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Leeds the way

Featured Event: See Joanie Leeds live at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this month. Comment

Redefining ‘fitness’

Autism: Physical fitness expert offers insights into why special needs children aren’t as fit as they can be. Comment

When is your child’s seizure epilepsy?

Family Health: How do you know if your child has epilepsy? Comments (3)

A history of Learning Leaders

The dream of a dedicated few sparked an organization that brings volunteers into the public school system. Comments (2)

Friend’s son gets on my nerves

Twice the Advice: The Donellis offer advice on problems plaguing parents, including tantrums and bullying. Comment

Suspended disbelief

Featured Event: This aerial circus is amazing! Comment

How to avoid PTA burn out

How can you help out at your child’s school without jeopardizing responsibilities at home and at the office? Comment

Dragons land in Tompkinsville 

Staten Island: Kids learn while having fun at the annual St. George Day Festival. Comment

Teen esteem

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Tips to help parents aid their teens in developing a positive self-image. Comment

Make some music

Bronx: Bring the kids to the Bronx House for the Performing Arts, record a CD and you just might be the next Partridge Family or Jackson 5. Comment

Burned at the Wi-Fi cafe

Growing Up Online: Having Internet access wherever you go is convenient, but you must take precautions to keep your family’s information private. Comment

Don’t worry, be happy

Ten ways you can help your anxious child. Comment

More for less

In this bad economy, it’s no secret that families are struggling financially. Some have realized that they can do without the extras, but others are finding creative ways to save on entertainment, summer camp, vacations, and much more. Comment

The art of apology

Teaching kids the power of ‘I’m sorry’ Comment

Lessons from a teacher: Part II

Tips for helping your child succeed in school Comment

‘Wardrobe’ update

Featured Event: See “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” — live! — at Brooklyn College. Comment

Family Publications New York once again multiple award winners at recent competition

Parenting Publications of America (PPA) gave out 365 Editorial and Design Competition awards to 72 parenting magazines and websites at a banquet on March 5, 2011, the climax of the three-day PPA Annual Convention in Arlington, Va. Comment

Hop to the Carnival 

Featured Event: Step right up and get your tickets! For two weekends in April, it’s carnival time at the Queens County Farm Museum. Spend the day playing fun midway games, going on hayrides, winning prizes, chowing down on cotton candy and being amazed at the magic show (2, 3, 4 and 5 pm in the barn). Not enough excitement? Whiskers the Easter Bunny amps up the fun on April 23, from noon to 4 pm, when he hops on by and leads children on a barnyard egg hunt, a few turns of the Bunny Hop, a game of egg toss and a visit with the farm animals. Comment

Mothers and babies

Babies: Percent of pregnant women who have trouble finding maternity clothes they like: 87 Comment

Egg-ceptionaly fun, funky, and festive egg decorating ideas

Use simple, earth-friendly tips to re-use scraps to make your eggs beautiful this Easter. Comment

Choosing the right daycare center for your child

Family Health: It can be challenging to find a good center, so here is some advice on finding one that you and your child will be happy with. Comment

It’s a mousical!

Featured Event: Don’t miss ‘Angelina Ballerina: The Musical’ at the Bronx Zoo. Comment

Wii meet again

Newbie Dad: A father accepts that he will never be a champion — when it comes to video games. Comment

Our glorious — and volatile — planet earth

Letter from the Publisher: We need to work to protect our world for our future generations. Comment

Five reasons summer camp is important for your child

Important physical and emotional benefits a child will reap from summer camp. Comment

How to create a healthy Easter basket

What every parent needs to know about artificial additives found in the brightly colored candies of Easter baskets. Comment

Cranky cousin converts to courageous champion

Cinematters: Your child can learn about changing his perspective with “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” Comment

Getting your child the special education services he deserves

Special Needs: You should write to your school district’s Committee on Special Education, and fill out the district’s form to consent to the evaluations. You can also write a letter giving consent to all evaluations, so that your child can be evaluated in all areas of his suspected disability. O Comment

The power of saying, ‘I’m sorry’

Our Relationships: Even the best relationships will have a big fight or two, and the best way to move forward is with an apology. Comment

Go green all year long

Here are 12 months of creative ideas to help you and your family live a greener life. Comment

Fresh kills: The ultimate green makeover

When Gaylord Nelson, then a senator from Wisconsin, conceived the green movement back on the first Earth Day in 1970, chances are he never dreamed that the world’s largest garbage dump could one day be converted into — of all things — a 2,200 acre park three times the size of Central Park. Comment

What you ‘want’

New & Noteworthy: Kid rocker David Weinstone has a new CD out with Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals. Comment

Mexican moves

Featured Event: Children learn about Mexico through classes taught by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Comment

Mexican moves

Featured Event: Get moving through classes with the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Comment

Puree pleasure to eat! OR What a pear! OR Peaches in a pouch

New & Noteworthy: Plum Organics offers easy, healthy snacks for your little one. Comment

This pirate’s a softy

New & Noteworthy: Captain Calamari is sure to be your baby’s favorite toy. Comment

Spit happens

New & Noteworthy: This cupcake-styled burp cloth set is perfect for your next baby shower — or a sweet treat for yourself. Comment

This sling’s the thing!

New & Noteworthy: A new, fashionable baby carrier for moms. Comment

Dancing ‘Fool’s’

Featured Event: Covenant Ballet’s “Fool’s Gold” comes to Kingsborough Community College. Comment

Sustainable suppers

Good Sense Eating: Eat flavorful local foods — and other ideas — for a delicious tomorrow Comments (1)

Just dance

Featured Event: Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to the Lehman Center on April 10. Comment

Cherries on top

Featured Event: It’s cherry blossom time at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Comment