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Parent Support Groups in Manhattan
Getting out and finding other moms to bond with is an invaluable way to deal with a challenging parenting situation. Here are some support groups for parents in Manhattan. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Suffolk County, Long Island
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Suffolk County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Can Parents Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Nassau County, Long Island
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Nassau County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Fairfield County, CT
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Fairfield County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Westchester County
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Westchester County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Queens Camp Directors
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Queens' experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Brooklyn Camp Directors
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Brooklyn's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Manhattan Camp Directors
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Manhattan's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes
Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers. (read the story...)

How to Teach Your Child Not to Give Up
Of all the life lessons parents try to impart on their children, "Don't give up on yourself," is certainly one of the most important. Read Dr. Susan Bartell's tips on how to recognize the opportunity to reinforce this lesson when it arises. (read the story...)

Sleep Myth Busters: The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight for Parents
Kim West, known as The Sleep Lady®, reveals the truth behind common sleep myths and offers tips for parents on how they can help their babies and children get asleep and stay asleep. (read the story...)

10 Signs Your Parent-Child Boundary is Blurred
Read on for 10 ways to tell if you've blurred the line between being your child’s parent and being his friend. (read the story...)

Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy
Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids. (read the story...)

Raising Our Kids: Four Life Skills for the New Decade
Psychologist Susan Bartell offers advice for parents on how to raise a confident, well-behaved, and happy child. (read the story...)

How to Confront 'Bully-ism'
Studies show that between 15-25 percent of U.S. students are frequently bullied. Rick Niece, Ph.D., responds to this national problem with tips on how parents can help stop bullies, and with them the harmful results of their behavior. (read the story...)

How to Parent an Oppositional Child
David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder. (read the story...)

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump
How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Stepfamily Sanity this Holiday Season
Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of "Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do," offers ten tips for stepfamilies to make this holiday season a smoother and more enjoyable one for everyone. (read the story...)

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes. (read the story...)

Cure the Holiday Humdrums: Tips on How to De-Stress and Enjoy This Holiday Season
Recapture your holiday spirit with these four simple steps, courtesy of family psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell. (read the story...)

Talking Money and Parenting with Jim Rogers, Author of 'A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing'
Finance legend Jim Rogers discusses his new book "A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing" and offers advice for parents on educating their children about money and investing. (read the story...)

Gift Guide Tips for Children with Special Needs
The holiday season is in full swing and gift guides have been published everywhere guiding parents on what the hottest toys and games are this year. Many of the guides have breakdowns for ages, gender, types of toys and price point, but what they don’t have is a toy guide for children with special needs. Those parents will need a bit more help when it comes to selecting the right toy for their child. Gina Maranga, Director of Program Operations at Block Institute, a Brooklyn educational facility dedicated to serving the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, has put together some tips for parents when it comes to selecting toys for their child with special needs: For children under 1 year old – Soft cuddly toys that can be activated to play music; busy/pop up boxes that have a cause and effect response; large, soft plastic, oddly shaped toys that are easy to grab and manipulate. For children 1 -3 years old – Shape and color sorters, medium sized dolls, animals and common objects to encourage labeling and pretend play; push/pull and ride on toys to encourage gross motor movement. For children 3 – 5 years old – Toys that encourage pretend play and expanded language like puppets, dress up sets, doll houses, cooking sets, barns, garages; toys that encourage fine motor skills like chunky crayons, chalk, tempera/finger paints, puzzles, Play-Doh, peg boards, building blocks; toys that encourage early literacy like big books, books on CD/tape, matching games, bingo/lingo. (read the story...)

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'
Just about every parent will hear their child bemoan homework, tests, friend problems, and other school-related issues at some point. Read on for tips on how to cope with those “I hate school blues.” (read the story...)

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009
Take a look at our November 2009 list of new and noteworthy products for kids and parents. (read the story...)


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