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Snap, crack, pop!: Tips on evaluating a sprained ankle

Family Health: When is a twisted ankle something more serious, and what are the signs — and sounds — that let you know your child needs to go to the emergency room? Read more…

Estate planning: Minors as beneficiaries to retirement and insurance accounts

Ask an Attorney: Estate planners often want their children or grandchildren to be beneficiaries of their assests, but when those beneficiaries are minors under a certain age, certain issues need to be considered. Read more…

Out of the freezer: Are frozen veggies and fruits as good as fresh?

Good Sense Eating: On the one hand, we’re encouraged to purchase whole fresh vegetables and fruits. On the other hand, frozen produce is so convenient. Read more…

Go to sleep!: Proven tips to shorten your toddler’s nightly routine

Behavior Strategies: Here are proven strategies that will take your toddler’s 75-minute bedtime routine to 25 mintues. Read more…

Divorce and the distribution of equity: Sample mediation sessions

Divorce & Separation: This is part 4 in a series of stories detailing what divorcing with the help of a mediator and collaborative divorce lawyer looks like. Read more…

Hoo: Spot some owls at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center

Featured Event: All skill levels and ages are invited to hike with the rangers and learn about owls in this birding program on Feb. 26. Read more…

Settling into parenthood: Easy tips to help you adjust

Healthy Living: You can read everything there is to know about parenting during pregnancy, but parenting is a trial by fire, and, gradually, you’ll get to know everything about that delightful little baby. Read more…

Dr. Seuss comes alive in ‘Seussical Jr.’ at the Bronx House

Featured Event: Families can learn the meaning of family, friendship, and loyalty at the Bronx House from Feb. 24 to March 5. Read more…

Go natural

Therapies: How parents can make use of natural medicine and why we usually don’t. Read more…

Teaching savvy snacking

Nutrition: To keep temptation and non-nutritious choices at bay, teach your little ones to be smart snackers. Read more…

Coping with bullying: A new book that can help parents and kids

Raising Girls: A Brooklyn author and educator is addressing bullying within high school in her new young adult fiction book, “Englisha and Laurenthina: Best Friends Forever?” Read more…

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus at Barclays Center is ‘Out of This World’

Featured Event: Children of all ages will enjoy this show at Barclays Center from Feb. 23 to March 3. Read more…

Take a trip to Healthyville at the Museum of Chinese in America

Featured Event: Children learn to make healthy choices and have fun in the interactive exhibit now through March 26. Read more…

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at Gallery Players in Park Slope

Featured Event: The whole Peanuts gang is on hand to entertain children of all ages at the Gallery Players now through Feb. 19. Read more…

Love stories — where did they go?

Mental Health: Where are the true romance movies? Read more…

Museum family programs for winter break

Holidays: Exhibits and museums to check out with your children during February vacation. Read more…

How to achieve your health goals well into the new year

Self-care: A few steps to help you easily stick to your plan. Read more…

Find your childcare bliss

Working Moms: Some tips to help families navigate the nanny search. Read more…

Winter break equals fun workshops at the Vanderbilt Mansion Museum

Featured Event: There’s an activity for children of all ages Feb. 12, 20, 21, and 22. Read more…

‘The History Mystery’: A musical time-travel adventure

Featured Event: Explore the lives of some famous and not-so-famous people at TADA Youth Theater, running weekends now through Feb. 20. Read more…

‘Under the Tangle’ a powerful metaphor for adolescence

Featured Event: Join in the journey of discovery in this new dance-play at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center on Feb. 13 and 14. Read more…

Love and heartbreak: Teen comics explore love at Gotham Comedy Club

Featured Event: Teens comics explore love on Feb. 12. Read more…

‘Sweeney Todd’ thrills on stage in Brooklyn Heights

Featured Event: Teens and adults will enjoy this Stephen Sondheim musical of murder, mayhem, and meat pies from Feb. 10 through March 12. Read more…

Mercury poisoning: A must-read interview

Mental Health: Growing up, Albert Wilking was plagued by relentless illnesses and a puzzling assortment of maladies. But after years of questioning and extensive research, he has found himself in a place of healing and knew he had a calling: To educate the public about the dangers of mercury poisoning. Read more…

Eat your heart out

New & Noteworthy: CucinaPro’s Heart-shaped Waffle Maker helps you cook up a ticker-warming Valentine’s Day breakfast. Read more…

Follow ‘The Painter’s Journey’ at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Featured Event: Children 3 to 7 years old will enjoy this performance and interactive workshop at the Museum of jewish Heritage on Feb. 12. Read more…

Barker’s flower power

New & Noteworthy: With the new “Flower Fairies Coloring Book,” children of all ages can marvel at the fantastic world of Cicely Mary Barker while they color her classic illustrations of flowers and the fairies that cavort around them. Read more…
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Beat the summer slide: A play-based STEAM camp for little learners at Evolution Enrichment Center

We welcome you to a summer camp that will be enriching, refreshing, and stimulating for students who want to learn with all their senses. Read more…

Say ‘yes’ to ‘Nope!’

New & Noteworthy: Nationally syndicated cartoonist Drew Sheneman has created a hilariously charming picture book, “Nope!,” about a baby bird whose feathers are ruffled by the idea of leaving the nest. Read more…

Middle school kids in Brooklyn Acting Club take the stage for ‘Singin’ in the Rain, Jr’

Featured Event: Don’t miss this fun musical production at the Actors Fund Arts Center on Feb. 10 and 11. Read more…

‘Winter Blaze’ dance concert warms up the stage at the Herp Albert Center

Featured Event: Students put their best foot forward in this dance concert on Feb. 4 and 5. Read more…

Kids get their Hands-on-History at King Manor Museum

Featured Event: Children learn about building houses in this drop-in program on Feb. 4 Read more…

Don’t miss ‘Twinkle Tames a Dragon’ at On Stage at Kingsborough

Featured Event: This delightful play on Feb. 5 teaches children the responsibilities of having a pet — even a dragon. Read more…

Savoring his memories

New & Noteworthy: Author Anthony LoFrisco shares colorful anecodotes and treasured recipes from his Dyker Heights childhood in his new cookbook, “The LoFrisco Family Cookbook.” Read more…

Transit Tots: Fun for transit-loving tots at New York Transist Museum

Featured Event: Young children will enjoy these morning stories and fun activities from Feb. 2 to 16. Read more…

Gather ‘round for Stories Under the Stars

Featured Event: Learn about the universe in this fun story hour presented by storyteller Julie Pasqual on Feb. 4. Read more…

Catch ‘Fantasia’ on the big screen at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Featured Event: Children enjoy a screening of the Disney animated flick on Feb. 4. Read more…

Health coverage

Letter from the Publisher: This month we are packed with stories about health — from achieving your weight-loss goals to the dangers of mercury poisoning to exploring the city’s museums for your intellectual well-being. Read more…

Love February with these finds, a la Lyss Stern

Allergies: Lyss Stern’s finds to check out this month feature new books and deLysscious treats. Read more…
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