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Helping teens through parents’ separation

Parents Helping Parents: Most teens go through periods when they require extra attention from their parents and can be particularly sensitive to signs of family upheaval. Read more…

Movie-making kit for kids

New & Noteworthy: Helen Piercy has put together a wonderful gift for children, Animation Studio, which includes everything from storyboards to optical toys to inspire children to make and film their own stories. Read more…

Dog dish or snack bowl?

Dad Stuff: Exploring the differences and similarities between our most adorable family members: dogs and babies. Read more…

The value of preschool programs

Pre-Schoolers: Teachers answer parents’ questions on topics ranging from the value of preschool to the importance of geography and the best way to improve writing skills. Read more…

Three strategies for raising confident kids

Self-esteem and confidence are 100 percent learned. Here are three tips to help you develop it in your children. Read more…

Broaching the topic of wills and estate planning with parents

Ask an Attorney: Any conversation about estate planning is a sensitive conversation. Here are some tips. Read more…

The one-upper mom

Mommy 101: Most parents know someone who tries to validate herself by trying to outshine others. Read more…

WeBop palooza at BAM Kids

Featured Event: WeBop is bee-bopping into BAM Kids on Nov. 23 for a jazzy-licious family party. Read more…

All my whaaat? Good girls, bad names

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Teens are bombarded with derogatory terms for women through pop culture, and young girls are now using these terms to describe themselves and friends. Read more…

Read a tale, spin a yarn

New & Noteworthy: Nosy Crow’s gorgeous “Playbook Pirates” brings adventures on the high seas vividly to mind with a pop-up book that turns into a play mat that can be explored with the enclosed free-standing pirates and sea creatures and your child’s imagination. Read more…

Mix it up with Milkshake

Featured Event: The high-energy group gets children 3 and older up and rocking in their seats at the Long Island Children’s Museum on Nov. 24. Read more…

Ear infections: What’s all the noise about?

Family Health: Ear infections are so common that 75 percent of children will experience one before they are 3 years old. Read more…

The Pow-wow comes to Staten Island

Featured Event: The Thunderbird American Indian Pow-Wow enchants audiences with songs and dances at the College of Staten Island on Nov. 25, 26, and 27. Read more…

The perfect interview

Teens: Teens will be interviewed for colleges, jobs, scholarships, and even a leadership role in high school. Being able to shine during the meeting will make all the difference. Read more…

Poop-tastic reading

Featured Event: “Poopendous” author Artie Bennett delivers the hilarious lowdown on one of our most important functions at Enigma Bookstore on Nov. 24. Read more…

The Youth Symphony opens its 51st season of concerts

Featured Event: The New York Youth Symphony is the most awarded youth program of its kind in the nation, so don’t miss the season opening concert on Nov. 24 at Carnegie Hall. Read more…

Tutor them in kindness

Education: Good grades are important, but being a good person is essential. Read more…

A story to encourage kids to dream

The Book Worm: Children ages 10 to 14, and some younger readers, will find “Serafina’s Promise” by Ann E. Burg an inspiring read. Read more…

Grab ‘Snatchabook’ off the shelf

The Book Worm: The intriguing mystery contained in Helen and Thomas Docherty’s new picture book, “The Snatchabook,” will have kids snatching it off the shelves. Read more…

Get spaced out with Tim

Featured Event: Tim and the Space Cadets are landing at the Jewish Museum on Nov. 17 for an out-of-this-world concert. Read more…

The truth about parenting

Manhattan: Why do most women say “Parenting is the hardest, but most rewarding, job in the world”? Why can’t we just admit parenting is hard? Read more…

Heads up

Sports: Concussions can happen in any sport, and with kids playing harder than ever in today’s ultra-competitive world of youth sports, it’s important for coaches, parents, and young athletes to know the signs of head injury. Read more…

Signs of concussion

Here are some symptoms of concussion as observed by coaches and parents and reported by athletes. Read more…

Join a group and make a totem pole.

Featured Event: The Brooklyn Children’s Month celbrates Native American Heritage. Read more…

What parents need to know about mobile social media apps

Growing Up Online: Supervising teens is more difficult when they use a variety of mobile social media apps. Here are tips to help parents guide their children toward good choices. Read more…

A dozen social apps that should be on every parent’s radar

Growing Up Online: Some social media apps that teens are using — and parent’s should be aware of. Read more…

Illuminating read

New & Noteworthy: Elizabeth Rusch’s new picture book about inventor Nikola Tesla explains how he grew from a boy dazzled by static electricity to harnessing the power of Niagara Falls. Read more…

Taylor, LeBron, and your child’s diet

Good Sense Eating: It’s no secret that kids trust celebrities. But can an endorsement from a celebrity spur your child into making unhealthy food decisions? The answer is yes. Read more…

Keeping your whole family safe from household poisons

Safeguard your home so your children and four-legged friends do not get into poisonous chemicals. Read more…

The unusual mouse has extraordinary adventures in ‘Stuart Little’

Featured Event: On Stage at Kingsborough hosts “Stuart Little” as part of its Family Series on Nov. 16. Read more…

Keeping a clean home for an asthmatic child

Healthy Living: When you have children who have allergies or suffer from asthma, your cleaning load increases exponentially. Read more…

Thanksgivukkah

Nutrition: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are a day apart in 2013, meaning two of this writer’s favorite holidays will make for one special holiday season. Read more…

Hop aboard a magical model train adventure

Featured Event: The annual Holiday Train Show is back at the New York Botanical Garden from Nov. 16 through Jan. 12, 2014. Read more…

Dysgraphia: Ensure your child has the write stuff to succeed at school

Education: Children with trouble printing, writing, or communicating ideas on paper may have a learning disability known as dysgraphia. Read more…

Signs of dysgraphia

Education: Here are the top 10 signs of dysgraphia in different age ranges. Read more…

Letting go in the holiday tug-of-war

With the start of November, parents start feeling the pull of the holidays. Read more…

Tots learn how to stir up a storm in Le Petit Chef

Featured Event: Children can learn to chop, stir, mix, and cook in the Staten Island Children’s Museum workshop Le Petit Chef from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21. Read more…

‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ at the New Victory

Featured Event: Don’t miss this show of tap shoes, funky costumes, and a big-brass band at the New Victory Theater from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1. Read more…

Six tips to help English-as-a-second-language students thrive

Learning English can be a tough endeavor, so we asked experts across the country what their top tips are for Enligsh-language learners. Read more…

The Three Bears celebrate the holidays

Featured Event: Join Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear to celebrate the holidays at the “Three Bears Holiday Bash” at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater from Nov. 12 through Dec. 30. Read more…

Relocating with children

Divorce & Separation: One of the toughest situations a family can face during or after a divorce involves one parent wanting or needing to move far away from the other. Both parents should be mindful of what’s in the best interest of their children. Read more…

Sing, dance, and eat with Mama Doni

New & Noteworthy: Multi-talented Mama Doni encourages families to joyfully celebrate the Jewish holidays of Hanukkah, Passover, and Shabbat with her new DVD and CD. Read more…

City Stomp is back

Featured Event: The Kindie rock is stomping again at Dizzy’s Diner. Read more…

Be your child’s strongest influence

Media: With messages in popular media glorifying drugs, partying, and sex, keeping your children on the right path seems like a challenge, but it’s possible with these tips. Read more…

Recital time at the Bronx House School for Performing Arts

Featured Event: Staff at the Bronx House for Peforming Arts puts on a recital concert on Nov. 10. Read more…

Scary numbers

Teens: A recent report shed light on how many U.S. adolescents, ages 12 to 17, used illegal substances on an average day. Read more…

Strap on your skates and visit the Village

Featured Event: An ice-skating rink and more than 100 Holiday Shops complete Bryant Park’s transformation into the Bank of America Winter Village, now through March 2, 2104. Read more…

An unexpected meeting

Death by Children: A teacher-parent meeting that puts our columnist in the hot seat. Read more…

Break out the paints for Craft Time

Featured Event: Children 4 to 12 years old explore their creative sides at the Howard Beach Library on Nov. 7. Read more…

It Figures

It Figures: Earth-saving stats and turkey tidbits in honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 and Thanksgiving on Nov. 28. Read more…

Gay families — a more familiar sight

LGBT Parenting: Gay marriage is becoming more and more common across the country. Gay, married couples from Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, explain how the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act has impacted their families. Read more…

Children come to TaleShare and benefit foster families

Featured Event: Children can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of crafts and storytime, which benefits foster children and families, on Nov. 9 at Bank Street. Read more…

Dogs on Fleas makes a special trip to Symphony Space

Featured Event: Don’t miss the roving trombone slide, fancy footwork, and irresistible rhythms of Dogs on Fleas when the band plays at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia theater on Nov. 2. Read more…

Don’t stop believing

New & Noteworthy: With songs that combine electric guitar with extoling the virtues of grandma, tidying up, and using your imagination, Kidville has a sure-fire hit with its new CD, “Rockin’ Railroad,” featuring Paulie Z. Read more…

It’s an Owl Prowl!

Featured Event: Learn all about the night-flying predators at the Nassau County Museum of Art’s Owl Prowl on Nov. 8. Read more…

Bjork’s Biophilia comes to the Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Biophilia is a suite of nine musical compositions with accompanying games, images, and videos that encourage users to explore connections between music, nature, and technology on Nov. 9, 10, and 30. Read more…

Giving thanks and remembering

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to embrace the bounty around us because the celebration of harvest is universal. Read more…
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