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Dealing with an older teen’s intimate relationship

Parents Helping Parents: How do parents deal with their older teen having sex in their house? Read more…

It figures

It Figures: Celebrate June with fun facts about dads and summer snippets. Read more…

Should food be playfully delicious?

Good Sense Eating: Studies show children tend to eat more vegetables if they’re given cool names or presented in a fun design. Try this recipe for Yakimaniac Veggie Martians. Read more…

Listen to the mothers: Lady moguls encourage mompreneurs

Mom moguls came together to share their secrets on success as mothers, wives, and business owners — and it was incredibly inspiring. Read more…

Dad, guess what?

Death by Children: A dad’s hopes and dreams for himself and his family collide with the punchline of his son’s joke. Read more…

Dish at dinner: Serve up a side of bonding with dinner

Here’s a way to get everyone at the dinner table involved in a discussion. Read more…

Stranger danger: Olivia gets cold shoulder from annoyed woman

Mommy 101: The writer had to bite her tongue when a fellow customer was rude to her daughter. Read more…

Before you travel: Appoint a standby guardian

Ask an Attorney: This month, our columnist explains why parents may want a standby guardian for their children. Read more…

‘Grumpy’ book makes ‘em smile

New & Noteworthy: “Maya was Grumpy” may be the first book by author-illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur but she writes — and paints watercolors — with a talent that delights readers of all ages. Read more…

Grappling with mortality

Loss & Grieving: It’s never easy to soothe your child’s fears about death. Read more…

Infants and young children shouldn’t be exposed to screens, say experts

Growing Up Online: Keep smartphones, tablets, and other high-tech gadgets away from young children. Read more…

Teens keep learning during summer break

Letter from College: This teen encourages her peers to take up a new skill, sport, or hobby during their vacation. Also, use the free time to get tutoring in a tough subject. Read more…

Vegetarian 101: Queens school changes menu

Nutrition: PS 244, known as TALES, became the first city public school to serve a complete vegetarian menu for all meals. Read more…

Teen binge drinking on the rise

Family Journal: How to tell if your teen is abusing alcohol. Read more…

Tips for parents of young swimmers

Family Health: How to make sure your young child’s first time in the water goes swimmingly. Read more…

Make the most of summer break

Education: Plus advice on freezing on tests in this month’s Dear Teacher. Read more…

Nautical by nature: Baby’s first sailor suit

New & Noteworthy: The new Salty Seas Sailor Set by Bunnies by the Bay will have baby boating in style. Read more…

Designing a bedroom for a growing child

Toddlers: Children grow so quickly that your best bet is to design a functional bedroom that can grow with them. Read more…

Here are some great books for summer reading

The Book Worm: Sit back and relax with one of these new summer reads. Read more…

Helping a child who stutters

Don’t be afraid to seek therapy for a child who stutters. Read more…

Safer sun for everyone

Tips, tricks, and secrets to help your family enjoy summer without getting burned. Read more…

Help your teen make the most of summer employment

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Your teen’s summer job may not be ideal or pay very much, but she will learn important skills and build connections that will help with future employment. Read more…

Opting out of the rug rat race

Pre-Schoolers: Instead of enrolling her kids in expensive classes to better prepare them for the future, this mom discovered the importance of family-time enrichment. Read more…

Summer shape up

Autism: Summer is here and kids will be outside running around. Help your loved one with special needs enjoy the nice weather and activities as well. Read more…

Enjoy grandkids before and after their parents split

Divorce & Separation: Gaining visitation of your grandchildren after their parents separate may be harder than you think. Here are reasons why you should do your part to help keep the peace. Read more…

Breakaway from New York

Travel: Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship delivers one wow moment after another. Read more…

Tune in: New lyrics to well-loved classical melodies

New & Noteworthy: Educator Ilana Melmed wins the hearts of parents and children alike with her CD featuring new lyrics to exciting pieces of classical music by Rossini, Hayden, von Suppe and more. Read more…

More cruises from New York

Travel: More cruise lines that offer departures from Manhattan or Brooklyn Cruise Terminals, as well as Cape Liberty Cruise Port, Bayonne, NJ. Read more…

The 2013 Jackson Heights Arts Festival

The annual June in Jackson Heights event is back, and this year it features a new arts festival. Read more…

The buzz on caffeinated snack foods

Nutrition: Caffeine is showing up in a number of products that might be attractive to kids. Read more…

New book by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg calls for grrrl power

The new book “Lean In” is inspiring women across the country to change how they see themselves in the workplace and at home. Read more…

Perils of summer: Tips for celebrating safely

Healthy Living: The summer can be filled with block parties, Fourth of July celebrations, and pool parties, putting unsupervised children and pets at risk of serious injury. Remember this advice to keep your children, guests, and pets safe during the festivities. Read more…

When should I be worried?

Dad Stuff: As a new parent, how do you know when to worry? Read more…

Kids win big in bookmaking competition

Four city children received awards for their submissions in the annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. Read more…

Understanding the teenage brain

Behavior: Parents living with teens know that arguing is all too common. The reason may be the difference between your brain and your teen’s. Read more…

Bacon memories: Ice cream sandwich cookbook is delish read

New & Noteworthy: New cookbook by HandleTheHeat.com blogger Tessa Arias features lots of recipes for cookies and ice cream, so you can create the perfect pairing for your next summer celebration. Read more…

Graduation

Letter from the Publisher: It’s that time of the year again, when our youngsters graduate from the various plateaus in their education. Read more…

For a dear dad: Send him a special note

New & Noteworthy: Remember that special guy in your life with a thoughtful greeting card this Father’s Day. Read more…
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