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Alonna Friedman

Waltham, MA

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6 Mother's Day Gifts For Modern Moms

Out with old clich gifts. Give your mom, grandma, spouse, friend, family or even nanny one of these fun -- and often free -- Mother's Day treats. When you think of Mother's Day, do images of carnations, Hallmark cards and Sunday brunches come to mind? It's one of the... more

9 Tips For Teaching Kids Responsibility

Expert advice for raising responsible children.   Your best friend has a teenager who scrapes ice off the car windshield without being asked. Your cousin has a one-year-old that puts her bottle in the sink when she finishes the milk, no reminders needed. Where did all of these wonder children... more

6 Ways To Get Through The Holidays Without A Spoiled Child

How to teach gratitude and joy without overspending.Spoiled milk can be chucked in the garbage pail. Spoiled kids are not so easy to fix. And the holidays don't help the grateful spirit when there's so much "gimme-gimme" in the air.The holidays are joyous. Deals are everywhere... more

7 Tips For Teaching Table Manners To Kids

With your family vacation and road trips approaching, learn tricks for dining -- in public -- with your little ones.     The icy stare. You've seen it before. Maybe you've even given it. There's probably no place it's dished out more than a nice restaurant when a... more

7 Ways To Boost Kids' Confidence

One trick to prevent bullying? Raising confident kids. Here are ways you can build self esteem at any age. Happiness. Healthy habits. Success. These are qualities we want in our children. But you know the underlying trick to get there? Building their confidence. While insult and injury are part of... more

How To Confront A High-Pressure Parent

Knowing someone who is a high-pressure parent can be super stressful. Especially if you see his or her child having trouble living up to the demand. Should you step in? The experts from our story "5 Signs You're a High Pressure Parent" say this is not the time to... more

5 Signs You're A High-Pressure Parent

Learn strategies to help your child reach goals, without stressing them out. Our current culture is all about immediacy: we text, Tweet, post on Facebook. We know everything that everyone else has accomplished. It's easy to see how this trickles down to our kids. Your 2-year-old stays dry through... more

11 Ways To Keep Summer In Balance

Learn strategies for keeping the transition from school to summer seamless. There are two words that can send your summer spirit soaring: "I'm bored!" Your child has suddenly gone from an action-packed school year to the carefree days of summer. As much as you are both happy to be... more