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More than keeping score

Sports: Whether you are the parent of an athlete or a parent coach, the concept should be the same — to make sure kids are having fun, developing skills, and staying safe. Read more…

Help your future rock star dream on

The Book Worm: Do you have a hopeful future “American Idol” winner in your house? Teach her it’s going to take a bit of practice to reach her dreams, with “Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars” by Ricky Martin. Read more…

How texting can strengthen relationships

Growing Up Online: A few studies suggest that, like other forms of communication, texting has the power to bring people closer. Depending on how it is used, it can also create conflict. Help your teen understand this distinction, and how texting etiquette can help. Read more…

Advice for a new mom

Parents Helping Parents: Support for a new mother who is struggling with pumping while working. Read more…

How natural is your grocery cart?

Good Sense Eating: Unlike “organic” foods, which must adhere to a strict set of rules, the term “natural” has yet to be clearly defined for food labels. Read more…

Tattletale parents

Lions and Tigers and Teens: When and how to tell another parent about her teen’s bad behavior. Read more…

It’s in the bag

New & Noteworthy: New diaper bag can carry it all — on the shoulder or on the stroller — in style! Read more…

The family that texts together

Death by Children: Our columnist and his family have found the laziest form of communication. Read more…

Celebrate winter art at the Poe Park Visitors Center

Featured Event: ARt buffs of all ages can admire a new exbhiit featuring the works of 16 artists from around the world. Read more…

The health effects of long commutes

Healthy Living: Long commutes are believed to cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, stress, and insomnia, yet 3.5 million Americans spend more than 90 minutes traveling to work. Read more…

Worry-free parenting is an oxymoron

Just Write Mom: Our columnist rarely thought about world disasters, but once her daughter was born, this mother worried about everything. Read more…

The importance of peer support

Letter from College: Life at college can be stressful, lonely, and even frightening — but newfound friends can help you weather even the toughest storms. Read more…

The value of vitamins

Family Health: Do children really need multivitamins? Read more…

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with troubadour

Featured Event: Children enjoy a sing-a-long concert with Patrick Rafferty, and make a hydra for the dragon march. Read more…

Four tips to get your kids to open up

Ask Dr. Karyn: Learning how to talk to children is one of the most important skills parents can learn. Here are some tips to help get you started. Read more…

Celebate the Year of the Horse

Featured Event: Kick off Chinese New Year festivities with a dragon dance at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Read more…

Low-cost divorce services

Divorce & Separation: Many couples find answers to their separation and divorce concerns at Community Dispute Resolution Centers throughout the state. Read more…

What a celebration!

Featured Event: Enjoy an interactive show with the Paper Bag Players. Read more…

Off the ice

New & Noteworthy: New pajamas, complete with a built-in tutu, let her continue her love of figure skating at bedtime. Read more…

Teaching children to do homework independently

Dear Teacher: Teachers answer your questions about homework, e-books, auditory-processing, and mid-year progress. Read more…

Distracted driving can be deadly

Teens: Teens get a bad rap for texting and driving, but so many adults model those irresponsible behaviors. What are we teaching our children and teens about distracted driving? Read more…

Learn all about wearable art

Featured Event: Children create memories by making wearable art — with entertainment by Oran Etkin — at the Jewish Museum. Read more…

Resources and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families

LGBT Parenting: As more states legalize gay and lesbian marriage, more same-sex couples are starting to consider marriage and the possibility of having children. Read more…

Aerialists reach lofty heights at Lehman Center

Featured Event: Children will delight in the exciting maneuvers of Grounded Aerial performers at Lehman Center. Read more…

Blade of glory

Romain Cannone, 16, is one of the top three fencers in the world under the age of 17. Read more…

Me Beau Bebe: The smart nursing blanket

Babies: A Brooklyn mom-turned-entreprenuer seeks to help breast-feeding moms everywhere with her Me Beau Bebe’s Multi-Functional Nursing Blanket. Read more…

Broaden their horizons

Travel: How do parents prepare and toughen up their kids for extended time away from home? Read more…

You don’t have to leave the city for a walk in the country.

Featured Event: Greenbelt Nature Center offers plenty of opportunities for communing with the great outdoors. Read more…

Discover the glory of the eternally scented and evergreen pine tree

Featured Event: Drop in workshops are fun and educational too! Read more…

Early childhood tests and obsessive practices

Legal: Some parents may be concerned that early childhood test scores may mean their children will never make it law school. Read more…

Bottom’s up!

New & Noteworthy: New baby bottle has an integrated formula compartment that makes feeding time as easy as a flip and a shake. Read more…

Parents should monitor their children’s media consumption

Media: Smartphones and tablets have become today’s pacifiers, keeping babies and kids quiet and occupied. But do infants really need technology before they can even sit up? Read more…

A ‘media-use’ family plan

Media: The American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to set clear rules about TV, cellphones, and other devices. Read more…

Moo-ve over — Bessie is back.

Featured Event: Children delight in watching “Bessie’s Big Shot” at the Swedish Marionette Theater. Read more…

The true meaning of the holidays

Dad Stuff: A dad discovers the spirit of the season while chasing his toddler through a department store. Read more…

The story of a place far away in a time long ago is sure to delight kids and adults

Featured Event: The “Gift of Winter” at TADA! Youth Theater is a tale the whole family will love. Read more…

Things change, kids change — so keep perspective

Downtown Mommy: In the span of a year a child’s personality and behavior can change — and that’s OK. Read more…

Choosing a family-friendly health plan

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” should make getting affordable healthcare easier for families who don’t have health insurance through their employers. Here’s what you need to know. Read more…

The tale of Miss Ivory Tinklefinger comes to life

Featured Event: “Still Awake Still” tells the enchanting tale of a great grand piano and her knack of soothing ruffled children. Read more…

Kids can realize their Olympic dreams — and get help with homework at skating school

Featured Event: The after school program at LeFrak Center offers more than just skating. Read more…

New year, new you!

Fabulyss Finds: We all hear the saying New year, new you — and what better why for moms everywhere to treat themselves than with a few minutes of much-needed “me time?” Read more…

It’s the great Gingerbread Giveaway!

Featured Event: The early visitor gets the gingerbread house at New York Hall of Science on Jan. 12. Read more…

Get moving indoors

New & Noteworthy: The Ohmies’ new CD “Morning Wish Garden” encourage kids to get off the couch and move, stretch, and dance indoors. Read more…

Mussel in on the fun with ‘Happy Clam Show’

Featured Event: Children will delight in learning about “Saltwater Stories” at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Read more…

Brooklyn’s too-cool indie-rock band takes to the stage at BAM Kids

Featured Event: Rock away the winter blahs with a Pop Ups concert. Read more…

Awesome ‘DiNO Light’ show puts T-Rex in the spotlight

Featured Event: Three-dimensional costumes, puppets, and sets are sure to thrill and amaze children at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Read more…

Concert, crafts and more at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Featured Event: SIng along with Naomi Less, and make crafts, too. Read more…

New Year’s resolutions

Ask an Attorney: Here’s a breakdown of what to do in each month of 2014. Read more…

Animal attraction

New & Noteworthy: Joyce Wan’s new book, “My Lucky Little Dragon,” is an engaging board book for baby’s first Chinese New Year celebration. Read more…

How can I make the most of a visit to the pediatrician?

As parents, we’ve all had questions when taking a child to the doctor. We shared these concerns with a board-certified physician with more than 20 years of experience in pediatrics. Read more…

Entertaining tots during winter days

Mommy 101: It’s become harder and harder to entertain my daughter as the weather gets colder and we’re limited to being indoors. Read more…

New year, new habits

Nutrition: Here are some tips to help you eat healthy and shed pounds in the New Year. Read more…

Trio Cavatina performs the music of Beethoven and Bach

Featured Event: Classical band brings music of the masters to Flushing Town Hall. Read more…

Kids and academics give thumbs up to ‘EatSleepPlay’

Nutrition: ‘EatSleepPlay’ at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan uses fun, interactive exhibits to teach children about nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Read more…

It figures: New Year’s news

It Figures: From baby births to New Year’s resolutions, fun facts about January. Read more…

Children learn through hands-on activities

Featured Event: Experiment with quilt art at the American Folk Art Museum. Read more…

One-Year Later: Newtown

Letter from the Publisher: The publisher revisits the Newtown tragedy a year later. Read more…

Pollutants cause disabilities in children

Accumulating research shows how toxic pollution affects the ways children’s bodies and brains develop. Read more…
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