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Ready for camp? How to tell if your child is ready

Campers: How do you know when it’s the right time to send your child to camp? Read more…

Six reasons why camp is important for your child’s development

Child Development: Here are a few of the ways day or sleepaway camp can help children grow. Read more…

Transitioning to the ‘big-boy’ bed: When and how to move toddler out of crib

Transitioning to the ‘big-boy’ bed: When and how to move toddler out of crib

Family Health: How to know when your toddler is ready for a bed, and how to make the transition easy and peaceful for everyone. Read more…

Must-have kids’ room decorations

Kassa’s line of chalkboard contact paper and liquid chalk markers are perfect for an art-lover’s room. Read more…

Understanding the 2017 tax reform

Ask an Attorney: Here is an overview of the new changes, with some recommended things to consider and potential steps to take if they make sense for your family’s situation. Read more…

Forecast: Snow babies? Natural disasters to blame for an increase in baby showers

Babies: There’s some truth to the urban legend that hospitals see spikes in births during — or nine months following — a storm or natural disaster. Read more…

Are kids overdoing sports? How much is too much?

Safety: Kids are participating in organized and recreational athletics at a younger age and competing more than they were two decades ago. So it’s no surprise that sports injuries have become more common. Read more…
Featured Event: Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and more in this newest iteration of the J.M. Barrie classic at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater now through Sept. 30. Read more…

Love is a behavior: Building loving habits in your family

Family Values: What actions do you take to show your kids you love them? Read more…

Lectins: The latest dietary ‘villain’

Good Sense Eating: Beans and whole grains — which mostly enjoy a healthful reputation — are being slammed because they contain a certain group of proteins. Read more…

Calming first-time camper fears: Tips to change nervousness to excitement

Campers: Behavior tips parents can use to help first-time campers deal with anxiety. Read more…

‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’ sure saved mine

Media: We can each choose to look at things in a positive or negative fashion every day, and columnist Danielle Sullivan resolves to choose positivity in 2018, thanks to actor Jason Ritter and his new show, “Kevin (probably) Saves the World.” Read more…
Campers: Being away from the comforts of home offers your camper growth opportunities in a wide variety of competencies. Read more…

Not taking no for an answer: Bump mom finds on son’s neck leads to hyperthyroidism diagnosis

Healthy Living: Despite clean bill of health from two pediatricians, Lindsey Moynihan knew that her son’s health was in jeopardy. Read more…
Featured Event: Celebrate the first president’s birthday at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden on Feb. 18. Read more…

Protect eczema-prone skin this winter with these tips

Health: Dr. Mamina Turegano offers advice on how to manage your child’s dry, itchy skin. Read more…
Family Values: When a child begins to show romantic interest in another, parents need to be proactive in communicating and establishing guidelines. Read more…

She does it all: Multitalented mom offers her advice

Family Values: An interview with parent, pediatrician, and fitness expert Dr. Alison Mitzner. Read more…

Pawsitively good time: Year of the Dog Lunar New Year Family Festival at Museum of Chinese in America

Featured Event: Celebrate the Year of the Dog with crafts, stories, and fun activities on Feb. 17. Read more…

Doggone fun: Welcome Year of the Dog at Queens Botanical Garden

Featured Event: It’s a day of fun, crafts, and performances for a Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 17. Read more…

How will you love? What does the word ‘love’ mean to you?

This single word, throughout history, has provided inspiration for countless artists, philosophers, and scholars. Yet, when asked what love is, no two people give exactly the same definition. Read more…
Featured Event: The contemporay dance performance on Feb. 16 and 17 is inspired by Tolstoy’s classic “Anna Karenina.” Read more…
Education: Learning a new language is hard. For the almost five million English language learners in U.S. public schools, trying to learn complicated math and science concepts in a new language is even harder. Read more…
Featured Event: Lego fans can experience the ultimate interactive hands-on Lego event with hundreds of bricks to build, explore, and enjoy on Feb. 16, 17, and 18. Read more…

‘Dear Martin: A Novel’ is a must-read for teens

The Book Worm: Author Nic Stone’s book may be one of the most truthful, chilling novels your teenager reads this winter. Read more…
Health: Avoid tears with these tips to get your child accustomed to dentist visits right from the first appointment. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy a performance of traditional Chinese dances at Long Island University, Brooklyn campus. Read more…

Inspired and informed: Choose the perfect camp for each child in the family

Parents who attended camp as children may have to face facts when a child’s interests do not align with theirs. Read more…

‘Walk’ this way: Story shows the path of kindness

New & Noteworthy: A new picture book encourages kids who see bullying to do something helpful, no matter how small. Read more…
Featured Event: Children share the love and make a fun craft for Valentines’ Day weekend on Feb. 10 and 1.. Read more…

New and buzzworthy February finds from Lyss Stern

Holidays: Jewelry, shows, new restaurants, and a recipe for champagne cupcakes are the ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s Day. Read more…
Featured Event: Animal lovers can meet and play with hundreds of dogs and cats, plus watch an agility show, on Feb. 10. Read more…
Featured Event: Children of all ages can rock out to music, play games, and celebrate the holiday of love on Feb. 11. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: The new Shnooks from Zuru are adorable plush presents that make for engrossing, portable toys to while away the time spent traveling to your February vacation destination. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: The new X-Shot Turbo Advance from Zuru is a remarkably fun piece of foam-dart shooting technology: the barrel holds 40 darts! Read more…
Featured Event: Children 8 years and older can learn handy tips on how to survive in the wilderness at Salt Marsh Nature Center on Feb. 10. Read more…

Mindful playmate: Character reminds kids to breathe

New & Noteworthy: Luna Petunia, a new talking doll from Funrise — based on an animated show for preschoolers on Netflix — encourages children to be mindful as she exhorts them to “Stop, breathe, believe!” Read more…

‘Time for Kids: Heroes of Black History’ the perfect read for this month

The Book Worm: Kids ages 8 and older will be inspired by the stories of real-life stories of four African-American heroes during Black History Month and beyond. Read more…

Broadway melodies: Regina Opera Company gives ‘Salute to Broadway’

Featured Event: Regina Opera Company presents its opening season concert of Broadway tunes and Italian selections on Feb. 5. Read more…

Children help create the world of ‘Hanna and the Moonlit Dress’

Featured Event: The ineractive musical at the Theater at the 14th Street Y now through Feb. 11 teaches children about good deeds. Read more…

Love is the answer to helping children grow

Letter from the Publisher: Real loving as parents is to lay the groundwork for healthy emotional, psychological, and physical well being. Read more…
Featured Event: Urban Rangers teach children how to survive in the wild and how to build a shelter at Pelham Bay Ranger Station on Feb. 3. Read more…

The eight best things about camp

Campers: Camp is one of the most amazing experiences a child can have, and it goes way beyond just swimming and playing sports all day. Camp contributes to a child’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Read more…
Featured Event: Childen 8 and older learn a lesson or two about growing up in this performance at GK Arts Center on Feb. 1, 2, and 3. Read more…

Question camp policies to create a summer of good memories

Family Values: Your camper will be spending a good portion of the summer under the rules and regulations of someone else, so it’s prudent to make sure that your standards and beliefs are in line with those of the camp. Read more…
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