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Looking for answers to icky questions?

The Book Worm: “In One End and Out the Other” by Dr. Mike Goldsmith gives kids answers to questions about the digestive system. Comment.

A hair-raising true story

The Book Worm: “Big Top Burning” by Laura A. Woollett resonates well with readers 10 and up. Comment.

Be smart about screen usage

Family Health: Too much screen time can have negative health impacts for children and teens, but how can parents balance screen usage when many academic tasks require a computer? Comment.

Marriage and citizenship

Ask an Attorney: When one spouse is not a U.S. citizen, what special requirements must be incorporated into your will? Comment.

Five tips to reduce performance anxiety

Ask Dr. Karyn: Many high-performing people have a fear of adversity, failure, and rejection. Comment.

Food safety at the farmers’ market

Good Sense Eating: Most markets have their own food safety rules, as well as related government regulations. But there are basic guidelines you should follow, too. Comment.

A simple summer

Mommy 101: The girls are having a great summer. Comment.

Establishing a school routine

Dear Teacher: Plus the effects of parents checking cellphones in front of children, choosing the perfect planner, and school records parents should be saving. Comment.

Let’s celebrate Family Day

Featured Event: Kid-friendly tours of the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, hands-on activities and fun family games. Comment.

Apps that connect families and nature

Growing Up Online: A study found that many parents don’t believe their children get enough time outdoors. Ironically, there are many apps and websites that support a deeper involvement with the world beyond the screen. Comment.

Summer’s blooming

New & Noteworthy: Celebrate summer’s last hurrah with a new, organic cotton dress with a watercolor-style illustration of a sunflower from Burt’s Bees Baby. Comment.

Game, set, match

Featured Event: Tennis and music collide at the annual Kids’ Day at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 29. Comment.

Whirligig good time at Kings Manor Museum

Featured Event: Learn about old-fashioned games on Aug. 22 and make a cool toy to take home. Comment.

Take a ride under the sea

Featured Event: Go on an aquatic journey and view the beautiful Tiffany Gardens at the SeaGlass Carousel. Comment.

Rock out with the Ebony Hillbillies

Featured Event: Children and adults alike will swing to the tunes of the Ebony Hillbillies at the Charles A Dana Discovery Center in Central Park. Comment.

Mil’s Trills thrills

Featured Event: Rock out with the unique sounds of Amelia Robinson, of Mil’s Trills, on Aug. 21. Comment.

Put it online

Letter from College: The internet is a wonderful place for aspiring photographers, filmmakers, writers, and activists to post their work and gain an audience. Comment.

Recipe for healthy living

Fabulyss Finds: Looking to feel your best by eating healthy and exercising? Here are two ways to get started. Comment.

All aboard for Fantastic Tunnels

Featured Event: Learn about the miles of underground subway tunnesl and what engineers do. Comment.

Get sculpting

Featured Event: The Aug. 15 family-friendly event is open to amateurs and semi-professional sand artists of all ages. Comment.

Under the table and dreaming

Just Write Mom: Remembering the moment this mom knew she was pregnant with a boy. Comment.

Brier Rabbit is hopping into town

Featured Event: Grab a blanket and settle in for an evening of puppets and fairy tales. Comment.

Rock and roll under the stars

Featured Event: Grab a blanket and rock out with New York Skyscrapers and Friends. Comment.

POTS: The teen disease you’ve probably never heard of

Healthy Living: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome affects a large portion of teens. Comments (32).

Banding together over pool safety

New & Noteworthy: iSwimband is a drowning detection device that alerts parents on their compatible Bluetooth device when a toddler falls into the water or an older child has been under for too long. Comment.

Too-sweet Sugar Free Allstars in Concert

Featured Event: Enjoy this high-energy show full of finger-snapping, head-bopping tunes. Comment.

Cracking the ‘Code’

New & Noteworthy: This month, ThinkFun releases a new board game that teaches kids (ages 8 and up) the fundamentals of writing computer code. Comment.

Sunday fun at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Featured Event: Enjoy a visit with wildlife and the Dirty Socks Fun Time Band. Comment.

Slip and slide the day away

Featured Event: Get your inner tubes for a ride down a water slide right here in New York. Comment.

August already?

Letter from the Publisher: Dive into our annual Fall School Guide for all the education opportunities in your community. Comment.

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