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When Parents Stop Spanking Massachusetts Kids, Kids Stop Hitting One Another

Countries that ban corporal punishment boast lower rates of youth violence,Spank.jpgaccording to a new study. The results, culled from an analysis of violent behavior in 88 countries, suggests that overall rates of physical fighting among young men and women are up to 69 percent lower when national laws forbid parents from slapping or spanking their children.

How to Gain Custody of Your Massachusetts Children

If you're going through a Massachusetts divorce that involves children, one of theChildren 25.jpg biggest arguments or disagreements you may be having is the topic of child custody. While we want our children to grow up with the happiest life possible, sometimes sharing legal and physical custody does not make sense or would not be in the best interest of the child. But even though you know you deserve full care, you need to be able to convince the court that you deserve it as well. Proving your ex-spouse or the other parent of your children does not deserve any custody can be a difficult thing to manage. But if you're properly prepared and understand the extent of what you need to prove, you can have a better shot at getting the full custody you believe you deserve.

A Year-By-Year Guide to Your Risk of Massachusetts Divorce

Pretty much anything can lead to a Massachusetts divorce. From employmentDivorce Wishbone.jpg status to how much the couple spent on the wedding, studies have shown that the straw that breaks the camel's back comes in all shapes and sizes.

Massachusetts Parents Use 529 Plans to Pay For College Education

The decision to save for your Massachusetts' kid's college education seems like aCollege Planner.jpg no-brainer. Considering how expensive tuition is these days (the average cost for a degree at a four-year private college is $138,960, according to the College Board), parents capable of doing so want to put money aside to secure their child's academic and eventually professional future and to help their kids avoid student loan debt.

Infographic: Why You Should Hug Your Massachusetts Kids

It's official: hugs are good for you, physically and emotionally. Recent scientific research has found that getting your full cuddle quota every day has significant benefits, including a healthy heart rate, a sense of calm, better sleep and more energy.

Major Post-9/11 GI Bill Changes for Massachusetts Military Families

The changes build on the existing Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the most talked aboutMilitary 34.jpg change is the one that removes the 15 year time limit for people to use their GI Bill benefit. For this reason, the new changes are being referred to as the "Forever GI Bill."

How to Be a Great Divorced Massachusetts Dad

After getting divorced, Massachusetts dads facing single parenthood often feeFather and Son 5.jpgl unmoored. Many feel they've lost a teammate in the parenting struggling.
Others find themselves parenting alone - albeit intermittently - for the first time. Exacerbating the practical problems is the emotional context. Kids aren't all emotionally volatile in the wake of a divorce, but many struggle with the emotional fallout.
Given these compounding issues, it's not surprising that divorced Massachusetts dads often become highly permissive or toy crazy. But giving kids what they want is different than giving kids what they need. Being a great divorced dad is all about managing circumstances to create normalcy while showcasing thoughtfulness and love. It is immensely difficult, but doable long as fathers prioritize self-care.

Dads need to make sure that they are taking care of themselves if they are going to be able to be the ‎best dad for their kids. Dads have a propensity to want to ignore their own losses in order and focus on ameliorating the pain their child might be feeling. This is an admirable impulse, but not really a healthy one.

Adult Children Actually Cost Massachusetts Parents More Than Babies

Massachusetts kids are expensive, but while conventional wisdom usually suggestsCollege kids.jpg that they'll cost the most when they're small, a new survey is suggesting that isn't exactly true. In actuality, most parents say quite the opposite, as the survey found that parents actually spend way more money on their adult children than they do on babies.

Disagreeing Over Child's Bedtime Cause For Massachusetts Divorce

A new study has found that disagreement between Massachusetts' spouses oveBaby sleeping.jpgr their children's bedtime can lead to major tension, and potentially divorce. Researchers posed questions to 167 mothers and 155 fathers about checking up on their child during the night at one month, three months, six months, nine months, and then 12 months.

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