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It figures

It Figures: Facts about colds, Ireland, and camp. Read more…

History of New York offers new thrills

Letter from College: Living in New York City gives teenagers opportunities to explore their hobbies and interests, and pursue possible career paths. This teen columnist shares what she learned while interning at the New-York Historical Society. Read more…

Autism has become a nationwide crisis

Autism: An alarming number of children are diagnosed as falling somewhere along the autism and related disorders spectrum. Read more…

Families benefit from gardening together

Enjoy gardening as a family — and watch the good times grow. Read more…

Cookie Kids are bitty bakers on a big mission

The proof is in the pudding! Cookie Kids’ bake sales are winning fans and raising money for people in need. Read more…

Apps that take the drudgery out of dinner

Growing Up Online: We found the best apps to help with new meal ideas, menu planning, and even grocery lists. Read more…

Your little pioneer will love this history lesson

The Book Worm: Anyone 12 and up will enjoy reading “Women of the Frontier” by Brandon Marie Miller. Read more…

Get those “gimmes” out of your house

The Book Worm: If your child is constantly demanding you buy him things, you may want to read “Do I Look Like an ATM?” by Sabrina Lamb. Read more…

How to take care of children while pregnant

Parents Helping Parents: Dealing with some of the more painful symptoms of pregnancy while taking care of another child can be tricky, and moms might want to call in some help. Read more…

Children’s charity birthday parties

Children’s birthday parties in which the presents are given away to less-fortunate children are being embraced with open arms. Read more…

Tips for hosting a charitable birthday party

Here are some guidelines for hosting a charitable birthday party. Read more…

Be open to feedback — and thrive

Here are five ways you can better receive — and benefit from — negative and constructive feedback in all areas of your life. Read more…

It’s springtime at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Featured Event: Song and stories usher in the verdamt season. Read more…

How to provide for a pet after death

Ask an Attorney: Pets have gained increasing prominence in our lives, and many owners want to ensure their beloved pet is cared for after their death. Read more…

Stage right: Kids direct the action

New & Noteworthy: Kids can move the fairytale characters across the stage of Sevi’s wooden puppet theater with the help of magnetic sticks. Read more…

The insatiable child

Good Sense Eating: Some children seen to have a larger appetite and take longer to be satisfied. It’s not easy to know if they’re really hungry or eating out of habit — or boredom. Read more…

Let it fly

Featured Event: Children 8 to 12 years old can learn how to fly fish from the pros this month at Alley Pond Environmental Center. Read more…

Okee Dokee Brothers bring country music to Tribeca!

Featured Event: Twirl your partners — or at least toe-tap along! — when the Okee Dokee Brotners bring their unique brand of music to the 92Y Tribeca. Read more…

After the birds and the bees

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Most teens have already learned the details of “how.” Now, they need their parents to discuss the more complex issues of sex. Read more…

Wee forces of nature

Dad Stuff: Young babies are tiny forces of nature that live moment-to-moment and don’t realize consequences — and parents just have to live with it! Read more…

Red flags in child development

Special Needs: Red flags can help warn parents of potential delays and disabilities in children. Read more…

The green teen

Teens: Teach your teen to be green with these simple tips. Read more…

Realizing my baby is growing up, way up

Raising Boys: A case of an ill-fitting shirt leads our wistful columnist to realize her 10-year-old son is no longer her little boy. Read more…

Periods: Normal vs. not

Education: Help your daughter cope well with her transition into adulthood with good communication and education. Read more…

Spring into photography season with these tips

Here are some suggestions for how you can take beautiful photos of your tot. Read more…

That’s my boy!

Death by Children: Our columnist once thought his son was too good-looking to be his child — but their similar sense of humor can’t fool him. Read more…

Exercise to save the elephants

Featured Event: Do your part to help save endangered pachyderms — and enjoy quality time with your family — at this year’s “Run for the Wild” at the Bronx Zoo on April 27. Read more…

‘Hog wild about recycling

New & Noteworthy: Eeboo’s new line of Waste-Not Animal kits encourage kids to reuse empty food containers by using them as the basis for adorable felt animal craft projects. Read more…

Where to look for challenging work for gifted students?

Education: From techniques for solving math mentally to finding a possible attention problem, teachers answer parents’ questions. Read more…

Ready, aim, shoot

Featured Event: Hit a bullseye in the archery workshop at the Crotona Nature Center on April 20. Read more…

Spanish-themed workshop and crafts at New York Historical Society

Featured Event: Expect some “grandes momentos” at the Spanish-esque family frolic. Read more…

Divorced dads and their children

Divorce & Separation: It’s not often talked about, but divorce can be hard on dads, too. Read more…

Beach blues

Mommy 101: Vacationing with a young child is not necessarily a day at the beach for this columnist. Read more…

What does a 12-year anniversary look like? Jamaica, Mon!

Travel: Every DivaMom needs a vacation — and spa day — now and then. Read more…

Kid talent show at Radio City!

Featured Event: Hey kids, this gig’s for you! Polish up your song-and-dance routines — and other hidden talents - and take to the stage at Radio City Music Hall. Read more…

Educating the public about bipolar disorder

Special Needs: Today there are several organizations with the mission of educating people about the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children. Read more…

Fallout from sibling fights can be depressing

Studies show that sibling squabbles over privacy or equality may have emotional health consequences. Read more…

Help reduce sibling squabbles

There are some things you can do to reduce everyday fighting. Here are some ideas from KidsHealth.org and other experts. Read more…

Are babies bad for the environment?

Babies: A Brooklyn rabbi makes the case for families making the world a better place. Read more…

Spring clean for a little green

This spring, clean out your closets and sell the old items you don’t use online. Read more…

The migraine-food connection

Healthy Living: Some surprising facts about what foods can trigger migraines. Read more…

Turn the page: Miss Nina’s inspired by classic lit

New & Noteworthy: Taking inspiration from everyone from Maurice Sendak to punk-rockers, Miss Nina’s new CD “Sha Doo Be Doop” is great fun for kids — and the parents who love to sing and dance with them. Read more…

Help kids with special needs spring into action

Autism: Enable your child with special needs to enjoy an activity or hobby — and some fresh air! Read more…

Follow the dragon to a fun day

Featured Event: Celebrate Earth Day at the St. George Day Festival on April 20. Read more…

New ‘Tradition’: Introduce your kids to the magic of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Featured Event: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts brings “Fiddler on the Roof” to Midwood on April 14. Read more…

Prevent overuse injuries

Sports: The growing trend of repetitive-use injuries in children — at younger and younger ages — has doctors worried. Read more…

Basics of chess for budding Kasparovs

Featured Event: Aspiring chess whizzes can get the checkmate lowdown at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Read more…

Asperger’s Awareness Month

Autism: April is Autism Awareness Month, so take some time to learn about Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more…

Growing up healthy: Fun food facts and recipes

New & Noteworthy: Rhyming text from author Marianne Berkes, combined with detailed, colorful illustrations by Cris Arbo, make “What’s in a Garden?” a book that tantalizes kids with the wonders — and wonderful flavors — of the garden. Read more…

Volunteering in life

Letter from the Publisher: Our publisher is the new president of The Parenting Media Association. Read more…

Confessions of a ‘green’ convert

One woman’s aversion — and conversion — to a green lifestyle. Read more…

Parents’ roles in managing their children’s stress

Family Health: How parents can help their children avoid — and deal with — stress. Read more…

Bulgarian ‘green’ garden of song

Featured Event: Bulgarian singer Vlada Tomova shares ancient and new tunes from her homeland at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Read more…

‘Subway Safari’: Story time at Brooklyn’s Transit Museum

Featured Event: On Saturdays, the littlest museum-goers and their parents enjoy a story and crafting at the New York Transit Museum. Read more…

Ready, aim, shoot

Featured Event: Learn the ancient sport, archery, at Willowbrook Park on April 7. Read more…

Seven ways to green your school

Education: Here are a few ways you can make your school greener. Read more…

Treasure seekers welcome

Featured Event: Search for clues — and for treasure! — in Kissena Park on April 7. Read more…

What’s the story?

Featured Event: Greenlight Bookstore’s very own troubadour, Jarrod, leads story time and a singalong at the Fort Greene shop on Fridays in April. Read more…

Splish splash: Let ‘em play in the rain

New & Noteworthy: When looking for the perfect raincoat to repel April showers, look to our sodden friends, the Brits, for practical, adorable outerwear for kids. Read more…

Ready, aim, shoot

Featured Event: Take aim and go for the bullseye in the archery workshop offered at the Lenape Playground in Marine Park on April 7. Read more…

‘Story Pirates’ come ashore at Symphony Space

Featured Event: Wacky and original production uses fun activities to recreate unique adventures right off the high seas. Read more…

Letters to the editor: Readers want to protect kids from cigarettes

Two readers share their feelings about our February 2013 article, “The right to know: Is there a way to tell if your home is really smoke-free?” Read more…

Tee up! Mini Golf is back at the New York Hall of Science

Featured Event: Aspiring link buffs can improve their game and have fun at the same time — no ifs, ands, or putts about it! Read more…
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