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Featured Event: Head to Socrates Sculpture Park this month for some kid-friendly fun. Read more…

Righties’ prejudice is wrong

Dad Stuff: Father recounts personal, global and historial instances of grudges against the left-handed. Read more…

Planning for preschool

Planning for preschool

Pre-Schoolers: A step-by-step guide to finding the perfect fit for you and your child. Read more…

Popular early childhood educational approaches

Pre-Schoolers: Less structured than some other programs, the Bank Street Development Interaction approach allows children to make their own choices in the classroom, while interacting with a wide variety of materials, ideas and people. This helps a child discover things in her own way, at her own pace. Read more…

Travel activities for kids

Travel activities for kids

Travel: Here are some wonderful ways to entertain and teach children while on the road this summer. Read more…

Dramatic tween opposes chores

Dramatic tween opposes chores

Parents Helping Parents: What’s the best way to get a child to help with housework when she doesn’t want to cooperate? Read more…

Friend management 101

Friend management 101

Growing Up Online: How parents can protect kids on Facebook and still allow for healthy friendships. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: Tips for making sure your clan has healthy snacks whether you’re traveling by car or plane. Read more…
Travel: Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean your child’s brain should be on vacation from learning. Read more…

More tips to keep kids reading and writing this summer

Here are some additional tips to help keep kids reading and writing this summer. Read more…
Family Health: Advice from an emergency medicine physician. Read more…
Pre-Schoolers: Tips for making sure your little one’s first day will be the best it can be. Read more…

Follow the SUN

Follow the SUN

Family Health: A guide to summering safely Read more…

The buzz on bee stings

The buzz on bee stings

Family Health: How to tell the difference between an infection and a potentially fatal allergic reaction. Read more…

Take the bite out of summer

Take the bite out of summer

Protect your family from mosquitoes and bedbugs Read more…

Does monogamy equal monotony?

Does monogamy equal monotony?

Our Relationships: Are humans meant to stay faithful in relationships? Read more…

Helping children cope with the loss of a parent

Helping children cope with the loss of a parent

Twice the Advice: Parenting advice on topics ranging from helping kids manage their grief to how to deal with inebriated or inappropriate teachers. Read more…
Staten Island: My summer memories of a Staten Island landmark. Read more…

More than just clowning around

Featured Event: The Zany Umbrella Circus comes to Brooklyn this month. Read more…

The great pet debate

The great pet debate

Newbie Dad: To get a family pet or not? That is the question. Read more…

Embody health and wealth

Embody health and wealth

Healthier habits can help prevent illness — saving you money. Read more…
Featured Event: The singer brings her interactive concert to Coffey Park in Red Hook. Read more…

Bacon and ballet

Featured Event: Author David Ira Rottenberg reads from his book, “Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig,” and the students at Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn help him bring the story to life! Read more…

Preschool beginnings

Letter from the Publisher: The first day I left my daughter at daycare/preschool was quite traumatic. I had looked quite carefully for just the right program to fit our needs and our budget and one that was as convenient as possible, considering that we lived in one community and I worked in another, and the bus was our only means of transportation. That meant the stroller, the bags and my 2 year old on a bus that only ran every 30 minutes. It meant leaving my girl with strangers and hoping/trusting that they would be as nurturing as they appeared and that she wouldn’t be upset when I said good-bye. Read more…

It figures

Travel: Stars and Stats Read more…
Lions and Tigers and Teens: Summer safety rules for teens. Read more…

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

Education: Understanding and helping children who suffer from selective mutism. Read more…
Featured Event: Head to the Queens Museum of Art this month for its family friendly programming. Read more…

Advice for rookies

Advice for rookies

Check out camps now for summer 2012 Read more…

Make waves

Featured Event: The city’s public pools are now open. Here’s the full list of Bronx locations so you can find one near you. Read more…
Cinematters: Watch “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” with your family. Read more…

Focus on Alice Austen

Focus on Alice Austen

Staten Island: Learn about a pioneering photographer by visiting her childhood home in Rosebank. Read more…

Wave Hill

Bronx: Discover this hidden public garden and cultural center with your family this summer. Read more…
Sports: Focusing on your child’s strengths and happiness will help him thrive. Read more…

Native culture club

Featured Event: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers come to Brooklyn this month. Read more…
Featured Event: The Tour de Queens is coming through a neighborhood near you on July 10. Read more…
Featured Event: Explore the High Line this month with these family-friendly activities. Read more…
Featured Event: This July 4, celebrate your independence with the Travis Parade. Read more…
Featured Event: Harbor Lights Theater Company stages ‘The Music Man’ in Snug Harbor. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: These sewn-on neckties make for the perfect outfit for your baby boy. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: Get your little one drawing with Travis Nichols’ “The Monster Doodle Book.” Read more…

Park it for some family fun

Featured Event: St. Mary’s Park hosts the Bronx Family Day on July 3, with music and dance for the whole gang. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: Hold on to your favorite onesies even longer with these extenders. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: This is the perfect bib for the messy eater. And what baby isn’t a messy eater? Read more…

Cinema under the stars

Featured Event: Narrows Botanical Gardens’ family film series returns. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: Let your kid shine in fun, bold tees by Playground Rockstar. Read more…
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