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Identifying ADHD
My 10-year old son is having problems concentrating in school, and his teacher suggested that he might have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. How can I tell if he really has ADHD, or if he’s just acting up? (read the story...)

Single Parenting : Kids in the Middle
Divorce is stressful for a family. If there are children involved, the situation is even more heartbreaking. (read the story...)

Top 10 Toys of the Year: Editor's Picks
See what children's toys made the Top 10 for this holiday season! (read the story...)

The “December Dilemma” of Interfaith Families:
To describe the confluence between Hanukkah and Christmas in interfaith families as a “December dilemma” has become a cliché. Indeed, for many families, celebrating two holidays produces fewer problems, not more. (read the story...)

Keep Family Time First On Your Holiday List
Time with children is the first activity parents abandon when holiday demands get hectic. Simplifying expectations and demands can help parents keep quality time a priority during the hectic-ness of the holidays. (read the story...)

’Tis the Season for a Stress-Free Holiday
10 tips to bring back the joy and peace to the holiday season. (read the story...)

Getting a Grip on the Holiday ‘Gimmes’
It’s coming…a season ostensibly about peace on earth and goodwill toward all. But which is increasingly about getting a whole heap of stuff. (read the story...)

Not Led by the Lead
One parent's thoughts on the lead in toys.... (read the story...)

Playing the Game
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. (read the story...)

Kids’ Fun: Zany Musical Monkeys
On a recent afternoon, while taking my kids to see the Funkey Monkeys at their opening show at Off-Broadway’s Daryl Roth Theatre, I was happily surprised to learn that just the right mix of adult and child humor and music can surely engage a preschooler as well as a parent. (read the story...)

The ‘Socially Vulnerable Child’ : Dealing with Bullies
Suffern psychologists, Drs. Eisen and Engler, offer tips for parents, excerpted from their new book, ‘Helping Your Socially Vulnerable Child: What to Do When Your Child Is Shy, Socially Anxious, Withdrawn, or Bullied’ (read the story...)

Singing with Sukey : Movement Classes for Children
As a former professional dancer, Sukey Molloy's aim was to create classes where kids would find joy in movement. By setting up different gymnastics equipment and observing her son, she began PlayMove&Sing, which promotes movement and encourages sensory learning. (read the story...)

Is it a cold...the flu? Or Allergies?
Two of my sons suffer from allergies, so I've learned to recognize the triggers: things like dust from the chalkboard, mold in the locker room, and dander from class pets can all cause allergy symptoms... (read the story...)

Back Breakers! Backpack Overhaul
Parents and educators everywhere are concerned about the burdens children are lugging around each day in the form of poorly designed, improperly packed, and inappropriately worn backpacks. (read the story...)

Should Your Child Get A Flu Shot?
If your child is under age 5, he or she should definitely get a flu shot. And you probably should, too. (read the story...)

Reading the Signs: Diagnosing Dyslexia
My 9-year-old daughter has been having trouble in school. Her math and science skills are terrific, but she can't seem to grasp the basics of reading and writing. Her teachers suspect that she might have dyslexia. What is dyslexia? (read the story...)

Kids: Get Milk!
According to a new study by The NPD Group, nearly 60 percent of children's dinners do not include milk. Instead, nearly one-third of all kidsâ?? meals are served with a drink loaded with sugar. (read the story...)

Family Food Play
If you would vote for Martha Stewart for President and you devour Bon Appetit, you're probably also thinking about making braised lamb shanks or individual pots de creme for a weeknight family dinner. But the reality for most parents is that dinner is whatever is closest to the front of the fridge. (read the story...)

Green-Eyed Momsters
Why comparing your kids with other children is not a good idea ! (read the story...)

FDA Calls For Ban On Kids' Cough & Cold Products
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that over-the-counter cough and cold medications be banned for children under 6. (read the story...)

Dads… Kids…Coffee…PLAYGROUP!
Like many moms in Westchester, Gail Cutler of Larchmont faithfully attends her weekly playgroup.. What makes Cutler’s experience different from most is that more often than not, her husband Richard accompanies her. (read the story...)

Flu Fighters: Keeping Kids Healthy
You tend to see them at this time of year – mothers sporting backbacks equipped with disinfectant sprays, highchair liners, and a gallon of hand sanitizer. Paranoid? Just plain silly? Not to those of us who have survived a flu infestation during the holidays! (read the story...)

Theme Park Season Begins!
Seeking thrills, a way to cool off on a water slide, a ride down a lazy river? Here’s our roundup of theme parks big and small, near and far, to satisfy every need. (read the story...)

Pet Turtles Pose Threat
The FDA is reminding people of the risk of salmonellosis associated with pet turtles. (read the story...)

Identity Theft: Kids at Risk
Identity theft is damaging to all its victims, yet when a child is the casualty, it can be especially devastating. Unfortunately, children are powerless to protect themselves — so they must rely on their parents’ watchful eyes and much-needed legislation to help them. (read the story...)


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