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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...)

Spring Clean Your Finances
Spring cleaning shouldn't just be about tidying up your home. It's a great time to get your finances in order and clean up any messes left behind by holiday debt or tax season. With a little effort you can get all your papers and receipts organized. You might just find extra cash for that summer vacation! (read the story...)

5 Tips on How to Give Your Kids an Allowance
While giving kids an allowance is a smart way to teach lessons about spending and saving money, it can also be a stressful situation for parents to navigate. Read on for five tips that will help avoid any allowance-induced anxiety. (read the story...)

6 Steps to Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back
Melissa O'Shea, an NYC registered dietitian, shares her tips for post-baby weight loss. (read the story...)

Rachel Sussman: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive — With Kids
Partners are likely to grow distant from one another when raising kids. Rachel Sussman discusses some tips for keeping the romance on track. (read the story...)

10 Steps to the Art of Being a Savvy Aunt
Check out these 10 easy steps to becoming a savvy aunt, courtesy of Melanie Notkin, AKA the "Savvy Auntie." (read the story...)

10 Ways to Help Your Child Be an Excellent Reader
Reading is the most important habit to instill in children. Natacha Beim, teacher and parenting expert, shares her top 10 tips for instilling a love of reading in your child. (read the story...)

How to Prevent a Homework Meltdown
Is your child easily frustrated, making homework time a nightmare for all involved? Try our four simple solutions to break the cycle of negativity and make homework more manageable. (read the story...)

Lice Survival Guide for Parents: How to Get Rid of Them for Good
While lice and nits are not technically dangerous, these creepy critters are unwelcome in any home or classroom. Find out how to get rid of them for good. (read the story...)

Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations
Here's help in handling the trickiest birthday party conundrums, including divorced parents; birthdays for twins and multiples, adopted children, and those that fall on holidays; and summer birthdays. (read the story...)

Talk About Stress—Yours, and Your Kids'
ABC National News is interviewing moms about how a life-changing event may have had a stressful effect on their child or infant. Help them out, and read up on how to prevent transferring stress to your child. (read the story...)

How to Stay Motivated This Spring
Dr. Susan Bartell, national expert on child raising, shares her advice for parents on how changing a few small things can lead to more motivation for the whole family. (read the story...)

How and When to Get Your Child to Speak Up to the Coach
Check out our advice for parents on when and how to get your child to communicate with his coach and what benefits it holds for both of you. (read the story...)

Youth Sports: 6 Tips on How to Talk to Your Child's Coach
The best way to build effective partnerships between coaches and parents is for there to be responsible conversation. Check out our top six tips on how to communicate with your child's coach. (read the story...)


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