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A fairy tale setting

Travel: The all-inclusive, historic Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York, can’t be beat for year-round family fun. Read more…

Mini-golf set offers maximum fun indoors or out

New & Noteworthy: The cure for the rainy day blues is Starting Time’s fun, durable miniature golf set that helps kids pass the time, encourages creativity by allowing them to customize their course, and improves their hand-eye coordination. Read more…

Aaargh! Kids and adults will love this silly read

The Book Worm: Little ones, ages 3 to 7, will love the silly “No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou,” by Rhonda Gowler Greene. Read more…

Kids will clamor for ‘Noisy Tractor’

The Book Worm: Children 3 to 7 years old will enjoy hearing the story of “A Very, Very Noisy Tractor,” by Mar Pavin and Nivola Uya. Read more…

Get organized! Apps to match your personal style

Growing Up Online: Most parents make lists. Organized parents can actually find those lists when they need them. Dozens of apps promise to help, but the trick is finding the right one for your organizational style. Here are some tips. Read more…

Itchy mouth?

Good Sense Eating: Up to a third of people with season allergies experience oral allergy syndrome, a reaction to many raw fruits and veggies that have proteins similar to those found in tree, grass, and weed pollens. Read more…

When it’s all too much, this dad decides to quit

Death by Children: Our columnist has spent nine long weeks cleaning up after kids, and he needs a break. Read more…

More praise is not better

Education: Educators answer parents’ concerns about praise, how to help a struggling student, and what the Common Core State Standards mean. Read more…

Learning to read is a natural process that begins at birth

Cultivating a love of reading should not be rushed, and there are fun ways in which you can help your child succeed. Read more…

Straight talk about spines

Family Health: Because the body experiences so many growth spurts between the ages of 9 and 15, it is important to know the warning signs of scoliosis and to keep an eye on your teen’s spine as she grows. Read more…

Drawn together: Creators of “Spirited Away” create unexpected love story

New & Noteworthy: The sweetly uplifting animated film, “From Up On Poppy Hill” — a sweet love story about two high school students in Yokohama, Japan in 1963 — is out now on DVD. Read more…

Family ties: Tips for bringing blended families together

Divorce & Separation: Advice for families where one or both spouses have children from previous relationships. Read more…

Preparing for a second baby

Mommy 101: Mommy 101 is expecting a new baby! And she wonders what kind of big sister her daughter Olivia will be. Read more…

‘Spirits of Halloween Past’ will tingle your spine!

Featured Event: The New York Historical Society celebrates Halloween with an eerific trip down memory lane at its DiMenna Children’s History Museum. Read more…

Is it necessary to marry a long-term, committed partner?

Ask an Attorney: It’s logical to think that true love and commitment transcend ceremony and ritual, but marriage is a status conferred by the state, and that brings with it a bundle of more than 2,000 legal rights. Read more…

October it figures

It Figures: From trick-or-treating tidbits to safety snippets, here are October fun facts. Read more…

Dr. Seuss and Halloween at the Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Activities for the calendar’s most bone-thrilling day — and a Dr. Seuss-inspired revel — are set to wow trick-or-treaters at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Read more…

Overscheduling and teen relationships

Teens: Advice for parents worried about a teen’s full plate and bad romance. Read more…

Family party and Halloween frolics

Featured Event: The American Museum of Natural History presents its Family Party, featuring educational activities and entertainment, plus a Halloween celebration, guaranteed to set your spine tingling! Read more…

The benefits of genetic testing for breast cancer

Healthy Living: Genetic testing can pinpoint if the breast cancer gene runs in your family, and it’s a simple blood test. Read more…

School yourself about asthma — you may lower your child’s absences

Education: Many kids with asthma miss quite a few days of school. Here are some ways you can improve your child’s condition, and possibly reduce school absences. Read more…

Resources for help with asthma

Some sites with more information for families of children with asthma. Read more…

Sweet rehab: Thieving dogs leave the life to run cafe

New & Noteworthy: The bungling burglars in Tracey Corderoy’s new book, “Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam,” will steal your heart, too, as they turn from a life of crime to time frosting cupcakes. Read more…

The magic is back in Staten Island

Featured Event: Lyn Dillies is magical at the College of Staten Island Read more…

Top tips for parents on getting involved in children’s education this fall

Education: Research has shown that families who are actively involved in their children’s education can help boost learning and positive child development. Read more…

Run for your life at the Rundead fun run

Featured Event: Zombies are coming to get you at Luna Park. Read more…

Teen fighting deals a blow to IQ

Bullying: A study showed that teens who suffer fight-related injuries experience an IQ loss that’s equal to missing a year of school. Read more…

Finding the best way to help your family fall asleep

Getting a good night’s sleep comes down to sleep hygiene — basic strategies that you can implement to help your entire family get some rest. Read more…

Diagnosing and treating a child with celiac disease

When her daughter didn’t want to play with other kids and constantly had tummy troubles, a mother took her to be tested for celiac disease. Read more…

Partners in education

Education: Developing a stronger relationship with your child’s teacher will benefit the student in the long run. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Read more…

Finding my own parenting style

Downtown Mommy: As a child, this writer didn’t like her mother’s parenting style, and vowed her’s would be different when she had kids of her own. But a recent playdate may have changed her mind. Read more…

Fortify your child against bone loss

Nutrition: Help prevent osteoporosis in your child’s future with these tips today. Read more…

Calcium minus the cow

Nutrition: Calcium builds and maintains strong bones and teeth, but what if your kids don’t eat or drink dairy products? In addition to a calcium supplement, the United Stated Department of Agriculture recommends these high-calcium foods to meet children’s daily needs (1,000 mg for ages 4 to 8; 1,300 mg for children 9 to 19). Read more…

Talented youngsters shine in Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team

Sports: Seventeen lucky and talented kids beat out hundreds to become members of the high-profile, youth dance team of the Brooklyn basketball team. Read more…

Poe-tastic exhibit and more at the Morgan

Featured Event: Enjoy stories, music, crafts, and interactive shows — among other delights — when the Morgan Library and Museum hails mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe. Read more…

Join the chain gang: Halloween decor to make with kids

New & Noteworthy: Add a festive touch to your home with Eeboo’s new Halloween Paper Chain. Read more…

Freshman year jitters

Letter from College: College is an exciting time for teenagers, but the changes that come with it can make it a seemingly daunting experience. Read more…

Top five tips for high school success

College & Empty nest: The largest citywide school choice process, where middle schoolers are matched to a high school program, can be more confusing than college admissions. These tips will help parents and students find their way. Read more…

Spooktacular Halloween

Fabulyss Finds: Halloween is a holiday that is notoriously fun for both parents and kids, but it also poses some safety issues for parents. Here’s a “lysst” of some vital safety tips for kids of all ages. Read more…

Halloween costume ideas for the craft challenged

This Halloween, have some fun by making your child’s costume at home. Even if you’re craft challenged, these homemade costumes are a breeze. Read more…

Suppressing the joys of motherhood at work: Don’t do it!

There’s a lot of mommy stigma in workplaces, but being a mother is nothing short of meaningful in every sense of the word. Read more…

Haunted pumpkins, oh my!

Featured Event: Ghoulish gourds come to the New York Botanical Garden. Read more…

‘Eco House’ traveling exhibit

Travel: Eco House rolls into Glen Oaks community to help residents become more energy efficient. Read more…

A 2014 update for the family car

Every year, automakers upgrade and update their model lineups with the sole purpose of answering the needs of today’s active families. Read more…

What’s next in auto technology for families in 2014?

Here are some highlights of the expanding technology from automaker.. Read more…

Take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin

Featured Event: Aladdin and the Princess fly off to a great adventure at Puppetworks. Read more…

Lumpy Bumpy is back

Featured Event: That “gourd-geous” Lumpy Bumpy is back and better than ever. Read more…

Sail into Shapeshifter Lab with Lloyd H. Miller

Featured Event: The SS Brooklyn sails into town with LLoyd H. Miller at Shapeshifter Lab. Read more…

‘Medieval’ sleepover at cathedral

Featured Event: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents a Camelot-themed slumber party, complete with a trip back to the age of kings, princesses, and knights. Read more…

BOOhoo: Too old for trick-or-treating?

Lions and Tigers and Teens: There are plenty of ways teens can celebrate Halloween — without a can of Gillette or a carton of eggs! Here are some tips. Read more…

Safety tips for licensed teens

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Halloween night is when young kids will be out en masse, celebrations will often include alcohol, and other teens may be out looking for mischief. Here are some tips to stay safe while driving. Read more…

Test your game on the Adventure course

Featured Event: Extended through Nov. 17, the course is still open for adventure at Alley Pond. Read more…

Fun activities with pumpkins

If you want to get past the usual jack-o-lantern carving and tackle some other pumpkin activities, you’ve come to the right place. Read more…

‘The Selfish Giant’ at the Players Theatre

Featured Event: The young and the young at heart will find joy Oscar Wilde’s tale of love and redemption, performed by Literally Alive children’s theater company. Read more…

Formidable friendships

As kids get older, they start to select their own pals. Unfortunately, parents are not always happy with their choices. Read more…

The drive-in is back

Featured Event: Grab a popcorn and settle in for an old fashioned drive in adventure. Read more…

‘Fiesta’ for the ears: Mister G releases CD of bilingual songs

New & Noteworthy: Mister G of “Chocolalala” fame, celebrates the release of his new, bilingual album, “ABC Fiesta,” with a show at Manhattan’s Symphony Space. Read more…

How to avoid a common Halloween horror

You may not think of a pumpkin as posing a big risk to your family, but statistics show that your child is more likely to get hurt carving jack-o’-lanterns than engaging in other spooky fun. Read more…

‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Me and My Shadow’

Featured Event: Kids of all ages will enjoy “Peter Pan” and “Me and My Shadow” at the New Victory Theater. Read more…

Giffords Lane is rocking the rafters at St. George Theater

Featured Event: Talented tweens and teens headline at the St. George Theater. Read more…

Brrr-ave ‘Ghost of Sleepy Hollow”

Featured Event: Don’t lose your heard over the headless horseman, when he makes his boo-tastic appearance at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.. Read more…

Halloween-themed ‘Hansel and Gretel’ at Swedish Cottage

Featured Event: Get ready for a spooktastic new stage escapade with “Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure” at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Read more…

It’s Boo at the Zoo again

Featured Event: Scary comes to the Bronx Zoo for Halloween. Read more…

Braces, vision, and ‘newfangled stuff’

Letter from the Publisher: National Orthodontics Month is a great time to discover if your child needs to have corrections on his bite or teeth. Read more…
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