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Doctor’s office dos and don’ts for your children

Children spend a lot of time at the doctor’s office. And with all of the information out there and different options for different tests, a visit can quickly become confusing. Here’s what to stick to and what to avoid. Comment.

What happens to stored sperm or eggs after the donor dies?

Ask an Attorney: Many states have struggled with the complex legal issues presented when children are conceived before a parent’s death, but are born after the death. Comment.

Actions speak louder than words

Our expert says that when it comes to good communication with your spouse and kids, model the communication you want them to have with you. Start by being an active listener, and communicate clearly, consistently, honestly, and respectfully with them. Comment.

‘Gray’ divorce

Divorce & Separation: The number of couples who split after age 50 is growing. Comment.

Very special delivery

New & Noteworthy: Magnote’s Play-Deco wooden birthday cards are transformed by the recipient into 3-D robots. Comment.

Baby teeth, big problems

Family Health: Why prioritize oral health until children’s permanent teeth come in? Comment.

Hand and foot and mouth! Oh my!

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a highly contagious viral illness most prevalent during early childhood. Read on for symptoms to watch for and ways to soothe your child if they contract it. Comment.

Keep your eyes on the prize

Parents Helping Parents: Tips to help when a strong-willed 3 year old makes toilet training challenging. Comment.

Common Core tips from a teacher

Advice for students taking the Common Core English Language Arts exam in third through eighth grades. Comment.

Fifty ways to rekindle your relationship

How can we move from a “surviving” relationship to a thriving one? Here are 50 ideas. Comment.

Prisoners of love

The Book Worm: For kids — and any young adults — who have never known a world in which marriage can get you arrested, “The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage” by Selina Alko is an eye-opener. Comment.

‘Dead or Alive?’ is pure fun

The Book Worm: If you’ve got a young biologist or animal lover around, getting him to read “Dead or Alive?” shouldn’t be a battle. Comment.

Boning up on kids’ health

Good Sense Eating: According to a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, osteoporosis may have its roots in the bone mass acquired as kids. Consuming enough calcium and vitamin D and practicing weight-bearing activity are important for healthy bones. Comment.

Admit fun

New & Noteworthy: Movie night will be even more enriching when the kids are selling tickets, running the projector, and narrating the show with Moulin Roty’s new Cinema Box (Au Cinema Ce Soir). Comment.

Setting a solid foundation

Keep your family on an even keel by being consistent with the rules you set for your children every day. Comment.

Grab your crayon and imagination

Featured Event: Take a journey of the imagination with “The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon” at the Brooklyn Center of the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Comment.

Art in the Garden

Featured Event: Enjoy a workshop led by artist Paul Lin at the Queens Botanical Garden. Comment.

Yellow Sneaker in concert

Featured Event: Enjoy a special concert and puppet show by the band at Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park. Comment.

Sing-a-Long with Patrick

Featured Event: Children’s favorite troubadour leads a fun story-singing time. Comment.

Leprechauns, pots of gold, and clovers

A father recalls a special St. Patrick’s Day picnic with his daughter. Comment.

Dino-mite surprises

New & Noteworthy: The Easter Bunny should think outside the box of candy when looking for sweet ideas to fill a basket on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Comment.

Luck of the Irish

Featured Event: Celebrate Ireland with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. Comment.

Erin go bragh in the Bronx

Featured Event: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Throggs Neck parade. Comment.

Take a ride across the river

Featured Event: “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry” about the iconic ferry at the Vital Theatre. Comment.

Congrats! It’s a ...

A new poll finds that most Americans prefer one gender baby over the other. And the results are similar to a 1941 poll. Comment.

This game’s a lava riot

New & Noteworthy: The Magic School Bus Science Explosion game will have kids on the edges of their seats as they compete to be the first to set off the volcano in the center of the board. Along the way, they learn about different scientific fields of study. Comment.

‘Renewal’ for spring

Featured Event: Families with teen children will enjoy the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s season opening performance. Comment.

Be a better cheerleader for your athlete

Read this tips for ways moms and dads can best support their children’s athletic endeavors, so that the kids maximize the physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of playing a sport. Comment.

Debating vaccines

Healthy Living: Pediatricians are turning away patients whose parents refuse vaccinations. Comment.

Don your finest green for St. Patrick’s Day

Featured Event: Irish eyes will be smiling at the 40th annual parade on March 7. Comment.

Kids going to camp? How to combat worries

Because parents focus so much on kids’ needs, it’s hard to relinquish control. But there are ways to stop your worries from weighing you down while your children are away at summer camp. Comment.

Mandala-inspired art workshop

Featured Event: Children learn about trees and then create a unique Mandala-inspired craft of their own. Comment.


Featured Event: Take an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk with “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Comment.

Take a ride across the river

Featured Event: “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry” about the iconic ferry at the New Dorp Moravian Theatre. Comment.

A historic whodunnit?

Featured Event: Families are invited to travel through time and solve this Victorian-era crime, “The Pinkertonian Mystery.” Comment.

When acne’s spotted, these tips can help

We all remember the feeling of embarrassment that comes with a pimple. But with time and intervention from a dermatologist, your child’s acne can improve, says Dr. Seth Orlow. Comment.

A winter seen through colored glasses

Letter from College: A college sophomore shares her experience breaking out of her comfort zone and learning a new skill. Comment.

Rock out for Purim

Featured Event: Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights perform a family fun concert. Comment.

Teen comics leaving ‘em laughing in the aisles

Featured Event: Kids ‘n Comedy presents the brightest and best young comics. Comment.

Blast off!

Featured Event: Don’t miss opening day of the Rocket Park Mini Golf Course at the New York Hall of Science. Comment.

Dress up for Purim

Featured Event: The whole family can have fun with this holiday celebration at Hannah Senesh Community Day School. Comment.

‘Mountain’ of fun

New & Noteworthy: The new picture book by veteran educator Marianne Berkes, “Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World” introduces children to animals that live at high elevations around the globe — with the help of Jill Dubin’s amazing collage illustrations. Comment.

Take a foraging tour with ‘Wildman’ Steve Brill

Featured Event: Learn all about the medicinial and edible plants that grow in the park. Comment.

Parenting choices all month long

Letter from the Publisher: Spring is on the way and now is the time to research summer camps and look ahead to the next school year. Comment.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ come to life

Featured Event: The magical fairy tale brought to children by Puppetworks Inc. Comment.

Be a petal pusher

March 12 is National Plant A Flower Day, but the fun can continue throughout the month with these 12 flower-themed activities. Comment.

Make more memories this March

Spring is just around the corner, and the month of March has lots to offer families in and around New York City. Comment.

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