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Power of attorney is an important document

Ask an Attorney: There are numerous dos and don’ts involved in taking on power of attorney for a family member. Read more…

Have family fun painting, hiding and searching for rocks in the Bronx

Featured Event: Join the group, hide rocks, paint rocks, play games and explore your neighborhood Read more…

Camping: A family adventure

Featured Event: Families discover nature, enjoy the outdoors, and experience a sleep over at Marine Park. Read more…

Study: Parents get sick less often than non-parents

Healthy Living: Research shows the risk of becoming ill after exposure to a cold virus is reduced by half in parents. Read more…

Be sure to vaccinate your children against infectious diseases

Family Health: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend early childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella. Read more…

The Fourth Annual Rolex Horse Show trots into Central Park

Featured Event: Horses, activities, and more in the park on Sept. 24. Read more…

Carnegie Hall hosts Family Fun Day

Featured Event: Celebrate families with singing, playing, and creating at Carnegie Hall Resnick Education Wing on Sept. 24. Read more…

Change the narrative: Tips from Armstrong’s ‘Myth’ help your ADHD-diagnosed student shine

New & Noteworthy: “The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion” by Thomas Armstrong has many effective strategies to help an ADHD-diagnosed child improve their self-esteem and succeed in school. Read more…

Annie

Featured Event: The award winning musical is at the Gallery Players from Sep. 16 to Oct. 8 Read more…

Come aboard to the Pirate Themed Halloween Harvest Celebration

Featured Event: Families enjoy all the fun at Luna Park Read more…

Hold off on the kids, please!

Family Issues: An actress once said she didn’t want children, and she was met with scorn and ridicule. Our columnist calls for acceptance, because no woman should be pressured to start a family. Read more…

Take extra care preparing your child’s school lunches

Safety: Safe food handling and packing can guard against bacteria that cause food-borne illness. Read more…

Is cursive making a comeback after disappearing from curriculums?

Education: Educators weigh the pros and cons of teaching cursive handwriting, and the debate has revealed some fascinating research about how kids learn. Read more…

Spelling success: Smart strategies to make spelling fun

Education: Multisensory techniques that use sight, hearing, touch, and movement lead to more efficient and effective learning. Read more…

Lots of laughs at the yuck fest: Tweens and teens perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Featured Event: Families are in for a treat when these youngsters take the stage with new material. Read more…

Parents should be vigilant about their children’s smartphone use

Sleep: Experts say smartphone abuse can have a negative impact on school performance. Read more…

Author puts spotlight on shy kids’ great qualities

Susan Cain’s book “Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids” can help introverted kis find their unique strengths. Read more…

Homework help: Prompts to help kids master their learning-management skills

Homework: When it comes to helping kids with homework, asking the right questions is more important than knowing all the answers. Read more…

College preparedness 101: Does your child have the tools to earn his degree?

As this writer’s son enters his senior year of high school, she makes a list of the skills he will need to hone in order to succeed in college. Read more…

Drumming workshop at Flushing Town Hall

Featured Event: Beginners to professionals welcome at the open session on Sept. 13 Read more…

Considering after-school programs? Choose wisely

Child Development: From sports to academic tutoring, there’s a wide range of extracurricular options for school-age children. Read more…

Explore the world of birds and animals in Prospect Pårk

Featured Event: Families can enjoy a day of discovery in the park’s Audubon Center, learning and exploring the grounds. Read more…

Would-be musicians are welcome at InterSchool Orchestras tryouts

Featured Event: InterSchool Orchestras auditions are open to aspiring musicians, beginners through advanced on Sept. 10. Read more…

Chess pieces come alive at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

Featured Event: Alone or in a team, kids can become their favorite chess piece on the Human Chess board Read more…

Mind your own Beeswax: Reusable sandwich wrap decreases your child’s lunch waste

New & Noteworthy: With reusable beeswax sandwich wrap, parents model for their students how to reduce the amount of waste they create each lunchtime. Read more…

Family activities galore at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Children of all ages and abilities can enjoy learning activities now through Oct. 29. Read more…

Listen to folk tales at a historic site in Central Park

Featured Event: Storytellers entertain at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue every Saturday through Sept. 30. Read more…

Concert and screening in Red Hook put spotlight on iconic American waterway

Featured Event: Explore the rich history of the Erie Canal through music and film Read more…

End of summer and beginning of the new school year

Letter from the Publisher: Wishing families all the best as the kids head back to the classroom. Read more…

Charming idea: Token reassures daughter on first day of school

New & Noteworthy: Mother-daughter bracelets are a wearable reminder of a mother’s love as her child embarks on her first day of the new academic year. Read more…

‘Addy and Uno’: about children and autism

Featured Event: A play at the 14th Street Y teaches children that it’s nice to be nice Read more…

We got ‘The Beat’: New activity book explores Polynesian rhythms

New & Noteworthy: “Moana: The Beat of Your Heart” is a hardcover book — with lots of online content — that uses the story of Disney’s Polynesian heroine to teach kids about that culture’s rhythms and instruments and encourage them to make their own drum and tell their own story through rhythm and movement. Read more…

Retirees: Don’t rush your Social Security benefit’s start date

Finance: Claiming benefits too early could significantly reduce the amount of your monthly income. Read more…
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