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Ward: Teach your children the right way to clean

Behavior Strategies: Cleaning expert Schar Ward has written the book on how to help your child develop a tidying habit that will pay a lifetime of dividends Read more…

Kids get creativve at the Creativity Lab

Featured Event: Drop in and explore your creative side at the Brooklyn Museum 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…

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…

‘Flying Lessons and Other Stories’ offers short tales for every kid

The Book Worm: Preteens and teens will enjoy these 10 fictional short stories about kids growing up with all sorts of issues that reflect a variety of cultures and communities. Read more…

Too old for summer camp? How to get your teen involved in a service project

Teens: Instead of sending your older teen to summer camp, a service project can give her summer structure and engage the mind in an educational experience. Read more…

Can I get a volunteer?: How kids benefit from serving their community

Family Values: Kids find that they get back more than they give through volunteering. Read more…

Bronx students give back: Kids helping Flint’s water crisis and their local community

Tweens: Young philanthropists from the Walter Damrosch School are benefiting from hand-on learning opportunities and coming to the aid of others at the same time. Read more…

Heroic duo: Two new books are filled with inspiring profiles

The Book Worm: Give your 8- to 14-year-old “The Book of Heroes” by Crispin Boyer and “The Book of Heroines” by Stephanie Warren Drimmer for pages full of inspirational people he or she can look up to. Read more…

Band-aids don’t work: Insights about parenting the adopted adolescent

Adoption: No one ever feels quite ready to parent a teenager. And parenting an adopted teen requires even more preparation. Read more…

Coping with bullying: A new book that can help parents and kids

Raising Girls: A Brooklyn author and educator is addressing bullying within high school in her new young adult fiction book, “Englisha and Laurenthina: Best Friends Forever?” Read more…

Hurtful words: What not to say to your daughters

Mental Health: For some, a mother is a little girl’s whole world, so when she says something negative, her daughter can take it to heart (and internalize it for years to come). Read more…

Psychologist says mom’s voice heals better than text

Healthy Living: A study found that young girls who talked to their mothers in person or on the phone experienced a drop in the stress hormone cortisol. Read more…

Talking food: Cooking prodigy Jesse Gunn tells us about his prize-winning dish

Raising Boys: This talented young chef won $30,000 for a lunchroom makeover for the East Side Community School in a contest held by the Uncle Ben’s rice brand. Read more…

TV time: Ratings, recommendations, and guidelines for parents

Mental Health: Television programming has changed immensely. There are plenty of quality choices available, but which ones are truly appropriate for children, and how often should they be tuning in? Read more…

How to interpret TV ratings: An explanation of the Federal Communications Commission ratings

Mental Health: What does TV-Y and TV-14 actually mean? Read more…
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