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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...)

Infants and Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation has launched a new website about epilepsy and seizure disorders in infants up to age 3. (read the story...)

Fear be gone
As a mother of two young boys, Dr. Jamie Johnson felt particularly empathetic when she encountered a terrified preschool dental patient. (read the story...)

How To Become Your Child’s Biggest Fan
Congratulations. The sparkle in your eye has become a child athlete! As a result, your parenting responsibilities have ballooned. (read the story...)

Calm Down! Dealing with A Toddler’s Tantrums
Temper tantrums are a part of growing up. As your child moves from babyhood to toddlerhood, she learns at an extraordinary pace. (read the story...)

Parties from the Heart
When Joyce Jabbour’s daughter was turning 11, she asked to go on a shopping spree with friends to celebrate. (read the story...)

The Bumblebee Boogie
Most of us, when under attack by a bee, start performing what I call the “bumblebee boogie”. To help prevent any awkward outdoor moments for your little ones, who embarrass so easily, just follow these simple “bee-etiquette” dos and don’ts: (read the story...)

For Kids to Eat Healthfully...Parents Must Step Up To The Plate
We keep hearing about childhood obesity. Recent news stories tell us over and over again that... (read the story...)

The Curse of the Traveling Class
When your kids are small, you enroll them in ‘movement’ classes, hoping it will lead to a lifetime of sports or dance. (read the story...)

Carrying on the Caring
Most of us move on to other pursuits when our kids graduate from nursery school or age out of a sports program. (read the story...)

ABCs of Zs
First Candle, the national infant health organization, has a new initiative, Bedtime Basics, which encourages safe sleeping practices. (read the story...)

Does your son suffer from “Starving Boy Syndrome”?
My 15-year-old son has a new mantra which he has been uttering more regularly and with greater frequency over the past six months. It goes like this: “There’s nothing to eat in this house and I’m starving.” (read the story...)

A Time to Stutter
Kids who stutter aren't usually the first ones you think of as actors. 'Our Time' theater company is an organized, successful program allowing performing art as a healing mechanism for children and teens who stutter. (read the story...)

Have You Talked To Your Teen About Chlamydia?
When Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Joan H. Facelle was asked which disease she wished had more media coverage, she replied: “The first that comes to mind is chlamydia because it can often be silent, and is so prevalent..." (read the story...)

Sex Ed for Parents?
Here’s another local claim to fame: Rockland County is one of three test sites in the nation (with Portland, ME and Tucson, AZ) to gauge the effectiveness of Real Life. Real Talk — a program aptly dubbed sex ed for parents. (read the story...)

Planning the Perfect Birthday Bash
Here are some ideas to help you plan that special day without feeling overly stressed... (read the story...)

10 Tips To Get Your Student's Grades Back Up
Once October arrives, the leaves fall and a hint of winter is in the air. Along with the changes of nature, there may be something else arriving at home . . . progress reports, interim reports, or failure notices. (read the story...)

Access to Afterschool
If kids look brighter this month, the Afterschool Alliance may just get the credit. (read the story...)

Christopher's Mom
After seven years of intensive treatment for unexplained infertility, and after seven years of ignoring the problem while dealing with a live-in mother-in-law with Alzheimer's disease, I was sure infertility would leave me emotionally hobbled forever. (read the story...)

Meningitis: Understanding the Two Kinds
My son's daycare called to let us know that a child there was sick with meningitis. I thought this was a pretty rare disease. What are the symptoms? (read the story...)

When Divorce Moves on to Dating
With divorce rates over 50 percent, chances are a parent will start dating and considering new relationships while their children are still in the home. (read the story...)

Cooking for three or four or five?
When you're home from the hospital with a new baby, priorities change. Sleepless nights throw meal planning off-kilter, and once-simple meal preparations can become a chore. (read the story...)

Shoplifting vs. Downloading
With an overwhelming majority of children online and concern for their safety paramount, encouraging good judgment as they navigate their way through cyberspace is vital. Protecting kids with censoring devices, such as Internet filters and parental spyware, are becoming commonplace. But even technological solutions aren’t always enough. (read the story...)


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2 Dale Ave.
Ossining, NY
914-941-2939
The Logrea Dance Academy strives to provide studen...

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175 W. Clarkstown Road
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845-356-5005
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Bayside, NY
718-423-1688
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