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The recession hits hopes for higher education

Our children have a new hurdle on their way to getting into their dream schools — the economic downturn. Comment

Maximizer or minimizer?

Our Relationships: Every couple has a partner in each role. Comment

Symptons of possible vision problems

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development designed this chart for parents and teachers to identify symptoms of possible vision problems. Comment

Teen with terrific tresses takes timid first step

Cinematters: Your children can learn about overcoming fears with a movie night featuring Disney’s “Tangled.” Comment

Twice the advice

Twice the Advice: Advice columnists weigh in on everything from a son’s lack of interest in sports to a daughter not being invited to prom. Comment

Here’s looking at you, kid

If a child struggling in school, he could have an undiagnosed vision problem. Comment

Work from the top down

Simple things you can do to help your child learn about her brain functions and you may trigger an interest in the sciences. Comment

Graduating to sleep-away camp

How do you pick your child’s first sleep-away camp? Comments (1)

Tantrum conundrum

Parents Helping Parents: Coping tips for when your agreeable son becomes moody and unreasonable. Comments (1)

‘Special’ advice

Newly revised book for parents of special needs kids offers important tips and tools for getting the most from the public school system. Comment

March it figures

Food facts and rating amusement park rides. Comment

Bonding with teens 101

Here are 10 ways to connect when you feel your teen may be drifting away. Comment

Being smart about the risks of Smartphones

Growing Up Online: Kids want smartphones, but, like other technologies, there are risks that go along with the rewards. Here’s some you should know about. Comment

Love at first byte

New & Noteworthy: Help your 2 to 4-year-old get a headstart with My Own Leaptop, a personalized toy laptop from LeapFrog. Comment

Tutu cute

New & Noteworthy: Your baby will be impossibly adorable in this fun tutu and matching headband. Comment

‘Maid’ to order

New & Noteworthy: “Maid Marian Muffins” is a colorful new children’s book for the tech savvy. Comment

Bring in this funk

New & Noteworthy: Groove to this new children’s CD, “Groove Kid Nation: The Wheels on the Bus.” Comment

The tiger wars

Examining author Amy Chua’s strict parenting style. Comment

Tee is for trendy OR T is for trendy

New & Noteworthy: Soft Clothing launches new line of artist-designed T-shirts. Comment

Constipation in children happens

Good Sense Eating: Keep it from being chronic with these easy diet tips. Comment

Mommy cries at the camp bus

Divorce and education

Who makes decisions for your children when you’re no longer together? Comment

Skip naptime for this

Featured Event: Justin Roberts and his Not Ready for Naptime Players play Symphony Space on March 26. Comment

The house that Louis built

Legendary musician Louis Armstrong made his home in Queens, and this historic landmark is now open to visitors who can check out the jazz great’s informal recordings, mirrored bathroom and more! Comment

Ten questions to ask when researching a summer camp

How do you decide which summer camp is best for your family? Comments (2)

What I think it means to be a dad

Newbie Dad: Our columnist answers the question he is most often asked by readers. Comment

Home alone

Lions and Tigers and Teens: How do you know if your teen can be left on her own? Comment

Choosing artificial insemination

One Queens woman knew she wanted to be a mother, but she was not in a relationship and time was running out. Comments (4)