It can be overwhelming to decide how to pick a summer camp for your child, and it often seems like there is an endless list of things to do before your kids can actually go to camp. How do you pick the right camp? What should you ask the camp director before sending your kids away for the summer? What should you pack your kids for their time at summer camp? When should you send your child their first letter? But don't worry, we've got all the answers to those questions. Check out our full timeline for the camp countdown, with instructions about what to do each month of the year when it comes to camp planning. Is it time for camp yet?
Good Samaritans who have electricity are offering "charging stations" to help the millions who are without power after Hurricane Sandy, including using extension cords and power strips to create temporary charging stations. Avoid safety hazards and practice safety when using these temporary charging stations with advice from Safe Electricity.
Many schools require parents to meet with their child's teacher at least once a year at a parent teacher conference, but if you are concerned about your child's performance or comfort at school you can ask to meet with the teacher any time you want. Learn to be a good communicator and have a successful positive parent teacher conference with these tips.
How do you know when a recipe is worth making? Online, you have millions of recipes at your fingertips, but they're not all winners. Here are 6 tips for choosing a recipe, including what to look for in a good recipe and how to know when a recipe is not worth trying.
The top gifts for kids this year are apps, digital games and music, and e-books, says a 2012 PBS Kids survey. Here are 5 tips to help you choose the best downloadable gifts and determine which apps are right for your kids.
Set realistic New Year's resolutions this year keeping in mind your role as a parent and a wife or husband.
Teach your children about philanthropy and doing good in the community using technology tools like the computer, smart phone, and tablet.
Flash sales and big discounts on Black Friday may tempt you to buy gifts that were not on your original wish list or planned for on your budget for the holidays. Avoid getting into debt by sticking to your budget with these holiday shopping tips.
When buying toys for your children, keep in mind how the toy will help your child's motor skill development and cognitive learning so that the toys can be used as learning tools and can help your child's development.
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what you have, and this season, teach your kids about the importance of giving back to the community with these parenting tips and advice.
An NYC interior designer and mom offers smart do-it-yourself tips on how to de-clutter your home and keep your kids' stuff organized during the busy school year.
Good sleep hygiene, or the set of guidelines and habits that promote consistently restful and sufficient sleep, is important to your child's overall health. Tom Jackson, M.D., a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders, shares the four pillars to good sleep hygiene.
Three ways your smartphone may be affected by Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather, and tips on how to save your phone's battery for when you need it most.
Dealing with procrastination woes? Are you putting off important tasks or events. Procrastinating leads to bad habits, relationships suffer, and professionalism declines. Dr. Jay Earley offers tips for breaking your procrastination habit and heading towards success.
Curiosity is linked to creativity, and both are important skills to have and to hone. However, there is a decline in both curiosity and creativity between the ages of five and eight, bottoming out in pre-adolescence. Parents can nurture these lost skills by reinforcing children's habits of curiosity. Our expert Diana Rosen shares some tips to inspire your child to be curious and creative.
Sharing a diagnosis with your child is one of the scariest things a special needs parent faces—and all sorts of questions arise. Where? When? How? Here’s how to get the conversation started, and remain positive in the process.
A professional photographer who has a son on the autism spectrum and specializes in photographing kids offers parents five tips on how to capture great photos of their own children.
A certified nutritionist who has worked with many picky eaters over the years offers parents 7 tips for getting kids to try new and different foods.
A registered dietician offers advice on how to help your child stick to a healthy diet during the holiday season when temptation abounds.
Colleen Carroll, a children's leadership expert and family consultant, offers advice on helping kids who are nervous about trying out for sports at school.
When your high school graduate left for college in August, they weren't the only one making a transition: parents face emotional and lifestyle adjustments, too. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physicians offer expert tips for parents and children on topics including redecorating your child's room, credit cards, and keeping in touch.
As fall sports gear up, it’s a good idea for coaches to think about what their motivations are and how they’re impacting their athletes. Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and--Finally--Let the Sunshine In" explains why positivity and caring will help everyone to have a winning season.
Louise Weadock, a registered child psychiatric nurse and founder of WeeZee World, explains why sensory play is important to children's development and offers tips on how you can create a dynamic learning environment at home.
Local pediatrician and obesity specialist Joanna Dolgoff, MD, explains how parents can set healthy limits on foods for their kids and when to seek help for your child's diet.