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What is fifth disease?

Family Health: The rash-producing infection sounds a lot scarier than it actually is. Read more…

Bias in the courtroom

Divorce & Separation: Everyone is biased — including your judge, if you’re litigating your divorce. This expert weighs in on the differences between court and mediation processes. Read more…

Give your cellphone a time-out!

Teens: Help your kids strike a balance between the virtual world and real life. Read more…

Harvest fall’s fresh flavors

Nutrition: It’s time to embrace the chill in the air with earthy fall veggies, home-cooked stews, and crisp fruits. Read more…

Raising baby without Dr. Google

Babies: The old-fashioned way of parenting had some benefits. Read more…

Spooked by Halloween candy?

Good Sense Eating: This expert weighs in on why it could be healthier to be less dramatic about sweets consumption. Read more…

Motivate by example

Behavior: Here are three behavioral principles to keep in mind the next time you feel frustration with your little one. Read more…

Reading rates for children

Tweens: How to gauge your child’s reading fluency — reading at the correct pace and comprehension level for their grade. Plus advice for handling a bad report card and whether online tutors are worth it. Read more…

It’s an Enchanted Halloween

Featured Event: Explore this whimsical world of imagination, listen to stories, and meet real live animals. Read more…

Come to the big BAMboo!

Featured Event: Put on your costumes and enjoy the greatest costume party ever at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Oct. 31. Read more…

Five effects of ‘pregnancy brain’

Healthy Living: The science behind why an expectant mother might feel irritable or absent-minded. Read more…

A ghostly dance

Featured Event: Celebrate Halloween week with the haunting Japanese dance art butoh in “Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse” Oct. 26-31. Read more…

Boo at the Zoo!

Featured Event: Dress up and have a ghoulishly good time at the annual Halloween event in Prospct Patrk Zoo on Oct. 29 and 30. Read more…

SpookyLysscious Halloween fun

October brings plenty of events to enjoy with your family — at pumpkin patches, Halloween parties, the theater, and more! Read more…

Dia De Los Muertos

Featured Event: Learn about and celebrate this Mexican holiday with costumes, arts, and music on Oct. 22 and 23. Read more…

Is there life without electronics?

Autism: Families can strike a healthy balance when it comes to spending time in the real world vs. tech world. Read more…

Murder most foul at the Mount Vernon Hotel

Featured Event: Have fun following the clues and helping to solve this spooky whodunnit on Oct. 21, 22, and 28. Read more…

The Headless Horseman rides into Symphony Space

Featured Event: “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” a family-friendly comedic version of the classic story, is performed by the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers on Oct. 22. Read more…

New primer on internet safety for parents

The new book “Outsmarting Your Kids Online” by Amber Mac and Michael Bazzell aims to give parents the knowledge and tools they need to protect their families on the internet. Read more…

A bopping brunch

Featured Event: Groove along to the sounds of Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra while enjoying a finger-licking meal on Sundays, beginning Oct. 16. Read more…

Go Fish!

Featured Event: Learn how to protect our waterways and fishes in this catch-and-release program on Oct. 15. Plus, enjoy a fun concert by children’s musician Suzi Shelton. Read more…

The cure for ‘college application blues’

ADHD: The college application process can be a stressful time for teens and their families. Dr. Yamalis Diaz, clinical associate professor of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone’s Child Study Center, weighs in with advice to help kids and the parents who love them. Read more…

‘Hansel & Gretel’s Halloween Adventure’

Featured Event: The fairytale siblings are at it again Oct. 13–31. Read more…

Voices carry

Media: Children are influenced by your voice and those of the people and media that surround them. Are you happy with the messages they are conveying — or are filters needed? Read more…

Help find the missing teeth

Featured Event: An interactive scavenger hunt for children in Central Park on Oct. 9 and 23. Read more…

A tale of history, adventure, and farting dragons

Featured Event: Meet author Adam Gidwitz as he launches his new book, “The Inquisitor’s Tale,” on Oct. 9. Read more…

Painting a brighter future

Teens: Several city museums offer programs to help young artists hone their talents and expose them to great works of art. Read more…

‘Squirrel Stole My Underpants’

Featured Event: Don’t miss the silly, family-friendly puppet show on Oct. 9. Read more…

Come to the harvest!

Featured Event: Don’t miss the rides, activities, and fun at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park, weekends now through Oct. 30. Read more…

Separation anxiety

Teens: Tips to prepare your children — and yourself — so that when they do leave home, they are capable and feel confident. Read more…

‘Hansel and Gretel’ takes the stage

Featured Event: Children enjoy this fun puppet show based on the fairytale “Hansel and Gretel” by the Brothers Grimm. Read more…

Fright free

New & Noteworthy: For a Halloween candy without scary ingredients such as artificial dyes and flavors, check out Trader Joe’s individually wrapped, organic lollipops. Read more…

What politics can teach our kids

Media: ‘Tis the season when there’s virtually no escape from politics. The Democratic process — and political shenanigans — provides plenty of fodder for teaching kids life lessons. Read more…

The curvy girl club

Raising Girls: Finding words other than “fat” or “thin” to empower girls. Read more…

The Amazing Maize Maze is back!

Featured Event: Explore the maze and pick some pumpkins in this perfect family fall event now through Oct. 30. Read more…

Spicy disguise

New & Noteworthy: Whether it’s served up as a spicy baby shower gift or worn for Halloween, the Tortilla Baby set makes everyone smile. Read more…

Get Kinetic!

Featured Event: A hands-on workshop where kids can construct wacky machines. Read more…

Thrills and chilss at Boo at the Bronx Zoo

Featured Event: Boo at the Zoo is back for thrills and chills every weekend in October. Read more…

Teens, screens, and prepping for the future

Letter from the Publisher: There’s lots to check out in our annual Teen Issue. Read more…

This fall fest is red-hot

Featured Event: Start the season off with the Chile Pepper Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Oct. 1. Read more…

Pulling the Switcharoo

New & Noteworthy: Two new book-and-toy sets, The Switch Witch and The Sugar Goblin, enable parents to switch out their children’s Halloween candy for a surprise — that’s not included. Read more…
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