Parenting

By - 9/2/15 - 9:29 am

Kara Sassone, who has two young children, has started an online petition asking the Krafts to make Gillette welcoming to parents of young children: Read more.

By - 8/31/15 - 3:10 pm

Mayor Walsh said today he is asking the City Council to pass an ordinance to ban replica handguns in public.

In a statement, Walsh said: Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 8:09 am
Missing stuffed animal

Manu reports it accidentally got left behind in a Metro Cab van on a ride back from the airport on Aug. 24. As you can imagine, his daughter would love to get it back.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:38 pm
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By - 8/13/15 - 9:14 am

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) wants BPS to look at providing vouchers to low-income parents so they can get to parent-teacher conferences and open houses they might otherwise miss due to transportation costs. Read more.

By - 8/12/15 - 5:07 pm
McCarthy

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) thinks local schools need to educate students on what to do if they find syringes, needles and similar implements in public spaces.

McCarthy's district includes Readville, where a 7-year-old girl was pricked by a discarded needle at Iacono Playground last month. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 12:36 pm

Mayor Walsh today vowed to ban the sale of chewing tobacco - and other tobacco products at professional and amateur sports venues in Boston.

Joined by former Sox ace Curt Schilling - who blames his mouth cancer on an addiction to chaw - Walsh said he plans to file a proposed ordinance with the city council next week. Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 6:36 pm

Christine McCarthy shows the scene on Hazelwood Street, where a 5-year-old was hit.

By - 7/30/15 - 11:51 am
New water deck open on the Back Bay Esplanade

State Rep. Jay Livingstone reports DCR has turned on its new Alfond Spraydeck on the Esplanade.

By - 7/22/15 - 9:53 pm

WCVB reports on the incident at Iacono Playground.

By - 7/14/15 - 11:38 am

Charlene McBride asks:

Any decent kid-friendly restaurants near Back Bay, Downtown or the North End?

By - 7/6/15 - 9:24 am

The Herald interviews a witness to yesterday's fireworks explosion in Dorchester that injured two boys.

By - 6/29/15 - 3:51 pm

City officials last week showed off their latest plans for the Fallon Field playground upgrade that would include a 25-foot slide down the side of the park's hill and what would be Roslindale's first playground water-spray area, Roslindale Wants to Play reports. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 8:53 am
Missing baby and babysitter

UPDATE: Baby safe, babysitter in custody after turning herself in at E-18 in Hyde Park.

Police in Pelham, NH say a babysitter and the six-month-old she was caring for may be in either Hyde Park or Dedham. Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 11:25 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today reversed the assault-and-battery conviction of a Brockton man arrested after spanking his three-year-old daughter in view of two police detectives.

The court noted that corporal punishment "as an integral aspect of parental autonomy" remains widely accepted in American society and so in the absence of specific laws on the subject, "we must guard against the imposition of criminal sanctions for the use of parenting techniques still widely regarded as permissible and warranted." Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 9:58 am

Fathers teach your sons..

Anger and jealousy are human emotions. Using violence will not solve the problem....
Guns and knives?

Accountability and consequences for your actions. Anger management, self control.

Teach your children well.

By - 6/3/15 - 7:26 am

The mayor's office yesterday announced a new "family friendly beach" at M Street in South Boston.

For a $5 fee, families will get access to an enclosed part of the beach, restrooms with changing tables, picnic tables with umbrellas, outdoor showers, beach game equipment - and WiFi.

The new beach space opens June 20 and will be open 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Memberships are available at the K Street entrance of the Curley Community Center.

By - 5/26/15 - 1:43 pm
Sumner Soap

Instead of bake sales, families at the Sumner School on Basile Street are making and selling "biodegradable, Borax-free, aromatherapeutic laundry soap handmade from all natural ingredients."

Lauren Cooperstein Corduck, whose daughter Esther is a first grader at the school, got the idea while folding her laundry - laundry she'd cleaned with the homemade soap she'd made herself:

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