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Understanding ear infections in babies and toddlers

Understanding ear infections in babies and toddlers

Family Health: It is important to keep a watchful eye for the symptoms of an ear infection, and make sure that the condition is monitored and treated appropriately. Read more…
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Ditch the excuses and start the estate-planning process

Ask an Attorney: Here are some reasons to push through those objections and get this item off your to-do list. Read more…

Bugging out: The dreaded school e-mail you’ll get again this year

Health: Surely one of the worst e-mail subject lines to receive from your child’s school is “Head lice.” Read more…
Finance: Taking Social Security is an important component of one’s retirement income, but when one files for the benefits is also important. Read more…

Celebrate the summer with the 42nd annual Brighton Jubilee

Featured Event: The beloved event stretching Brighton Beach Avenue returns on Aug. 26 with vendors, food, kids’ activities, and musical acts. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: A growing number of foods have been shown to have a “one-plus-one-equals-three” nutritional effect when eaten together. Read more…

Dove Self-Esteem Project helping girls embrace their own beauty

Raising Girls: With the help of Debbie Allen and Shonda Rhimes, the company’s initiative is encouraging girls to have confidence in themselves. Read more…

Avoid painful ear popping on airplanes

Travel: EarPlanes earplugs are discreet and safe for the whole family to use. Read more…

‘I Can Do That!’ books enourage independence and creativity

Toddlers: From erasable art to origami to stickers, these books encourage little minds’ imagination. Read more…

Five hobbies you and your child can do together

Healthy Living: Taking up a hobby with your child is a win-win situation that lessons stress and can create a bond that can be enjoyed throughout your lives. Read more…
Hot Topics: In part two of our interview with Maxine Rosaler, a mother of an autistic child who uses her real-life experience as inspiration for her book “Queen for a Day,” shares more insights and hopes for other parents. Read more…
Nutrition: An Astoria mom created a cookbook with easy, healthy recipes to last families from pregnancy to toddlerhood. Read more…
Featured Event: The city-run program offers lessons for all ages and skill levels from now until Aug. 28. Read more…
Vacations: Savor August’s last days of summer with these top picks, including a new off-Broadway show, a globe-trotting book series for kids, a new virtual reality arcade in Brooklyn, and much more. Read more…

Ten tips to flush out potty mouth

New & Noteworthy: When cursing or other inappropriate language comes from your child’s mouth, consider these tips to put an end to it. Read more…

Latin America meets East Asia in Global Mashup at Flushing Town Hall

Featured Event: Musicians bring the music and culture of the two regions together on Aug. 12. Read more…
Vacations: For some, the summer break in routine creates anxiety and arguing. Here’s how to keep structure in your day while also enjoying the feeling of freedom. Read more…
Featured Event: Children of all ages and skill levels can learn the ins and outs of the game at several parks from now through Aug. 28. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy a day of searching for wild edlerberries and other edibles found in the park on Aug. 12. Read more…

Cross-Stitch Circle at Dimenna Children’s History Museum

Featured Event: Children age 6 and up can learn the basics of embroidery in this drop-in program running now through Aug. 30. Read more…
Featured Event: Families enjoy great dancers and a wonderful view of New York Harbor during the festival running from Aug. 12 to Aug. 17. Read more…

Creative problem solving: Education reform to prepare students for future challenges

Hot Topics: Educators and parents face an enormous challenge today in preparing present and upcoming generations for a rapidly changing and highly unpredictable future. Read more…
Featured Event: Children can learn all about bees on Aug. 11 and 12. Read more…
Featured Event: Children learn safe street behavior in this interactive exhibit now through Aug. 31. Read more…

‘Monster’ yuks: Laurie Berkner’s latest book is funny & raucous

New & Noteworthy: A new hardcover from kindie music star Laurie Berkner, “Monster Boogie,” features illustrations of her lively lyrics by Ben Clanton of the Narwhal and Jelly series fame. Read more…
Featured Event: There’s classes for kids of all ages and skill levels from now until Aug. 28. Read more…
Family Values: Assisting in your child’s classroom will help your student as much as his teacher. Read more…

Minute to win it: Make a healthy breakfast lightning fast

New & Noteworthy: The new Breakfast Sandwich Maker from Pampered Chef is easy and safe enough for everyone from the tweens to the adult kitchen klutzes to use and clean. Read more…
Featured Event: City Parks Foundation’s Summer Sports program offers classes for all skill levels now until Aug. 28. Read more…
Featured Event: Children can learn about plants and composting with this drop-in program running through August. Read more…

Hear, hear: Child-safe earbuds sound good to kids, parents

New & Noteworthy: Health-conscious ear buds are volume limited and reduce outside noises to protect a child’s hearing while they enjoy their screentime. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy the grounds of the historic New Jersey lighthouse with fun activities, shows, and more. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: Young students can’t help but be enchanted by luminous, fairy-inspired Bixbee backpacks. Read more…
Featured Event: Don’t miss this fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy, now through Aug. 18. Read more…

Halway through summer

Letter from the Publisher: The summer has flown by, but there’s still time to enjoy the weather before school starts. Read more…
Featured Event: Delight in this classic ballet brought to life by the Bolshoi Ballet on Aug. 5. Read more…
Featured Event: All skills and levels are invited to pick up the ropes and jump on Wednesdays through Aug. 15. Read more…
Featured Event: Come and enjoy the laughs on Aug. 2 and Aug. 17, as the comics graduate and hit the big time. Read more…

Operation Backpack’s back-to-school backpack drive underway

Education: The initiative is making sure that, come September, every child living in a New York City shelter who needs one, gets a brand-new backpack filled with school supplies. Read more…
Safety: Nothing beats the summer heat like a day full and wet and wild fun; however, there are safety precautions parents should be aware of before hitting the park. Read more…
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