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Off To a Great Start!
Here are 10 surefire steps to a successful school year... (read the story...)

Kidville Hits The Slope
Kidville, which has been entertaining and educating the infant to 5-year-old crowd on the Upper East and West Sides, launches September 10 in Park Slope. (read the story...)

My Child Has To Be Tested!
Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for? (read the story...)

Sharing the Load
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... (read the story...)

Go on, admit it . . . haven't most parents been guilty of some degree of “earthmoving”? Never in the annals of parenting has child-rearing been so kid-centered. And probably no place sees more examples of it than New York. (read the story...)

Lunchbox Makeover
The school cafeteria is filled with poor diet choices. From franchise fast food offerings to soda machine temptations, today’s kids are faced with a lot of unhealthy options at lunchtime. So what can parents do? They can pack a better lunch! (read the story...)

Cut Down on Morning Madness!
Expert tips to beat the school bus rush. (read the story...)

How to Choose an Afterschool Activity for Your Child in NYC!
How to Choose an Afterschool Activity for Your Child in NYC (read the story...)

Local authors advise: Mom, Know Thyself First
Once you announce you're expecting, everyone becomes an expert. Your mother explains how great her C-section was under general anesthesia. (read the story...)

“Perfect Stranger”: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies
Lucy Kaylin, executive editor of Marie Claire, and author of For the Love of God: The Faith and Future of the American Nun, has just published a new book, The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies (Bloomsbury USA). (read the story...)

When Parents Disagree …It can actually be constructive!
As parents, we're always being advised: Don't fight in front of children! Ideally, this is sound advice, but we aren't robots, and chances are that eventually we will have disagreements when the kids are around. (read the story...)

How To Choose A Day Care Center in NYC
How to find quality daycare (read the story...)

Liars and Cheaters
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. (read the story...)

Here’s an idea for summer fun…ENJOY YOUR CHILDREN!
Summer is a time for de-stressing after a super-long, jam-packed fall, winter and spring. It’s also a time for reconnecting with your kids. (read the story...)

Young Philanthropists: The goodwill’s spreading
Philanthropy is thriving in Westchester, and it’s not only among the adult set. More and more young people, some as young as kindergartners, are getting on the giving bandwagon and are finding unique ways to contribute to worthy causes, even those that benefit folks far away. (read the story...)

The Joke’s on Brooklyn
The teacher is usually the one on the classroom who has to deal with the class clown. In Steve Solomon’s case, he was the teacher and the funny guy. And now he is capitalizing on his talents (read the story...)

Every Kid Gets A Trophy
Aiming for average may actually damage kids’ self-esteem. (read the story...)

Shy Kid? Stressed Mom?
A new study contends that shyness in kids could be related to being raised by stressed-out parents. (read the story...)

Cutting Edge for kids
NYC mom and online boutique owner, Jenn Cattaui, has taken an unusual route to the business world. (read the story...)

It’s a Wrap!
Raegan Moya-Jones is a native of Australia, where swaddling infants is the norm. When she and her friend Claudia Schwartz, also from Down Under, were pregnant with their first children, they couldn’t find the lightweight muslin wraps they remembered, so they decided to start their own company. (read the story...)

Families at Play
Husband-and-wife team Brian Kaplan and Lambeth Hochwald, parents of 3-year-old Zachary, have found a way to combine family time together with a business that focuses on family togetherness. (read the story...)

Teen Skin: New products to stem acne
Emotional factors — and seasons — can conspire against teens when it comes to breakouts, says Dr. Doris Day (yes, that’s her real name), who is an expert on teens and acne, both professionally and maternally. (read the story...)

Balanced Moms: make it happen!
It’s a pretty well known fact: Moms are pulled in many directions and their to-do lists almost never get completely crossed off. (read the story...)

Life Lessons: Priceless
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. (read the story...)

Your Son Needs You, Dad!
When my sons were born, I didn’t receive an official list of what a dad was expected to teach them. (read the story...)

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