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A life ends and a college education begins

Ask an Attorney: How will a mother’s inheritance impact her child’s ability to maximize financial aid for college tuition? Read more…

‘Best interest’ of the child is a vague notion

Divorce & Separation: In New York, there is no standard definition of the often-heard term. Read more…

Sweets are not always a treat for teeth

Eating too much candy can quickly lead to dental decay, so this Oct. 31 and the days following, be especially mindful of what your children are consuming. Read more…

Should toys talk to kids?

Growing Up Online: Parents will want to think carefully before purchasing the holiday season’s talking toys. Are they watching and listening to your family? Read more…

Three tips to prevent burnout

Three tips for parents to prevent burnout, keep things in persepective, and enjoy time with your family and at the office. Read more…

Halloween candy: Tricks for their treats

Family Health: How can parents let their kids enjoy their trick-or-treat candy haul, but still keep them healthy? Read more…

‘Pawn Sacrifice’: Cold War chess battle

Media: In this gripping, true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (played by Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Read more…

Standards do not limit learning

ADHD: Education experts Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts give advice on how to help your child with homework; understanding the difference between a 504 Plan and an Individual Education Plan; and how to aid a child not completing class work. Read more…

Four ways to curb your child’s naughty behavior

Behavior: When you make excuses or completely avoid fixing your child’s challenging behavior, you do him a disservice. Expert Dr. Marcie Beigel offers tips on how to parent more effectively — and get results. Read more…

Screaming season

Dad Stuff: Jessie prepares to scare her mom with strategically placed Halloween decorations, but it’s her dad that is the most frightened by the prospect of this year’s planned costumes. Read more…

Save more green by discarding less greens

Good Sense Eating: We’re sensitive to price while grocery shopping, but we throw out much of our hard-earned money when food goes to waste. Here are some tips to get the most from your fridge. Read more…

The rise and fall of Fort Couch Cushion

Those forts built by excited tykes armed with couch cushions and sheets have become fodder for nostalgia for this mom. Read more…

Fall for picnics

Nutrition: Here are some yummy ideas for an autumnal picnic with your family. Read more…

Boo at the Zoo

Featured Event: Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of ghosts, goblins, and fun at the zoo. Read more…

Support for parents of special-needs kids

Parents Helping Parents: There are many caregivers who have been depressed, overwhelmed, and baffled at where to begin when a child is diagnosed with autism. Meeting up with other parents who are successfully meeting similar challenges can be inspiring and help you feel less alone. Read more…

Celebrate Halloween safely

Tips to make sure your whole family avoids accidnets and injuries while trick-or-treating. Read more…

Scotching the idea of study abroad

Letter from College: Leaving the country, figuring out how to transfer credits, and juggling a double major changes a student’s mind about spending a semester abroad. Read more…

10 Ways to Enjoy Newport With Your Family

Families visiting the area can learn about its rich history and enjoy the natural beauty of its seaside location. Read more…

‘Beauty and the Beast’

Featured Event: True love changes Beast into the handsome prince in this performance at Puppetworks. Read more…

The great multivitamin debate: Part two

Nutrition: Nutritionist Justin Noble sits down with New York Parenting to discuss the importance of vitamins and balanced meals, and the inspiration for his children’s book series. Read more…

The circus is coming to town

Featured Event: Families are transported back to the Roaring ’20s in The Big Apple Circus “The Grand Tour” from Oct. 21 to Jan. 10, 2016. Read more…

Let FabuLyss fall festivities begin!

Nutrition: Enjoy foliage, apple-picking, and lots of treats with these autumn tips. Read more…

Happy howl-ween

Featured Event: Celebrate Halloween with music, face painting, and a dog costume contest at Socrates Sculpture Park on Oct. 24. Read more…

What a harp

Featured Event: Explore the wonderful instrument at Theatre 80’s Harp Festival. Read more…

Is ADHD really being overdiagnosed?

Healthy Living: A new study found that one third of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are under the age of 6. Read more…

Alcohol, sex, and peer pressure

Media: Don’t wonder about what you’re going to say when it’s time to have The Talk, or any of the other talks, because Christina Katz has compiled expert advice, as well as a list of websites, books, and movies, that will help you counsel your kids. Read more…

Bringing arts to those in need

College & Empty nest: Columbia University’s Teachers College is partnering with ProjectArt to bring free arts education to students in communities that need after-school programs. Read more…

Students reap delicious, vitamin-rich rewards

Nutrition: Farm to Preschool programs give children access to fresh school meals, garden activities, farm field trips, and hands-on food lessons. Read more…

Celebrate the harvest

Featured Event: Learn history of food and usher in autumn at the Fall Festival on Oct. 17. Read more…

Weekend fun for families

Featured Event: Enjoy fun interactive events and special performances at Carnegie Hall. Read more…

Concerns about childhood asthma

Sports: Being told your child has asthma can be a scary thing to hear, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways you can help your child manage their disease and enjoy an active lifestyle. Read more…

Could this be bulimia?

Nutrition: If you are wondering if your child is overly focused on food and weight, and might be at risk for the eating disorder, watch for the following seven signs. Read more…

Positively powerful role models

Two of the many courageous survivors of breast cancer are using their experiences to help others. Read more…

As American as apple pie

Featured Event: You’ll have the chance to bake a pie in Lefferts Historic Homestead’s outdoor fire hearth on Oct. 11. Read more…

Home alone — ready or not?

Ten quick tips to help you navigate the decision to let your child stay home without adult supervision. Read more…

See the Pirate King

Featured Event: Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta “Pirates of Penzance” lands at New York City Center on Oct. 15 and 16. Read more…

Discipline is a four-letter word: L-O-V-E

Children now are living in a time when they need their parents to have the courage to step in, say “no,” and make unpopular decisions. Read more…

Telling their stories

Teens: Three young women affected by domestic abuse share their experiences to help other teens affected by this prevalent issue. Read more…

Pink from head to toe

Featured Event: Enjoy “Pinkalicious, The Musical,” based on the best-selling childrne’s book, “Pinkalicious.” Read more…

Overcoming the fear of failure

Education: Some people suffer from atychiphobia, or a fear of failure, and will let that hold them back from trying new activities or learning a new topic in school. Read more…

Making changes, one behavior at a time

Nutrition: To get your family motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes, begin by focusing on one behavior at a time and make changes in a fun, collaborative way. Read more…

Halloween fun at Luna Park

Featured Event: Enjoy all the treats the amusement park is serving up now through Nov. 1. Read more…

Celebrate your bump-kin

New & Noteworthy: This Halloween, disguise your baby bump as a jack-o’-lantern, with this cotton-blend shirt from DJammar Maternity. Read more…

Ghoulish gatherings

Halloween parties are a great way to get the generations to bond and enjoy some spooky fun together. Read more…

All Hallows Zzzzs

New & Noteworthy: This handy, supremely comfortable sleeper suit is a must-have for Halloween night, when baby is tired of wearing his adorable, but irksome costume. Read more…

Wave your wand into a mysical world

Featured Event: Enjoy magic, music and nature in this Family Art project. Read more…

Let’s go Deutsch!

New & Noteworthy: Share your love of oompah bands, pretzels, and all other things Oktoberfest with a lederhosen costume for your toddler. Read more…

‘Ballet Folklorico de Mexico’

Featured Event: Families will be enthralled by the dancing, music, and fanfare of of this dance event at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Read more…

Journey along the rivers

Featured Event: “River Songs” at the Waterfront Museum Barge on Oct. 3 features stories and music from historic American waterways and the people who worked on them to build our nation. Read more…

Walk the gangplank with the Story Pirates

Featured Event: Children of all ages enjoy the sketch comedy of the Story Pirates, where dogs fly and anyting can happen. Read more…

Mammoth amount of fun

Featured Event: Enjoy the musical revue “Mammoth Follies” romp through history with giant puppets and fun sing-alongs on Oct. 4. Read more…

The trick to waiting

New & Noteworthy: Help your children manage their thrilling anticipation of Halloween with an adorable Pumpkin Countdown Calendar. Read more…

Jesters, jugglers, and jousting oh my!

Featured Event: Travel back in history to enjoy the Renaissance and medieval times. Read more…

Autumn in New York

Letter from the Publisher: The fall air is here. Read more…

Blast from the past

New & Noteworthy: If your kids have been pining for an original costume this Halloween, check out the Dinosaur Skeleton from Chasing Fireflies. Read more…
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