• Freedman Center

    Support Groups for New Babies, New Moms, New Dads, New Parents. (Photo by Jenny Devereaux, www.jennydev.com)

  • Freedman Center Teens

    Groups for parents of adolescents and teens

  • Freedman Center

    Support Groups for New Babies, New Moms, New Dads, New Parents (Photos by Jenny Devereaux, www.jennydev.com)

  • Freedman Center

    Supporting Adolescents

  • Freedman Center

    Support Groups for New Babies, New Moms, New Dads, New Parents

Tips for Parents

Learn More About Baby Milestones
By the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Is your relationship ready for a new baby?
By Rob Straus, The New Child Project, and Margaret Hannah, Executive Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development

Top Ten Tips for New Parents
The Continuing Importance of Freedman Center New Parents Groups
Five Tips for Easing the Stress of New Parenthood
By Carolyn Curtis-Mahoney, Freedman Center staff writer and author of the children's book I Took the Moon for a Walk.

What is Post-Partum Depression?
Sadness After Childbirth: When is it more than the baby blues?

How is Massachusetts addressing and treating postpartum depression?
By Margaret Hannah, MEd, Executive Director of the Freedman Center

Fostering Baby's Growth and Development with Music
By Madeleine Tepper, MA, CAGS, Freedman Center staff member, licensed School Psychologist, and graduate of William James College.

Top Ten Tips for Adding a Sibling to Your Family
By Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph D, CLC, Freedman Center Presenter and the mother of three boys. She was an assistant professor of human development at Wheelock College.

Top Ten Tips for the Transition to Preschool
By Roxy Leeson, preschool director for over twenty years, a Freedman Center Presenter and Early Childhood Consultant, and the mother of two grown daughters.

Top Ten Tips for the Transition to Kindergarten
By Debbie Weinstock-Savoy, PhD, Freedman Center Presenter, licensed psychologist, and the mother of three children.. She has over twenty years of experience consulting with parents and educators.

Top Ten Tips for the Transition to Middle School
By Margaret Hannah, MEd, Freedman Center Presenter, the mother of three children, and the Executive Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development.

Why Parents Need to Communicate with Teachers (PDF)
By Richard Asa, Chicago Tribune
"Seize every opportunity: Don't overlook communication opportunities via orientation sessions, planned teacher meetings, open houses and even Web pages with basic information as well a school's values and expectations," says Margaret Hannah, MEd, Executive Director of the Freedman Center.

Financial Planning for New Families
By Samuel C. Lookner, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, MBA Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial

Get Connected
A list of resources and websites for Parents of Young and Elementary School Children compiled by Freedman Center staff members.


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