Healthy Relationships

Family members too crazy-busy to sit down and eat together? The Family Dinner Project may help turn things around. The Cambridge-based initiative describes itself as “a growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter.” Based in the Project Zero offices at Harvard University, The...

If you have children – especially ones who’ve experienced significant hardship – you may have felt like chores are a burden they could do without. But research suggests chores are one of the few proven predictors of adult success. “Every child feels better when needed,” says...

Parents: Teach your preschoolers self-control with this fun mindfulness lesson from Grandma Boom. If a fairy godmother got to pick your child’s kindergarten teacher, she’d probably choose Grandma Boom. With a wand, a mane of cascading red curls, and gauzy, colorful gowns, Grandma Boom -- aka Janai...

Key Takeaways for Parents  --Fun, award-winning PBS Kids show for preschoolers --Teaches social skills through simple, catchy songs  --Best if parents and children watch it together   By the time Daniel Tiger had made his cartoon debut on PBS Kids, Lila Hembree was in preschool in northern California.  She and...

Thanksgiving is a time of family celebration and gratitude, but for some people, it can also be triggering. Perhaps the family was the source of our childhood trauma, or political differences are making the holiday more loaded than usual. Maybe we’re far away from home...

If you experienced severe hardship as a child, are you more likely to have children with behavior or mental health problems? The short answer is yes. A recent UCLA study shows that the children of parents with four or more ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are twice...