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Caring for a colicky baby

Family Health: How can you know for sure if your baby’s crying is due to colic, and what can you do about it? Read more…

Talking tough topics before the big day

Divorce & Separation: For serious conversations couples may not have explored while dating, premarital mediation can provide a safe space for addressing important subjects like family planning and financial philosophies. Read more…

Uncover your family’s past

Letter from College: For children, teens, and young adults, being aware of your family’s history is a must. Read more…

The ultimate bad-morning prevention

Behavior: A little positivity and enthusiasm on your part can ensure that your child wakes up with a smile! Read more…

Adding her story to history

The Book Worm: Eight to 12 year olds reading “She Stood for Freedom” by Loki Mulholland will learn how important it is to stand up for themselves — and others. Read more…

Helping children to succeed in math

Education: Plus, signs of a vision problem in your child and the benefits of learning to code. Read more…

Drawing inspiration

The Book Worm: Creative kids ages 7 to 14 will love exploring the young lives of famous creators Pablo Picasso, Dr. Seuss, and others in “Kid Artists” by David Stabler. Read more…

Six tips for a successful family-owned business

Ask Dr. Karyn: Family-run businesses are complex and face unique challenges. Here is what people involved with mom-and-pops need to know to be successful. Read more…

Choose a guardian for your children

Ask an Attorney: Preparing and executing a Last Will and Testament and Designation of Standby Guardian now can save your family time and expense in emergency situations. Read more…

Stitching together character

We can prepare our children to meet the challenges they will face with courage, enthusiasm, and determination. Read more…

Don’t miss the antics on Atlantic

Featured Event: Enjoy a whole day of shopping, schmoozing, and activities at the annual Atlantic Antic street festival on Sept. 25. Read more…

Break the code with author Gene Luen Yang

Featured Event: Children 8 to 12 years old can experience the new book “Secret Coders” with a reading and author discussion on Sept. 25. Read more…

The politics of politics

Media: It seems that social media can’t keep its mouth shut when it doesn’t have something nice to say. Read more…

Discover the original Breukelen

Featured Event: Learn about the borough’s agricultural roots at the Wyckoff House Museum on Sept. 24. Read more…

Getting every kid in the parks

Fourth graders and their families can take advantage of free admission to connect with nature, learn about our nation’s history, and get active by visiting the country’s national parks through the Every Kid in a Park program. Read more…

Get crafty

Featured Event: Families will enjoy the yearly Craft and Fine Arts Festival on Sept. 24 and 25, featuring professional craftsman and art esperts as well as hands-on activities, demonstrations, and entertainment. Read more…

Bug out for Roald Dahl Weekend

Featured Event: Inspired by “James and the Giant Peach,” families can create pop-up books and meet live insects at Wave Hill on Sept. 24 and 25 in honor of late author Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday celebration. Read more…

Meet George Washington

Featured Event: Learn all about the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn — in Manhattan. Read more…

10 Tips to make homework a homerun

Homework: Ten tips on how to support your child completing his work independently, and how to determine when it’s time to ask the teacher for help. Read more…

This whole family needs to hit the books

Our columnist proposes that her family shut off the screens one night a week to rekindle their love of reading with a real, turn-the-page book. Read more…

Erin Go Bragh!: Irish Cultural Festival

Featured Event: Explore Irish culture at the festival at the Children Museum of the Arts on Sept. 18. Read more…

Farm Fresh Festival

Featured Event: Discover farming in Manhattan on Sept. 17. Read more…

Ten tips for parents with shy children

Education: With preparation, practice, and patience, most reserved children can learn how to successfully navigate social situations. Read more…

Jesters, jugglers, and jousting, oh my!

Featured Event: Travel back in history to enjoy the Renaissance at the Medieval Festival on Sept. 18. Read more…

Chew, chew!: Get back on the nutrition track

Good Sense Eating: Here are eight ways to help busy parents plan healthy meals, so children can do their best in the classroom. Read more…

Get Hooked on fun

Featured Event: Head to Erie Basin Park on Sept. 17 to celebrate Red Hook. Read more…

Tips for back-to-school meals

Nutrition: How to create simple, fun meals to be shared together despite a busy new school year. Read more…

The Brooklyn Book Children’s Festival is back!

Featured Event: Children of all ages can enjoy fun reading adventures with their favorite authors on Sept. 17. Read more…

Have a blast in the past

Featured Event: Learn all about the daily lives of children in the Middle Ages on Sept. 17. Read more…

From A to ZZZs: Important info linking shut-eye to great grades

Education: Here’s how to help your children get a better night’s rest increasing the odds for improved academic and athletic performance. Read more…

Dahlicious Delights!

Featured Event: Enjoy a sundae bar, games, and readings to celebrate the 100th birthday of author Roald Dahl. Read more…

Take note

New & Noteworthy: A back-to-school writing tablet that will be the envy of their peers, the Hidden Pencil Notebooks from the Museum of Modern Art have the eponymous writing instrument cleverly nestled into their front covers. Read more…

Crafting 101

New & Noteworthy: The new book “Project Kid: Crafts that Go!” from craft guru Amanda Kingloff has transportation-themed ideas for DIY toys, projects, and home decor pieces. Read more…

Finding her shtick

A new mom at 43, comedian Ophira Eisenberg opens up about what parenthood has taught her. Read more…

Go fly a kite!

Featured Event: Watch your kite take flight and soar over the Manhattan skyline at the annual Kite Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sept. 10. Read more…

‘The Tempest’

Featured Event: Older teens will enjoy this last Shakespeare play, running from Sept. 9 to 18. Read more…

It’s the Bike Jumble

Featured Event: Bicycle enthusiasts can test, browse, and buy at this annual flea market on Sept. 10. Read more…

Playing for keeps

New & Noteworthy: When kids misplace their jackets, lunchboxes, and notebooks, the Minestamp increases the chances of the lost items being returned. Read more…

School is back in session

Education: Celebrate the new school year with cute school supplies. Read more…

‘Peace on Your Wings’ soars

Featured Event: This uplifting musical showing Sept. 9 and 10 is based on a true story and is appropriate for all ages. Read more…

Little Makers

Featured Event: Tots and their families learn about science in fun workshops Read more…

Go with the grain

New & Noteworthy: The new Wayfarer Pack from LL Bean combines the company’s legendary sturdy construction with hipster style. Read more…

Leveling back-to-school anxiety

Healthy Living: Tips to help kids who absolutely dread school because they suffer from anxiety. Read more…

Enjoy a day on the water

Featured Event: Paddlers of all ages can enjoy a day kayaking and canoeing on Sept. 5. Read more…

Screen time, families, and children

Letter from the Publisher: Parents have to set the example, and, personally, one sees far too many parents concentrating on their own screens rather than on their children. Read more…

Lunchbox must-have

New & Noteworthy: If you’re looking for some bagged lunch inspiration, check out the delicious, nutritious, organic yogurt products from Stonyfield. Read more…
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