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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…

Spider bite symptoms and treatment

Family Health: How to know if a spider bite is serious and tips for avoiding them altogether. Read more…

Eat right to protect your sight: Foods that maintain eye health

Good Sense Eating: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can keep your peepers in good shape. 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…

Keeping it positive: Teaching children to focus on the good

Behavior: Do you find when you ask your child what his favorite part of the day is, he has a hard time finding an answer, but can list countless problems? Read more…

Think twice before deciding what to do with an old 401(k)

Finance: As you say goodbye to your workplace due to a new job or retirement, don’t forget about your savings plan with that employer. Read more…

‘Stand up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice’ is a great read for today’s kids

The Book Worm: Kids who’ve marched in recent rallies and children who love to sing will love the story of Pete Seeger, who used music to protest against intolerance. Read more…

A whole new perspective on nature at Bronx Zoo’s Nature Trek

Featured Event: This new attraction open through October will give families a whole new view. Read more…

The age gap: Benefits and challenges of siblings close and far apart in age

If I had to do motherhood all over again, I would have had my children closer in age. Read more…

‘Geekerella’: a contemporary Cinderella story

The Book Worm: Teen readers will love Ashley Poston’s modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, with a sci-fi-loving heroine and a dashing (but geeky) prince. Read more…
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