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Accessing special education for preschool-aged children

Schooling: What you need to know about Early Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and special education for young children. Read more…

What you need to know if your child is being considered for special education

Schooling: Useful questions to ask if school staff recommend that your child get evaluated for special education. Read more…

Organic juices make a splash

New & Noteworthy: Planet Fuel’s new line of organic juice blends are great for kids because they have less sugar, and their recyclable aluminum cans are better for the Earth than juice boxes and pouches. Read more…

A pox on the party: Chicken pox parties dangerous for kids

Family Health: How should you respond to an invitation for a “pox party”? Read more…

Understanding a Supplemental Needs Trust: Protecting assets for a disabled individual

Ask an Attorney: What you can do to legally protect a disabled person through this special trust. Read more…

Wicked sick!: Dive into ‘Twisted True Tales from Science: Medical Mayhem’

The Book Worm: Non-squeamish 9- to 14-year-olds with an inquisitive mind and interest in history will love every page of this fun book by Stephanie Bearce. Read more…

‘Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring’ great first thriller for young readers

The Book Worm: Civil War buffs and Social Studies sleuths, ages 7 to 11, won’t be able to put down this exciting book by Enigma Alberti and Tony Cliff. Read more…

Practicing patience: How to teach your child self-control and delayed gratification

Behavior: Patience is a behavior, and you can help your child improve this skill with the right kind of practice. Read more…

‘Babes in Toyland’ marches into the Tilles Center at LIU Post

Featured Event: Children 8 years and older will enjoy this musical production of the classic tale on April 29. Read more…

Seven quick ways new moms can de-stress in just 15 minutes

Healthy Living: Doing things for yourself that make you feel good is not a luxury — it’s a necessity! Read more…

Run for the animals: Annual 5K Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo

Featured Event: Runners of all ages can participate in this annual fund-raiser for the animals on April 29. Read more…

Flower power: Cherry blossom festival blooms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Featured Event: Celebrate Japanese culture at the annual Sakura Matsuri fest at the garden on April 29 and 30. Read more…

To the moon and back: Take a ‘Trip to the Moon’ with Paper Bag Players at Queensborough Community College

Featured Event: Children 3 to 8 years old will delight in this whimsical performance on April 26, 27, and 28. Read more…

‘Motherhood is a B----!’: New book claims to help readers regain sanity, inner diva

Self-care: Lyss’s new book for dealing with the day-to-day chaos that is child-rearing hits the shelves! Read more…

Puppet play: Puppetry Arts hosts annual Family Festival

Featured Event: Enjoy a great day, rain or shine, with characters, giveaways, and more at the Old Stone House on April 29. Read more…

‘Babes in Toyland’ marches into Carnegie Hall

Featured Event: Children will enjoy this musical adventure of the classic Victor Herbert opertetta on April 27. Read more…

Connecting our children to the earth: Foster appreciation, knowledge, and respect for nature

It is our children and our grandchildren who will inherit the consequences of our choices. Read more…

Read and sing-along with Laurie Berkner and her new book for World Read Aloud Day

Featured Event: It’s a musical story time with the legendary musician at Barnes and Noble on April 22. Read more…

This is all of us: NBCs ‘This Is Us’ is the show we all need right now

Self-care: It’s the story of a family — which is everyone’s story — and it inspires love and kindness in its viewers. Read more…

Take a ‘Trip to the Moon’ with Paper Bag Players at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse

Featured Event: Children 3 to 8 years old will enjoy this performance on April 20 and 21. Read more…

Green gifts: Tips for Earth-friendly giftwrap alternatives

Green Living: How to please the birthday boy or girl and still care for the Earth? Try one of our tips. Read more…

Leading ladies: Ballet Hispanico presents three pieces from women choreographers at Joyce Theater

Featured Event: The premier Latino dance organization opens its 2017 season with an all-female choreographed blend of contemporary dance from April 18 to 23. Read more…

Bronx students give back: Kids helping Flint’s water crisis and their local community

Tweens: Young philanthropists from the Walter Damrosch School are benefiting from hand-on learning opportunities and coming to the aid of others at the same time. Read more…

A hunting we will go

New & Noteworthy: She will float above the Easter egg hunt crowd in this David Charles ivory tulle dress that’s blooming with pale pink wisteria blossoms. Read more…

A new color palette: Packaged foods now getting hues directly from nature

Good Sense Eating: You may start to notice many well-known food companies are phasing out synthetic dyes from their products and replacing them with natural colors. Read more…

Back in time: Spring Break Crafts and Games at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

Featured Event: Children will enjoy 19th-century craft-making and playing historic games from April 11 to 21. Read more…

Time to NOSH!

New & Noteworthy: When they’re ready for solid food, babies enjoy sinking their gums into the new teething wafers from NOSH! Munchables, available in combinations such as sweet pomegranate and blueberry or savory broccoli, pear, and kale. Read more…

The benefits of camp — from a kid’s perspective

Holidays: Take it from this life-long camper, the benefits of camp just can’t be beat. Read more…

Screen-free week: Simple swaps for switching off

Technology: This mom shares ways your family can participate with the nationwide movement, May 1-7. Read more…

ARTech: Adventures in Art and Technology with STEAM-based workshops

Featured Event: Explore art and technology in hands-on workshops in the Meatpacking District, presented by the Children’s Museum of Art and New York Hall of Science, now through April 29. Read more…

Life-saving self-defense tips for children

Bullying: As children get older and parental supervision is decreased, parents need to make sure their children are physically prepared for their new-found independence. Read more…

Strike up the band: Young musicians of InterSchool Orchestra’s Symphony perform

Featured Event: Students and special guests will play the works of Mahler and Verdi, along with selections from “West Side Story” at the April 5 concert at Congregation Beth Elohim. Read more…

Blast off: Take a ‘Trip to the Moon’ with Paper Bag Players at Hostos Community College

Featured Event: Children will enjoy this fun new performance on April 5 and 6. Read more…

Step right up for carnival fun at the Queens County Farm Museum

Featured Event: Welcome spring on April 1–2 and 8–9 with games and more. Read more…

Take a ‘Trip to the Moon’ at Long Island University’s Kumble Theater

Featured Event: Children 3 to 4 years old will enjoy this latest production from the Paper Bag Players on April 3 and 4. Read more…

Winning awards at the Parenting Media Association

Letter from the Publisher: New York Parenting won six awards of excellence at Parenting Media Assciation’s annual Editorial and Design Awards event. Read more…

Take a spin: Celebrate opening weekend of the Prospect Park Carousel

Featured Event: The beloved 1912 carousel opens on April 1. Read more…

Fairies, teeth, and trolls: Children play sleuths in ‘The Quest for the Seven Teeth’

Featured Event: Children go on a grand adventure in Central Park to help Franklin find the Tooth Fairy’s missing teeth on April 2. Read more…

Something to talk about: Acrobat show ‘Something’ is not to be missed

Featured Event: This spellbinding performance of circus, dance, and physical theater at the New Victory Theater, with a special autism-friendly performance on April 2. Read more…

Book celebrates baby’s firsts

New & Noteworthy: The new board book by Lin Oliver, and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, “Little Poems for Tiny Ears,” celebrates the many milestones babies and toddlers reach. Read more…
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