July's Sourcebook by NYMetroParents has an extensive directory for parents to help them throughout the year, including doctors, birthday party places, camps, after-school activities, and more. The July issue also highlights the 2012 Summer Olympic games, tips for dining out with kids, traveling with a challenging child, a roundup of snacks you'll love, and more.
Our July 2012 Sourcebook issue combines an extensive directory of all parent resources and features on the 2012 Summer Olympic games, tips for dining out with kids, how to help your child be an excellent reader, and what it means if your child wets his or her pants during the day.
Boscobel House & Gardens: A House Full of History
A fun historical spot an hour outside NYC that offers year-round family events, from house tours to outdoor concerts and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.
'Peter and the Starcatcher'
Peter and the Starcatcher is one of the smartest theatrical anomalies to ever reach Broadway. It picked up five Tony Awards for the 2011-2012 season.
Beaches for Families in NYC Area
Pack up your suits, towels, and sunscreen and head to one of these family-friendly sandy spots for a day full of sun, swimming, and sandcastle construction.
For events and activities occurring this month, see the Online Calendar.
10 Ways to Help Your Child Be an Excellent Reader
Because children often are learning the actual phonetic combinations at school, the love of reading is best fostered at home, and supported by you, the parent.
-- Plus: Get Your Teen Interested in Reading
How to Choose the Right Vehicle for Your Family
Experts from AutoTrader.com, the ultimate automotive marketplace, offer the following overview on popular family-friendly models, including minivans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and sedans.
Stuff Every Mom Should Know
You're out running errands or having an adventure with your child and someone approches you with unsolicited parenting advice—what should you say to them?
A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit
3 Ways to Make the Olympics Educational for Your Kids
Q&A w. Brooklyn-Based YA Author of Gold Medal Summer
Food & Nutrition
Chef Secrets: How to Get Kids to Love Healthy Foods
A Manhattan mom who owns two restaurants in the city shares tips on dining out with kids, tricks for making vegetables edible, and the recipe for one family-favorite seasonal soup.
Does Your Child Wet His Pants During the Day?
Problems begin when children who have sufficiently surpassed age 5 continue to have difficulty with maintaining continence.
Is Home-Schooling Right for You?
A generation ago the practice of home schooling was rare and, in many states, illegal. It wasn’t until 1993 that the practice was finally approved throughout the United States.
Off We Go: 6 Tips for Traveling with a Child with Special Needs
The Child Mind Institute shares how to make traveling with a child who has special needs a rewarding experience for the whole family.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Vacations, Lessons Learned, and Turning to Silly Putty
A selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
Stuff We Like
Kid Snacks You'll Sneak for Yourself
Yummy on-the-go bars that pack a protein punch and a calcium-rich, lower-sugar version of the Popsicle are some healthy (and delicious!) snacks you’ll feel good about giving your kids.
Party Planner for Your Kid's Birthday
Throw the perfect children's birthday party or family celebration with the help of party venues, entertainers, and more in your neighborhood.
Your Family and Wellness Guide to the New York Area
A comprehensive guide to pediatricians, family doctors, dentists, hospitals, medical centers, specialists, therapists, gyms, and sports programs in the New York area.