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Straight talk about scoliosis

Family Health: How can a parent tell the difference between a teenager’s poor posture and actual scoliosis? Read more…

How to title a home deed

Ask an Attorney: There are three ways owners can title their real property, each with its own pros and cons. Read more…

Book about trash collector is a treasure

The Book Worm: “Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans” by Phil Bildner is a great book for kids ages 3 to 5. Read more…

Goodall biography appeals to animal lovers

The Book Worm: Aspiring naturalists and pet lovers will find inspiration in Anita Silvey’s “Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall.” Read more…

Dealing with attitudes of entitlement

To many managers, teachers, and parents, members of Generation Y seem spoiled. Read more…

Missing mommy

Mommy 101: Some moms don’t call the house from their office to check in on their kids — and there’s a good reason why. Read more…

Helping teens socialize

Parents Helping Parents: Not every child is a social butterfly or at ease in large groups of people, but some viable social skills are an important part of a happy and healthy life at any age. Read more…

Help for when phonics fall short

Education: Educators Gisler and Eberts also offer tips on how to motivate a young child to learn, finding programs for gifted students, and helping a visual learner succeed in school. Read more…

Back to school as easy as 1-2-3

Behavior: With these three tips from behavioral therapist Marcie Beigel — and a bit of patience — you can help your family smoothly transition to the new school year! Read more…

Becoming mindful about photos

Growing Up Online: Parents should think seriously about what impact posting cute baby pictures on social media sites today may have on their child in the future. Read more…

Meet your meat

Good Sense Eating: A tour of chicken production facilities dispelled some myths this columnist believed about how chickens are raised and processed. Read more…

Honk those horns for the annual Bus Festival

Featured Event: Children enjoy the 22nd annual Bus Festival at the New York Transit Museum on Sept. 27. Read more…

To pay or not to pay

Divorce & Separation: A judge was tasked with deciding whether a woman could receive alimony — since she may not have been married in the first place. Read more…

Concert for Global Peace

Featured Event: Young musicians perform classical pieces in this international concert at Carnegie Hall on Sept. 27. Read more…

Employers should capitalize on mothers’ talents

Companies are missing out on unparalleled productivity by not working around mothers’ schedules. Read more…

Speeding up and slowing down life

There are many times in a parent’s life when a Disney Theme Park’s FastPass — or any other pass you can think up — could come in handy. Read more…

Feeling chile?

Featured Event: Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Chile Pepper Fiesta returns on Sept. 26 with a full slate of bands, circus masters and more. Read more…

It’s a Rolie Polie Guacamole fiesta!

Featured Event: The award-winning kindie rock band introduces its fifth album with a concert at ShapeShifter Lab on Sept. 26. Read more…

Make a new friend with “Sesame Street Live”

Featured Event: This interactive new musical in which Grover and friends greet a new friend comes to the Tilles Center from Sept. 25 to 27. Read more…

When it’s time to put away the pacifier

Getting a child to give up her pacifier can be extremely difficult. Here are some tips from a pediatric dentist. Read more…

Sleep your way to better health

Healthy Living: Sleep is perhaps the most underrated — yet powerful — component of our health regimen. Here are tips on how to grab more ZZZs. Read more…

The great vitamin debate

Nutrition: When it comes to deciding whether or not vitamin supplements are necessary for their children, a lot of parents are divided. First in a two-part series. Read more…

Beyond the ballot box

Letter from College: Many teenagers are in no hurry to register and vote, but learning about issues and candidates will serve themselves — and their country — well. Read more…

Queens County Farm Museum fun

Featured Event: Enjoy races, pie contests, crafts, and the opening of the Amazing Maize maze on Sept. 19 and 20. Read more…

Free wheeling!

Featured Event: Children can learn the basics of bike riding at Sunken Playground on Sept. 19. Read more…

Brushing tips from a pro

Dr. Elan Kaufman offers his advice on how to help your children select the right toothbrush and paste, so you can keep their mouths health and happy for years to come. Read more…

Busy bees at work

Featured Event: Visit the hives at the Castle Clinton on Sept. 19 and learn all about the busy insects. Read more…

Go fly a kite!

Featured Event: Watch the kites soar high above the skyline at this annual festival on Sept. 19. Read more…

The benefits of music lessons outweigh the costs

Education: Studying music is shown to have several long-term, positive effects that outweigh the cost and inconvenience it poses to parents to provide them. Read more…

Sunny days at Sunnyside Garden

Featured Event: Families enjoy vintage cartoons and jazz music at Flicks and Jazz on Sept. 19. Read more…

10 quick tips for taming parental tardiness

Be a model of punctuality for your child. Here are 10 tips that will help you get there on time. Read more…

Walk the plank with Superbunny

Featured Event: Original musical “Superbunny’s Pirate Vacation,” based on the book series, shoves off on Sept. 18, 19, and 20. Read more…

Overcoming separation anxiety

Many children experience separation anxiety during a number of first-time experiences. This is normal, and these tips will help you and your child to get through it. Read more…

Encourage manners and safety online with a digital citizenship contract

Behavior: A digital citizenship contract can help you spell out your expectations of appropriate online behavior and send a clear message about how seriously you take your child’s safety and online reputation. Read more…

Take a lilting journey with musical story time

Featured Event: Children are treated to Songs and Story on Sept. 15 and 29 at Bank Street Bookstore. Read more…

Get smart about art

Education: Thanks to a new push to put the arts in New York City schools, museums, philanthropists, and private businesses have joined together to provide money for materials to be used in the classroom or to increase educational space in arts institutions. Read more…

Drop in at the Open Studio

Featured Event: Explore the Whitney Museum and then make an art project throughout September. Read more…

Author helps fathers stay close to their kids

Dad Stuff: How can dads maintain strong relationships with their children and family members if they are no longer in the home? Read more…

Drop in for Art fun

Featured Event: Families with children 3 years and older drop in for a day of art and exploration at the Jewish Museum on Sept. 13, 20, and 27. Read more…

Hungry for a healthy lifestyle

Nutrition: Dietitian Jenna Hollenstein offers sage advice on how can parents help children who are overeaters to develop healthy relationships with food. Read more…

Connecting generations

Media: Through Skype, texting, Instagram, FaceTime, and more, children have a variety of options to stay connected to their grandparents, regardless of where they live. Read more…

Walk for the cure

Featured Event: Walk to raise awareness and funds for the cure of ovarian cancer on Sept. 12. Children can enjoy face painting and stage performances. Read more…

For the very first day of school

New & Noteworthy: Your kindergartener can wear this shirt from Pocketbaby from their first day of school till their stepping up ceremony! Read more…

Explore the fun of friendship

Featured Event: See your favorite muppets in this brand-new show, “Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” at the Kings Theater from Sept. 11 to 13. Read more…

Get a big lesson on nano technology

Featured Event: Explore the wonderful world of nanotechnology at Sony Wonder Lab on Sept. 12, 29, 30, and Oct. 1. Read more…

Back-to-school snacks made easy

Nutrition: Making snacks ahead of time ensures that kids have a variety of healthy choices. Read more…

Thanks for spotlighting ‘Modern Families’

Legal: Letter to the Editor: Lesley Friedland, executive director of FamilyKind, responds to Allison Plitt’s review of Susan Golombok’s book “Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms.” Read more…
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Preparing for the first day of school

Getting ready for school takes a fair bit of preparation. Follow these tips to make the first day run smoothly! Read more…

Dancing in the streets

Featured Event: Enjoy this free dance performance featuring classic ballet and modern hip-hop on Sept. 9 and 10. Read more…

The write stuff

New & Noteworthy: For a back-to-school gift that’s useful and awesomely ’80s, these personalized, neon-colored pencils are tough to beat and even harder to lose. Read more…

A new school supply list — of personal qualities

Education: Unlike colored pencils and crayons, this back-to-school list of traits are always key to success. Read more…

Explore the veggie garden

Featured Event: Explore Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens at the New York Botanical Garden now through Nov. 1. Read more…

A stitch in time

Featured Event: Learn the sewing arts at the Dimenna Children’s History Museum now through Sept. 24. Read more…

Back to Schulz

New & Noteworthy: Send the kids off for a new school year with a couple of old friends on their backpack. Read more…

Clang, clang, goes the trolly

Featured Event: Hop aboard for a great time on the First Friday Trolley on Sept. 4. Read more…

Indian summer ahead

Letter from the Publisher: It’s not easy to go back to school at summer’s end when the weather is so nice, but somehow we all manage. Read more…

Soak in the last few days of summer

Fabulyss Finds: It’s just a few more days until school starts, but your family can still enjoy the remaining time with these fun tips. Read more…
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Creative tips for easier school lunches

Packing school lunches can be a piece of cake! Read these helpful tips before school starts to make the process a breeze. Read more…
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Top five back-to-school products

Getting ready for the back-to-school season? Check out these product picks for a smoother start. Read more…

Sounds like fun

New & Noteworthy: The newest album from Play Date — featuring Greg Attonito (of The Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate — titled “We All Shine,” lives up to its name with utterly original songs ranging from hip-hop to rock. Read more…

Sibling rivalry tips scales

New & Noteworthy: Author Jodie Moore and illustrator Howard McWilliam tackle the topic of welcoming home a new baby brother with joy, humor, and sprinkling of jealousy in their new book, “When a Dragon Moves In Again.” Read more…
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