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How to Help a Massachusetts Teenage Daughter Get Along With Her Mom

When a Massachusetts daughter hits puberty, her relationship with her mom is almost guaranTeen 1.jpgeed to deteriorate. This strained relationship is actually a good sign of normal development, even if it might be occasionally painful for parents. But the good news is that dads are in a unique position to ease tensions between mom and daughter, says therapists. 

Involved Massachusetts Dads Help Kids Do Well in School

For Massachusetts parents of school-aged children, it can be difficult to ascertain ifSchool 6.jpg academic success a matter of nature or nurture. Do smart, rich parents raise smart, rich kids through genetics and socioeconomics-or by sitting next to them and helping with math homework? What role do father figures play in a child's odds of succeeding at school? A new study in the Journal of Labor Economics suggests that the main factor, stronger than DNA, is involved, active parenting.

High Energy, High Cost Massachusetts Parenting Isn't What Kids Need

A full 75 percent of parents believe the ideal form of parenting is hands-on, high-Sports 4.jpgenergy, and high-cost, according to a new study from Cornell University. The study, which queried parents from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, found that a large majority of parents believe the best parenting tactics are those in which the parent is very, very involved with their child. That involvement includes facilitating extracurricular activities, playing with children at home and discussing, rather than punishing,
misbehavior.
But as good as that sounds, this shift towards a norm of intensive parenting may actually have a harmful effect on families and the development of children. Because high-effort parenting leaves little time for play, imagination, and self-directed exploration, all qualities crucial to raising healthy productive adults.

In order to find how parents viewed two distinct styles of parenting, researchers brought in a diverse range of parents from a wide variety of backgrounds. These parents were exposed to various scenarios depicting one of two types of parenting.

The Massachusetts "Father Effect"

It's worth being an involved Massachusetts dad. Children with active fathers avoid risky sex, hold down high-paying jobs, have superior IQs, and are less likely to break the law or drop out of school. There's ample research out there on The Massachusetts Father Effect. Here's a breakdown of how it works.

7 Signs You Might Be a Massachusetts Helicopter Parent

The term "helicopter parent" was first coined in 1969 when it was used to describeHeliocopter parenting 1.jpg 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.

What is the Difference Between Discipline and Punishment of a Massachusetts Child

Discipline and punishment are usually conflated so that in the mouths and mindHistory of Discipline.jpgs of many Massachusetts parents, they've become interchangeable. They're not. Because, in fact, discipline is a very useful system for parenting, while punishment is one tactic (of many) which can be used to support the discipline system. So while the two are complementary, they are neither interchangeable or opposed.

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.

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