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.
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.
Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets
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
A New York lawyer, mom of three, and work-life balance expert shares her insights on how to be there for your kids and enjoy time with your family while holding down a full-time job.
Here are some general tips for friends and family on how to help a smoker finally quit!
Many students with learning disabilities rely on assistive technology (AT) to help improve functional abilities, and these tools have to be left behind at the school once students graduate, making the transition into college a challenge. Here is information on the laws that apply and what you should know to ensure you send your child off to campus in full preparation.
Whether your child is affected with a learning disability, it's true that all kids have varying strengths and interests. Get tips on how to define success with your kids and how to foster traits that can help them achieve it.
Apps for Children with Special Needs, a thorough and easy-to-follow website, makes it easier to know which apps are worth your money—and your child’s attention. (Discounted iPads, too.)
Does your family want to throw the best Halloween party in NYC? Check out the following fun tips on how to throw a successful Trick-or-Treat bash for kids and adults.
Your child's success in school depends largely on your involvement in his education. Follow these easy tips on how to communicate effectively with your child's teacher at your next parent-teacher conference.
When school begins, so do first crushes puppy love, and playground weddings. How should you cope when your child has an innocent infatuation?
The parent of a teen with special needs offers advice on how to find the best possible childcare help for your child with special needs—so you can take a break.
Is your child enjoying this school year? It’s not too early to assess—and kick some problems to the curb before they become unmanageable.
We spoke with John Predaina, director of the John Robert Powers modeling, acting, and etiquette school for kids on Long Island, to get his best advice for parents who want to get their child into acting, modeling, or show business.