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College application time!

College & Empty nest: College applications are stressful for students — and parents! Here are a few things to keep in mind. Read more…
A group’s used art to encourage kids to take the stairs. Read more…

Safety for latchkey kids

Family Health: Tips to make sure your child is safe at home while you’re at work. Read more…

Book of shadows

New & Noteworthy: Author Adam-Troy Castro has just penned the first book in a series about the enigmatic Gustav Gloom, geared toward tween readers. Read more…

She won’t let me brush her hair

Raising Girls: If your daughter winces when she sees a hairbrush, it might be because of painful-to-remove knots. Here are some tips that can help. Read more…
Parents Helping Parents: Strong, close relationships that twins often form are great, but it can help your child in the long run if you encourage individual friendships and interests now. Read more…

Reinventing a classic toy

New & Noteworthy: The folks at brinca dada have created an all new dollhouse design featuring a muted palette of colors and eco-friendly woods for a thoroughly modern design that lends itself to hours of fun. Read more…
Featured Event: Celebrate the end of summer, Brooklyn style, at the annual street festival. Read more…

Spinach + sports = six pack?

Spinach + sports = six pack?

Good Sense Eating: What are you to do when your tween or teen is involved in sports and wants to build muscle and strength? Here are some tips. Read more…

Plant a ‘Little Seed’

Plant a ‘Little Seed’

New & Noteworthy: As the nation celebrates the centennial of the birth of folk hero Woody Guthrie, Elizabeth Mitchell joins with Smithsonian Folkways to remember a baker’s dozen of his child-friendly classics. Read more…

Feeding time is all the time

Death by Children: Our columnist is constantly feeding his growing son. Read more…
Featured Event: Kids are invited to drop in on art art workshop and create a poster depicting their favorite Channel Thirteen children’s show in honor of the channel’s 50th anniversary. Read more…

Food and family facts: Fun tidbits about cuisine and relatives

It Figures: Statistics about stepfamilies, grandparents, and fast food. Read more…
Lions and Tigers and Teens: There are different problems for young teens and older teens. Here’s how to deal with both. Read more…

Adventures in the kitchen

Letter from College: Our columnist explains the lessons young kids can learn by helping their parents in the kitchen. Read more…
Growing Up Online: Taking away a child’s digital privileges in response to bad behavior has become increasingly popular among parents. But is it the right way to discipline all children? Read more…

A mom on cloud nine

An interview with Melissa Lawrence, a mom who created a vlog to give other moms tips she’s learned taking care of her five children. Read more…
Featured Event: Festival features Italian-made automobiles, food, and rides for children. Read more…

To gift or not to gift?

Ask an Attorney: The country’s tax rate on transfers of large amounts is at a historic low this year, but people should weigh the pros and cons before they make substantial gifts. Read more…
Featured Event: Your family won’t want to miss children’s songstress Suzi Shelton this month. Read more…

Keep your cool with school lunches

Education: Research shows that if parents don’t take certain precautions, they could make their kids sick by improperly packing lunch bags. Read more…

Babies: Mixed reviews

Dad Stuff: Our writer and his new daughter have gotten mixed reactions from strangers when they are out in their neighborhood. Read more…
Featured Event: There’s plenty to do at the zoo all month long. Read more…
Here are some ways in which you can teach your children about politics. Read more…

Quick tips on raising politically savvy kids

• Ignite their interest. Most children have an interest in politics but it must be consistently nurtured through family dialogue and various resources. Read more…

Resources to for your children

Here’s a list of subject-related juvenile resources. Read more…

Awe-some show

Featured Event: Jacob Stein and his puppets perform to bring in the New Year at Museum of Jewish Heritage. Read more…

Elephants, blind men, and lessons in perception

An Indian parable, “The Blind Men Describing the Elephant,” serves as a great lesson for teaching children about perception. Read more…

Overly perfectionistic parents do more harm than good

Education: Putting too much pressure on your child to get all “As” in school can harm the way he approaches school and life in the long run. Read more…

Wellness in schools

Nutrition: Two city parents took charge to change the unhealthy food served in their children’s schools. Read more…

What the Obamas eat at school, and Chef Bills vision for the future

Nutrition: What does the lunch menu look like at the Obama girls’ private school, Sidwell Friends? Read more…

Don’t leave me alone!

Don’t leave me alone!

Divorce & Separation: When you and your spouse are preparing for divorce, it’s best not to keep your children in the dark about how it will affect them. Read more…

Cholesterol check for children

Cholesterol check for children

Healthy Living: Some doctors want to start testing children’s cholesterol levels at age 9 because of our country’s high obesity rates. Read more…
How can parents teach their kids these essential skills? Here are a few tips. Read more…

A hero for my son

Queens: Our writer made sure his son shared a name with a hero. Read more…

Modern-day mystery teens will love

Teens: Teens looking for a sleuth read will enjoy Kimberly Reid’s “Creeping with the Enemy.” Read more…

How to prepare for the new school year

Bullying: From how concerns about cursive handwriting to how to help a child who’s afraid of bullies, teachers answer parents’ questions. Read more…

Two new books so fun, kids won’t know they’re learning

Sports: Give your 7- to 12-year-olds a jump-start on the new school year with “Time for Kids Big Book of What?” and “Sports Illustrated Big Book of Why.” Read more…
Elementary: Here’s our guide to helping your child make the most of every age and developmental stage from kindergarten through high school Read more…
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City had the opportunity to perform with other choruses from around the globe in China. Read more…

Launching in Manhattan

Letter from the Publisher: We hope you’ll enjoy our new magazine, Manhattan Family. Read more…
Education: Here’s a primer so you and your child know exactly what to expect in a back-to-school physical. Read more…

Rescue mission

New & Noteworthy: In “Mia and the Migoo,” an animated film directed by Jacques-Remy Girerd, Mia goes in search of her father and along the way meets a sorceress (Whoopi Goldberg) and the planet-protecting Migoo (Wallace Shawn). Read more…
Education: Here are some tips to keeping your youngster interested in school-related activities and learning in general. Read more…

Exhibit at the Newhouse Center

Featured Event: Don’t miss the works of Mitsuko Brooks and Heidi Lau at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Read more…
Featured Event: The 92nd Street Y invites families to its open house on Sept. 9. Read more…
Featured Event: There’s plenty for your family to do during Honey Weekend at Wave Hill. Read more…
Featured Event: Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs at Ground Zero and St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sept. 11. Read more…
Featured Event: Kids can spend quality time with their grandparents while making arts and crafts at the New York Historical Society. Read more…

Off to college

Off to college

College & Empty nest: Here are some ways to help your student and your family cope with the emotions of the first year of college. Read more…

Stepping up

Education: Tips to make sure the shoes fit so your child can put his best foot forward in the new school year. Read more…

Thinking backpack safety

Education: Make sure your child’s backpack doesn’t cause injury. Read more…

Bento box for back to school lunch

New & Noteworthy: This stackable lunch container brings some old school Japanese fashion flair to the cafeteria. Read more…
Featured Event: Help make sure people around the world have shoes by donating your gently used ones to The Little Gym. Read more…
Your family can learn about silhouette portraits at this exhibit. Read more…

Another school year

Letter from the Publisher: September is the month of new beginnings. New temperatures, new clothes and shoes, new books for our kids, new teachers, new schools sometimes, new friends and new lessons to be learned. Read more…
Featured Event: Sony Wonder Technology Lab has plenty of fun and educational events for children headed back to school. Read more…
Your family will enjoy the journey with the brother and sister in this marionette production. Read more…
Featured Event: The month is jam-packed with fun family events at the New York Transit Museum, building up to the annual Bus Festival. Read more…

Get ready to rhumba!

Featured Event: The Limon Dance Company offers free children’s dance lessons at Bryant Park on Sept. 1 and 8. Read more…
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