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Check out four reads from Carole Roman

The Book Worm: Kids will love these books by children’s author Carole P. Roman. Read more…

World’s safest spoon?

New & Noteworthy: Spuni inventors have created a utensil that features a medical grade thermoplastic elastomer outer layer and a food safe polypropylene inner structure. And it comes in pretty colors. Read more…

A fun read for inquiring minds

The Book Worm: For any child with a curious mind, “Time for Kids Big Book of Where” is a must-read. Read more…

An important history lesson kids will understand

The Book Worm: Little history buffs, ages 4 to 7, will love learning about Nobel-Peace prize winner Nelson Mandela in Kadir Nelson’s new book. Read more…

Thinking about tomorrow? Don’t! Stop!

Toddlers: Parents have to supervise their toddlers every second. But our columnist realizes that as his daughter grows older, he won’t be able to protect her around the clock. Read more…

Easing back-to-school jitters for kids — and parents

Education: Here are a few tips to erase the first-day-of-school fears for your kids — and you. Read more…

Understanding migraines

Your doctor can help you determine the difference between migraines and headaches, and how to treat them. Read more…

Helping an older child sleep through the night

Parents Helping Parents: A 10 year old who has trouble sleeping can point to deeper issues, such as stress from academic or physical demands. Read more…

Motherhood examined on the Upper East Side

Pregnancy: The Museum of Motherhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side educates visitors about the important role of moms. Read more…

It takes a village

Mommy 101: Living closer to her family has helped our columnist realize how great it is that her daughter spend time with her relatives. Read more…

Draw the line

New & Noteworthy: High quality art supplies from Eeboo, such as their circus-themed sketchbook and set of jumbo “mixies” pencils, will entice kids of all ages to unleash their inner draftsman. Read more…

An itch to scratch: Head lice prevention and treatment

Family Health: One of the most common schoolhouse conditions is head lice infestation, but there are ways to treat it. Read more…

Newsflash: Teens need to read newspapers, too

Letter from College: Our teen columnist encourages peers to stay up-to-date on events around the world. Read more…

Celebrate Museum Day with a workshop

Featured Event: Enjoy a drop-in sketch class at the annual event at the Morgan Museum on Sept. 28. Read more…

Seven tips for parents of shy children

Friendship: There are many ways to help a shy child maintain the formation of true human bonding and friendship. Read more…

Twenty things dads don’t understand about their teen daughters and teen lingo

Raising Girls: A list of things teenage daughters want their fathers to know, written by a group of female teens. Also, a brief lexicon to help you decipher text messages. Read more…

How to register to be an organ donor

Ask an Attorney: How you can ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. Read more…

Putting ‘ham’ in ‘Hamlet’

New & Noteworthy: Author-illustrator Ben Gibson has rendered the classics — from “Pride and Prejudice” to “The Great Gatsby” — into a kooky collection of stories starring “The Ghastly Dandies,” well-dressed monsters. Read more…

Raised by Google

Death by Children: All the rites of passage our columnist was looking forward to sharing with his son were stolen — his boy Googled them. Read more…

Soar into entertainment with ‘Three if by Air’

Featured Event: Dance and theatre company General Mischief performs “Three if by Air” at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on Sept. 21 and 22. Read more…

The opt-out generation wants to opt back in

Working Moms: How can we as a society help women who opted out of the workforce to raise a family, return to their careers after their children are older and less vulnerable? Read more…

Cinderella and her prince

Featured Event: Children will love the Plaza Theatrical’s production of “Cinderella” at Long Island Children’s Museum on Sept. 21, and 28, as well as Oct. 5 and 6. Read more…

Bringing home baby: Establishing rules for guests

Healthy Living: After the birthing experience, most moms want to go home and rest and recover, not host a gaggle of relatives who simply can’t take the hint that mom needs some sleep. Read more…

England’s calling

New & Noteworthy: In her fourth CD for families, “Blink of an Eye,” Francis England enchants listeners with deeply meaningful acoustic pop. Read more…

Romeo and Juliet and baby

Babies: Miami City Ballet principal dancer Jennifer (Kronenberg) Guerra talks about returning to her New York roots, and how she balances a professional dance career and motherhood — with grace. Read more…

Pooches and kitties on parade

Featured Event: The American Kennel Club hosts hundreds of canines and felines for you to get to know at the annual Meet the Breeds at the Jacob K. Javits Center on Sept. 28 and 29. Read more…

Feeding Frenzy at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Every living thing has to eat, and at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Feeding Frenzy program, children will learn about the feeding habits of all the creatures that live at the museum. Read more…

How much ‘energy’ does a kid need?

Good Sense Eating: Some food and beverage companies are adding caffeine to products targeted at children. Read more…

Simply a-Maize-ing

Featured Event: The fall family favorite, the Amazing Maize Maze, returns to the Queens County Farm from Sept. 21 through Oct. 27 Read more…

Blended families

Divorce & Separation: With real-life divorce rates that remain high, remarriage and blended families have become much more common during recent decades, much like TV’s “Modern Family.” Read more…

‘Charlotte’s Web’ comes to BAMKids

Featured Event: As part of a new film series at Brooklyn Academy of Music, the both the 1973 animated film and the 2006 live-action version of “Charlotte’s Web” will be screened on Sept. 21. Read more…

Too young to die: Helping your teen cope with a friend’s death

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Parents and community members need to be prepared for helping a teen with grief. Read more…

When to seek professional help

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Several signs that your teen may need professional help for her grief. Read more…

It’s a rockin’ time

Featured Event: Children and parents alike will love the annual Folk Rock Festival at Westerleigh Park on Sept. 21. Read more…

Going back to school gluten-free

Education: There are several things that you and your family can do prior to the start of the school year to make your gluten-sensitive child’s transition from home to classes as smooth as possible. Read more…

Spend a night at the museum

Featured Event: Get ready for a sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History on Sept. 28. Read more…

A wild time with Mr. Tiger

Featured Event: Mr. Tiger and author Peter Brown roar into PowerHouse Arena on Sept. 15 to launch this latest adventure. Read more…

The Essence of a good time

Featured Event: Essence Goldman performs her catchy tunes that children — and parents — will love at the Jewish Museum of New York on Sept. 15. Read more…

Multitasking does not mix with school work

ADHD: Teachers answers questions from a student about multitasking during homework time and from a parent about how to recogizing attention-deficit disorder. Read more…

Mo’s movie night

New & Noteworthy: Plan a family movie night with Scholastic’s fabulous animated adaptations of Mo Willems’s children’s books, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late,” “Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion,” and “Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct.” Read more…

Lanterns and parades, oh my!

Featured Event: Don’t miss a lantern-making workshop at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University from Sept. 14 to 21. Stick around on Sept. 21 to parade your glowing lantern in a procession. Read more…

Getting to know you: Facebook can hinder or help college applications

Growing Up Online: College admissions officers have discovered Facebook, so make sure your child’s profile won’t hurt his applications. Read more…

Turning the tables: What you can learn about them

Growing Up Online: How students can read up on prospective universities and colleges. Read more…

What’s in a name?

Babies: Too many people still judge a book by its cover, so what are expectant parents to do when choosing a baby name? Read more…

Leapen’ lizards, it’s Frog Day!

Featured Event: Frog Day hopps over to the Staten Island Zoo on Sept. 14, when children can learn about the amphibian, warts and all. Read more…

Teacher trouble 101

Elementary: Tips and strategies to manage elementary school student-teacher conflict. Know when it’s time to seek help from the administration. Read more…

Go fly a kite!

Featured Event: Families can bring their own, purchase one at this fun event, or just wach others’ soar high at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sept. 14. Read more…

Questions to ask

Questions to ask the teacher: • Have you noticed my child struggling with a particular subject? Read more…

Peacocking around — with style and self-respect

Teens: Creating a sense of style is something that people base on their likes. The dilemma for a lot of parents is trying to find a balance between supporting their child’s or teen’s style, while encouraging appropriate attire. Read more…

Should homework be banned?

Homework: Do large amounts of homework really help kids learn, or does it contribute to increased stress and anxiety in children? Read more…

Back-to-school shopping, app style

Education: Save money by replacing antiquated school supplies that kids seldom use with the right smartphone and tablet apps. Read more…

Make a new friend today!

Featured Event: Meet the whole gang when “Sesame Street Live” comes to the Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 13, 14, and 15. Read more…

Healthy after-school snacks

Nutrition: Here are some fun, nutritious snacks that kids — and their parents — will love. Read more…

More tasty treats

Nutrition: • Spray a tortilla with butter spray, sprinkle with sugar substitute and cinnamon, then bake until crispy. Read more…

Be Italian

Featured Event: Everything Italian will be enjoyed at the annual Ferragosto street fair on Arthur Avenue in Little Italy on Sept. 8. Capese? Read more…

Hop up for the Pop Ups

Featured Event: Rock into the New Year with the indie rock band the Pop Ups at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sept. 8. Read more…

Enjoy a picnic and traditional Egyptian concert

Featured Event: Music and dance ensemble Zikrayat performs classicical Arabic music and traditional dances at the Queens Botanical Garden on Sept. 7. Read more…

Hop on board for adventure

Nutrition: The City Island Seaside Trolley is offering free trips to the neighborhood’s restaurants and shops on Sept. 6. Read more…

Wizards, warriors, and kings

Featured Event: The Mettawee River Theatre Company presents the medieval Welsh tale of “Taliesin” on Sept. 6, 7, 8: and 13, 14, and 15 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Read more…

The end of summer

Letter from the Publisher: September is here, and that doesn’t mean there isn’t loads of activities to do. Read more…
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