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Diagnosis and treatment of childhood epilepsy

Family Health: Epilepsy can begin at any age and strike at any time, but often starts in childhood. More than three million Americans have this seizure disorder, but with the right approach, the vast majority can control their seizures and have a normal and happy life. Read more…

Delicious decor

New & Noteworthy: Victorian Trading Company’s new Illuminated Gingerbread House is a scrumptious decoration without the calories of a traditional, edible spooky mansion. Read more…

Spark creativity with Ripley’s fascinating facts

The Book Worm: Kids, ages 12 and older, will love paging through “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!” and then showing off everything they’ve learned. Read more…

Live the history of fashion

The Book Worm: “The Fashion Book” will suit young adults interested in all things fashionable, while they study how styles of dress have evolved for men and women throughout history. Read more…

The best bullying prevention

Growing Up Online: Understanding the true definition of bullying and how to help your children handle it. Read more…

How many after-school activities are too many for your child?

Parents Helping Parents: Kids often benefit from extracurricular activities, but overscheduling or choosing the wrong activities that don’t interest your child won’t do him any good. Read more…

Fat fib?

Good Sense Eating: Parents are intrigued by Nina Teicholz’s new book, “The Big Fast Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.” Read more…

Tornadoes and other hazards of slobby teens

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Charging in to clean it yourself or simply ignoring the mess won’t make the problem go away. Read more…

Boo at the Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Create monster masks, a creepy monster card, and march in the costume parade at the Children’s Museum of the Arts from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Read more…

Being a team player

Sports: Learning new skills and rules, dealing with loss and setbacks, and being part of a team can be challenging for student athletes and parents who are new to team sports. Think about what you want your child to get out of the activity: sport-specific skills, improved physical fitness; or new friends and confidence? Read more…

Double the impact

New & Noteworthy: New necklace from Smart Mom Jewelry is an accessory for mom and it’s a safe teether for baby — when worn by an adult. Read more…

Puppeting around

Featured Event: BAM Kids presents the Puppets on Film Festival on Oct. 25 and 26 for the fourth year in a row. Read more…

Driving Miss Aglaia

Letter from College: New York City teens don’t really have many reasons to learn how to drive. But going away to a more rural town for college made this student finally get behind the wheel. Read more…

New York State of trick-or-treating

Featured Event: Children enjoy a scavenger hunt for treats at the Museum of the City of New York on Oct. 31. Read more…

Preschool prep

Mommy 101: Olivia’s old enough for preschool, and with this major life event around the corner, her mom makes sure she’s prepared for her first day of school. Read more…

Refreshing teen action film ‘The Maze Runner’

Teens: KIDS FIRST! Film critics Raven and Willie explain why they loved the action-packed thriller, “The Maze Runner.” Read more…

Day of the Dead and other festivals

Featured Event: Don masks, eat treats and enjoy learning about three holidays at Flushing Town Hall on Oct. 31. Read more…

Time-tested approach to learning phonics

Dear Teacher: Plus getting the most of out a routine parent-teacher conference and teaching children how to respond to bullying. Read more…

Understanding learning styles at home, school & the office

Education: Here are four ways to understand how you and the people around you learn — and how that affects productivity and relationships. Read more…

What is a QPRT?

Ask an Attorney: Understanding the name and meaning of a qualified personal residence trust. Read more…

Play outside — even when it’s cold

Downtown Mommy: Playing outside is important for kids — even in chilly weather. Read more…

Tips for teens traveling solo

Travel: Detailed plans and regular communication before and during a teen’s trip will ease his parents’ minds. Read more…

A barking good at the park

Celebrate Halloween with music, face painting, and a dog costume contest at Socrates Sculpture Park on Oct. 25. Read more…

‘Number the Stars’ celebrates 25th anniversary

Featured Event: Book reading and signing at the Symphony Space on Oct. 19 features author Lois Lowry and special guest actor Sean Astin. Read more…

Remembering the good moments in life

Every day is a future memory for us and our children. Parents reflect on how to make those moments happy ones. Read more…

Real page burner

New & Noteworthy: In his new book, “Belches, Burps, Farts — Oh My!” Artie Bennett answers all of your burning questions about flatus and eructation with humorous, rhyming text and colorful, comic illustrations by Pranus Naujokaitis. Read more…

America the beautiful

Travel: A young man created an organization to give underprivileged teens a chance to see the United States that lies beyond their neighborhoods and gain new experiences. Trip of a Lifetime accepts applications for these free trips from November through mid-March. Read more…

About the author

Dad Stuff: An interview with Brooklyn author and dad, Andrew Cotto, who has penned “The Domino Effect” and “Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery.” Read more…

‘The Snail and the Whale’

Featured Event: This production at the New Victory Theater on Oct. 18 and 19 is fun for every age. Read more…

Buying her first bra

Raising Girls: Four things to look for when shopping for your tween’s first undergarment. Read more…

Lumpy Bumpy is back!

Featured Event: That “gourd-geous” Lumpy Bumpy is back and better than ever. Read more…

Crystal Springs is close to home

Travel: This four-season resort in New Jersey offers plenty of activities, ranging from swimming to spa visits and skiing. Read more…

‘Hatch’ young theater lovers

Featured Event: Toddlers will enjoy the music, movement and puppets of “Hatched,” written specifically for babies and children up to age 6. Read more…

What a waist: Lost sleep linked to weight gain in kids

Healthy Living: Lack of sleep leads to sluggishness, inattention, and it can cause kids to pack on the pounds. Read more…

Understanding admission to top city specialized high schools

Teens: Elite specialized high schools in the city can give students a leg up in the college admission process. But getting in to these schools can be a lot like getting into college. Read more…

Allergen-free chocolate

New & Noteworthy: Pascha’s 70 percent cacao, dark chocolate bar is delicious — and it’s organic and free from eight major allergens. Read more…

Use caution when celebrating Halloween

Loss & Grieving: Tips to ensure that this Halloween is a memorable and safe one for your little ghouls. Read more…

More ways to keep Halloween safe and fun

Nutrition: Four fun and healthy Halloween snack ideas and resources for additional safety tips. Read more…

Hans Christian Andersen comes to the stage at Puppetworks

Featured Event: Children 3 years and older enjoy a double puppet production at Puppetworks on Oct. 13 and Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21. Read more…

Couture jack-o’-lanterns and spooktacular fun

There are many fun places to visit during October, from apple orchards, pumpkin patches, Halloween parties, and more. Read more…

Exercise your options

Three inspiring women reveal how pushing themselves to exercise after their breast cancer diagnosis made them stronger emotionally and physically. Read more…

Teaching across the years

College & Empty nest: A parent’s thank you to Sister Pat, who has educated and nurtured four decades of students at the Dillon Child Study Center at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. Read more…

Ghastly ghouls await you at the Haunted Pumpkin Walk

Featured Event: Stroll through the Haunted Pumpkin Garden, dress up in costume, and meet ghoulish zombies at the New York Botanical Garden, now through Oct. 31. Read more…

Apple picking around the Big Apple

Nutrition: It’s the perfect time of year for a fun day of apple picking and fresh air. Here are the top spots to harvest apples and make memories in the tri-state area. Read more…

It’s pumpkin-pickin’ time!

Featured Event: Find the perfect pumpkin at the Queens County Farm Museum. Read more…

Frighteningly good time at zoo

Featured Event: Enjoy the annual Boo at the Zoo from Oct. 4 through Nov. 2 at the Bronx Zoo. Read more…

Take a hayride and pick the perfect pumpkin

Featured Event: Enjoy a day at Decker Farms on Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 4 through Oct. 26. Read more…

Messy teen rooms: Get out the caution tape!

Teens: The perils and pitfalls of nagging, urging, and pleading with our teens to clean their room. Read more…

Celebrate the 25th annual Autumn Crafts Festival

Featured Event: Visitors can browse more than 250 master artisans and more than 25,000 craft projects. Read more…

Harvesting a good time

Featured Event: Visitors are treated to a great treats and fun every weekend at Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest through Oct. 26. Read more…

Charmingly grotesque

New & Noteworthy: Architectural whimsy inspired the wonderfully grotesque gargoyle and girl-goyle Halloween costumes from chasing-fireflies.com. Read more…

Take a Halloween Adventure with Hansel and Gretel

Featured Event: Children enjoy the puppet presentation of the classic fairytale with a modern twist Oct. 1 through Nov. 1 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Read more…

It’s a Carnival of Animals at PS 166

Featured Event: Children enjoy a performance of the French classic “The Carnival of the Animals.” Read more…

Calling all speed racers

Featured Event: Get set to race in the annual Soapbox Derby at Westerleigh Park on Oct. 4. Read more…

Parenting teens

Letter from the Publisher: It’s challenging to be a parent to a teenager. Read more…
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