When children leave home for sleepaway camp, sometimes it's the parents who struggle with separation anxiety. Here, the experts at the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey offer tips for how to cope.
Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight!
Making a meal together can be an exciting and entertaining activity for every member of the family and it also helps to foster positive eating habits in your kids. Nutritionist Mary Hartley, RD, MPH of CalorieCount.com shares her tips on how to create delicious, kid-friendly meals that are both satisfying and nutritious.
Pregnancy can be an emotional rollercoaster. Learn how to soothe stress and other negative emotions with these tips from Jessica Denay, author of "The Hot Mom to Be Handbook." You can use these soothing methods to relax your baby when the time comes, too.
If your child is a chronic procrastinator, try these four approaches recommended by an education expert that are proven to break those bad homework habits.
Getting your kids to open up and actually talk over the dinner table can seem like a monumental feat. Help the conversation flow with advice from Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom."
Don't let 2011 be one more opportunity to make — and ignore — New Year's resolutions. Follow our practical, two-part advice to make them successful from the start.
Five New Year's resolutions from famed relationship expert Laurie Puhn that will help you talk more effectively with your partner — and be a better role model to your kids.
Few of us don't worry about money at least sometimes. Here are some tips from Sharon Nolfi, a licensed marriage and family therapist and school psychologist, as well as a mom, on how to talk about finances with your kids in an age-appropriate way.
Advice from a child psychologist on teaching your child to be appreciative and generous, especially during the holiday season.
The end-of-year holidays often bring additional stress factors as well as good cheer. Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn offers five tips for reducing stress during the holidays in relation to financial concerns and family get-togethers.
Fifty percent of children get a dental injury at some point. Here, our dental experts lay out a recipe for handling a variety of tooth-related emergencies.
Now is the perfect time to teach your child the importance of being charitable — both at home and in the greater community within which he lives. Read on for tips from Dr. Susan Bartell, a nationally recognized child psychologist.
Technology is great, but it's changed the way families communicate and spend time together. Read on to find out how some families found a way to shut down — and how yours can to!
We asked child experts in Queens for their best advice on how to instill and cultivate self confidence in children.
We asked child experts in Manhattan for their best advice on how to instill and cultivate self confidence in children.
A mom to an autistic 7-year-old reflects on her child's day in the spotlight, and the accompanying anxiety that can sometimes seem ever-present. Together with experts in the field, she offers advice to parents on how to tame their own 'worry reflex.'
When your relatives don't live right around the corner, heed our tips to help your kids stay close to them in other ways.
Let the folks from Weight Watchers inspire your family to eat more healthfully and get active — check out this excerpt from Weight Watchers' new book "Eat! Move! Play! A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids."
Rachelle Katz, a family therapist and stepmother herself, offers advice for stepmoms on how to set boundaries and keep your blended family harmonious, even during holidays.
Ah, the pressures — of training, of always trying to win. Don't let them get in the way of what youth sports are really all about. Consult our advice from experts in the field on how parents can be supportive without going overboard.
A child development expert shares a few simple do's and don'ts that will help make your child's first day of kindergarten a success.
Lunch is important — it's a perfect chance to pencil in some much needed "me time" or do something healthy for yourself. Quit trying to power through the day. Instead, indulge in a mini-break daily. We've got eight reasons to love your lunch, plus tips on how to make the most out of your midday break.
Registered dietician Lorraine Danowski offers advice on how to prepare healthy meals and snacks for your family - fast! Danowski offers tasty but mindful options for those looking to lose weight, maintain weight, or just get healthier.
Even when you've planned and prepared till the cows come home, hosting your child's birthday party can have its moments of stress - especially when a guest becomes unruly or disruptive, threatening the fun for everyone. We've compiled advice from party experts in the New York metro area on the best way to deal with a rude party guest, so you'll be prepared to save the day when the time comes.