Once the smoke has cleared from your Massachusetts divorce, former spouses have to go about the business of figuring out how to be co-parents. In a perfect world, they'd be able to work together, setting aside their differences and keeping the best interests of the kids first and foremost in their minds. And, in most cases, that's what happens. But, there are instances where a healthy collaboration between exes just isn't possible.
An increasing number of Massachusetts men are choosing to delay parenthood.There are clear scientifically-backed advantages that come with that. However, there are plenty of mental and physical health problems older Massachusetts dads may put their children at risk for, a growing amount of research shows.
At least five percent of new Massachusetts fathers suffer clinical depression in the first few weeks of parenthood, according to a new study. And dad's depression may have long-term impacts on the family. Researchers have found that fathers who fight postnatal depression are more likely to raise daughters who, by age 18, were battling depression themselves. Though it's not entirely clear how this unfortunate inheritance is passed along, new data indicates a strong correlation.
Many Massachusetts parents claim the child tax credit to help offset the cost of raising children. Tax reform legislation enacted last year made changes to that credit. Here are some important things for taxpayers to know about the changes to the credit.
What working Massachusetts parent hasn't felt guilty about missing soccer games and piano recitals? When there are last-minute schedule changes at work or required travel to a client site, it's normal to worry that you're somehow permanently scarring your little one.
Whether or not they realize it, Massachusetts parents of only daughters may be harboring an unconscious bias.
$216,000. That's what a 4-year degree at a Massachusetts state college is estimated to cost in 2035, assuming tuition continues to increase at the current annual rate of six percent. Send your Massachusetts kid to a private institution instead, and you can expect to shell out as much as $484,000 ⏤ a number so outrageous that you'd be forgiven if, upon reading it, you decided to skip saving for your kid's education altogether. Why bother?
The term "helicopter parent" was first coined in 1969 when it was used to describe parents who, well, hover over their kids. Almost 50 years later, the term has earned a place in common vernacular, code for parents who govern every aspect of their kids' lives. It's more than a bad habit with a catchy name: parents who always look over their kids' shoulders may be unwittingly preventing them from practicing emotional and behavioral control on their own.
A Massachusetts divorce is a classic excuse for prepubescent antics and teenage apathy. It's the prime mover of malfunction, the subject floundering twenty-somethings dig in on with their therapists. But not all "children of divorce" have the same experiences. Babies and toddlers of divorce don't have the opportunity to internalize marital strife. Divorced parents making it work becomes their status quo. As such, divorce has a very different effect on that specific population.
While they meant well, whoever said "It's not what you say, it's what you do that matters most" never had kids. Massachusetts kids learn a lot about how communication is supposed to work from observing you and your spouse interact with one another. If you're caustic? They'll be caustic. If you're angry? They'll probably be angry. If you use bad words, they'll use bad words. Of course, this also applies to less obvious territory: toss-away phrases you might say.