealized hopes and dreams.

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Q&A: My 15 Year Older Daughter is Going to Prom with an Older Boy

Young Women Pinning Boutonniere on Prom DatesQuestion: My daughter, age 15 and a sophomore is starving herself in fit into a ultra skinny prom dress prom. In addition she’s going with an senior boy who she barely knows. I’m very concerned about the whole thing. Any advice?

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