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It figures

It Figures: Interesting facts about pregnancy and peanut butter. Read more…

Mom and entrepreneur

Here are five divalysscious tips on how to be a mom and an entrepreneur. Read more…

Take a history trip to the New York’s World Fairs

Featured Event: Get the lowdown on World’d Fairs and more during spring break at the Museum of the City of New York. Read more…

The health benefits of owning a pup

Healthy Living: There are specific ways in which owning a pooch can help a person’s health. Read more…

Parents must be vigilant against ‘pretty poisons’

Pre-Schoolers: Unintentional poisonings is a true danger in any home, especially with preschool-age children. Read more…

Sleep no more

Letter from College: Being a high school student these days often means giving up valuable sleep to fit in more homework or activities. Read more…

Collaborative divorce: Part II

Divorce & Separation: Most couples, when getting divorced, don’t know about collaborative divorce, which can often be a better experience for everyone. Read more…

Milkshake’s new CD is mix of old and new hits

New & Noteworthy: After four years, kid band releases new CD, “Got a Minute?”, which offers (not too) old and new material in a variety of musical styles. Read more…

Barnyard Easter egg hunt

Featured Event: An Easter-rific family day awaits mom, dad, and the kids at the Queens County Farm Museum. Read more…

Attention deficit medications for some, not all

Family Health: Who determines whether a child has attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and whether he needs medication to treat it? Read more…

Do as I say, not as I do

Mommy 101: It’s nice when your little one wants to be just like you, but it’s not so nice when she starts to imitate your bad habits. Read more…

Eight reasons to journal

There are many benefits of journaling. Here are a few. Read more…

Art fun at the Guggenheim

Featured Event: Create works of art to take home. Read more…

How to ensure my kids will be protected

Ask an Attorney: How to appoint someone to be guardian of your minor children. Read more…

Seven tips to give feedback effectively at home and work

Education: Learning how to give and receive feedback are essential skills. Read more…

Learn about animals of the Chinese New Year

The Book Worm: “No Year of the Cat” is a great folktale and animal story for 3 to 6 year olds. Read more…

Homeschooling can be right for some children

Education: From homeschooling to keeping a child back a year, teachers answer parents’ questions. Read more…

Great read for a young sleuth

The Book Worm: Teen gumshoes — ages 12 to 17 — will find a fun, not-so-easily-solved mystery in “Sweet 16 to Life” by Kimberly Reid. Read more…

Tips for a new stepparent

Parents Helping Parents: Here are some ideas to help new stepparents take on their new relationship. Read more…

A joy to rediscover ‘Babar: The Movie’

New & Noteworthy: For a movie night the whole family will enjoy, check out Alan Bunce’s thrilling 1989 animated flick, “Babar: The Movie,” which was released just last month on DVD. Read more…

The power of sick notes

Death by Children: Our columnist’s son missed school a lot, until his father used sick notes to embarrass him into going to school. Read more…

We came back winners!

Media: NY Parenting has good news to share from the Parenting Media Association convention! Read more…

Finding your child’s healthy weight and maintaining it

Nutrition: Here are some tips to help your child. Read more…

Six reasons you should get your tween a cellphone

Tweens: There are more good reasons than you might think to get a tween her own cellphone. Read more…

Wag-nificent fashions for Fido and Fiffy

Featured Event: Put on the dog at the Bark Baby Bark Trunk Show in Chelsea. Read more…

Toothfairy tale set to tickle the ivories

Featured Event: “A (Tooth) Fairy Tale” provides sweet memories for the whole family. Read more…

Should your child go to camp with a friend?

How do you decide it your child should sign up for sleep-away camp with a buddy? Read more…

What kind of parent are you?

The type of parent who you are today shapes who your child will become tomorrow. Read more…

‘Tubby the Tuba’ toots into town

Featured Event: The Little Orchestra Society blows its own horn with “Tubby the Tuba” at Lincoln Center. Read more…

Juggling balls are fun workout for brain and body

New & Noteworthy: Eeboo’s non-slip, embroidered velvet juggling balls hit the market as educators begin to appreciate the academic benefits of playing with this classic toy. Read more…

Getting over 606

Our columnist has dreams about her childhood home and wonders what it means. Read more…

Tracking weather patterns

Featured Event: Interactive fun is the forecast when the Staten Island Museum presents “Tracking Weather.” Read more…

Twelve months and reluctantly counting

Dad Stuff: Happy birthday, Hazel! Our columnist reflects on his daughter’s first year — or, first 12 months. Read more…

Dino-mite hoodies are springtime must-haves

New & Noteworthy: Dinosaurus transforms sweatshirts into soft dinosaur costumes that will keep kids snuggly warm — and even more adorable — from spring till Halloween. Read more…

Arsenic scare: Justified?

Good Sense Eating: Most people were startled by headlines warning about arsenic-laced rice. Is the scare justified? Read more…

Romp with hobbits in Dongan Hills

Featured Event: Traveling Lantern Theater Company set to entrance with Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, and other hobbit-tastic critters. Read more…

Controversy in pediatric and adolescent psychiatry

Special Needs: In 1995 doctors began diagnosing children with bipolar disorder and prescribing controversial medications for young patients. Read more…

The nightly grind

Is nighttime teeth grinding in children something a parent should be concerned about? Read more…

Ten tips for finding the right day camp

Find the right day camp for your child with these tips. Read more…

Questions to ask before choosing a day camp

What to ask staff and directors before saying “yes” to a day camp. Read more…

March Musings

Letter from the Publisher: It’s the hardest job in the world that you’ll never be prepared for! Being a good parent is part self-evaluation, part self-examination, and a whole lot of luck, says the publisher. Read more…

Embrace spring at Queens Botanical Garden

Featured Event: A day of educational fun helps mom, dad, and the kids make the leap into spring. Read more…

Questions to ask the pediatrician

The pediatrician is one of the most valuable players in your child’s life. Here’s how to make the most of a visit. Read more…

The SPARK of activity

Sports: Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids — or SPARK — works to make gym class more productive than ever. Read more…

Children’s book celebrates little daredevils

New & Noteworthy: The author of The Sisters Grimm and NERDS puts the spotlight on the unsung courage of the preschool set with his first picture book, “Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show.” Read more…

Encouraging leadership qualities in teens

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Build your teen’s self-esteem by teaching her how to be a leader, not a follower. Read more…

Comic collective set to thrill

Featured Event: “Living in Sequence” is a vibrant collection of comics set to tickle your funnybone at the Poe Park Visitor Center. Read more…

Big top revels at Morgan Library and Museum

Featured Event: Enjoy all the thrills of a circus when “Itsy Bitsy Big Top” comes to town. Read more…

Make an art-smart splash at the Whitney!

Featured Event: Channel your child’s inner artist — and maybe even your own! — with a paint-erific day of fun at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Read more…

Wizard of Oz is set to wow at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center

Featured Event: Shine up those ruby-red slippers because the Wizard of Oz is coming to Bay Terrace Jewish Center on March 2, 9, and 16. Read more…

Ssss-uper fun at ‘Year of the Snake’ workshop

Featured Event: Slither into the Year of the Snake with your very own, handmade lunar lantern. Read more…

Boogie-woogie with ‘Grug’ from Down Under

Featured Event: Australian puppeteers will have the whole family goggle-eyed with delight at the New 42nd Street Studios. Read more…

Join all the fun ‘Under the Sea’

Featured Event: Be a part of Ariel’s world with this month’s production of “The Little Mermaid” at the Bronx House. Read more…

Bring your madcap self to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for some March madness!

Featured Event: Come and enjoy a bit of March madness at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The whole month promises to be nothing but fun, fun, fun. Read more…

Don’t miss marionette merriment with the Puppet Theatre at the New York Toy Museum

Featured Event: Three great shows for the price of one at the New York Toy Museum. Puppet Theatre will appear on a limited basis on March 2, 9, and 16. Read more…

City Stomp pounds out the fun at Littlefield

Featured Event: Stomp those feet, clap those hands, and stand up and rock to City Stomp in this live concert at Littlefield on March 3. Read more…

Expect some hoedown fun when the Paper Bag Players do-si-do at Kingsborough Community College

Featured Event: Gather ‘round pardners for a rousing production of Saddles and Sunshine by the Paper Bag Players at Kingsborough Community College on March. 2. Read more…
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