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Battle for the bathrooms

Death by Children: For this family of four, three bathrooms are just not enough. Read more…

Booby-trapped by big food?

Good Sense Eating: Do big-food companies exploit our built-in cravings for salt, sugar, and fat by creating foods designed to hook us? Read more…

‘Secrets’ are out: Must-have book has tips for students

New & Noteworthy: Queens resident Stefanie Weisman shares tips, tools and techniques for acing high school and college in her new book, “The Secrets of Top Students.” Read more…

Contracts for connected families

Growing Up Online: Setting rules about what your family does online can help make sure everyone is staying smart. Read more…

FabULyss summer recipes to cool down the family

A hot summer calls for some cool, healthy, and tasty treats. Read more…

Helping a child make friends

Loss & Grieving: How to help a child make friends and how to help children — and yourself — through a divorce. Read more…

Understanding digital assets

Ask an Attorney: We live in a digital age, there is little — if any — paper trail. But when you die, that information dies with you. Read more…

Under pressure: Fighting childhood hypertension

Family Health: Hypertension — known as high blood pressure — is becoming more common in children due to childhood obesity and carries risks of severe complications. If managed correctly, the risk can be decreased. Read more…

Fun BBQ accessory

New & Noteworthy: Buttering corn-on-the-cob just got more fun with Talisman Designs’ new Butter Bot and Butter San, a nunchuk-wielding ninja. Read more…

Teens are in a pickle over drinking

Letter from College: In today’s society, teenagers seem in a rush to grow up, using fake IDs and drinking alcohol. Read more…

For a 2-year-old, everything is new

Mommy 101: Our columnist explores ways to help her daughter learn through daily activities. Read more…

Sleep training made easy — sort of

Dad Stuff: Breaking down the process of sleep training. Read more…

Is your child’s classroom crowded?

Family Journal: Many of today’s elementary school classrooms are cramped for sufficient space and crunched for ample time. Read more…

Can going gluten-free help you?

Healthy Living: “Gluten guru” Danna Korn answers some questions for those that suffer from symptoms of celiac disease. Read more…

Gluten-free products

Healthy Living: Try these Pillsbury dough products out this month. Read more…

Waiting and patience

Special Needs: Some tips to teaching special-needs children how to wait. Read more…

Three new ways to reduce smoking in youth

Teens: New York City is ready to make history to ensure that the number of teens who smoke drops. Read more…

Customize your frozen treats with fruit, messages, and more

New & Noteworthy: Keep cool on a hot August afternoon by making ice pops with fun text messages, emoticons, names, and more with Zoku’s Quick Pop Maker. Read more…

A read for ‘one of those days’

The Book Worm: For 3 to 6 year olds, “He’s Been a Monster All Day!” by Denise Brennan-Nelson is a fun read with giggle-inducing artwork. Read more…

A read for little pet lovers

The Book Worm: “Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved her,” by Amy Novesky, is the perfect book for the 3- to 8-year-old animal lover in your life. Read more…

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Beauty is in the eye (brow) of the beholder, when a mom recalls what happened when she trimmed her daughter’s bangs. Read more…

Rock out with Rolie Polie Guacamole

Featured Event: Children and family enjoy a a family-friendly day at Greenwood Park in Park Slope. Read more…

Children learn how to play golf

Featured Event: CityParks Golf is great fun in the borough’s parks. Read more…

Five ways to prevent ACL injuries

Sports: Here are tips to help your child stay safe while playing sports. Read more…

The circuses are coming!

Featured Event: Disney’s International Contemporary Circus Festival presents Finland’s Race Horse Company on Aug. 19 and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus on Aug. 21 at the Marcus Garvey Park amphitheater. Read more…

Pop tunes, play and pizza

Featured Event: Kidville hosts a Pizza & Play series, featuring performances by the Rockin’ Railroad Band, in August. Read more…

Getting into preschool

Pre-Schoolers: Here are some tips to help you get your children into preschool successfully and stress-free. Read more…

Safety first

Lions and Tigers and Teens: The importance of teaching your teen how to be aware and make safe choices while living away from home. Read more…

Learn how to make and fly kites at the New York Hall of Science

Get the lowdown on one of our oldest and most fun-filled hobbies. Read more…

A safety checklist

Lions and Tigers and Teens: A checklist for college students to stay safe. Read more…

Tantrums to tranquility: Three deep breaths to calm toddler

Toddlers: Instead of mom yelling or giving in to her son’s pleas, sometimes taking a deep breath can calm everyone down. Read more…

Preparing for kindergarten

Pre-Schoolers: Here are some activities to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Read more…

Knowledge is empowerment

Elementary: It’s up to parents to make sure their children get the best education possible. Read more…

Make sweet memories with candy matching game

New & Noteworthy: Eeboo’s new travel size Candy Matching Game is a delicious way to while away a summer afternoon with your kids. Read more…

What to tell children about inhalants

Tweens: Tips from teachers on topics ranging from the dangers of some household products, the pros and cons of taking algebra in middle school, and where to find the best educational apps. Read more…

‘Spectacular’ ice sculpture

Featured Event: ‘Christmas Spectacular’ Rockettes take to the streets with ice pops on Aug. 13. Read more…

Interactive concert beckons singin’ kids

Featured Event: Sing-along for the whole family at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in East New York. Read more…

Kids’ gear: That backpack is too heavy!

Education: To prevent injuries, it’s important to make sure your child’s backpack is the right size and weight. Read more…

Dog days of summer enriched with Play Streets

Featured Event: The Police Athletic League provides a safe environment full of fun and crafts for the city’s youth. Read more…

Why being silly is serious business

“Laughter is the best medicine” applies to kids and parents alike. Read more…

Follow that Leeds: New CD has ‘Back to School’ tune

New & Noteworthy: Kindie rock star Joanie Leeds is joined by folk superstar Jonatha Brooke and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Rachel Loshak on her latest CD, “Bandwagon.” Read more…

Vacation fun in Florida

Travel: Sarasota’s Resort at Longboat Club allows families to indulge in their own definition of fun, whether it’s playing golf or tennis or enjoying some mother-daughter spa time. Read more…

Teen writing workshop at Guggenheim

Featured Event: Upper West Side museum is the site of “Framing the Phrase: Creative Writing in the Galleries,” a workshop for high school students. Read more…

Ferry to the French carnival

Featured Event: Bring the kids to Governors Island to experience Fête Paradiso’s vintage French carnival rides, music, and food. Read more…

Celebrating with sculpture

Featured Event: Children can celebrate the centennial of the Woolworth Building by creating sculptures inspired by its architectural elements. Read more…

The great baby weight debate

Body Image: Many women worry about their weight before, during, and after pregnancy. Dr. Grace Lau of New York University Langone Medical Center gives tips to help women of all sizes achieve a healthier pregnancy. Read more…

‘Boogie Woogie’ returns to Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Dance the night away every Wednesday at the Staten Island Children’s Museum. Read more…

Forecast: Kids to rock out to kindie rock band

Featured Event: Get to the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Nature Center for some good clean fun with the Dirty Sock Funtime Band on Aug. 13. Read more…

Children beat the heat at Play Streets

Featured Event: Police Athletic League offers safe places ot play sidewalk games, make arts and crafts, and more. Read more…

Birth of bonnie Prince George continues our love affair with babies

Letter from the Publisher: Our publisher gushes royally about newborns. Read more…

Outdoor fun on Governors Island

Featured Event: Governors Island is home to a mini-golf course designed by artists and a treehouse constructed from recycled materials through Sept. 29. Read more…

Groove to the tunes

Sing and dance along to Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights at Riverside Park South on Aug. 8. Read more…

Checking in with jazz musician and Brooklyn mom Laila Biali

Jazz pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Laila Biali talks about raising her son in Brooklyn — far from her family in friends in Canada, as well as touring and recording. Read more…

Robbi K brings world music to Staten Island

Featured Event: SummerStage presents Robbi K in concert in Willowbrook park on Aug. 12. Read more…

Free golf lessons for kids at city parks

Featured Event: Kids can enjoy complimentary golf lessons at Marine Park, and Bushwick’s Herbert Von King Park, courtesy of the Rene Lacoste Foundation. Read more…

It figures

It Figures: From dog days to back to school, fun facts for August. Read more…

Dance mix at Queensbridge Park

Featured Event: Beat the summer heat with Illstyle & Peace productions’ mix of hip-hop, bebop, beatboxing and more in their Aug. 8 Astoria dance concert. Read more…

Pirates ashore!

Featured Event: Children ages 4 and older will delight in “Pirate School!” — David Engel’s comic one-man-show aboard Red Hook’s Waterfront Barge Museum. Read more…
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