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Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

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.

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'

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.”

In Our Communities: Going Green! at Rockland Country Day School

In Our Communities: Going Green! at Rockland Country Day School

Rockland Country Day School in Congers, NY, recently joined the Green Schools Alliance and has pledged to reduce the school's carbon footprint over time.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services- Brooklyn

New York City Public Libraries Free Services- Brooklyn

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Queens

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Queens

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Manhattan

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Manhattan

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - The Bronx

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - The Bronx

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Staten Island

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Staten Island

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services

New York City Public Libraries Free Services

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

Broadway and Off-Broadway Meet the Teachers

Broadway and Off-Broadway Meet the Teachers

At the Partners In Education – Expo ’09, the New York theater community and area educators come together in a first-ever event.

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

It was New Math in the 1960s, and New New Math in 1989. Rote math is no longer being taught and fundamentals have given way to new thinking strategies. Gone are the days when 8 + 7=15. Now 8 + 5 = about 15.

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009

Stay up to date on new businesses and programs for kids and families opening up in Suffolk County, Long Island this fall.

News Release: St. Mark School Hosts New School Year Liturgy for Brooklyn Schools

News Release: St. Mark School Hosts New School Year Liturgy for Brooklyn Schools

St. Mark School helped the Brooklyn Diocese's Catholic elementary schools ring in a new school year with a liturgy and breakfast reception.

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child

Teaching writing can be intimidating, especially if you don’t feel like you are a good writer yourself. Here are some tips you can use to encourage your kids in grade school or high school — age doesn’t matter; it’s never too late to develop good writing habits.

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat.

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

Read up on a few fresh and exciting products for back to school in September 2009.

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Bill Zimmerman's MakeBeliefsComix.com allows users to channel their feelings and forget about everyday troubles by creating their own comic strip. The site is also a learning tool for language, offering options in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese.

What School Eye Exams Don't Pick Up

What School Eye Exams Don't Pick Up

Michal Luchins, O.D., explains why school-issued standard vision screenings are not enough when it comes to your child's eye health.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

Having good organizational skills is very important for your child’s success in school and in life. Some people are by nature more organized than others, but anyone can adopt the routines and habits of organization. All you need is practice and consistency. To help your child get on the organized track, try these 10 strategies.

The PPORA Method for Academic Success

The PPORA Method for Academic Success

The PPORA Method is a tool devised to improve reading comprehension and study skills. The acronym stands for Preview, Post-it, Organize, Review, and Answer. Read on for how the system can help your child.

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills

Your child is struggling in school, and you want to help her in every way you can. Read on for tips to support your child's learning.

Back-to-School Fashion Tips from the Experts

Back-to-School Fashion Tips from the Experts

We’ve asked those in the biz to fill us in on what’s hot this season, from head to toe. Check out these back-to-school fashion tips for kids of all ages.

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

New clothes: Check. Hannah Montana backpack: Check. Transformers lunch box: Check. No. 2 pencils, color-coded notebooks, and butterflies in stomach: Check, check, check! A new school year means different teachers, unfamiliar kids, and a whole new routine. This can be stressful for even the most confident, easygoing child—and for parents, too. But work together, and those first days can be a good learning experience for the whole family!

New and Noteworthy; Getting Ready for School

New and Noteworthy; Getting Ready for School

Check out these new products that make back to school easier for kids and parents.

Back To School: Online Learning in the Classroom

Back To School: Online Learning in the Classroom

With new software, better technology, and more prevalent wireless options in schools around the region, the Internet is playing a more vital role in the way teachers teach and students learn.




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