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Safety on the ice

Family Health: A tween may worry about looking “uncool” while wearing safety gear while ice skating with friends, but this doc says the alternative could result in brain damage from head trauma. Read more…

British invasion! “Fab Four Friends” tells tale of The Beatles

The Book Worm: As you’ll see in “Fab Four Friends” by Susanna Reich, illustrated by Adam Gustavson, dreams can come true! Read more…

Discover the wonders of science

The Book Worm: “The Storm,” by Virginia Bergin, is a screaming ride filled with loops and turns that make your stomach do flip-flops and your heart pound! Read more…

Give peace apps a chance

Growing Up Online: Here’s a news flash: Life can be stressful. These apps can help parents and children become more mindful and connect with what’s important. Read more…

Do we need a parenting schedule?

Divorce & Separation: For most families, a schedule detailing when a child will visit with each parent is of great value — for every member of the family. Read more…

Sunday is Funday

Featured Event: Families enjoy a day on the piers with lots of activities and entertainment. Read more…

Jumpstart your toddler’s education

Homework: Plus help with math test anxiety, stopping homework procrastination, and resources for learning about cyber safety. Read more…

New recipes for the new year

Nutrition: Whether it is eating lighter, gluten-free, vegetarian, or getting fit, many New Year’s resolutions tend to involve changes in diet. Read more…

A new year — a new you

Nutrition: Resolutions to make 2016 the best year for you and your family. Read more…

Precise speech curbs delays

Behavior: How to make sure your child understands that your directions mean “now.” Read more…

Medal in fun

New & Noteworthy: With their new two-tone luge, the Zipfy, your kids will make the most out of snowy winter days. Read more…
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ makes explosive arrival

Our young movie critics review the much-anticipated sequel. Read more…

Chase the winter blues away with Mil’s Trills

Featured Event: Queen of kindie rock stars turns winter blahs into ahhs! Read more…

The ABCs of GMOs: Cause for concern?

Good Sense Eating: There’s poor public understanding of the science behind genetically modified organisms. Read more…

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Featured Event: The beloved bible musical is coming to the Tilles Center for two amazing performances. Read more…

Breaking bread

Featured Event: A fun workshop and play at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Read more…

Winter weather tips for your furry family member

Just Write Mom: Tips to keep your precious pups and kitties contained and protected this winter. Read more…

Preteen dating: Trivial terrain or time to talk?

Experts agree that when a 9- or 10-year-old child begins showing interest in the opposite sex, parents need to sit up and take notice. Read more…

Lloyd H. Miller and Handmade History headline at BHS

Featured Event: Children 3 to 7 years old enjoy a fun family day. Read more…

Keep that resolution

Healthy Living: The key to long-term success is to implement specific changes into your daily eating habits and exercise routine. Read more…

In tunes with nature

New & Noteworthy: “Mighty Wolf,” the latest album from Jeff & Paige, is a rollicking, joyous nature walk for the ears. Read more…

Mission to Mold

New & Noteworthy: New kit includes an app that allows kids to sculpt their own actors and film their own stop-motion movie in their own home. Read more…

The Case of the Missing Masterpiece

Featured Event: Help solve the mystery with the Gumball Gang at TADA. Read more…

I love me — and my family

It’s important to set aside time to care for our bodies — so our bodies can care for (and try to keep up with) our children. Read more…

A brave new world

LGBT Parenting: Attitudes toward same-sex parenting are changing, but the road to parenthood remains rocky. A look into the issues these parents face in Part 2 of this series. Read more…

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured Event: Kid-friendly panel on the civil rights leader. Read more…

Story time with Tammy Hall

Featured Event: Children hear stories about civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more…

The family vacation of a lifetime

Autism: Adventure-seeking parents brought their two sons, ages 7 and 3, on a 13,000-mile trek across multiple countries to the Himalayas. Read more…

It’s ‘Poopendous’

Featured Event: Children’s author Artie Bennett enthralls children and adults alike when he reads from his awarding-winning books on Jan. 16. Read more…

Celebrating dance

Featured Event: The annual event that will have you dancing in your seat. Read more…

Gospel concert

Featured Event: Celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more…

Hip-hop Cinderella

Featured Event: Children perform this hip hop, modern-day twist on a family classic. Read more…

City girls are athletes, too

Sports: This writer’s pre-conceived notion that there are no athletes in New York City changes as she watches her sports-minded daughter grow up in Queens. Read more…

A family’s transformation

Dad Stuff: Brooklyn filmmaker Sharon Shattuck is the daugher of a transgender parent, and shares her family’s story in her new film, “From This Day Forward.” Read more…

It’s legendary

Featured Event: Families enjoy unique improvisational original production “Legend Has It” at BAM on Jan. 15, 16, and 17. Read more…

Mind over matter

New & Noteworthy: The new board game Lift It! Deluxe has parents and kids building structures using the cranes that they hold in their hands or strap on their heads for maximum hilarity. Read more…

Titanosaur is coming to New York

Featured Event: The world’s largst dinosaur has found a home at the American Museum of Natural Hisotry Read more…

‘The Good Dinosaur’ plot is a familiar fossil

Media: Kids First Film Critics Ryan R. and Willie J. review the Pixar film about a young apatasaurus. Read more…

Pow WOW! Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

Featured Event: Families will enjoy this workshop and performance of American dancers. Read more…

How to talk to your child about eating disorders

Teens: Talking about anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, or other eating disorders with your children is important, but it can be a tricky business. Here’s a guide to help you approach the topic. Read more…

Hit the pause button and play

Featured Event: Innovative programming for the whole family on Jan. 9. Read more…

Decode your child’s cough

Follow our guide to figure out what’s worrisome and what’s not — and how to help your child feel better, fast. Read more…

The nature of human choice

Why is the saying “It’s human nature” only used when a person does a bad thing? Our children depend on us to model and teach how to make good choices. Read more…

Hop aboard with Thomas the Tank!

Featured Event: Fun-filled sing-along for the whole family at hte NY Botanical Garden. Read more…

Three Kings Day parade

Featured Event: The 39th annual city parade celebrates Three Kings Day Read more…

It’s pasta time!

New & Noteworthy: Fans of the literary character Strega Nona will want to share this new treasury of stories — which comes with a CD of beloved author Tomie dePaola reading “Strega Nona, Her Story” — with the children and grandchildren in their lives. Read more…

2016, oh my!

Letter from the Publisher: Spend the new year helping others. Read more…

A divine alternative

College & Empty nest: At a time when city public schools are under so much criticism and revision, families have found an alternative in Catholic schools. These schools have historically been the ones to reach out to and support communities in need. Read more…
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