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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

How to Safely Share the Road with School Buses
Many more school buses will be on the roads once students begin heading back to school in the fall. Drivers on the road should be aware of traffic rules regarding school buses to ensure the safety of children riding buses and the safety of their own lives. (read the story...)

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School
How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into swing. (read the story...)

Shopping for Independence
When Dr. Susan Bartell's daughter went shopping for a graduation dress with a school friend and purchased a dress for the occasion, it wouldn't have been one of Dr. Bartell's first choices for a graduation dress. She takes this life experience to teach her daughter an important lesson on becoming more independent. (read the story...)

Five Ways You Can Be A Good Mentor for a Child
Whether you're mentoring through an organization or on your own, you don't need to be extraordinary in any way. Here are five tips to help you be a good mentor. (read the story...)

How to Pack a Smarter School Lunch
When you were young and single, preparing lunch was easy: tuna on crackers, a slice of leftover pizza, SpaghettiOs (hey, it may not be gourmet, but it’s good). But once you become a parent, the word “lunch” takes on a new meaning. Make packing a school lunch easier on your conscience, your wallet, and your kids’ taste buds with easy tips from a registered dietician. (read the story...)

Teach Your Kids to Make Smart Purchases While Back-to-School Shopping
Use back-to-school shopping time as a learning experience for your kids. Experts from TD Bank offer tips on how to save big on back-to-school items while teaching your kids about budgeting and making smart buying decisions. (read the story...)

The Basics of Pest Prevention
Learn about the common bugs and pests that enter your home and how to get rid of them. Plus, see what pests your kids encounter at school and how to prevent them from bringing the bugs home. (read the story...)

7 Tips for Teaching Kids Table Manners
Parenting experts offer advice on dining out with kids, including tricks for teaching them good table manners and avoiding tantrums. (read the story...)

Six Tips to Prepare Your Child to Go Back to School
If your child could use a little help getting back into the school swing of things, there are a number of simple things you can do to make the transition easier. Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center, shares six tips to make September easier. (read the story...)

How Should I Deal with My Child's Demands and Frustrations?
A social worker with two decades of experience working with stressed families and challenged children provides tips for parents on how to deal with their child’s demands and calm their frustrations in a constructive and successful way, without blowing up or giving in. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Raising a Healthy, Happy Baby on a Budget
Wondering how best to budget for a new baby? These tips from a credit expert will help new parents cut costs and stick to smart purchases that are crucial to raising a healthy, happy baby. (read the story...)

14 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Family Road Trip
Whether crossing state lines on a road trip across America or driving a couple hundred miles outside of your home for a day trip to discover the great outdoors, the hours spent in a car can be tolling, but here are travel tips to help you make the most of your family road trip. (read the story...)

Tips to Help You Plan a Productive and Tasty Craft Time with Kids
Indoor craft activities are a fun way to get children's imagination running and it can help kids develop important skills, including hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Books "(Almost) Too Cute to Eat" and "Candy Creations" offer tips for parents on how to make decorating cupcakes and other sweets an entertaining craft for children. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks
A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration. (read the story...)

What Should You Say When You're Given Parenting Advice?
You're out running errands or having an adventure with your child and someone approches you with unsolicited parenting advice—what should you say to them? Authors Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss have a few suggestions, which we've excerpted from their book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know." (read the story...)

A List of Common Abbreviations Used on Parenting Forums
Have you ever tried to participate in an online parenting forum but have no idea what people are talking about because they write in acronyms? We've compiled a list of the most common acronyms so that you can understand what's being said and participate in the conversation. (read the story...)

Chef Secrets: How to Get Kids to Love Healthy Food
A Manhattan mom who owns two restaurants in the city shares tips on dining out with kids, tricks for making vegetables edible, and the recipe for one family-favorite seasonal soup. (read the story...)

How to Safely Integrate Your Dog into a Growing Family
You have a dog, but now a baby is on the way. What should you do? Follow this advice to prepare your pet for the arrival of a newborn and train your canine to be safe around all kids. (read the story...)

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters
The kids are on summer vacation, but it's raining outside. Making no sew blankets is a great activity to keep them occupied for a while. And when they're done, donate them to a local animal shelter. (read the story...)

5 Expert Tips to Cure Your Child's Pet Phobias
Is your family looking to adopt a pet? Follow these easy steps from our expert ease your child's fears and turn them into pet lovers! (read the story...)


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