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Family Values

Put polarizing politics aside at the holiday table — your kids are listening

Just Write Mom: It’s easy to recognize kids aren’t born with hate. Those things are learned. And yes, often at the dinner table. Read more…

Just a bite: Getting kids to try new holiday foods

Good Sense Eating: Many children shut down when they’re faced with eating something that is unfamiliar. And it can be embarrassing when you’re aware of how much time the preparer spent on the dish — particularly one that has been passed down through family generations. Read more…

Teach kids to give back to New Yorkers in need this holiday season

Feeding Your Family: Donate to or organize your own food drive to help families struggling to put food on the table. Read more…
Pets: We can all work to make sure every pup in need is taken care of. Read more…

Unlikely heroes teach kids about kindness in ‘The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso’

Autism: Marie Unanue’s book stars an autistic boy and his animal friends and sets out to teach kids important character skills and how to be kind. Read more…

Sexual assault is typical behavior for boys? Calling on men for a #NotMe movement

Politics: To prevent future generations from belonging to the #MeToo Movement, we must hear from men who denounce sexual assault in high school — and anywhere else. Read more…
Media: “Let’s Go Luna!” is a new show, featuring the voice of Judy Greer (Showtime’s “Kidding”), which helps kids learn to appreciate our planet and all of the people and cultures who share it. Read more…

Thanksgiving is more than just a feast

Holidays: Make your Turkey Day extra special, by encouraging your children to join you in a Turkey Trot, serving meals to the needy, and cherishing each other. Read more…

Pros and cons of homeschooling kids with special needs

Schooling: Important benefits and drawbacks to think about if your are considering homeschooling your child with special needs. Read more…
Finance: The hip-hop artist and college-planning company stopped in Queens as part of a national tour to tell students about the importance of financial literacy and invite them to apply for Sallie Mae’s scholarship. Read more…

Making parenting decisions together is the most effective solution to solving screen time debate

Behavior: What’s more important than any rules your house has on kids’ screen time habits is that you, as parents, make and enforce the rules together. Read more…
Relationships: I had my kids young — incredibly young, and I am incredibly glad that I did. Read more…

Halloween trick-or-treating safety tips

Safety: Here are a few things to keep in mind before heading out the door this Halloween. Read more…
Hot Topics: If you’re choosing a program for your child to experience the best of Jewish values and tradition, here are real-life skills schools should have on offer. Read more…

Tips to help children — and parents — have a productive school year

Homework: Set your child — and yourself — up for success this year with a supportive learning environment at home. Read more…
Homework: Help your child develop essential homework skills to become an independent, responsible learner. Read more…
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