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  • Just One Bake Sale Away From a Breakdown

    Just One Bake Sale Away From a Breakdown3

    By Erika Cloutier “So, what are you doing for yourself?” The mom I was talking to had just shared the details of her upcoming week, and I honestly wondered how she planned to fit it all in: appointments for her children and obligations for her job, keeping up the house, volunteering at school, taking on

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  • Social Media 101: How to Keep Kids Safe

    Social Media 101: How to Keep Kids Safe0

    By Justine O’Brien Deciding when to let your children access social media platforms can be a little overwhelming, but Scott Steinberg, author of The Modern Parent’s Guide to Facebook and Social Networks, says parents can take simple steps to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. If parents feel overwhelmed when it comes to social media and

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  • New Program Helps Opioid-Addicted Parents Strengthen Their Families

    New Program Helps Opioid-Addicted Parents Strengthen Their Families0

    By Melissa Shaw, Illustrations by Endia Kneipp Parents recovering from opioid addiction face the everyday stressors and challenges of raising children on top of those associated with abstaining from substance abuse. A new, free program has launched in Massachusetts, aimed at helping parents in recovery manage both. Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week program based

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  • Take 8 With Parenting Humorist ‘Bottlerocket’

    Take 8 With Parenting Humorist ‘Bottlerocket’0

    To his two daughters he’s known as “Dad,” but online he’s known as Bottlerocket, where he shares humorous pictures, videos, memes, and observations about family life. The 42-year-old Massachusetts father and his family first went viral and found online fame on now-defunct video-clip site Vine, but soon migrated to other platforms. Since, he’s racked up

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  • 10 Tips for Navigating Holiday Stressors With a Child With ASD

    10 Tips for Navigating Holiday Stressors With a Child With ASD1

    By Jill McGrale Maher The holidays are upon us, with family members, friends, and neighbors from far and wide gathering in celebration to share a meal, exchange gifts, and enjoy being together. But for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), holidays can truly be overwhelming, as they are often accompanied by sensory overload, and the

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  • How to Stop Yelling and Start Parenting Calmly

    How to Stop Yelling and Start Parenting Calmly0

    By Joan Goodchild It’s been 10 years since Hal Runkel, author and licensed family and marriage therapist, first published his book, Screamfree Parenting. While the ideas behind creating a happier, calmer household free of yelling haven’t changed, the world has — drastically. And a lot of that has to do with our dependence on devices,

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