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Bed-wetting: How old is too old?

Family Health: Is 6 years old too old to still be having nighttime accidents? Read more…

Make mealtime more joyful: Tips for getting your child to sit at the table and eat his food

Feeding Your Family: Address one problem at a time, and dinner will be a much more pleasant experience. Read more…

Financial planning for parents of college-bound kids: Education funding options available to families

Finance: Planning ahead can keep you from raiding your retirement funds or over-borrowing to pay for college when the time comes. Read more…

Keeping your cool when parenting gets stressful — it can be done!

Mental Health: There is no parent in the world that never loses it or gets angry. Kids challenge our patience every day. By following a few simple tips, we can help foster mindfulness and harmony and be even better role models. Read more…

Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding your rights as a client

Divorce & Separation: Your attorney must provide you with this document to inform you of what you, as a client, are entitled to by law. Read more…

Estate tax liabilities when you’re a non-U.S. citizen

Ask an Attorney: Plus, your options when turning over a large sum of money saved in a Uniform Transfer to Minors Act account when your child turns 18 or 21. Read more…

Five tips to help parents raise a peaceful child

Healthy Living: If you want your kids to be stable, happy people, it all starts with your behavior and an attitude of gratitude. Read more…

Twelve quick tips to teach toddlers to share

Behavior: To foster sharing skills in your children and help playdates go more smoothly, consider these tips. Read more…

‘Navigating the Labyrinth of the Non-Mainstream Child’: Book offers insight and advice to parents raising special children

Therapies: Author Susan Hendrie-Marais helps parents who often feel isolated while caring for their special needs children. Read more…

Get down to the beat: Learn to beatbox with former Roots musician Rahzel

Featured Event: Children can learn how to make an array of percussive sounds using only their mouth and vocal chords at Beatbox Bonanza on May 20. Read more…

Shear excitement! Prospect Park Zoo sheep get their summer haircuts at annual Fleece Festival

Featured Event: It’s a fun day to watch the sheep get a clipping and learn all about wool on May 20 and 21. Read more…

Vikings invade Bay Ridge: Annual festival celebrating all things Nordic is back!

Featured Event: Celebrate Viking and Scandinavian culture in a free all-day fetival on May 20. Read more…

Go cubbing: What to wear on Mother’s Day

New & Noteworthy: The mommy-and-me Mama Bear-Baby Bear T-shirts from The Oyster’s Pearl shop on Etsy are casually cool for a comfy Mother’s Day celebration. Read more…

Fifteen books to help kids understand LGBTQ issues

Help your children walk in someone else’s shoes and gain empathy, or see characters struggling with similar issues, by reading stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer characters. This list has titles that are appropriate for a wide range of readers — from toddlers to teens. Read more…

Leaving a mark: Modern dance festival ‘FootPrints 2017’ returns

Featured Event: Dance enthusiasts will enjoy this annual event feturing the best and brightest of the city’s modern choreography. Read more…

Lessons from mom: Dieticians share what they learned while cooking with their mothers

Good Sense Eating: Our mothers taught us much more than how to slice and dice during out times together in the kitchen. Read more…

This game has gravity! Rocket Park Mini Golf is back at New York Hall of Science

Featured Event: Families can have fun playing mini golf while learning about key science concepts now through November. Read more…

Mom: A role to be cherished

It’s easy to overlook the important role parents play, but the influence parents have just can’t be denied. Read more…

Too old for summer camp? How to get your teen involved in a service project

Teens: Instead of sending your older teen to summer camp, a service project can give her summer structure and engage the mind in an educational experience. Read more…

Belly laughs: An irreverent activity book for expectant moms

New & Noteworthy: Jordan Reid and Erin Williams have teemed up to write “The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People” and it’s a humorous Mother’s Day gift for women who are in a stressful situation. Read more…

The bond of motherhood: Celebrating our shared experiences

This Mother’s Day, celebrate all moms and the bond we share. Read more…

Ooh, aah! ‘Fireworks’ ailen opera takes the stage at the Kaye Playhouse

Featured Event: Come and find out why we have fireworks and meet alien de Toqueville in this production at the Hunter College theater on May 11 and 12. Read more…

Music education: Live music for families at Rock and Roll Playhouse at Brooklyn Bowl

Featured Event: Children have fun while learning through music in the Sunday series. Read more…

Four things to look for when choosing a summer day camp

Campers: With an overwhelming landscape of summer day camp opportunities for kids in New York City, it can feel impossible to select the right one for your child. Read more…

Explore Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? at Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Featured Event: The new exhibit opening May 10 will have visitors looking up at the sky in a whole new way. Read more…

Samba! ‘Cinderella Samba’ puppet show dances into Manhattan parks

Featured Event: Catch this same-old fairy tale with a whole new twist throughout May. Read more…

Tess in the city

Featured Event: Will our heroine make the transition from Missouri to New York? Read more…

Joanie Leeds rocks Brooklyn with new album release

Featured Event: Enjoy a free concert introducing Brooklyn Baby!, the eighth CD by this kindie rock sensation, on May 7. Read more…

‘Amelia and her Paper Tigers’ flies high at Waterfront Museum Barge

Featured Event: Kids will enjoy learning about the famed adventurer Amelia Earhart on May 7. Read more…

Asian-American Heritage Festival showcases music and dance at Ellis Island

Featured Event: Families with children of all ages will enjoy this celebration of Asian culture in America on May 7. Read more…

A Cinderella samba

Featured Event: The famous fairy tale has a whole new twist! Read more…

All dolled up: Doll-making workshop and tea party at Flushing Town Hall

Featured Event: Children and parents can explore their doll-making talents and enjoy a day with children’s author, teacher, and artist Timothy Bellavia in this fun workshop for all ages. Read more…

Polish your b-ball skills with basketball clinics at Brooklyn Brige Park Pier 2

Featured Event: Children 8 to 17 years old can dribble and shoot from May 2 through Aug. 31. Read more…

Ending Wiliams Syndrome: Family Fun Day and Carnival raise funds to fight rare disorder

Health: A New York mom’s passion for helping her daughter — who was diagnosed with a rare disorder, and others like her, has created an event that has grown from a modest walk to a full-blown carnival at the 79th Street Boat Basin. Read more…

May is for Mom

Letter from the Publisher: Being a mom isn’t easy. We’re here to help. Read more…

Explosion of color at the Garden

Featured Event: Dale Chihuly’s art returns to the New York Botanic Garden starting on May 2. Read more…

Under the big top: UniverSoul Circus comes to Roy Wilkins Park

Featured Event: Children of all ages will enjoy this hip-hopping circus now through May 7. Read more…

Visit the home of ‘Olive and Pearl’ in this puppet and dance show

Featured Event: Children 2 to 5 years old will enjoy this production of magical puppets and dance from May 4 through May 8. Read more…

Snoring stories: New picture books for bedtime from Kate McMullan and Mylisa Larsen

New & Noteworthy: “If I Were a Kangaroo” and “Mama’s Kisses” are two books that Moms won’t mind reading over and over again to their young children. Read more…

Marvelous May: FabuLyss finds from Lyss Stern

Tips for a Memorial Day barbecue snack and dessert, a compelling read, and Broadway’s new Golden Ticket. Read more…

Four things my child with special needs has taught me

Diagnosis: My daughter would prove one of my greatest teachers, providing lessons I had to learn. Read more…

A dad’s tale: Coping with the autism diagnosis and reclaiming parental power

Mental Health: The parent of a special child must decide to take the hit, take a deep breath, and then reclaim his role and take charge. Read more…

Meet Julia: Newest ‘Sesame Street’ character has autism

Autism: ‘Sesame Street’ is doing what it does best — helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder — with a new special-needs Muppet making her debut on April 10. Read more…

Parenting special-needs children and the introduction of autistic ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Julia

Letter from the Publisher: This issue has quite a few articles written by parents of special-needs children who have boldly and bravely shared with us their stories. Read more…
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