Massachusetts kids are more primed for receiving than giving as the year wears down. They're simply too hyped about Christmas and Hanukkah presents. Still, winter holidays tend to stress the virtue of giving, which require emotional intelligence-the ability to recognize someone else's emotions while managing one's own. That means the holiday season is the perfect time for parents to lean into lessons that help kids amp up their emotional intelligence, and have fun doing it.
Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is the unhealthy coalition between anarcissistic parent and his or her children against the targeted, non-narcissistic, non-abusive parent. The innocent or targeted parent receives hostility and rejection from his or her children in this system. The psychological health of the children is used as arsenal in the narcissist's twisted world.
For any parent going through a Massachusetts divorce or separation, it's not hard to get caught up in various dramas encountered throughout this transition. Moving homes, splitting assets, determining a parenting agreement, and coping with emotions is exhausting. While it might feel at times like you and your co-parent cannot agree on anything, there is at least one thing you must agree on: to keep your children and their well-being at the forefront of any decisions you make or actions you take during this time.
It doesn't take some Massachusetts children very long to realize the advantages of playing parents against each other to get what they want. After a few years of being on this earth, children start to realize that just because dad said no doesn't mean that mom will say no or vice versa.
Whether you're newly divorced or well-versed in co-parenting, you recognize the importance of sticking to your parenting plan agreement.
Massachusetts residents who study health outcomes have long known that having access to a green space is important for health from decreased asthma and obesity to increased immunities and quality sleep, exposure to the outdoors is good for everyone. But a large, growing body of evidence, captured in a new meta-study, reveals that experiences in nature have especially big benefits for mental health. In other words, it might be time that we all thought a little less about the square footage of our homes and more about the size of our yard - or, better yet, adjacency to parks.
Helicopter parents in Massachusetts have been a symbol of awful and overbearing child-rearing since they were first described in the late 1980s. But history might just vindicate the helicopter parent. Their anxiety and stranger danger panic isn't unreasonable as much as it is misplaced. The fact is that when it comes to a child's online safety, helicopter parenting should be the rule.
For years, studies have found that depression is an all-too-common symptom of concussions. Massachusetts youth athletes, college athletes and retired NFL players who have suffered brain injuries are all at increased risk of mental illness.
Parents of young Massachusetts children have heard some version of the same line from mothers and fathers whose kids are all grown up. "The little ones grow up too fast. They're so cute at this age. Cherish their younger years because they're the best years."