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Autism community is active in Queens

Queens: One mother takes matters into her own hands when she finds support groups in her neighborhood are lacking. Comments (1).

Learn the lingo

New book offers tips for parents hoping to communicate with baffling teens. Comment.

My cross-dressing kid

Twice the Advice: A mother worries letting her son wear her makeup and dressing as a girl for Halloween may mean her son may be cross-dresser. Comment.

Bugging out again

Brooklyn: Greenpoint’s Neil Numberman dishes on much anticipated Joey Fly Private Eye sequel. Comment.

The journey to Broadway

Staten Island: It takes a stroller, ferry and train to get this little Staten Islander to his first show on the Great White Way. Comment.

Island of calm

Family Health: Patience and a quiet voice help parents teach their misbehaving kids how to listen and follow directions. Comment.

My child is being bullied and doesn’t want help

Parents Helping Parents: Your child may not want your help, but there are ways to aid her without adding to her embarassment. Comment.

Affordable child care in tough times

In the search for the best care for your child, there are many options with a variety of price tags. Comments (1).

Coping with loss during the holidays

Queens: The Center for HOPE offers support for families struggling to remember and celebrate the life of a lost loved one. Comment.

Seeing red

Featured Event: They put the Grimm in Grimm’s fairy tale. Comment.

Good-bye, 2010

Letter from the Publisher: A look back on the year. Comments (1).

Teens and the gift of giving

Lions and Tigers and Teens: How your teen can show appreciation for others without breaking the bank. Comment.

Latest research suggests new thinking about eating

Good Sense Eating: Nationaly Dietary Guidelines reveal focus on proper diets for children and pressure on parents to change our food environment. Comment.

Christmas goes colonial

Featured Event: Santa Clause is coming to town, and he’s bringing gifts for every boy and girl! Comment.

A beary fun holiday bash

Featured Event: These bears sure know how to party. Comment.

Bartow-Pell all decked out for the holidays

Featured Event: Hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley to experience the magic of the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum by candlelight. Comment.

Holiday cheer with Suzi Shelton

Featured Event: Get down this holiday season with the Suzi Shelton Band. Comment.

A ‘Nutcracker’ for old time’s sake

Featured Event: The red coats are coming! Comment.

New ‘Carol’ on historic set 

Featured Event: “A Christmas Carol” gets turned on its head this holiday season. Comment.

‘Nutcracker’ prince in Queens

Featured Event: Ballet for Young Audiences performs “The Nutcracker” at Queens Theatre in the Park from Dec. 28-30. Comment.

Get on board this holiday train show

Featured Event: All aboard! Comment.

Don’t miss this holiday sweet

Featured Event: This “Nutcracker” is a sweet classic. Comment.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Featured Event: Santa Claus is coming to town, and she’s — yes she’s — full of cheer. Comment.

Passing on traditions

Featured Event: Get out those aprons! What’s Cooking?, a children’s culinary school, is offering two classes where kids will learn to bake Christmas and Hannukah treats. Comment.

Gifts for kids that won’t bust your budget

Brooklyn: This holiday season, focus on gifts that are personal - and inexpensive - for everyone from the toddlers to the teens on your shopping list. Comment.


Featured Event: Stegosaurus, Barrosasaurus and Tyrannosaurus, oh my! Comment.

A safe holiday is a happy holiday

Family Health: The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to shop for the kids. While they may want every toy in the toy store, selecting the right toys must include attention to safety issues. Here are some ideas to keep in mind for making sure your family enjoys a safe and happy holiday season. Comment.

Holidays and the extended family

Our Relationships: Let’s face it: there are some members of you’re spouse’s family who you can’t stand. Here’s how to deal with it. Comment.

‘Pee-Wee’ in the ‘house’

Paul Reubens’s TV show brings big laughs to Broadway Comment.

Sassy sister stirs up strife

Cinematters: Have a family movie night with ‘Ramona and Beezus’ Comment.

Sensing the holidays

Newbie Dad: Traditions trigger memories for this dad, who hopes to make even memorable impressions on his sons. Comment.

Celebrate the holidays heart

Brooklyn: Spend less and savor more this hoiday season with a few tips for giving more meaningful - and less expensive - gifts. Comment.

Preparing your special needs family members for the holiday season

Some tips for easing the overwhelming excitement of the holidays. Comment.

Go green with GrabGreen

New & Noteworthy: You dress your kids in all-natural clothing, use all-natural body lotions, and your toys are all handmade. But how green are your cleaning products? Comment.

If you give a baby a cellphone…

Growing Up Online: These days, cellphones are for much more than making calls. But are touch-screen devices good for toddlers? Comment.

To Facebook or not to Facebook?

Queens: Is it ethical for a teacher to ‘friend’ students? Comment.

Art you can sit on

New & Noteworthy: This colorful chair makes a wonderful addition to a child’s room. Comments (1).

Jimi lives on in new kid’s book

New & Noteworthy: A new generation can meet legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a bold new picture book for kids. Comment.

Sound the alarm on this fire truck growth chart

New & Noteworthy: Don’t mark up a wall to keep track of your child’s growth. This Fire Truck Growth Chart is a fun, decorative way to note every inch your little boy (or girl!) grows. Comment.

Rockabye baby

Featured Event: Cramped for space in your apartment but still want a baby swing? The mamaRoo has you covered. Comment.

Hollywood Rx for the holidays

Here are some classic movies to remind parents what the holidays are really all about. Comment.

Something wonderful is happening at PS 3

Brooklyn: When a well-known theatre troupe lost it’s performance space, this Brooklyn school came to the rescue. Comment.