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How to Go Green This Halloween: Help the Environment
Read these tips from Jodi Helmer, author of "The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference," on how you, your family, and your neighbors together can lessen Halloween's impact on the environment. (read the story...)

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears
Watching your kids run out onto the playing field for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what sport they’re playing. But the anxiety that comes with allowing a young son or daughter to gear up and step onto the football field is enough to give the coolest of parents a panic attack. Nonetheless, generations of children have tugged at shirttails, pleading for the chance to engage in some sanctioned rough play, and many parents give in whether they are ready or not. (read the story...)

How to Find the Right Bra
A staggering 85 percent of women are wearing and buying the wrong bra size, and you're probably one of them. Read our tips on how to find the right bra, once and for all. (read the story...)

How to Raise a Drug-Free Child: Tips from Author Joseph Califano
Check out these tips from author and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano, author of "How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents." (read the story...)

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)
Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child
Teaching writing can be intimidating, especially if you don’t feel like you are a good writer yourself. Here are some tips you can use to encourage your kids in grade school or high school — age doesn’t matter; it’s never too late to develop good writing habits. (read the story...)

Vegan Lunch Box Treats
Who says a vegan diet can’t be delicious and fun? Try these suggestions for your child’s lunch box — and be sure to make enough for the whole family. (read the story...)

How to Spot an Overuse Injury
We’ve all heard the old “no pain, no gain” mantra about sports and exercise. But what about when it comes to your kids? (read the story...)

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch
Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat. (read the story...)

Children and Migraines
One of every four children will complain of headache pain by the age of 15. What parents might not know is that this common gripe, often dismissed with a painkiller and a nap, may actually be the beginning of a lifetime of much harder-to-manage migraine pain. (read the story...)

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning
This excerpt from "Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom" offers tips from other working women on how to brave the morning frenzy of getting ready for work and school. (read the story...)

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…
New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality. (read the story...)

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!
Back to school means back to textbooks, homework, and backpacks, and for many kids, back to afterschool and extracurricular activities. Before the call you get at work for a forgotten sports bag becomes a daily routine, take down these tips from an organizing professional. (read the story...)

Back to School Shopping on a Budget
How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget? (read the story...)

Summer Learning
The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational. (read the story...)

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child
It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school.... (read the story...)

Just For Moms: Get Beautiful Summer Hair in Your Kitchen!
While a good shampoo and conditioner are must-haves, you can cut down your exposure to chemicals by using some surprising items from your kitchen. (read the story...)

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession
More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door... (read the story...)

How To Make Mommy Friends
You’re not going to meet anyone staying in your house all day, so put baby in the stroller and get moving! (read the story...)

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators
There’s no “How To” more important than that of keeping our kids safe from sexual predators. From the AmberWatch Foundation’s “Be Safe!” program, here are some tips to keep in mind... (read the story...)

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year
As the end of the school year approaches, artistic creations, book reports, poster boards, folders and workbooks arrive home. Your child hands each one to you with an expectant look on his face: “You’re going to keep this, right?” (read the story...)

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?
When families commit to youth sports teams, in particular to one in an organization that travels, the result can be anything but child’s play. (read the story...)

How to Know When Head Injuries Are Serious
It’s hard to believe that actress Natasha Richardson could fall on a bunny slope while skiing and be brain dead just hours later. As her death shocked the world, it has also increased awareness and worry among parents... (read the story...)

How Famous Moms Take a Break: Excerpts from 'If You Give a Mom a Martini...'
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Julie Klappas and Lyss Stern, two NeYC moms, have written a new book to help us remember. In 'If You Give a Mom a Martini … 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself' (Random House $16.95), they present a collection of ways that their stressed-out counterparts take time for themselves. (read the story...)

How To Help Your Kids Succeed in Sports
What can you do to help you kids enjoy sports — and succeed at them? Here are 10 tips to begin... (read the story...)


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