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What to do when our child’s friends steal?

Parents Helping Parents: What adults can do when some children are caught up in troublesome behavior. Read more…

Put on a happy plate

Good Sense Eating: At one time, the link between food and mood was pooh-poohed by scientists. Now, research suggests a child’s diet may influence not only mood, but a host of other factors. Read more…

A-peeling pastime for little ones

New & Noteworthy: Parents will pull out Mrs. Grossman’s Dogs & Cats at Home Peel & Play in doctor’s waiting rooms, car trips, and all of the other places they need to keep their child entertained and off their smartphone. Read more…

Hooked on hookah

Lions and Tigers and Teens: If you are a parent of a teen and you’ve never heard of hookahs, you need to start educating yourself on this dangerous method of smoking. Read more…

Gotta sing and dance? Gotta read this book!

The Book Worm: If your child is between the ages of 8 and 12 and loves to sing and dance, she’ll love “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” by Patricia Hruby Powell. Read more…

Affairs to remember: A romantic look at the lives of historical figures

The Book Worm: Teens 15 and older — and some adults — are likely to love all the salacious surprises in “Historical Heartthrobs” by Kelly Murphy and Hallie Fryd. Read more…

My view on romance

Letter from College: For young people, relationships can be a tricky addition to one’s already fast-paced, busy, and ever-changing life. Read more…

Transitional kindergarten

Dear Teacher: Teachers answer parents’ questions about transitional kindergartens, learning styles, and helping listening problems. Read more…

Ten tips for creating successful homework habits

Homework: Here are 10 effective tips to get kids to do their schoolwork independently and with greater confidence. Read more…

Creature double feature

New & Noteworthy: Chimeras by Walrus Toys are stuffed animals with removal limbs and ears which can be swapped and snapped into other Chimeras, creating all new cuddly creatures. Read more…

What happens when my aging dad can’t care for himself?

Ask an Attorney: Many people never sign a health care proxy or power of attorney until they are well-beyond their ability to care for themselves. Here’s what may happen at that point. Read more…

Spring has sprung

New York is so over this polar vortex winter. Kick off your own “FabULyss Spring” with these fun ideas. Read more…

My son: Making changes and making friends

Manhattan: This mother learned that what her son needed to be comfortable in social situations was time. Read more…

Visitors learn the time-honored Ukranian method of dying Easter eggs

Featured Event: Children 14 years and older decorate and create their own Easter eggs in this workhops at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum on March 29. Read more…

Is there a potential cure for peanut allergies?

Allergies: A new study demonstrates that “tolerance therapy” may improve the quality of life of children who suffer from the potentially fatal allergy. Read more…

East meets West at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Featured Event: Children of all ages enjoy a concert of traditional Shinto music. Read more…

What did you say?

Tweens: Many of today’s tweens and teens sprinkle their everyday conversation with foul four-letter words. How can parents curb their swearing? Read more…

Insights for parenting the adopted adolescent

Adoption: Here are some insights about parenting tweens and teens who have been adopted. Read more…

Interactive performance takes science and fun to a new level

Featured Event: Garry Krinsky is the science guy to see at the Queens Theatre on March 23. Read more…

Stuart Little is the little mouse with big adventures

Featured Event: Children enjoy this musical version of the EB White classic at the College of Staten Island. Read more…

Puppy power

Healthy Living: Research shows that children who have pets at an early age may have added protection from developing pet allergies later in life. Read more…

Precious moments

Mommy 101: Now that she’s a second-time mom, our writer is savoring every minute with her newborn daughter and trying to live in the moment. Read more…

‘Oz’ toys roar into March: Celebrate 75th anniversary of the ‘Wizard’

New & Noteworthy: In celebration of the anniversary of the release of the “Wizard of Oz” film, directed by Victor Fleming, Mattel has re-released the Cowardly Lion doll. Read more…

Into the jaws of a family vacation

Death by Children: An outing with the kids transforms into terrifying wreck-creation. Read more…

Is social media making your family miserable?

Growing Up Online: Much of the early research on how social media impacts mental health was contradictory. Most recent research indicates that what really matters is how people use social media. Here are some guidelines to consider. Read more…

Taming the tattletale

Tattling is all too common among siblings, especially with children ages 5 to 10. To help break the habit — without discouraging communication — here are some suggestions from the experts. Read more…

Tips to tame the tattletale

Children between the ages of 5 and 10 are the most common tattlers. Here are a few tips to help tame your tattler. Read more…

iPacify: Docs concerned over electronics use by toddlers

Family Health: Does allowing your child to be mollified by “smart” devices during such important years of development have bad effects? Read more…

Celebrate Purim with the Dirty Sock Funtime Band

Featured Event: Children wear costumes, listen to the story of Esther, and party with the Dirty Sock Funtime Band. Read more…

First time at camp?

One of the most imporant things you as a parent can do to help prepare your first-time camper is to talk with her about what to expect and how to handle challenges. Read more…

Children enjoy an intractive show based on the children’s book

Featured Event: Symphony Space presents “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” as part of it’s Just Kidding series. Read more…

Celebrate Hungarian independance at Pelham Art Center

Featured Event: Visitors listen to traditional folk music, watch a performance of the Peasant Dance, and try their hand at egg decorating. Read more…

Meditation made simple

Most people, especially parents, speed through life and get caught up in a daily avalanche of distractions. A new meditation app can help balance your mind and reduce stress. Read more…

Children enjoy a production of ‘The Snail and the Whale’

Featured Event: Flushing Town Hall comes alive with a whale of a production for children in pre-K through fifth grade. Read more…

Teaching kids about eating habits, not nutrition

Nutrition: Dr. Dina Rose’s new book, “It’s Not About the Broccoli,” focuses on changing families’ beliefs and eating behaviors, so children continue to consume healthy foods into their adult lives. Read more…

ABC read with me

With the following ideas, nurturing your children’s journey into a world of wonder, exploration, and information is as easy as ABC. Read more…

Smith’s folksongs celebrate a Celtic legend

New & Noteworthy: Linda Marie Smith’s new folk-rock CD, “Mearra — Selkie from the Sea,” features songs about the Celtic legend of the Selkie, a mythical seal who lives as a woman for seven years before being called back to the sea. Read more…

Sofie Krog Teater from Denmark presents a puppet show

Featured Event: Children enjoy a fun, interactive puppet show. Read more…

Guilt-free spring cleaning

No more holding onto unusable old gifts that have just become “stuff.” Our columnist is avoiding spring-cleaning guilt this time around. Read more…

Celebrate Girl Scout Week, from March 9 to 15

Raising Girls: The Girl Scouts of America turns 102 on March 12, so here are 12 fun facts about the gals in green. Read more…

My, how things have changed

Toddlers: A personal essay about how children — from toddlers to teenagers — are much different from how this mother remembers her own childhood. Read more…

You are never too old to play

Featured Event: The PaperBag Players celebate great children’s theater on March 15 on stage at Kingsborough Community College. Read more…

Stranger danger?

Media: The idea of losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. Abduction by strangers is statistically rare, but the media sensationalism of such events makes the ordeal seem all the more likely. Read more…

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at BAMKids

Featured Event: Children enjoy this 1971 version of the Roald Dahl classic. Read more…

Children enjoy kindie rock band

Featured Event: Shapeshifter is the place to be for this fun interactive concert. Read more…

Children listen to the whole Meghillah in a new way

Featured Event: Purim fun at the Kaufman center. Read more…

The whole Megallah at the Jewish Museum

Featured Event: Children enjoy a day of dress up and learn all about Queen Esther. Read more…

Children’s book comes to life with free app

New & Noteworthy: Chad Wallace’s new book, “The Mouse and the Meadow,” comes alive with an app that helps the characters leap off the page. Read more…

Puppetworks presents ‘Cinderella’

Featured Event: Children 3 years and older enjoy this marionette version of the classic tale of a girl, a glass slipper, and prince charming. Read more…

Take a stroll through the park and search for owls

Featured Event: How many types of owls can you identify? Find out with Cliff Hagen at the Blue Heron Nature Center. Read more…

What a winter!

Letter from the Publisher: We’re all ready for an end to snow and ice. Read more…

Children enjoy Irish music and film

Featured Event: Irish Arts Center persents the Craic Festival. Read more…

Children enjoy a ballet performance of ‘Cindrella’ and a ball

Featured Event: A glass slipper, fairy godmother, and handsome prince. Read more…
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