Families: We Want to Hear From You

Take the survey now Are you the parent or guardian of a child currently attending school, preschool, or daycare in Massachusetts? We want to hear about your experiences related to how schools and families interact and support one another.  How does your child’s school...

What is Family Engagement? For Families

Download what is fam eng for families Family engagement is an intentional, authentic, respectful, and equal partnership between practitioners and families leading to positive results for children and youth. For families this means: Strong two-way communication in...

Accentuate The Positive: Helping Your Middle Schooler Accept Themselves

Middle school is a time of incredible exposure. Young people between the ages of 10-14 undergo seismic shifts in their relationships and self-concept all under the watchful eyes of their equally vulnerable peers. For the first time in their lives, middle schoolers may...

Career & Technical Education: Insights from Language-Diverse Families

In October 2021, our parent organization, the Federation for Children with Special Needs spoke with nearly 500 parents and caregivers in 9 languages, to learn about their questions and ideas for improving awareness of career, vocational and technical education (CVTE)....

Cell Phones Part 2: Establishing Rules Around Devices

Once you’ve decided that your child is mature enough to handle the responsibilities of a cellphone, it’s time to establish some rules. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind when creating rules around cellphone usage. 1. Focus on parenting, not monitoring Remember...