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Safe and Fun Hangout Spots for Teens in Fairfield County, CT
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Resources for Teens and Parents of Teens in Westchester County, NY
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Westchester County, NY. (read the story...)

Safe and Fun Hangout Spots for Teens in Brooklyn
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers in Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Safe and Fun Hangouts for Teens in Queens
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers in Queens. (read the story...)

Resources for Teens and Parents of Teens in Manhattan
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Safe and Fun Hangout Spots for Teens in Nassau County, Long Island
Safe and fun hangouts, including library and YMCA centers, for teenagers in Nassau County, Long Island. (read the story...)

Resources for Teens and Parents of Teens in Suffolk County, Long Island
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Suffolk County, Long Island. (read the story...)

Resources for Teens and Parents of Teens in the New York Metro Area
Find safe, fun hangouts and activities for teenagers in the New York metro area as well as support workshops and programs for parents of teens. (read the story...)

Decoding the Teenage Brain
From wearing shorts in winter to procrastinating beyond reason, teenage behavior is puzzling and often infuriating. In this personal essay, one mom tries to crack the mystery of her teen daughter's behavior and offers advice to other parents of adolescents. (read the story...)

How to Bond with Your Non-Athletic Child
When your hopes of raising a mini Derek Jeter are dashed by a child's noninterest in sports, you can still find ways to bond through athletics. (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 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...)

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults
Stay up to date on the latest orthodontic technologies and treatments for both adolescents and adults. (read the story...)

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday
The holiday season should be a time of happiness, cheer, and celebration. A chance to spend time with your children, parents and other relatives. Don't let things including your kids attitudes, family complaints or trying to make your holiday perfect, get in the way of enjoying your time as a family. Instead of blaming, your spouse and your kids ask what you do around the holidays that gets under their skin. (read the story...)

Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child
With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object. (read the story...)

Moments of Meaning During the Holiday Rush
I admit it. I love the holiday season, which seems to be getting longer each year. I love it all! But what I don’t like is that all the material aspects of ‘the season’ are making it more difficult for me — and you — to instill in our children a deeper, more spiritual feeling connected to whichever holiday we observe (read the story...)

Sister Rivalry
Fed up with your daughters’ constant bickering? The ABC TV news show, 20/20 would like to step in and help. (read the story...)

A Bridge to Family
Since 1963, Abbott House has served the five boroughs of NYC and the lower and mid-Hudson Valley region. The only program of its kind in the state, the Bridge Family model unites families who are considering adoption with teens who have been in the foster care system for the majority of their lives... (read the story...)

Speaking About Sex — Why Parents Matter Most
When is a good time to begin reading to your child? Some experts believe that even infants benefit from this early form of communication. When it comes to talking about sex, there are parallels. (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...)

Teenage Overload: Are Kids Being Pushed Too Hard?
When was the last time you had some time to yourself? For most of us, every minute of the day is already reserved — filled with work commitments, family responsibilities, and social obligations. (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...)

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...)

The Web Wizards of Fairfield County
When Sloane Feldman, Loryn Franco, and Heidi Kurlander-Kail — three Fairfield County moms — met at a playgroup, “it was natural that we would gravitate toward each other,” says Franco. (read the story...)


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