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Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family
Why spend hours choosing the best toys if you leave your child with a caregiver who is not engaging? Here are tips to choosing a quality nanny, handling the nanny-parent relationship, and communicating your needs to your child's nanny. (read the story...)

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman
Is your son's roughhousing and rude behavior making you cringe? There are things you can to do instill kindness, compassion, manners, and conviction to raise your son to become a gentleman. (read the story...)

14 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Kids
Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids? We've rounded up 14 kid-friendly Valentine's Day activities to get the whole family involved in the celebration. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Active and Healthy in the Winter
Kids need exercise and physical activity year-round, though getting the required 60 minutes during the winter months requires more creativity. Here, get ideas for fun indoor activities and tips on enjoying the great outdoors despite the cold. (read the story...)

6 Ways to Make History More Fun for Kids
So your child thinks history is boring...no surprise there! But what may surprise you is how easily you can turn history into a fun and exciting subject for kids. Here are six ways to make history come to life, even for reluctant learners. (read the story...)

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids
Pamela Yellen, a financial security investigator and author of financial advice books, shares five age-appropriate lessons to teach your children about money. (read the story...)

What Not to Say to a Grieving Parent
When the unimaginable happens and a friend or family member looses a child, only thoughts of comfort come to mind. Sandy Peckinpah, author of "How to Survive the Worst that Can Happen", shares what you should and should not say to grieving parents who have lost a child. (read the story...)

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher
One person on your gift list this year may be your child's teacher, but shopping for them isn't always easy. Rather than rely on the go-to apple-themed products, we've compiled a few tips for choosing holiday gifts for your child's teacher. (read the story...)

Indulge in Gift-Giving Instincts Without Spoiling You Kids
With the holidays and the season of giving upon us, it's hard to not buy, buy, buy for your children. But doing so can lead to a feeling of entitlement or affluenza. Here's how to make your kids happy without spoiling them, teach kids about giving back, and how to keep the charitable feeling year-rond, not just during the holidays. (read the story...)

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time
Certified sleep consultant Caronlina Romanyuk shares four tips to help keep your child on their sleep schedule during daylight saving time. (read the story...)

Master Carver Thomas Olton on Carving Pumpkins with Kids
Master pumpkin carver Thomas Olton, creative director of the annual Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island, gives tips on how to carve pumpkins with your kids in a fun, safe, and easy way. (read the story...)

31 Cool and Creepy Halloween Crafts for Kids
Get into the Halloween spirit with these fun Halloween crafts for kids, many of which can be created from materials you have laying around the house. These cool and creepy DIY projects also make great Halloween decorations for your home. (read the story...)

Food, Activity, and Decor Ideas for Your Halloween Party
Jennifer Chung, founder of Kinsights, shares her ideas for hosting a Halloween party, including Halloween decorations, Halloween-themed food, and Halloween activities. (read the story...)

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant
When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free. (read the story...)

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes from Local Moms
Using common children's clothing and a few household items, you and your children can make easy Charlie Brown, school bus, Where's Waldo, and grape costumes for Halloween and dress up sessions. (read the story...)

6 DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget
A consignment expert shares six Halloween costume ideas and how to make your kid's Halloween costume on a budget. (read the story...)

How to Make Your Own Face Paint
Use common household items to make your own face paint this Halloween. Let creativity soar when you create a ton of face paint colors and let your kids take hold of the brush. Who knows? It might just inspire a Halloween costume! (read the story...)

DIY: Tiger Mask and Owl Mask from 'Petit Collage'
Lorena Siminovich, author of 'Petit Collage', shares step-by-step instructions to make a tiger mask and an owl mask out of paper. Make these with your kids for a DIY mask for their Halloween costume. (read the story...)

DIY: How to Make a Sensory Toy
Trying to find the perfect sensory toy for your child can be a struggle, so why not make a sensory toy for your child with special needs? Here is a step-by-step guide to DIY a balloon sensory toy. (read the story...)

5 Tips for Cooking with Kids Who Have Special Needs
Cooking with kids who have special needs such as autism, sensory issues, or learning disabilities can be challenging, but the ability to make a meal is a valuable life skill and including kids in the kitchen has many lasting benefits. Here are five tips to help those with special needs learn to cook. (read the story...)

All Aboard for a DIY Train Halloween Costume
Why buy a kid's Thomas the Tank Engine costume this Halloween when you can build one? Using cardboard boxes and crafts supplies, follow this step-by-step guide to DIY a train costume for your child. (read the story...)

Answers to Common Questions Parents Have About Homework
Some common questions parents have about homework include how to prevent procrastination, how much should parents help, and how to prevent homework meltdowns. We've got the answers to those questions and more from local experts. (read the story...)

Three Tips to Help Your Child With Homework
Getting your child to do their homework can sometimes be a challenge. Here are three tips to help your child with their homework, including setting an after-school routine and designating a homework area. (read the story...)

How To Make Your Own Slime
This Halloween hit the kitchen and make a recipe for fun when you learn how to make your own slime. This homemade slime recipe is designed for kids to get their hands dirty, plus it's offers sensory stimulation for sight and touch. Prepare to get messy and have a lot of fun with homemade slime. (read the story...)

Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
Is your child's reading struggles sapping his back-to-school enthusiasm? A Westchester-based children's literacy consultant shares three tips to improve his reading skills, including visualizing, questioning, and taking notes. (read the story...)


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