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How To Throw an 'Up' Birthday Party for Kids
If one of your children has a birthday coming up, build a party theme around Disney Pixar’s new movie, 'Up!' (read the story...)

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp
Summer camp is a place to release all of the pent-up energy from the school year, and an increase in physical activity can lead to a spike in risks. But keeping kids healthy at camp doesn't require knowledge of the latest medical journals — just a good dose of common sense. (read the story...)

How To Pack for Camp
Every parent knows there's a buzz in the air before a child heads off to camp! Here are some tips and suggestions — from the toes on up — for how to pack light. (read the story...)

Get Your Child to Sleep
Tips for helping your children get the sleep they need. (read the story...)

How to Buy and Store Finger Paints
Children love to finger paint; but they end up with paint on their faces and fingers that can accidentally get into their mouths. Worried? Here are some tips to keep your kids safe. (read the story...)

How-to Have Healthy Teeth
Parents often question the right way to care for their children’s teeth. At what age should they start brushing and flossing? Which toothbrushes and toothpastes are safe? And what is the appropriate age to start regular dental check-ups? (read the story...)

How to Quell Household Disputes and Restore Domestic Tranquility
Like it or not, moms are usually the home “sheriffs” and the ones charged with “putting out the fires.” Momagers® (mom and manager) must be great problem solvers who can quell the almost daily sibling or spousal flare-ups. Effective mothering, put simply, requires fine-tuned conflict management skills. (read the story...)

How to Avoid a Bad Birthday Party
Whether it’s an over-stimulated toddler, a jealous party guest or a horrified mom (just look at my couch!), there are many ways to ruin a party. But there are so many ways to throw a great party that you can minimize the horrors. Here are some suggestions to avoid common pitfalls... (read the story...)

How to Get Your Child to Sleep
If children are not given the opportunity to develop strategies to fall and stay asleep on their own, they may become dependent on outside stimuli to assist them. Consider these tips for helping your child get the sleep he or she needs... (read the story...)

How to Detect the Very Earliest Signs of Autism During Infancy
An important breakthrough makes it possible to spot precursors of autism in infants once you know what to look for. The earlier autism is diagnosed and therapy is begun, the greater the chance your child can be helped. (read the story...)

How to Keep Young Athletes Injury-Free
Here’s a question that bedevils virtually every parent with a child who plays sports: Is there anything you can do to keep your young athlete on the field and off the disabled list? (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Child in Sports
Childhood obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, so getting children to participate in some sort of physical activity is important. Many children lead such sedentary lives – often parked in front of the television set or video game console for hours on end – that a child who wants to be active should be applauded. (read the story...)

How to Detect and Prevent Dehydration
Keeping hydrated is always important, but as the temperature outside increases, parents should keep an even closer eye on their children’s fluid intake to prevent dehydration. Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adolescents because of several factors, including a smaller fluid reserve, a higher metabolic rate and dependence on others for access to fluids. (read the story...)

How-To: Pack a Diaper Bag
Whether you’re a new mom or have some experience, exactly what belongs in a diaper bag is not always obvious. The following should get you through a trip to the playground or a more ambitious adventure. (read the story...)

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles
Oral health affects your child’s overall health, and good habits can last a lifetime. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can help your child’s smile to be protected for life. (read the story...)

How to Help an Over-Responsive Child
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is an umbrella term describing different subtypes of a brain-based condition in which individuals process sensory information atypically. It makes children over-responsive. This means that she reacts adversely to certain stimuli that others find harmless, or may not even notice. (read the story...)

How To Get Set For Kindergarten
If you think that preschool time is just about unstructured play and napping, think again. There is now more emphasis on academics than ever before, and this means preparation is critical during the preschool years. (read the story...)

How To Not Spoil Your Kids
Although I could offer dozens of ideas and strategies for unspoiling your child, but my experience tells me that most parents know exactly what they have to do. Only somehow they just can’t do it. (read the story...)

How To Keep Kids Busy at Parties
Having a party for kids is fun, but one of the biggest challenges is keeping them busy. You can keep your young partygoers happy with a variety of activities, crafts and games. These ideas can also be used to keep kids busy at family gatherings or holiday parties with both kids and adults. (read the story...)

How-To: Get Kids Eating Healthfully
Children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at rates never before dreamed possible, fueled by pediatric obesity, which is quickly reaching epidemic proportions. Dr. Barry Sears, researcher and scientist, and author of The New York Times’ best-seller The Zone, offers tips to help stop diabetes in its tracks (read the story...)

How To Find FAMILY HAPPINESS: 8 Secrets
When you understand the eight secrets to family happiness and apply them in your own home, you’ll find that even when things seem out of control, your family’s closeness and confidence in one another perseveres. (read the story...)

How to Guide Kids to Get Results and Stop Nagging!
There are so many important topics to discuss with our children these days. It's important that they don't tune us out. The solution: Cut out the unnecessary talk (better known as nagging). (read the story...)

How To Go Green — Resolve in ‘08
This year, promise to not only make your family healthier, but improve the plight of the planet as well. You’d be surprised at how easy it can be… (read the story...)

The How To Summer Guide
Summer has always been the happiest time of year for Chappaqua’s Suzanne Brown. (read the story...)

How To Choose A Great Pediatrician
When you consider that your pediatrician will treat your son or daughter from infancy through adolescence and well into the teen years, it make sense that your family choose a doctor who is competent, kind, and available. (read the story...)


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