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Finance: These savings plans have many advantages to save for higher education, and are designed to allow parents or others to maintain more control of the money deposited into the account. Read more…
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Basketball safety: Preventing injuries on and off the court

Basketball safety: Preventing injuries on and off the court

Family Health: Basketball can be fun to play and great exercise, but the game is also a contact sport, and injuries frequently occur. Many injuries can be prevented if players follow the rules of the game, train correctly, and play in safe environments. Read more…
Behavior: When it feels as if your child is looking for ways to make you yell at him, chances are, he is! Read more…

Jon Burgerman’s ‘Rhyme Crime’ delightful read for kids

Children ages 3 to 5 will love using the story’s rhyming pattern to guess what the crook will steal next. Read more…

All about aquafaba: Water found in cans of beans makes excellent egg replacement

Good Sense Eating: Aquafaba is a fantastic ingredient for vegans, those with egg allergies, and food waste prevention advocates. Read more…

The power of journaling

Whether we are recounting special events or walking ourselves through painful moments, getting the words out on paper is liberating. Read more…
Featured Event: Meet Whiskers the Bunny, dance the bunny hop, and hunt for eggs at the Queens County Farm Museum on March 31. Read more…

What is a blind trust — and who should have one?

Ask an Attorney: Employees who work in the financial sector — and their spouses — are sometimes subject to investment restrictions because of their access to confidential information. Some companies allow these employees and family members to place their assets in a blind trust. Read more…
Safety: Here’s the best way to discover how safe a camp is before registering. Read more…

Teaching kids time management while having fun

Technology: Octopus Watch lets parents set alerts for kids, so children can feel empowered while also learning the concept of time. Read more…

Teacher’s notes: Tips for calming Sunday night school anxiety

Tips from a Teacher: Plus advice on discussing surprising report card grades with your child’s teacher. Read more…
Featured Event: Children will enjoy this whimsical tale of a penguin learning to fly on March 24. Read more…
Healthy Living: Passive-aggressive colleagues can be difficult to work with and cause major stress, but there are ways to improve this challenging work relationship. Read more…

‘Hello, Hello,’ it’s story time with Brendan Wenzel

Featured Event: The author and illustrator shares a special story time with his newest book at Books are Magic on March 25. Read more…

Lullabies for little ones: Sing bedtime songs at the library

Featured Event: Learn new lullaby tunes and share in the joy of music at bedtime at the Queens Library at Maspeth on March 23. Read more…
Safety: How posting photos and too much info can put your family at risk. Read more…
Pamper your skin after these harsh winter months, plus, two new shows you don’t want to miss. Read more…
Featured Event: Older teens will enjoy the premiere of Angela Rice’s chorale production on March 16. Read more…
Featured Event: New York celebrates the saint from the Emerald Isle with the annual parade in Manhattan on March 17. Read more…
Featured Event: Families will enjoy this puppet show of the classic tale at Puppetworks through March 31. Read more…

Sweet treat: Nut-free ice cream safe for everyone to eat

Allergies: Many people affected by food allergies are unable to eat commercially produced ice cream due to the risk of cross contamination. A La Mode Shoppe is giving them a safe option. Read more…

‘Cinderella’ twirls onto stage at Lehman Center

Featured Event: The classic ballet comes to the stage at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on March 11. Read more…

Choosing charters: Many New York parents find charter schools to be best fit for their kids

Education: Many New Yorkers are choosing charter schools over traditional public schools for their children — and it’s leading to a charter school expansion. Read more…

It’s ‘The Dragon King’ puppet workshop and show at Flushing Town Hall

Featured Event: Learn the basics of marionette puppets in an interactive workshop, then take in a marionette show, all on March 10. Read more…
Featured Event: Sou Sou gives families a chance to explore the African diaspora through dance, music, and workhsops. Learn all about Mama Earth with fun activities on March 10. Read more…

Jack’s tall tale: Musical version of fairy tale is a treasure

New & Noteworthy: Brooklyn’s own Paper Canoe Company has created a fantastic rock-opera version of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story. Read more…

Talking to your kids about illicit drug use

Safety: Reports about the ongoing opioid epidemic have saturated the news lately, leaving parents baffled as to why smart, well-adjusted kids are turning to heroin to get high. Read more…

‘Displayed’ on display at Baruch Performing Arts Center

Featured Event: Part gallery of living scultpure, and part immersive dance experience, “Displayed” experiments with multimedia to show a wide cross-section of the diversity spectrum. Read more…

Mooning over Britta: New picture book explores lunar cycle

New & Noteworthy: The perfect-for-bedtime hardcover by artist-illustrator Britta Teckentrup shines with vintage-style illustrations of nocturnal creatures and the phases of the moon. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: The new Chineasy Cards app — which builds on the success of the Chineasy Tiles board game — is an engrossing, portable game. Read more…

Your child, your caregiver, and the internet: Setting house rules about online safety

Technology: It is important that parents and caregivers work together to teach children about safety and responsibility as it relates to technology. Read more…

Little Guggs fun for pint-sized art lovers at Guggenheim Museum

Featured Event: The weekly program on March 7, 14, and 21 provides children an opportunity to explore their artistice talents. Read more…
Featured Event: Don’t miss this dance production from American dance pioneer Anna Sokolow on March 8, 9, 10, and 11. Read more…
Featured Event: This immersive, interactive show at the Seaport District now through March 31 chases away the winter blues. Read more…
Featured Event: Young girls and boys will learn the valuable additions that women have made in sports and participate in activities on Saturdays in March. Read more…

School no longer always a safe and nurturing environment

Letter from the Publisher: Only recently have parents and kids become wary and afraid of what might take place in their school after the say good-bye in the morning. Read more…
Featured Event: Come hear storyteller Shawn share new stories and songs on March 1 and 15. Read more…
Featured Event: Students perform in this fifth annual performance series on March 3. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy this fun Gilbert and Sullivan operetta and to help benefit the Betty Kash Scholarship fund on March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11. Read more…

‘Homesick and Happy’ author explores benefits of sleepaway camp

Child Development: As time for choosing camps nears, Dr. Michael Thompson, author of “Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow,” explains the importance of children spending time away from home and developing confidence and independence Read more…

Nursing bra combines comfort and function

New & Noteworthy: The seamless bra from Coobie is perfect for moms who are committed to breastfeeding and need a wireless, comfortable bra while sleeping or playing with baby. Read more…
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