Tips for Parents from The Freedman Center at MSPP
Learn More About Baby Milestones
By the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Is your relationship ready for a new baby? You have the car seat, the diapers, the baby’s room, but...
By Rob Straus, The New Child Project, and Margaret Hannah, Director of the Friedman Center for Child and Family Development at MSPP
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, M.Ed., Executive Director of the Freedman Center
Fostering Baby's Growth and Development with Music
By Madeleine Tepper, M.A., C.A.G.S., Freedman Center staff member, licensed School Psychologist, and graduate of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
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, Ph.D., 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, M.Ed., Freedman Center Presenter, the mother of three children, and the director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Why Parents Need to Communicate with Teachers
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, M.Ed., Executive Director of the Freedman Center.
Financial Planning for New Families
By Samuel C. Lookner, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, MBA Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial
A list of resources and websites for Parents of Young and Elementary School Children compiled by Freedman Center staff members.
Online Resource for Real-Live Parents
MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information
Jewish Family & Children's Service - Family Mental Health Services
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Department of Early Education and Care
Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs
Postpartum Support International
Zero to Three
Common Sense Media
MA Assistance Programs