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What is the Difference Between Discipline and Abuse of a Massachusetts Child?

Abuse should never be considered discipline and good discipline should never beMom - Dad Discipline.jpg abusive. But in the heat of a disciplinary moment, particularly one fraught with stress, Massachusetts parents can quickly approach the border of abuse before they even realize it. The speed at which correcting a child can turn into damaging a child makes it hard to pump the breaks, and even harder to be self-aware enough to recognize the danger.

The Best Apps For Controlling and Limiting Massachusetts Kids Screen Time

Today's smartphones offer near limitless access to information, but they alsScreen Time Apps.jpgo access porn, violent imagery, and other disturbing content your Massachusetts children might not be ready to see. And then there's the very real possibility of addiction to the device's entertainment. But, rest assured, with the rise of these devices' ubiquity has come a number of parental control devices and apps that help you do everything from block problematic sites to set weekly screen-time limits.

Communication Is Important for Massachusetts Co-Parents Preparing for Back-to-School

As a Massachusetts parent, you are likely to be feeling a mix of emotions aboutBack to school 9.jpg sending your children back to school. On one hand, it is a little sad that summer will soon be over, but on the other hand, you could probably stand a little extra quiet time after being around your children more consistently. If you share co-parenting responsibilities with your former partner, however, back-to-school is a perfect time to re-evaluate your rules, boundaries, and other elements of your parenting arrangements.

What You Should Never Say to Kids During a Massachusetts Divorce

We all say things we regret from time to time, but there is no more crucial time forSecrets 1.jpg parents to mind their words than during a Massachusetts  divorce. Not only can the things they say come back to haunt them in divorce court, but, more importantly, they can harm children and the people around you. So if you're feeling frustrated, fed up or ready to explode, take a deep breath, count to ten and, above all, bite your tongue because there are things you should never, ever say.

Massachusetts Fathers Guide To Not Missing Out on Your Child's Childhood

Being there isn't enough - a good Massachusetts dad is a present dad. That meansFather and son 4.jpg savoring every moment with your child, putting away your smartphone, and living mindfully. Alas, like anything worthwhile, it takes practice. Lots of practice. "Presence is focusing on right now, rather than having your awareness on something in the future, or worrying about the past," marriage and family according to therapist David Klow.  "It's training our minds to focus on the depth of the moment rather than fleeing to go somewhere else."

Infographic: Sharenting or Parenting: What Kind of Massachusetts Parent Are You?

You might not be familiar with the term, but chances are either you or your Massachusetts friends are "guilty" of it. Sharenting refers to parents oversharing information and pictures of their children on social media. Sounds a little bit more familiar now, doesn't it? This infographic looks at sharenting and parenting so you can see what kind of parent you are.

Massachusetts Fathers Do Not Spend Enough Time With Their Kids

Massachusetts fathers  are spending more time caring for their children than they did a half-century ago. Still, most (63%) say they spend too little time with their kids and a much smaller share (36%) say they spend the right amount of time with them, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in August and September 2017.

How to Introduce Massachusetts Kids to Their New Second Home After Parents Divorce

A Massachusetts divorce can be a long process, with a lot of complicated feelings,Children Puzzle.jpg but there's still a chance to avoid the worst acrimony of the situation, particularly when it comes to raising a child between two separate households. Introducing a child to the new reality of a two-home lifestyle is tricky. And doing so gracefully requires a strong foundation of cooperation between parents who've moved their separate ways.

How to Create a Positive Atmosphere During Supervised Parenting Time in Massachusetts

Supervised parenting time allows parents to build healthy foundations for futureJoy 1.jpg relationships with their Massachusetts children, and offers opportunities for healing past issues in a safe environment. Because of the importance of supervised parenting time, parents may end up feeling as if their entire relationship with their children is riding on how these parenting times progress. It's no wonder that the hours, or even days, leading up to parenting time can be filled with fretting about what to do or what to say.

Can I Lose Custody of My Child Because of Their Sports Activities in Massachusetts?

When a parent is awarded custody of their child during a Massachusetts divorce,Football.jpg whether it is legal or physical custody, they probably aren't terribly concerned about having the court intervene over which sports the child may play one day.

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