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8 Rights Every Child Deserves After a Massachusetts Divorce

For any parent going through a Massachusetts divorce or separation, it's notButterfly 4.jpg 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.

Red Flags That a Massachusetts Child is Playing Parents Against Each Other

It doesn't take some Massachusetts children very long to realize the advantages of playingRed Flag.jpg 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.

How Nature Is Crucial Link to a Massachusetts Family's Mental Health

Massachusetts residents who study health outcomes have long known that havingFamily Vacation.jpg 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 Parenting Is the Only Way to Keep Massachusetts Kids Safe on the Internet

Helicopter parents in Massachusetts have been a symbol of awful and overbearinOnline danger.jpgg 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.

Depression May Increase Risk of Concussion in Massachusetts Kids Who Play Football

For years, studies have found that depression is an all-too-common symptom ofFootball 2.jpg concussions. Massachusetts youth athletes, college athletes and retired NFL players who have suffered brain injuries are all at increased risk of mental illness.

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.

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