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May it figures

It Figures: Cookie stats and Mother’s Day tidbits make up this month’s It Figures. Read more…

Death doesn’t scare them

Teens: Working to stop underage alcohol use. Read more…

Jellycat’s Sleepy Bear is dreamy gift

New & Noteworthy: London-based soft toy manufacturer Jellycat has another hit with Sleepy Bear in a box. Read more…

Teach teens to save

Teens: Teen with penchant for designer jeans could be overdressed for bankruptcy court. Read more…

Introducing classical music to children with apps

Education: An Upper West Side mom is introducing a new generation to classical music — with the generation’s widely used tool, technology. Read more…

First foods: Feed baby solids safely

Healthy Living: Dr. Roshini Raj offers tips on when and how to switch your baby over to eating solid foods. Read more…

Understanding Montessori learning in the 21st century

Education: The book “Montessori Learning in the 21st Century” seeks to understand if Dr. Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy is still effective 100 years later. Read more…

Bashful child gains confidence through theater class

Brooklyn: Brooklyn acting studio helped child find poise by giving her tools to conquer her fears Read more…

Analyze violence in your child’s video games

Growing Up Online: It’s a no-brainer that there is violence in many video games. But how do you decide whether your kids can handle it? Read more…

Understand non-probate assets now to avoid later conflict

Ask an Attorney: What you should know about probate and non-probate assets. Read more…

Getting enough sleep is important for teens, too

Teens: It’s difficult to know if your teenager is sleep deprived, but help is available. Read more…

Dancer leaps onto world stage with help from family, teachers

Brooklyn-born Jeroboam Bozeman, a new dancer with Ailey II, recalls the coaches, kin and friends who encouraged him to pursue his dream. Read more…

An arresting story

The Book Worm: If your 3- to 6-year-old is an animal lover, dreams of becoming a police officer, or loves New York, then “Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop,” by Helen L. Wilbur is the perfect read. Read more…

American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe pens kids how-to book

The Book Worm: Kids, ages 7 to 12, will find “Kid Pickers” by Mike Wolfe to be a gold mine. Read more…

Too close for comfort

Mommy 101: A mom finds out that even her time in the bathroom quickly turns into a family affair. Read more…

Keep your family healthy with clean eating

Good Sense Eating: Give your body a spring cleaning with a whole-food diet that detoxifies naturally. Read more…

Hubby, dad, and designated babysitter

Death by Children: Our columnist discovers the trials of babysitting for his wife’s friend. Read more…

Counting her blessings: Teen shares story of rejection and acceptance

Letter from College: A college rejection or wait list can feel like the end of the world for teen scholars. But our columnist has words of encouragement and resilience for all college hopefuls. Read more…

Bringing an arts education to all

Education: For the last 36 years, an arts studio has been serving New York City schools that lack arts education programs in the classrooms. Read more…

Family and technology: The number one rule for all parents

Media: Generation Y make think technology is a right, not a privilege. Here’s how parents can set rules and consequences. Read more…

Bust a move, not your bank account!

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Here are six areas where you can help your teen save on prom expenses without compromising on style. Read more…

Sheep thrills: New book about Ewe delights

New & Noteworthy: Featuring clever wordplay, sweet illustrations, and a delightful surprise ending, Mike Demers’s debut children’s book, “Fooling Ewe,” brings a refreshingly new story to the classic barnyard setting. Read more…

Mother’s Day from a different point of view

A reader writes a Mother’s Day story for her children. Read more…

After the marathon bombings, father remembers lessons learned from his dad

Dad Stuff: I wish I could solve all the problems I see before I hand the world off to my child, but that’s not a parent’s job. My job is to teach her how to make good decisions; to navigate all of the ugliness that’s interspersed with all the beauty; to not be infected by the anger and resentment that consumes some people. Read more…

Now hear this

New guidelines on treating ear infections urge a conservative approach. Read more…

Media use rules for children

Media: From worrying about students spending too much time on cellphones to a child’s ability to skip a grade, teachers answer parents’ questions. Read more…

Caught in the act? Here’s how to answer their questions

What do you do when your child walks in on you and your spouse while making love? Read more…

White Noise: CD features lullaby versions of White Stripes hits

New & Noteworthy: Rockabye Baby translates hits by Jack White and Meg White into soothing lullabies performed by Steven Charles Boone. Read more…

‘Sesame Street’ is a fun destination on the information superhighway

Media: “Sesame Street” paved the way for television shows that strive to entertain kids while they learn, and they continue to be a pioneer online. Read more…

Ze best Mother’s Day gift for sweet zzzzz’s

New & Noteworthy: For a Mother’s Day gift that will really wow a new mom, look no further than BedHead Pajamas’s Eiffel Tower print jammies for mommy and baby. Read more…

Keeping the peace during play dates

Scuffles can abound when siblings feel left out of play dates. Read more…

Mommy time: Watch helps her juggle nursing, time-outs and more

New & Noteworthy: The Benbini watch has so many clever features, Mom will wonder how she ever got along without it. Read more…

From dawn to dusk: Remembering a mother’s sacrifices and love

Our columnist remembers how much her single working mother did for her while she was growing up. Read more…

Fathers and divorce: Part II

Divorce & Separation: There are some things mothers and fathers can keep in mind to make sure children continue to benefit from a father’s love and nurturing. Read more…

Helping kids express selves through art

Education: Findings repeatedly show that children and young adults studying an art-intensive curriculum are generally better students than those with a course load lacking the arts. Read more…

Gifts from mom

Homework: Besides making lunches and helping with homework, there are many intangible gifts that mothers can give their children. Here are a few. Read more…

Marvelous May Stuff

Letter from the Publisher: Promoting the arts at home is vital to cultivating a child’s awareness and intellect, writes publisher Susan Weiss-Voskidis. Read more…
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