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9 Words Parents Should Never Say to Their Massachusetts Kid

Scientists have demonstrated for decades that Massachusetts parents words exertDreaming Girl.jpg tremendous power over a child's developing mind. What a parent says to their kid has very real consequences and there are words that seem to have overwhelmingly negative consequences. None of this has to do with culture or background or "grit"; this has to do with the practical ramifications of the actions taken by adults. So, yes, there are words that should be removed from the vocabulary of adults, not in the interest of furthering a cultural or political agenda, but in the interest of helping kids become happy adults.

Don't Let "Mom Guilt" Make You a Worse Massachusetts Parent

A unifying theme of motherhood is guilt. Massachusetts mothers all feel it, react to it, and sometimesWoman Multitasking.jpg perpetuate it. No matter what choices are made about childcare, staying at home, working part-time, or pursuing a full-time career, mothers aren't immune to the nagging feeling that we could do better by our Massachusetts kids. Of course, mom guilt can be a good thing if it serves as a gentle reminder that our actions toward our children matter. Guilt, can be described as a healthy conscience and can be useful if it inspires more productive involvement or a sincere apology, or if it helps us bite our tongue.

Why Massachusetts Toddlers Need Their Dads

Massachusetts children need involved fathers throughout their lives. Kids witBest Dad.jpgh active dads are less likely to drop out of school, become obese, have risky sex, and develop mental health problems. But little boys, in particular, need their dads during the "terrible twos", when boys experience testosterone fueled aggression for the first time and have no idea how to deal with it. During this crucial period, it's up to father figures to show boys how to cope with their emotional impulses, so they don't become aggressive, violent men.

What Divorced Massachusetts Parents Need to Know About Co-Parenting After the Split

A Massachusetts divorce may change the way a family looks, but it does not haveChildren 30.jpg to break it completely. Massachusetts parents who can manage to stay civil and connected when their marriage ends offer their kid much better outcomes. That's because kids thrive in stable environments and are better able to handle the world when they have a sense that their mom and dad are co-parenting to further their child's interests.

How Fatherhood Alters Male Biology For Massachusetts Men

We know how women's bodies adapt to motherhood. Hormonal shifts, neurological flips, and, of course, the obvious post-partum biological changes. But only recently have scientists begun to focus on how men's bodies adapt to fatherhood. We now know that fathers experience changes in their hormone levels (especially testosterone and oxytocin); their brains respond differently to parent-related stimuli, and even their socioeconomic status tends to change once children arrive.

Here's the data behind these conclusions....

What Happens When You Tell Massachusetts Kids They're Just Like Dad

You have your mother's eyes, your father's temperament, your grandfather's wayChildren 29.jpg with language, and your grandmother's personality - or maybe not. It's possible those claims, echoing through the course of your childhood, became a self-fulfilling prophecy. It's all part of the nature vs nurture debate, a story that is often oversimplified in child development by making broad generational comparisons. And those comparisons can be misleading, if not downright damaging, precisely because they conflate fate and genetics.

6 Trouble Signs to Look Out For When Co-Parenting With Your Massachusetts Ex

Once the smoke has cleared from your Massachusetts divorce, former spousesYoung Children.jpg 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.

Depression in New Massachusetts Dads Is Linked to Depression in Teenage Daughters

At least five percent of new Massachusetts fathers suffer clinical depression in thTeen Girl.jpge 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.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Are Trying to Save Kids from Tackle Football

Growing national consternation about the health effects of tackle football - theFootball 1.jpg head trauma, the concussions, the CTE - has pushed legislators in at least five states to introduce bills creating a minimum age for kids to participate. With HD 2501, "An Act for No Organized Head Impacts to Schoolchildren," a bipartisan group of Massachusetts legislators joins them.

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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