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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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Comic book and movie superheroes The Avengers are kid favorites. Follow these tips to throw an Avengers-themed birthday party complete with awesome decorations, food, and favors.
Planning a family vacation? Whether you're plotting a weekend getaway or a longer trip with your kids, get experts tips to make your vacation safe, stress-free, and most of all, fun for everyone!
What do you need to know to become a foster parent? We talked with Nicole L. Mudd, a foster care home-finder for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth on Long Island, about what it takes to be a foster parent, rights and responsibilities of the job, and other ways to help children in need.
In today's globalized world, it's more important than ever to raise kids who respect diversity and accept others who are different than them. Here are steps parents can take to make cross-cultural understanding second nature to their kids--and themselves.
Camp season is coming up -- what should you do to get your kids (and yourself!) ready for this big change? Read on for our experts' tips on making summer camp a success for everyone involved.
Planning a dinner party may be challenging and even more so when babysitters cancel, quickly turning the adults-only get together into one that now includes kids on the guest list. Here are simple solutions to keeping the kids entertained that will help you host a successful dinner party--even with kids on the guest list.
Here are five simple things you can start teaching your kid today to ensure you are raising a money-smart kid.
Is a competitive environment right for your child, or should you pick a lower-pressure team environment?
Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate.
Does your teen see herself as fat when she’s not—and measure her self-worth by her weight? Learn the early warning signs of eating disorders (perhaps surprisingly, for boys as well as girls).
Public or private school? If you think about how much time your child spends at school, you might become very overwhelmed trying to pick the right one. Our area experts help you consider what’s most important—for your family.
Take the hassle out of holiday shopping with kids and make running errands easier with these tips from author and mom of two Elizabeth Verdick.
The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending.
This Thanksgiving, help your children learn the art of being grateful. In preparation for the holiday season, teach them to follow in the footsteps of the holiday’s original Pilgrim and Native American celebrants by giving generously to others. Todd Patkin offers tips and ideas to help your whole family get started.
Follow this three-step apology to make amends and get the forgiveness you want.
What you can do to adequately prepare your children for standardized tests (those anxiety-inducing things that seem to take on greater import every year) no matter your budget or child’s learning style.
No one wants to be a broken record of “No, no, no” or “Don’t do that!”—but it’s often easy to slip into a cycle of negativity with our kids. Here’s how to escape that cycle, practice positive reinforcement, and help build stronger self-esteem in our children