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Bottle weaning

Toddlers: As your baby approaches her first birthday — with at least one or two teeth — drinking from a bottle is no longer the best option for your soon-to-be-toddler. Help to protect her teeth with these tips. Read more…

A powerful message for divorcing parents

Divorce & Separation: The film “Talk to Strangers” aims to encourage divorcing parents to think twice before hashing out custody battles in court by showing the affect it has on their children. Read more…

When Google won’t do

Growing Up Online: Parents need to be aware of other online search engines that may be preferable under specific circumstances, such as researching for school projects. Read more…

Help your teen to discover their dream career

Teens: Industry leaders share their success stories and how they developed their emotional intelligence. Also, Dr. Gordon offers three tips for parents on how to help their teen find their dream career. Read more…

Conquer the fear of missing out

Letter from College: Young people’s obsessive desire to stay in the loop can hamper their ability to maximize their potential in college. Read more…

How to boost a child’s spirits after a bad day

Education: Plus, resolutions to improve communication with children and teachers, and how to tell if your young child has a speech problem. Read more…

Treating kitchen burns

Family Health: Burns can be serious, but with the right information, the subsequent pain can be minimized and the healing can begin sooner. Read more…

Souper healthy holidays

Nutrition: Strike a balance between heavy and sweet seasonal favorites and nutrient rich meals for your family. Read more…

Ring out the old at Grand Army Plaza

Featured Event: Share “Auld Lang Syne” with this low-key event that has become a Brooklyn tradition. 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…

Giving children a moment in the spotlight

Rosie O’Donnell’s arts organization Rosie’s Theater Kids, which has been giving kids from underserved communities a chance to perform since 2003, just hosted its 12th annual gala — with some help from Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth. Read more…

The most wonderful time

Travel: This dad manages to overcome the exhaustion from shopping, traveling, and decorating to focus on maintaining traditions and making memories with his daughter. Read more…

Talking about touching

Teens: Most parents and teens do not bring up the topic of masturbation or sexuality, but it can be an important conversation to have. Read more…

Is it time to slim down Santa?

Good Sense Eating: Is it time to leave Kris Kringle a snack that aligns with the healthful eating habits you foster in your children at other times of the year? Read more…

Making your holiday season the most FabuLyss

There’s plenty going on in the city this month to make it the most wonderful time of the year with your family. Read more…

Domo arigato Mr. Rubin-to

New & Noteworthy: The latest from author Adam Rubin and Brooklyn illustrator Daniel Salmieri (of “Dragons Love Tacos” fame), “Robo-Sauce,” is a picture book — with a super power — for readers ages 4-8. Read more…

Creepy or cheerful?: The Elf on the Shelf

Just Write Mom: Plenty of parents and kids love the tiny sprite who reports back to Santa, but for other families, it’s a bit eerie. Read more…

Staying on track during the holidays

Behavior: Don’t let problem behavior get in the way of celebrating this year. Read more…

Crafting for the holidays

Featured Event: Make a winter wonderland creation at Wave Hill on Dec. 19 and 20. Read more…

It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas

Featured Event: This special holiday concert celebrating 50 years of Charlie Brown brings a little Christmas cheer to Carnegie Hall on Dec. 20. Read more…

The good, the bad, and the obesity

Body Image: A look at the link between antibiotics, obesity, and other negative effects. Read more…

Naughty foods to avoid giving to your pooch

Healthy Living: Eight foods that Fido should not be fed — even if it is the holiday season. Read more…

Silent nights

Travel: Employ these age-appropriate tips to keep the holiday nights quiet and restful, so your family can enjoy a merry season. Read more…

Leapin’ Lizards, it’s ‘Annie!’

Featured Event: Enjoy this production of the award-winning play at the newly renovated Kings Theatre, Dec. 15 through Dec. 27. Read more…

The perfect books for everyone on your list

The Book Worm: There’s a book out there for each loved one on your gift list. Read more…

Talk with your kids about cyberbullying

Media: Today’s access to the internet is not only used for researching reports and chatting with friends, it is also often used for harm. Read more…

Welcome to the neighborhood

Education: Being the new person in the neighborhood is hard. The next time you meet a family that’s new to the area, here are 10 pieces of information they’ll be happy to get. Read more…

Trans-parent: Gender changes in today’s families

A transgender parent’s experience inspired her new book based on Charles Dickens’s classic tale, “A Christmas Carol.” Read more…

Stocking up

New & Noteworthy: In addition to candy and toys, Santa can fill their stockings with a useful item — like Pair of Thieves’ father-and-son sock sets with festive patterns. Read more…

Delicious ideas

Nutrition: Delicious gifts that are thoughtful, easy on the wallet, and perfect for your loved ones this holiday season. Read more…

Protecting your child against HPV

Raising Girls: Four important reasons to talk to your child’s doctor about the human papilloma virus. Read more…

The Poppy Seed Players celebrate Hanukkah

Featured Event: A family-friendly holiday celebration that re-tells the story of Hanukkah on Dec. 13. Read more…

Sugar Plum Fairies dance again

Featured Event: Enjoy a performance of “The Colonial Nutcracker,” geared to children 5 to 10 years old. Read more…

Parranda Navidena

Featured Event: Celebrate Christmas with Puerto Rican-style caroling at Lehamn Center on Dec. 12. Read more…

This gift sparkles

New & Noteworthy: This do-it-yourself kit allows kids to design their own snow globes scenes to keep or give to three special recipients. Read more…

What’s the best emergency care?

When your child needs urgent care, is his pediatrician, an urgent care clinic, or the emergency room the best bet? Read more…

Spreading Christmas cheer

Featured Event: Let the happiness flow with “Elf” this Christmas season at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Read more…

Celebrating the dance of Mexico

Featured Event: A special performance that honors the rich history of Mexico and the holidays on Dec. 13. Read more…

The Urban Bush Women celebrate dance

Featured Event: Older teens can enjoy this dance performance that celebrates the groups’ anniversary and the music of John Coltrane. Read more…

‘The Yorkville Nutcracker’

Featured Event: Children delight in this classic retelling of the fairy princess and the rat king. Read more…

The art of holiday celebrations

What would this season’s holidays be without the arts? Help your child understand the meaning behind the celebrations. Read more…

Celebrate the season with a classic

Featured Event: This production of “The Nutcracker” by the New York Theatre Ballet Company on Dec. 11, 12, and 13 is perfect for families with children 3 years and older. Read more…

SkippyJon Jones takes the stage

Featured Event: Take a musical adventure with the bravest cat of all on Dec. 12 at Kingsborough. Read more…

It’s a magical Christmas

Featured Event: A tale celebrating the magic of the holidays. Read more…

The Commedia Rapunzel Pumpkin Latte Edition

Featured Event: This twisted fairy tale is back at the SoHo Playhouse. Read more…

Light up the holidays

Featured Event: Celebrate the holiday with a tree lighting and shopping. Read more…

It’s a tiny little house

Featured Event: Come and view the world’s most valuable dollhouse at the Shops at Columbus Circle now through Dec. 8. Read more…

A visit from Sinterklass

Featured Event: Meet the man-of-the-hour at the 13th annual St. Nicholas Day celebration at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum on Dec. 5. Read more…

Light the night with the largest menorah

Featured Event: Families celebrate eight days of Hanukkah with a special lighting of the menorah. Read more…

The end of another year approaches

Letter from the Publisher: Our December articles approach all angles regarding the parenting experience in New York. Read more…

Score with ‘The Nutcracker’

New & Noteworthy: Whether you’re searching for a gift idea or holiday spirit, the new, family-friendly recording of “The Nutcracker,” featuring storyteller Jim Weiss and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, will quickly become part of your family’s traditions. Read more…
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