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Simply a-maize-ing

Featured Event: Get lost in the Queens County Farm Museum’s 3-acre corn maze! Comment

Preventing sports injuries

How important is a warm-up before exercise? Comments (1)

Tired of sleep deprivation?

Less than 40 winks can affect work-school performance and health. Here’s how to tell the difference between bad sleep habits and a sleep disorder, and how to get the rest you need. Comment

Dear Teacher

Answers to your school-related questions. Comment

Grandparenting grandkids

These days, parents who are having a hard time raising their children are calling on grandparents to help — and these seniors are stepping up to the plate. Comment

What I did on my summer vacation

Queens: Astoria-based writer’s memories prove that there really is “no place like home” for quality time spent with his wife and son. Comment

G is for great

Teens: This teen explains why she still loves animated films, at home with her parents, and in theaters with her friends. Comments (4)

Discover science!

Featured Event: Here’s your chance to get a peek at the new Children’s Library Discovery Center in Queens! Comment

The scoop on pregnancy and weight gain

Family Health: Staten Island University Hospital obstetrician-gynecologist Ezra Dori weighs in on the dos and don’ts of healthy eating for two. Comment

Mommy, how did you get pregnant?

Twice the Advice: Parenting advice on how to talk to a child about pregnancy, to how to tell a neighbor she is taking advantage of you. Comment

When families break up

New columnist to share ways for parents and kids to cope with divorce and separation Comments (4)

It figures

Fun facts and stats about recess, standardized testing, foreign language studies and much more. Comment

Show their love

New & Noteworthy: It’s no mystery why this adorable beanie from Get Your Craft On is a bestseller. Comment

A fashionable necessity

New & Noteworthy: Hope Paige makes fun, colorful medical jewelry for all ages, so your child will actually want to wear them. Comment

Twinkle to these stars

New & Noteworthy: Baby Blanket Music’s lullaby arrangements feature soothing versions of songs made famous by Billy Joel, Madonna and more. Comment

Green scene

New & Noteworthy: TerraCycle puts food packaging to good use by turning it into products you can use for school. Comment

Cut into fall

Featured Event: Celebrate the changing season with crafts at Wave Hill. Comment

Elephant’s exceptional ears earn him star status

Cinematters: Watch “Dumbo” and then discuss it with your family. Comment

Teachers’ stories from the day the towers fell

Here are the tales of two heroes of a different kind — teachers, one in Brooklyn and one perilously close to Ground Zero — who experienced the day together with their young students, allowing them to see things through the eyes of the most-innocent bystanders.

The future of education

Growing Up Online: Learn what technology is being used in education now, and what’s coming soon. Comment

Young teen wants to visit gynecologist — alone

Parents Helping Parents: Is it wrong for a parent to be upset that a teen is making this decision, and how can the parent help? Comment

Outdoor ‘Adventure’

Featured Event: Don’t miss this outdoor screening of the cult hit “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” loved by kids and adults alike. Comment

Smart choices

Good Sense Eating: Starting your child on a healthful diet in utero and the toddler years can boost brain power later. Comments (1)

From slap shots to snapshots

Newbie Dad: Vacation in Russia reminds author of the United States’ big hockey win over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics... and how time has changed our perspective on a country once considered a terrifying adversary. Comment

Picturing diversity

Brooklyn: Students, parents and the community come together to celebrate the diversity at PS 102. Comment

Back to school!

Family Health: Transitioning from the swimming pool to the study hall can be tough, but with a few tips you can help your children be prepared and excited to head back to the classroom. Comment

Helping preschoolers become readers

Pre-Schoolers: Local author’s new book preps Junior for success Comments (1)

Seeing double

Featured Event: Double your fun with a reading of “The Twins’ Blanket” by Hyewon Yum on Sept. 11 at 4 pm at the Powerhouse Arena. Author Yum, a twin herself, reads from her latest children’s book about five-year-old twins who have always shared everything, but now must learn not to. Comment

Be a rock star!

Featured Event: Brooklyn Boulders celebrates its second anniversary with a big party. Comment

Preparing for college

Some tips from parents who have been through the university and financial aid application processes with their children. Comment

Peace out

Featured Event: Staten Island’s Conference House hosts its annual Peace Conference Celebration this month. Comment

Celebrating ‘Myself’

Featured Event: A new musical explores Walt Whitman’s great piece, “Song of Myself,” in a free performance for audiences of all ages. Comment

Teachers are heroes every day

Letter from the Publisher: Teachers have been getting a lot of bad press lately. A great deal of pressure and demand has been put on them to make miracles happen. The word is out that, as teachers, they are largely responsible for educating millions of children who show up for school unprepared and disadvantaged in numerous ways, and poof! that in overcrowded outdated classrooms settings, with all sorts of discipline issues and underfunded programs, they can get them to pass tests that will indicate success or not. Comment

Easing the pain when they don’t make the cut

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Alternatives to varsity sports. Comment

Calling all canoers!

Featured Event: Explore Van Cortlandt Park from a whole new angle this month. Comment

All’s fair

Featured Event: The Richmond County fair returns to Staten Island on Sept. 3 and 4. Comment

Hand it to them!

Featured Event: A new kid’s show comes to the Brick in Williamsburg on Thursdays in September. Comment

Clowning around

Featured Event: Comic juggler Will Shaw performs for free at the Hollis library branch this month. Comment

Magic man

Featured Event: Mario the Magician brings his classic act to Lincoln Center’s Atrium. Comment

Talk about team work

Featured Event: Alley Pond Park Adventure Course has just what you need for a last-minute summer “staycation.” Comment

Bugging out over head lice

How to spot and treat this lousy situation. Comments (1)

Dress your fashionista without getting fleeced

Teens: How to broach the designer label dilemma while back-to-school shopping. Comment

Back-to-school health checklist

Before that school bell rings, it’s time to think about your child’s physical well-being. Comment

Bullying can affect your child’s well-being

Here’s how to talk about it Comments (1)