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Dora the insufferable

Media: A parent’s view on Dora the Explorer. Read more…

Reducing math anxiety

Education: From math anxiety to students worried about taking home a perfect grade, teachers answer parents’ questions. Read more…

Five things parents need to teach their kids about bullying and empathy

Ask Dr. Karyn: Bullying has long been recognized as a problem, but parents and educators are now taking the topic seriously. Here are my five tips for what parents need to teach their kids. Read more…

Till death do us part

Ask an Attorney: A will allows you to specify who will inherit your property and in what proportion. Read more…

Is it sore throat or strep?

Family Health: How to tell the difference between a simple sore throat and strep. Read more…

Distance makes the heart grow even fonder

College & Empty nest: Living away from New York City as a college freshman, our writer has come to appreciate her hometown, friends, and family. Read more…

Pom of your hand

New & Noteworthy: Eeboo’s Pom Pom Maker kit is the perfect stocking stuffer for crafty kids ages 8 and older. Read more…

New pregnancy test answers women’s top questions

Healthy Living: Today, more at-home pregnancy tests take the guesswork out of the big question: am I pregnant? But no at-home test really answers the next question: how far along am I? Until now. Read more…

New Year’s resolutions for bad parents

Death by Children: A comic list of New Year’s resolutions this columnist claims he will actually keep. Read more…

Teach your child the gift of giving

The Book Worm: Dara Goldman’s “Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift” is a good start to teach your child that it is better to give than to receive. Read more…

Take a bite out of ‘Carnivores’

The Book Worm: Kids ages 5 to 8 are going to howl with delight over “Carnivores” by Aaron Reynolds. Read more…

Staying one step ahead of Facebook scammers

Growing Up Online: With more than one billion people on the social networking site, it’s inevitable that some will be crooks. Here are some of the most common scams, and how to protect yourself. Read more…

How to know if your child is ready to stay home alone

When it comes to staying home alone, parents are often unsure about how to judge whether their child is ready and how to reassure their child they can handle the responsibility. Read more…

‘Blue’s Clues Live’ coming to Staten Island

Featured Event: In “Blue’s Clues Live,” on stage at the St. George Theatre on Dec. 30, Blue and Steve lead the audience on a journey in search of the most spectacular place of all. Read more…

It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas and after party

Featured Event: Carnegie Hall, the New York Theatre Ballet, and the New York Pops bring you “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and a family after party with crafts for children on Dec. 21. Read more…

Teens change focus in the New Year

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Can parents help their teens stick to their resolutions, or is this wishful thinking, considering many parents can’t stick to their own? Read more…

Celebrate the season with Splat, Snowflake Bentley, and Jane Yolen

New & Noteworthy: Scholastic Storybook Treasures’ DVD, “Merry Christmas, Splat,” celebrates the holiday and the season with Rob Scotton’s adorable feline character; the true tale of real-life snowflake expert Willie Bentley; Jane Yolen’s classic story “Owl Moon”; and Julia Rawlinson’s “Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas,” illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. Read more…

Your attorney works for you

Divorce & Separation: The difference between mediation and going to court is that often the court-bound attorney is looking to wage battle against your spouse, while a mediator is looking to maintain peace and work out an amicable relationship. Read more…

Seeing parenting from a different angle

Downtown Mommy: From a single, childless gal to a married, full-time mom of triplets, our writer has been on both sides of the proverbial fence, and knows there’s a lot to parenting. Read more…

Disappointment the next time around

Miscarriage: Secondary infertility — the inability to conceive after already biologically giving birth to a child — is on the rise, and is a devastating shock for many couples. Read more…

My son, the actor

Queens: This writer didn’t think 2013 could get any better for his family, until his young son got his first acting gig in an independent film. Read more…

Schoolhouse rock

Elementary: Songwriter Maria Christensen, who has spent the past 10 years writing pop songs, such as “Waiting for Tonight” for Jennifer Lopez and “Christmas Eve” for Celine Dion, teams with educator Jessica Harvey to make a new album, “Dangerous and Stinky.” A hit songwriter and elementary school teacher team up to create an album of children’s music. Read more…

The Dance Theater in Westchester performs the classic ballet.

Featured Event: Clara and the enchanted prince celebrate the holiday season Read more…

All aboard the history train

Featured Event: Conductor Bob welcomes children to this historical train ride at the New York Historical Society on Dec. 14 and 15. Read more…

Outwit your appetite

Nutrition: To control the urge to eat — and eat and eat — during the holidays and beyond, try these simple methods. Read more…

Lighten up meals — and eat less

Nutrition: How lighting can influence the amount of food that you consume. Read more…

Santa comes to visit in the annual Nutcracker and Toyland show.

Featured Event: LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s annual show, “Nutcracker and Toyland,” is back on Dec. 14. Read more…

Sounds of the season

Featured Event: Children enjoy Elizabeth Mitchell and her family band You Are My Flower folk concert featuring holiday favorites on Dec. 14. Read more…

Loren Long’s beloved character, Otis, saves Christmas

New & Noteworthy: The fourth in the author-illustrator’s beloved Otis-the-tractor picture book series features the farm’s residents anticipating the arrival of Christmas — and a new foal! Read more…

Celebrate the season with ‘The Nutcracker’

Featured Event: Everyone’s favorite holiday ballet is at the Florence Gould Hall on Dec. 14. Read more…

Don’t rush feeding milestones

Good Sense Eating: A recent study found that new parents are often uneducated about important eating milestones. Many parents are giving their babies solids too early. Read more…

Parenting in the social media age: How to keep your kid safe

Media: We saw this article and thought it would be of interest to our readers. Click above and check it out. Read more…

Ten things I refuse to do this holiday season

Why is it still so hard for so many of us to simply say “no”? I’ve compiled a list of things I just will not do this December, so that I can put more happy in my holidays. Read more…

Sing along with ‘A Christmas Story: the Musical’

Featured Event: We triple dog dare you not to have a great time with the award-winning stage musical adaptation of the classic film “A Christmas Story” running from Dec. 11 through 29. Read more…

Make New Year’s resolutions WITH your family

Dad Stuff: New Year’s resolutions are not just for moms and dads! Making pledges with your kids — and pointing out that their choices can contribute to a healthier, happier family — is very important. Read more…

The annual holiday classic performed by Moscow Classical Ballet

Featured Event: Children are enthralled by the ballerinas dancing the “Waltz of the Flowers” in this production of “The Nutcracker” at Lehman Center on Dec. 15. Read more…

The perfect books to give EVERYONE this holiday season

The Book Worm: Doesn’t it seem like your gift list grows each year? Here’s a gift great suggestion: books! Read more…

Puttin’ on the ritz

New & Noteworthy: They can’t help but have sweet dreams when you tuck them into tuxedo-style pajamas this New Year’s Eve. Read more…

Ebenezer Scrooge visits the College of Staten Island

Featured Event: Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas teach Scrooge a lesson in this enchanting adaptation of the Dickens’ holiday classic. Read more…

Visit the past on a trolley tour.

Featured Event: Children view historic hosues and celebrate the holidays. Read more…

Three families who survived Hurricane Sandy

A year after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City, three families share their firsthand accounts, and tell us how they are helping to rebuild their communities. Read more…

‘A Christmas Carol’ with a twist

Featured Event: An old tale gets a new spin in this production of the holiday classic at Interart Theatre from Dec. 5 through 22. Read more…

Create a Grand City Terminal at the NYC Transit Museum

Featured Event: Children use a variety of skills to create their own terminal Read more…

It figures

It Figures: Christmas and Haunkkah fun facts. Read more…

Children create wonderful holiday crafts

Featured Event: Children channel their inner elves at Wave Hill’s holiday workshop on Dec. 7 and 8. Read more…

Kids can learn about animals at the center: and help to brush and feed them, too!

Featured Event: Alley Pond Environmental Center needs help caring for its animals! Read more…

A festival of fairy tales and giants

Featured Event: Children of all ages enjoy “Long, Long, Ago,” a musical mash up of popular tales from Dec. 5 through 20. Read more…

Stick ‘em up

New & Noteworthy: Artcards: Accessorize is a chic, crafty gift for kids who love stickers. Read more…

Your ticket to holiday spirit

Featured Event: The Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs songs of the season at the 92nd Street Y on Dec. 7. Read more…

Twelve ways to a more meaningful holiday season

Take a spin on the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song and pick from our list of 12 ways to create a more meaningful holiday celebration. Read more…

Too sick for school?

Education: Children are constantly coming down with illnesses big and small. For many parents, it can be hard to know when a child is actually too sick for school. Here are some tips. Read more…

More ways to a meaningful holiday

Looking for more ways to make the season special? Read more…

Simplify gift giving this season with apps

Before you start running around looking of the perfect present for your child or grandchild, consider smartphone and tablet apps. Read more…

How to keep your kids healthy

Education: Encourage your kids to make these steps part of their everyday routine in order to prevent the spread of germs. Read more…

Happy Holidays!

Dad Stuff: New York Parenting wishes its loyal readers a happy and healthy holiday season. Read more…

Letter to the Publisher

Reader responds to the November 2013 article, “The Write Stuff,” about dysgraphia. Read more…

Paper Bag Players celebrate anniversary with hiccup or two

Featured Event: A musical show of old favorites and soon-to-be favorites at the Kumble Theater at Long Island University on Dec. 3 and 4. Read more…

Learn what life was like on a winter farm for our ancestors

Featured Event: Discover how to spin wool and make a quilt. Read more…
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