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Avoid Safety Hazards at Temporary Charging Stations

Avoid Safety Hazards at Temporary Charging Stations

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.

What To Do At Your Child's Parent Teacher Conference

What To Do At Your Child's Parent Teacher Conference

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 to Tell if a Recipe Is Worth Making

How to Tell if a Recipe Is Worth Making

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.

5 Tips for Buying Apps and Other Downloadable Gifts for Kids

5 Tips for Buying Apps and Other Downloadable Gifts for Kids

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.

Resolutions Revisited

Resolutions Revisited

Set realistic New Year's resolutions this year keeping in mind your role as a parent and a wife or husband.

5 Tips for Using Technology to Teach Children Philanthropy

5 Tips for Using Technology to Teach Children Philanthropy

Teach your children about philanthropy and doing good in the community using technology tools like the computer, smart phone, and tablet.

How Do I Budget for Holiday Gift Shopping?

How Do I Budget for Holiday Gift Shopping?

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.

8 Questions to Ask When Buying Developmental Toys for Your Child

8 Questions to Ask When Buying Developmental Toys for Your Child

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.

10 Tips to Help Parents Teach Kids How to Give Back This Thanksgiving

10 Tips to Help Parents Teach Kids How to Give Back This Thanksgiving

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?

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.

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

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.

How Your Smartphone May Be Affected By Severe Weather

How Your Smartphone May Be Affected By Severe Weather

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.

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

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.

7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative

7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative

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.

5 Tips to Making Play Dates Easier for Children with Special Needs
How To Share A Diagnosis With Your Child

How To Share A Diagnosis With Your Child

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.

Taking Pictures of Kids with Special Needs

Taking Pictures of Kids with Special Needs

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.

From Picky to Adventurous: How to Get Kids to Try New Foods

From Picky to Adventurous: How to Get Kids to Try New Foods

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Eating Healthy During the Holidays?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Eating Healthy During the Holidays?

A registered dietician offers advice on how to help your child stick to a healthy diet during the holiday season when temptation abounds.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Help My Child Who's Nervous About Trying Out for Her School Sports Team?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Help My Child Who's Nervous About Trying Out for Her School Sports Team?

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.

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

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.

Advice for Coaches: How To Motivate Your Athletes

Advice for Coaches: How To Motivate Your Athletes

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.

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Set Limits on My Child's Diet without Being Too Restrictive?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Set Limits on My Child's Diet without Being Too Restrictive?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Exercise More Fun for My Non-Athletic Child?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Exercise More Fun for My Non-Athletic Child?

If your child isn't the athletic type, it's important to keep him moving by finding activities he enjoys. Here, local pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff offers tips on making physical activity more fun for kids who aren't natural athletes.




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