March 2, 2014 | The families issue

On set with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin: My son’s ‘Labor Day’ adventure

When Hollywood came to Massachusetts, my 13-year-old and I got a moviemaking apprenticeship. By Robin Schoenthaler

23 free things to do with kids in the Boston area

From astronomy nights to craft-making events, these family-friendly offerings don’t cost a dime. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi


Christine Koh Top 4 family-friendly food websites

Christine Koh, editor of and coauthor of “Minimalist Parenting”, knows that meal planning for families can be a difficult task. These sites help her manage. By Molly Mirhashem


The top 5 mistakes parents make when choosing a summer camp

Plus, what you need to know about costs, the hottest trends, and more. By Melissa Schorr


6 children’s medical screenings you shouldn’t miss

Even the best pediatricians sometimes leave out important exams and conversations. If your doctor doesn’t cover the following topics, raise them yourself. By Erin O’Donnell


Parental anxiety and the problem with model children

Don’t worry if you’re failing to raise thoroughly obedient kids. Worry if you’re successful. By Alfie Kohn


Important facts about caring for baby teeth

Most parents don’t know the basics of infant dental care. Here’s the skinny on protecting baby’s pearly whites. By Erin O’Donnell

First Person

Juliette Fritsch Behind the scenes at the Peabody Essex Museum’s new Maker Lounge

Juliette Fritsch is overseeing a space in Salem aimed at helping teens and young adults create something bold.

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Mardi Gras, a food festival fighting AIDS, flamenco, and more.

A Restaurant’s Take

Blueberry-oat breakfast bars in West Newton

These treats are freshly baked at the Keltic Krust.

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Ricky Cormio and Rachel Allen. Step right up to this blind date

Will these dedicated runners hit the same stride?

Miss Conduct

Advice on dealing with spoiled children

Is it worth making a fuss over kids who won’t even say “Thank you”? By Robin Abrahams


Letters to the editor on the Olympics, animal abuse, and more

Globe Magazine readers respond to recent stories.

Tales From the City

In Roslindale, kids and kindness in the snow

A visit from thoughtful strangers bearing shovels.