Q&A: Email for Kids

Feb 24 2013
QUESTION AND ANSWERS One of our readers is looking to set up an email account for their tween.  — “Are there any recommendations from other parents on how to set up a monitored email account for a grade school child (10yo), in particular has anyone ever used KidsEmail.org? Gmail requires kids to be 13yo+ and [continue reading]

Q&A: Let’s Talk Bedtime

Feb 17 2013
QUESTION AND ANSWERS Let’s talk bedtime… What time does your child go to bed, and what is their age? Pulled from our archives, here’s what our readers had to share… Nancyjo Craig Rongner writes: “‎22.5 months. Somewhere between 7 and 8.” Amanda Saklad‎ writes: “5, 9, 11 – all go to bed at 8pm (the [continue reading]

Q&A: 12 Suggestions for Including Babies During Family Dinner

Feb 3 2013
QUESTION AND ANSWERS When your kids were babies, how did you include them at the dinner table? Jennifer Shiao Page writes, “Well, when she was a wee one, we always ate when she was asleep. Once she could sit up, we put her in the high chair and she sat at the table with us. [continue reading]

20 Recommendations for Keeping the Family Entertained in Subzero Weather

Jan 27 2013
QUESTION AND ANSWERS How does your family stay entertained when you’re snowed in (and the temps dip below 0°)? Amy Meltzer writes: “Blokus, Backgammon, Spot It, Clue, puzzles…baking cookies…and what my girls call “book conferences” when we all get in bed and read together.” Andrew Woodland writes: “Play banjo!” Gillian Kyle Budine writes: “Cozy up [continue reading]

Q&A: 18 Recommended Winter Resources & Activities for Families with Special Needs in Western MA

Nov 4 2012
QUESTION AND ANSWERS Jean Engle of North Adams writes, “Once the colder weather sets in, where are the best places to visit and socialize for parents and children with special needs? Are there any specialized activities?” Holyoke High School’s Adaptive Physical Education Program is an inspiration!  Here’s a video of the program they held at [continue reading]

Q&A: 5 Ways to Enjoy Shorter Days with Less Light

Oct 7 2012
QUESTION AND ANSWERS Now that the days are getting shorter, do you have any ideas or suggestion on how to get the kids to enjoy  outdoors even with less light? Community recommendations from our readers include: Head Lamps Glow Sticks Explore the Night Sky Listen for Night Sounds Games Audrey Nystrom Anderson writes, “Getting dark [continue reading]

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