Travel in Braintree, MA

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD. How community leaders like coaches, clergy, and other mentors influence the development of character strengths in children and teens.

How to raise a child who assumes responsibility for his actions and makes amends --whether you're there or not.

Have you ever wondered why we even bother buying our kids toys when all they really want is the cardboard box to build a fort? Grab your kids, and some scissors, and get ready to make some memories with these creative ideas for cardboard forts.

For World Poetry Day, see these quotes from famous poets about motherhood, family and children.

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.
Create…

By The Goddard School • December 3rd, 2018
Even though this article was originally written with working mothers in mind, this is great information for all parents
It’s very normal for babies and young children to be attached to their mother. Children want to feel protected, and the closer they are to their parents, the safer they feel. So it’s understandable for a child to start crying if their mother suddenly disappears from sight. To avoid this automatic crying fit, moms will try…

By The Goddard School • November 2nd, 2018
It’s come to this: Doctors are now being told to prescribe play. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the urgency of the matter in a policy statement . There is a play deficit in this country, and we know it, don’t we? In articles about parenting, it seems that there’s no breed dissected more than that of the bubble-wrapped child who’s shuttled from Mandarin to fencing to organic cheese making classes until bedtime. We love…

By The Goddard School • October 1st, 2018
Even though this article was originally written with working mothers in mind, this is great information for all parents
It might seem crazy, but it’s totally worth it.
It’s 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and my phone rings. I interrupt my midweek recap with my assistant and best friend, Erin, to take the call. We’ve closed on 12 homes this month, and I have the late-night call log to prove it. This is my…

What retailer doesn’t want to add to their bottom line? It could start with a sign.According to a National Retail Federation survey, American retailers lose almost $50 billion annually to theft. Shoplifting accounts for most (36.5%) of those losses. Many small- and medium-sized retail businesses aren’t able to afford the same security measures used by big-box retail chains, whether it's expensive scanners at the front door or hidden theft-prevention tags. But signage can provide an inexpensiv...

Putting your baby down to sleep when she shows signs of drowsiness, but is not yet asleep, will help her learn to fall asleep independently. This is

By The Goddard School • April 13th, 2018
Celebrate the first day of school, the German way
The kickoff to first grade is a big deal in Germany, as my American family learned while living in Berlin. The weekend before our daughter started first grade, we joined a celebration called Einschulung. Her school welcomed students with an assembly; afterward, families gave the children Schultüten—large paper or…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

The following selections of poems are curated around specific themes and are appropriate for young people.Find poetry lesson plans, essays about teaching, a glossary of poetry terms, and other educator resources on our Materials for Teachers page.

Give snack time some healthy zest with these apple ring cookies!

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

The holiday season is a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful. Here are nine ways to stay calm during the most wonderful time of the year.

Costume woes and friend drama don’t have to ruin your family’s Halloween. We have scary-easy advice for your trickiest situations.

Go ahead, toy with your pumpkin carving this year—the kids will love the results. These fun pumpkin decorating ideas will get you started!

Excerpt from Me, Myself and I
Children have an innate appetite for music. Music is the superb para-language between emotion, expression, and imagination. Here in the musical world, feelings come together with play, movement, and memory in a way that is not ultimately dependent on language. And that is precisely why it is so indispensable to the young child across culture and class
All young children…

Tips and predictable routines will help ready your child for slumber

You can make music with just about anything found in your household. Adding a musically inclined environment to your child’s life offers extensive benefits for

What they know about helping kids behave and learn that you can use at home

Kids of all ages can expand their horizons, wanderers or not, with a remarkable story. Here are eight books for kids who love to travel.

Basel, Switzerland is a city of art, history and great food with a superb location on the Rhine River at the corner of France and Germany.

You can now earn MileagePlus® miles on your Travelex currency exchange when you purchase your currency online.

In this article, you will find 5 amazing reasons to visit Český Krumlov in the Southern part of the Czech Republic - a fairytale city on the banks of Vltava

We bring to you some practical ways of saving on your next road trip. Consider these insider tricks before you hit the road for your next adventure.

The Riviera of the Epirus Region
Summer holidays in Greece is synonymous to the islands spread throughout the Ionian and Aegean Sea. However, Greece’s mainland coasts hide mesmerising locations which promise to offer unforgettable moments
In the north western coastline of Epirus with the view of the blue-green waters of the Ionian archipelago, captivating Parga and exotic Syvota do constitute an irresistible pair with an insular…

If you're searching for the best audio books for families, you're in the right place! Parents and kids of all ages will enjoy listening to these popular books!