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Puppets do Potter

Featured Event: See two Beatrix Potter classics come to life at Queens Theatre in the Park this month. Read more…

It’s all in the wrist

Featured Event: Head to Rab’s Country Lanes and raise some money for the Staten Island Zoo. Read more…

The recession hits hopes for higher education

Our children have a new hurdle on their way to getting into their dream schools — the economic downturn. Read more…

Is it ADD or ‘normal’ child behavior?

Family Health: How can you tell if it’s just bad habits your child is displaying, or signs of ADD? Read more…

Maximizer or minimizer?

Our Relationships: Every couple has a partner in each role. Read more…

Rx for easing doctor’s office anxiety

Family Health: If your child gets anxious about going to visit his pediatrician, here are some tips to help calm him down. Read more…

Symptons of possible vision problems

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development designed this chart for parents and teachers to identify symptoms of possible vision problems. Read more…

Teen with terrific tresses takes timid first step

Cinematters: Your children can learn about overcoming fears with a movie night featuring Disney’s “Tangled.” Read more…

Twice the advice

Twice the Advice: Advice columnists weigh in on everything from a son’s lack of interest in sports to a daughter not being invited to prom. Read more…

Here’s looking at you, kid

If a child struggling in school, he could have an undiagnosed vision problem. Read more…

Charter school infatuation

Staten Island: One parent-educator shares her excitement over the proposed Staten Island Green Charter School for Environment Discovery. Read more…

Work from the top down

Simple things you can do to help your child learn about her brain functions and you may trigger an interest in the sciences. Read more…

Tantrum conundrum

Parents Helping Parents: Coping tips for when your agreeable son becomes moody and unreasonable. Read more…

Graduating to sleep-away camp

Teens: How do you pick your child’s first sleep-away camp? Read more…

‘Special’ advice

Special Needs: Newly revised book for parents of special needs kids offers important tips and tools for getting the most from the public school system. Read more…

Simply ‘Incredible’

Featured Event: The New Shanghai Circus comes to Queens College. Read more…

Ahoy, maties!

Featured Event: “Treasure Island” sails now through March 26 in Brooklyn. Read more…

Let’s go ‘Native’

Featured Event: Brooklyn Museum reaches new heights with latest exhibition, “Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains.” Read more…

March it figures

Food facts and rating amusement park rides. Read more…

Bonding with teens 101

Teens: Here are 10 ways to connect when you feel your teen may be drifting away. Read more…

Being smart about the risks of Smartphones

Growing Up Online: Kids want smartphones, but, like other technologies, there are risks that go along with the rewards. Here’s some you should know about. Read more…

Love at first byte

New & Noteworthy: Help your 2 to 4-year-old get a headstart with My Own Leaptop, a personalized toy laptop from LeapFrog. Read more…

Tutu cute

New & Noteworthy: Your baby will be impossibly adorable in this fun tutu and matching headband. Read more…

‘Maid’ to order

New & Noteworthy: “Maid Marian Muffins” is a colorful new children’s book for the tech savvy. Read more…

Bring in this funk

New & Noteworthy: Groove to this new children’s CD, “Groove Kid Nation: The Wheels on the Bus.” Read more…

The tiger wars

Examining author Amy Chua’s strict parenting style. Read more…

Tee is for trendy OR T is for trendy

New & Noteworthy: Soft Clothing launches new line of artist-designed T-shirts. Read more…

Constipation in children happens

Good Sense Eating: Keep it from being chronic with these easy diet tips. Read more…

‘Whoop,’ there it is!

Featured Event: Paper Bag Players come to Kingsborough Community College on March 27 with “Whoop-De-Doo.” Read more…

Mommy cries at the camp bus

Skip naptime for this

Featured Event: Justin Roberts and his Not Ready for Naptime Players play Symphony Space on March 26. Read more…

Divorce and education

Who makes decisions for your children when you’re no longer together? Read more…

The house that Louis built

Legendary musician Louis Armstrong made his home in Queens, and this historic landmark is now open to visitors who can check out the jazz great’s informal recordings, mirrored bathroom and more! Read more…

Camp Kaufmann: A Hidden Gem

Staten Island: Staten Island’s Camp Kaufmann can be a breath of fresh air for your kids this summer. Read more…

Ten questions to ask when researching a summer camp

How do you decide which summer camp is best for your family? Read more…

A show with a big heart

Queens: With its latest show, “Annie,” a Queens theater company continues to give back to the community. Read more…

What I think it means to be a dad

Newbie Dad: Our columnist answers the question he is most often asked by readers. Read more…

Home alone

Lions and Tigers and Teens: How do you know if your teen can be left on her own? Read more…

Traditonal summer camp or specialty camp?

Special Needs: Which is right for your child? Read more…

Choosing artificial insemination

Single Parenting: One Queens woman knew she wanted to be a mother, but she was not in a relationship and time was running out. Read more…

Very important date

Featured Event: Puppetworks presents “Alice in Wonderland” in Park Slope, now through April 17. Read more…

Music to your ears

Featured Event: The Staen Island Museum welcomes the the Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble on March 5. Read more…

It’s Dora in 4-D!

Featured Event: Take your tot on Dora’s multi-dimensional adventure. Read more…

Do your ‘home’ work

Featured Event: Learn about Wave Hill’s wildlife this month. Read more…

‘Silly’ sounds

Featured Event: The Silly Dilly Band plays the Brooklyn Public LIbrary on March 5. Read more…