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Summer Museums: Rockland, Westchester and Connecticut
by Christine Adler - June 03, 2008

Gone are the old days when museums were stuffy, boring places for children. This summer, many local museums are offering outdoor events, concerts, play spaces, and exhibits.


Learnable Moments
by Christine Adler - February 05, 2008

I grew up and realized that I wasn't always right just because I was an adult. The fact that I still struggle with, though, is that being wrong isn't a bad thing: It's a human thing. But I don't want my kids to struggle with it. So I have vowed to handle things differently with my children.


Junior’s Cup O’ Joe
by Christine Adler - January 16, 2008

When I look at the growing trend of teens and pre-teens packing Starbucks coffee shops after school and grabbing caffeine-filled “energy drinks” to help them through the day, I shudder to think how this is impacting their growing brains.


Getting Satisfaction
by Christine Adler - December 13, 2007

Ah, the ignorance of youth. I remember, when I was in my twenties, wanting to be in my thirties so that I would have things all figured out...


Little Gifts
by Christine Adler - December 03, 2007

This is the time when most adults are thinking about the upcoming holidays, and I, for one, start brooding over all the things I have to do in preparation. How often do you feel, no matter how much you accomplish, that you wish you had time to do more?


Westchester Holiday Delights: Editor's Picks
by Christine Adler - December 01, 2007

See what's fun for the whole family in Westchester this hoilday season!


Rockland Holiday Delights: Editor's Picks
by Christine Adler - December 01, 2007

NYMetroParents editor selects best holiday happenings in Rockland County.


Playing the Game
by Christine Adler - November 07, 2007

A game would be a great way for my niece’s family to spend their “down time” together, I thought, and it would free me from all that commercial nonsense and brand deciphering. A win-win situation! Boy (or girl?), was I wrong.


Recycling Rainwater
by Christine Adler - October 11, 2007

Imagine a way to collect and recycle, rather than just dumping, the rainwater that collected around your yard. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make use of it instead of worrying about it being a breeding place for mosquitoes, or adding to flooding problems?


Sharing the Load
by Christine Adler - September 19, 2007

The famous pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock used to tell parents, “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” It seems that today’s parents have taken that advice a step further, behaving as if they can only trust themselves...


On the Radio
by Christine Adler - September 05, 2007

Just as some people keep the television on during the day as background noise, I like to have the radio on in my house.


Savoring Heaven and Earth
by Christine Adler - August 29, 2007

Budding astronomers can learn these facts and more when they blast off to the outer reaches of the universe at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s latest exhibit, Heavens Above: Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope.


New Workbook Series Aims at Avoiding the Academic “Summer Slide”
by Christine Adler - October 13, 2007

Ah, the lazy days of summer. Kids eagerly await these two months of leisure, when they can finally be “free” from books, homework and classrooms. But a study at the University of Missouri shows that those lazy days will take their toll when school starts up again in the fall


Liars and Cheaters
by Christine Adler - July 11, 2007

The last time my parents came to stay with us, my 4-year-old, Ben, wandered into the guest room and found a bunch of my father’s change on the nightstand.


How To Recycle with a Heart in Westchester
by Christine Adler - July 03, 2007

Moving? Redecorating? Get rid of your old furniture while helping out someone who needs it. Furniture Sharehouse, which just opened its warehouse facility for the collection and distribution of donated furniture, collects gently-used or new home furnishings from homes and businesses in the community, and redistributes them free of charge to those in need.


Life Lessons: Priceless
by Christine Adler - June 20, 2007

I recently learned of parents who pay their kids for scoring goals in team sports, finishing all of their vegetables, picking up their toys, and behaving themselves in public.


Young Volunteers Are Also Needed
by Christine Adler - May 10, 2007

A guide to volunteer opportunities for youngsters in Westchester.


Shame & Neglect
by Christine Adler - April 25, 2007

What has become of the sanctity of the library? Am I just a blind devotee to the magic of these places, or have things changed?


Happy Birthday, Jamestown!
by Christine Adler - April 25, 2007

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, America's first permanent English settlement.


Why Saying ‘No’ Must Hurt
by Christine Adler - April 04, 2007

Like changing diapers, saying ‘no’ is one of those jobs of parenting that is never fun and that none of us really wants to do.


Learning About Good Eating, From the Ground Up
by Christine Adler - February 28, 2007

While removing vending machines from schools, measuring and reporting children’s body mass index (BMI) to parents, and eliminating junk food from cafeterias are well-intentioned steps on the road to helping kids make healthier choices, there is one local early childhood education program that is taking a proactive approach among their youngest students.


Mother Courage
by Christine Adler - February 14, 2007

I had always hoped that I’d be at least somewhat prepared to answer my kids’ tough questions when they came up.


Finding Friends, when cancer strikes
by Christine Adler - January 26, 2007

“Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club that I’d rather not belong to,” said comedienne Gilda Radner.


The King Has Returned
by Christine Adler - January 25, 2007

The renowned 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' exhibition has reached its only Northeast destination, and its final stop on the current U.S. tour.


Selling Wireless “Love”
by Christine Adler - January 24, 2007

Cell phones are a growing trend among the ‘tween set, as manufacturers have figured out how to tap into this gold mine demographic.



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