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Does Having Children Make Massachusetts Couples Happier?

Parents of young Massachusetts children have heard some version of the same linHappy Family 1.jpge 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."

Social Media Hurts Massachusetts Girls More Than Boys

The public and experts alike have blamed social media for a long list of mentaSocial Media 20.jpgl health issues, including rising rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior among Massachusetts youth. But research on the subject is conflicting. One study published recently, for example, found that social media use likely doesn't have a terribly large impact on teenagers' life satisfaction, despite all those expert warnings.

How to Talk to Pre-Teens About Massachusetts Divorce

Your children's age plays a big part in how they will react to news about yourKid Zone.jpg Massachusetts divorce as well as how they will adapt to the circumstances. No two children will respond in the same way, even if they are close in age, but professionals have found that certain emotions tend to be more prevalent at certain age groups.

Children of a Massachusetts Divorce Struggle More With Math and Social Skills

Children of a Massachusetts divorce have poorer math and interpersonal socialMath.jpg skills than their peers, and they battle anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem and sadness, according to research published in the American Sociological Review.

5 Rules Massachusetts Parents Need to Remember When Fighting in Front of Kids

Raising Massachusetts kids is a messy, complicated and stressful undertaking. AndAngry People.jpg it can put a lot of strain on a marriage even in the best of circumstances. When parents have conflicting ideas of how best to approach child-rearing and don't work to get on the same page, that strain increases and arguments ensue. Done regularly, this not only adds tension and resentment to a marriage but is also harmful for kids.

How Screen Time Creates Massachusetts Kid 'Dopamine Addicts' With Bad Habits

If iPads, smartphones, and screens seem like drugs for Massachusetts kids, itSocial Media 23.jpg's because they have a lot in common with uppers when it comes to a child's developing brain. Screen time, sugar, and reward all flood kids' brains with dopamine, the same feel-good chemical released when people do cocaine or see that someone liked their Instagram post.

How to Raise an Honest Massachusetts Kid

Massachusetts babies don't lie. Massachusetts toddlers rarely lie. Little kids lie aLiar 3.jpg lot. And it's all good. When a child begins lying, it's a pretty good sign that they are experiencing some healthy cognitive development. Lying tends to give way to honesty and solid communication skills over time when parents aggressively police behavior. Development and education on right and wrong (don't steal cookies) leads to a multi-faceted understanding of the complex concept of honesty.

What Am I Doing to My Massachusetts Kid When I Yell?

Yelling at Massachusetts kids feels like an inevitability as a parent. Yelling seemsYelling at Kid.jpg like the perfect tool for getting a preoccupied kid's attention, or punishing them for doing wrong, or simply expressing feelings of anger. But all of the shouting, screaming, or yelling at kids is deeply unhelpful to parenting. Because getting loud is not communication.

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