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7 Tips from an Occupational Therapist on Teaching Kids Basic Self-Care Skills
An occupational therapist shares some tricks of the trade for helping kids master age-appropriate self-care tasks like dressing themselves, using zippers and buttons, tying their own shoes, and using a knife and fork. (read the story...)

How to Make Chores Fun
Silvana Clark, aka The Fun Consultant, offers parents creative tips on how to make chores fun - or at least more tolerable - for kids. Drawing tips from her book "Fun-Filled Parenting," Clark explains how to help kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens - put a positive spin on chores and establish a good work ethic early on. (read the story...)

How to Treat Typical and Special Needs Siblings Fairly
Follow these tips to make sure you're paying enough attention to the siblings of a child with special needs. (read the story...)

Cooking Tips and Shortcuts for Novice Chefs
Addicted to "Top Chef" but still unsure about your own culinary abilities? These four easy cooking tips and shortcuts from "The Lazy Gourmet" cookbook will give you the confidence you need in the kitchen. (read the story...)

How to Support the Siblings of a Child with Special Needs
When one child has special needs, families face the challenge of keeping the stress away from brothers and sisters. Our expert offers advice on how to help siblings cope during trying times. (read the story...)

Raising Our Kids to Love the Environment
Going a little greener here and there is not only easier than making huge, unrealistic changes, it's also more likely to instill a lifelong environmentally conscious attitude in your child. Here's tips on how to teach your kids to respect the natural world and live sustainably. (read the story...)

How to Avoid Gender Stereotypes in Child Raising
So, girls play with dolls, boys with trucks, eh? With parents, adults, and the rest of society and the media reinforcing ideas of what it means to be a feminine woman and a masculine man and that those gender roles are correct, it's easy to send children the wrong message at a young age. To avoid teaching your preschooler to follow traditional gender roles, read on for more information. (read the story...)

End Your Child's Test Stress
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams. (read the story...)

How to Save a Financially Wounded Marriage
Relationship expert Laurie Puhn offers advice on how to salvage a marriage that's been strained by money issues. (read the story...)

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids
As parents, we save all year and make sacrifices for a summer family trip, so expectations are high come vacation time. Here are a few strategies from an experienced mom on how to make your vacation with the kids as smooth and memorable as possible. (read the story...)

Grandpa's Got Stories
This Father's Day, give Granddad a way to record his memories for your kids. Here's tips on how to help him start a journal and preserve his life stories for generations to come. (read the story...)

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July
With July 4th fast approaching, Americans again have the opportunity to show their community spirit. Whether it's bringing back patriotic parades, volunteering at schools and places of worship, or honoring the brave men and women who protect us, there are many easy ways to help your town. (read the story...)

Working Moms: A Work-Life Balance is Possible with the Right Attitude
Lisa Bloom, author of "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World," believes busy moms still deserve time to think, to dream, and to revel in their own passions. With wisdom and humor, this TV host and mother encourages all working moms to reach higher. (read the story...)

How to Make College More Affordable: There's More Money if You Know Where to Look
Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary." (read the story...)

How to Throw a Great BBQ
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, nothing spells family summer party quite like a great bbq and cookout. So grab the kids, buy the burgers and dogs, light up the grill, and prepare to start the summer off right. With so many tasty bbq recipes and fun party themes, you and your family just might be grilling all summer long. (read the story...)

How To Cut Your Home Cooling Bills This Summer
It's time for the hot, sticky weather, so make sure your home stays cool while your energy bills stay low this summer. One important item every summer checklist should include is making sure your home's air conditioning system is operating properly and efficiently, and can keep your house comfortable when the hottest of the hot weather hits. Once you know your air conditioning is working efficiently, there are other simple steps you can take to keep cooling bills low throughout the season. (read the story...)

Tips for Teens on Finding a Summer Job
With the unemployment rate hovering around 24 percent for teenagers, many may have to work extra hard to grab that part-time summer job this year. Here, Joseph Peri, president of Junior Achievement New York, offers teens advice on how to land a summer position in a tough economy. (read the story...)

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area
As you gear up for a full summer with your family, we want to make sure you get the most out of it. Check out our guide for parents in the New York City area, complete with great family activities and destinations, summer safety tips and advice, seasonal recipes, and more! We'll arm you with all the information you need to keep your kids active, entertained, and healthy, all summer long. (read the story...)

Keep the Peace Between Siblings During Summer Vacation
The summer brings lots more family togetherness than during the school year, which is a very good thing — that is, until the kids start bickering. Here’s help for keeping sibling strife in check. (read the story...)

How to Keep a Low Sodium Diet
Want to lessen the amount of sodium in your family's diet? Check out our list of tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital. (read the story...)

The Heart-Healthy Diet
Make sure your family is eating a heart-healthy diet - read up on some tips courtesy of Greenwich Hospital. (read the story...)

The Rise of Cheating: How to Keep Your Kids Academically Honest
Increased academic pressure and the rise of technology have made cheating a problem more common than you might imagine. Here are tips for keeping your kids honest in their schoolwork. (read the story...)

Make Time for Family: 4 Tips from Dr. Susan Bartell
With our hectic schedules and our children's, it can be challenging to find time to connect as a family. Dr. Susan Bartell offers parents four foolproof tips for finding time to spend together. (read the story...)

How to Stop Your Child's Mealtime Tantrums
America's Dinner Mom, a New York mother and author of "Dinner for Busy Moms," offers strategies on how to avoid and deal with your child's food tantrums. (read the story...)

12 Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating
Jeanne Muchnick, a New York mother also known as America's Dinner Mom, offers the following advice to get your family eating healthier. (read the story...)


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