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Infographic: 8 Must-Follow Tips to Manage Massachusetts Kids' Screen Time

Whether you only consider providing your Massachusetts children with a mobile device, or they already have it, you must think thoroughly about how you're going to manage kids' screen time. The thing is that modern-day children may literally spend hours on their smartphones and tablets as these devices become the primary mean of entertainment and communication with friends.

Infographic: How to Protect Massachusetts Children on Smartphones and Tablets

Nowadays Massachusetts children are inseparable from their smartphones and tablets. These gadgets may be useful, and at the same time bear hidden dangers like attacks of online predators, threats of cyberbullies, 18+ content, and identity theft. However, not many adults know of security measures it is necessary to consider here. 

Infographic: 10 Internet Commandments for Massachusetts Kids Going Online

The internet can be an excellent resource for Massachusetts kids. However, the freedom and accessibility that make it so useful can also be the source of hidden dangers. Hence, just as we exercise caution with the 'real world' environments that we allow our children to visit, the internet should be regarded with a healthy dose of vigilance and awareness.

Cries of a Massachusetts Child; Parents Misinterpret

One of the most frequent concerns divorced Massachusetts parents express inChildren 21.png custody disputes is that when their child is supposed to spend time with the other parent, the child cries or clings or sometimes "begs" not to be made to go. The parent generally interprets the child's behavior to mean that the child hates to spend time with the other parent. Sometimes they interpret the behavior to mean the other parent is abusive, or at least incompetent, as a parent. In fact, there are many possible reasons why children resist going from one parent to the other. 1. The children may really not want to spend time with the other parent, sometimes for good reason. But, this is actually quite rare. 2. The children may want to spend time with the other parent but not want to leave the parent they're with. It is common for human beings to simultaneously desire two, mutually exclusive results. We often wish we could eat our cake and have it too. Children are no different. In fact, most children really want to be with both parents and not to leave either. Their favorite fantasy is that their parents would get back together. 3. The children may be sensing non-verbal cues from the parent they are leaving that she or he is sad when the children leave. The children maybe reflecting the parent's feelings, not expressing their own. 4. The children may believe it pleases the parent for them to be sad about leaving. The children may be telling the parent what they think the parent wants to hear. 5. The children may simply find changing from one parent's home to the other uncomfortable. This is usually a temporary upset. Some children welcome change. Others have a more difficult time with it. Parents ought not jump to conclusions when a child resists parenting time. One suggestion is that these parents choose a counselor to help them (the children and the parents) sort out what is really troubling them. Just as important as figuring out the children's true concerns is finding solutions to the problem. The first solution many parents propose is to stop parenting time. That is almost never the best answer, and the counselor can also help the parents devise ways for the children to comfortably spend time in both homes. Often it is the parents who need to learn new skills such as how to give their children sincere permission to feel and express love for both parents.

How to Manage a Child's Medical Care After Massachusetts Divorce

In a Massachusetts divorce, it is crucial that parents handle medical care decisionsChild Health Care.png for their children with attention and clarity to ensure that they continue to receive the treatment they need.

Which Vaccination Exemptions are Allowed for Massachusetts Children

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires children to be vaccinatedImmunizations.jpg in order to be enrolled to school. There are two situations in which children who are not appropriately immunized may be admitted to school:

International Travel with a Child of a Massachusetts Divorce

A Massachusetts divorced parent who is traveling abroad with his or her childrenInternational Travel.jpg has additional hurdles to overcome before leaving for the trip. To insure that the experience is memorable from the start, make sure to follow these easy travel tips.

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