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Breasts test that could save your life

Here are four new tools that can give a more precise diagnosis. Read more…

Fostering individuality in twins

Parents Helping Parents: Help your twins develop their own personality. Read more…

Say ‘aloha’ to ‘Lulu in Honolulu’

The Book Worm: Eight-to-10-year-old girls will get a kick out of Lulu’s well-meaning personality and fun adventures, while they learn about Hawaiian culture. Read more…

Rethink American history

The Book Worm: If you’re the kind of person who loves debate, or if you want the kind of history book your father never had, check out “A Most Imperfect Union.” Read more…

Curbing attention-seeking behavior

Family Journal: It’s normal for children to seek attention, but when it gets out of hand, clear boundaries need to be set for absolutely unacceptable behavior. Read more…

Everyone’s a critic

Mommy 101: People seem to think they have a license to give other parents unsolicited advice and suggestions. Read more…

How to communicate effectively with your teen

Teens: The top 10 list of things parents can do to encourage their kids of any age to talk. Read more…

Nutritious help for new moms

Postpartum: There’s an excellent service for new moms looking to lose some weight. Read more…

Lice lessons: What to do when they visit YOUR home

The way to ease the panic caused by this minuscule menace is to equip yourself with a good plan so that you’ll be ready when necessary. Read more…

Villains get their day in ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Keefer B. and Anthony A. explain why they loved the bad guy-centric animated film. Read more…

In on the yolk

New & Noteworthy: Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights proves that you’ve got to crack a few jokes — and make songs in a variety of styles ranging from folk to punk — to make a a really “Good Egg.” Read more…

Hop aboard a vintage bus

Featured Event: Children enjoy the 21st annual Bus Festival at the New York Transit Museum on Sept. 28. Read more…

‘Ahoy,’ it’s Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live

Featured Event: Visitors explore the fascinating life of sailors and mariners at the historic Noble Martime Collections. Read more…

Get arty with Koons Family Day

Featured Event: Families explore the wonderful world of artist Jeff Koons. Read more…

Natl. Fire Prevention Week ignites family fun

The National Fire Protection Association offers a fun-filled, family-friendly approach to fire safety Oct. 5 to 11. Read more…

Celebrate the Jewish New Year

Featured Event: Families can enjoy a fun concert by kid’s group Mama Doni Band and do arts and crafts for the holiday. Read more…

Get caught up in this web of fun facts

In the latest show at the American Museum of Natural History, “Spiders Alive!,” you can explore arachnids from the research collection — and living exhibits — up close. Read more…

Get a-head of the game: Understanding concussions in children

Sports: Studies have shown that the majority of sports-related concusssions occur in children and teens. Look for the symptoms and warning signs, and learn how to ensure that your child fully recovers if she does sustain a head injury. Read more…

Understanding rent-stabilized apartments

Ask an Attorney: Stating who can live in your rent-stabilized and rent-controlled apartment after you die requires documentation. Read more…

Reading for little dinos

Featured Event: Children will enjoy an interactive reading of “Dinosaur vs. School” at BAM on Sept. 20. Read more…

Learn the ins and outs of caring for pets

Featured Event: Children learn how to take care of most common pets. Read more…

Helping kids get enough sleep in a 24-7 world

Growing Up Online: Help kids develop a genuine appreciation for the benefits of sleep so they will make healthy decisions even when you aren’t around. Read more…

Be a DIY rock star

New & Noteworthy: Manhattan-based Loog Guitars announces the release of their three-string, electric guitars for families to build and play together. Read more…

Pertussis can be a big whoop

Family Health: Pertussis — or whooping cough — can be prevented by immunizations, but it is still a serious and highly contagious disease. Read more…

So much to do at Queens County Farm Fair

Featured Event: Families can enjoy blue ribbon competitions, rides, dancing, and the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum Fair on Sept. 20 and 21. Read more…

Applying to colleges: My experiences and tips

Letter from College: The college application process is a journey filled with many decisions and obstacles. Here’s how our columnist tackled those obstacles. Read more…

Celebrate creativity

Featured Event: View demonstrations, experiements and more than 600 inventors and their projects at the Fifth Annual Maker Faire. Read more…

The right diet can fuel a successful school year

Allergies: Whether you have a picky eater, star athlete, or child with a peanut allergy, make sure she stays healthy with these tips. Read more…

Do the math: Teaching your child mathematics at an early age will give them an edge

Downtown Mommy: Experts now say that when kids who master simple math before the age of 6 become better learners. Read more…

Learn and play the fun way

Featured Event: Children have fun learning by playing with the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Sept. 18, 19, and 20. Read more…

Social networks and divorce

Divorce & Separation: An article found that social networking sites — and Facebook in particular — may lead to or speed up a dissolving marriage. Read more…

New York City med centers and specialties rank high

Healthy Living: Several of the city’s hospitals and medical specialty centers ranked as some of top in the country. Read more…

Fun for all ages at 92Y Street Festival

Featured Event: Children can enjoy hands-on activities at the annual fair on Sept. 14. Read more…

Parenting the troubled child: Seek help for mental illness

Mental Health: Mental illness shouldn’t go untreated or be hidden out of shame. Take advantage of the help and support that’s out there for troubled kids and the parents who love them. Read more…

Parenting an artist

For those of us parenting these creative children, there are steps we can take to insure that our young artists achieve their full potential. Read more…

Go fly a kite!

Featured Event: Watch your kite take flight and soar over the Manhattan skyline at the annual Kite Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sept. 13. Read more…

Mime time: Learn the history of the art

Featured Event: Families can explore the fascinating world of mime with the Funny Bones Mime Trio. Read more…

Think outside the (lunch) box

Good Sense Eating: Lunch has changed from the sandwich, piece of fruit, and bag of chips your parents prepared for you. Read more…

Explore the imagery of language

Featured Event: The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents Drawn to Language. Read more…

Dreading back-to-school season

Homework: This mom is not looking forward to the chores and nagging that must be done when school opens up again. Read more…

Out of the woods

New & Noteworthy: Great Britain-based clothing line Mini Boden has created a line of colorful, woodland-themed novelty tights that put the focus on those long neglected joints — the knees! Read more…

New test to evaluate children’s readiness for college

College & Empty nest: Plus, what are the requirements for being a truly involved parent, helping children find friends in a new city, and keeping track of children’s progress at school. Read more…

Is your child’s backpack safe?

Education: Approximately 6,000 children are injured each year due to wearing a book bag that is inappropriate for them. Here are five safety tips for easing the pain of going back to school. Read more…

Now that you’ve given them wings: Exploring your new parenting role and lifestyle

Lions and Tigers and Teens: When the last of the kids is off to college, it’s an opportunity to enjoy some rekindling of romance in the empty nest. Read more…

Interactive fun at the Guggenheim

Featured Event: Just Drop In for a fun Sunday of interactive art projects at the Guggenheim Museum. Read more…

Become a Palisades protector

Featured Event: Families learn about the history of Theodore Roosevelt and his involvement with saving the Palisades at the Family Art workshop at Wave Hill the weekend of Sept. 6 and 7. Read more…

Back to savings: Ten ways to save big on back-to-school shopping

Education: Welcome the new school year in frugal fashion with these tips for back-to-school savings. Read more…

Adventure in China

New & Noteworthy: New DVD features New Mouse City journalist Geronimo Stilton in four adventures, including “Going Down to Chinatown.” Read more…

‘Peanut Butter’ in a jam

New & Noteworthy: “Peanut Butter & Cupcake!” by Terry Border is a deliciously funny new picture book about what it takes to make new friends. Read more…

A month of fun at Bartow-Pell Mansion

Featured Event: Families can enjoy several activities offered at the beautiful Bartow-Pell Mansion from Sept. 5 through Sept. 27. Read more…

School’s open

Letter from the Publisher: This month features stories on after-school activities, sleep routines, shopping savings, and treating athlete head injuries. Read more…

Go back in time with these tales

Featured Event: Children discover the magic of stories with Story museum at Historic Richmond Town. Read more…

Crash course: Returning to a school-year sleep routine

ADHD: You can’t make kids celebrate summer’s end, but you can plan for brighter mornings and happier days with some advance preparation. Read more…

Traveling back to the future

Featured Event: Celebrate the anniversaries of two of New York’s World’s Fairs with an exhibit about the future of transportation. Read more…
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