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Fight colds and flu with foods

Good Sense Eating: One of the most important things you can do is to consume foods rich in probiotics. Comment.

Toxic friends, mean girls, and why we allow it

Healthy Living: What we should teach our young girls is that if anyone treats them poorly on a consistent basis, they probably shouldn’t be their friend. Comment.

Ben Rudnick & Friends in concert

Featured Event: Families enjoy this kid-friendly music and sing-a-long. Comment.

Usher in the Year of the Sheep

Featured Event: Enjoy this production of traditional music and dance. Comment.

Signs your child may have a writing problem

Dear Teacher: My kid does not like to write. How do I know if he has a problem with writing? Comment.

The Strange Eating Habits Of Kids: When Do You Indulge?

Just Write Mom: Typically, when you think a particular action is wrong, you discourage your kids from doing it. But what about all those gray areas? Comment.

Tweens, parents, and ‘the talk’

Parents Helping Parents: A single mother of a boy might feel topics related to puberty are off limits, but for many teen and tweens, parental support and guidance are appreciated. Comment.

Points for creativity

New & Noteworthy: It takes a child to know what a child will like, and 8-year-old Sam Ash has invented a bowl with a hoop that will have kids focused on (playing with) their food. Comment.

Anything you can do

The Book Worm: For the child who hates to hear the words “you can’t,” she’ll love “Firebird” by Misty Copeland, about a hopeful ballerina who learns that she most certainly can. Comment.

Parenting conference at 92Y

Featured Event: Moms and dads benefit from this workshop. Comment.

Treating pediatric acid reflux

Family Health: Diagnosing your child’s acid reflux begins with a visit to the pediatrician. Comment.

Information clients should have regarding mediation

Divorce & Separation: Should divorce lawyers tell clients about mediation, when doing so might cost them? Comment.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Featured Event: Families enjoy this joyous performance by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Comment.

‘Lionboy’ comes to the New Victory Theater

Featured Event: Enjoy this play about a boy trying to save his parents. Comment.

Whoo goes there?

Featured Event: Join the rangers on an owl prowl at Blue Heron Nature Center on Jan. 18 and 25. Comment.

Play with this food

New & Noteworthy: Stack ‘Em Up Doughnuts is a stacking game that’s as beneficial for a toddler’s fine-motor skills as it is deliciously decorated. Comment.

How old is old enough for social networking?

Growing Up Online: There are several compelling reasons — including legal ones — to think twice before allowing children under the age of 13 to sign up for any social media site designed for adults. Comment.

‘Cinderella’ at BAM

Featured Event: Children will love this updated version of the classic ballet. Comment.

‘Paradise Lost’

Featured Event: A dance and concert of traditional Korean music. Comment.

Celebrate Civil Rights Week

Featured Event: Children learn about civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with a scavenger hunt. Comment.

Get a Clue

New & Noteworthy: Light up those dark winter nights with a rousing round of Clue, made new again with a detail-rich, three-dimensional game board. Comment.

The dinos are in town

Featured Event: Come face to tooth with these realistic animatronic dinosaurs at the Staten Island Zoo. Comment.

Take a lilting journey with Musical Story time

Featured Event: Children are treated to a musical storytime every Tuesday throughout the month of January ay Bank Street Bookstore. Comment.

Tasty science lessons

New & Noteworthy: Edible Chemistry Kit makes science lessons more palatable. Comment.

Ice skating at Lefrak Lakeside

Featured Event: Families twirl, jump, and enjoy the indoor and outdoor rinks. Comment.

Three Kings Day

Featured Event: Enjoy Three KIngs Day at Teatro Sea. Comment.

All aboard with Thomas for adventure

Featured Event: Help Thomas and Friends with their adventure at the New York Botanical Gardens from Jan. 3 to 25. Comment.

Whimsical Winter Wonder

Featured Event: View a winter wonderland through art at Poe Park Visitor Center through Jan. 31. Comment.

Take a bird stroll in the garden

Featured Event: Families enjoy a fun day with nature. Comment.

Afternoon tea at Mt. Vernon Hotel

Featured Event: Children can listen to a story and bring a favorite teddy bear or doll. Comment.

Take a stroll down Gingerbread Lane

Featured Event: Visit this sweet treat at the New York Hall of Science and take a bit home. Comment.

The Harlem Gospel Choir

Featured Event: Start the New Year off with a free concert by world-famous gospel singers. Comment.

Thoughts on 2015

Letter from the Publisher: As New York parents we must provide our children with as much contact with other people as possible. Comment.

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