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Resolutions Revisited
Set realistic New Year's resolutions this year keeping in mind your role as a parent and a wife or husband. (read the story...)

5 Tips for Using Technology to Teach Children Philanthropy
Teach your children about philanthropy and doing good in the community using technology tools like the computer, smart phone, and tablet. (read the story...)

How Do I Budget for Holiday Gift Shopping?
Flash sales and big discounts on Black Friday may tempt you to buy gifts that were not on your original wish list or planned for on your budget for the holidays. Avoid getting into debt by sticking to your budget with these holiday shopping tips. (read the story...)

8 Questions to Ask When Buying Developmental Toys for Your Child
When buying toys for your children, keep in mind how the toy will help your child's motor skill development and cognitive learning so that the toys can be used as learning tools and can help your child's development. (read the story...)

10 Tips to Help Parents Teach Kids How to Give Back This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what you have, and this season, teach your kids about the importance of giving back to the community with these parenting tips and advice. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?
An NYC interior designer and mom offers smart do-it-yourself tips on how to de-clutter your home and keep your kids' stuff organized during the busy school year. (read the story...)

How Your Smartphone May Be Affected By Severe Weather
Three ways your smartphone may be affected by Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather, and tips on how to save your phone's battery for when you need it most. (read the story...)

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs
Dealing with procrastination woes? Are you putting off important tasks or events. Procrastinating leads to bad habits, relationships suffer, and professionalism declines. Dr. Jay Earley offers tips for breaking your procrastination habit and heading towards success. (read the story...)

7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative
Curiosity is linked to creativity, and both are important skills to have and to hone. However, there is a decline in both curiosity and creativity between the ages of five and eight, bottoming out in pre-adolescence. Parents can nurture these lost skills by reinforcing children's habits of curiosity. Our expert Diana Rosen shares some tips to inspire your child to be curious and creative. (read the story...)

5 Tips to Making Play Dates Easier for Children with Special Needs
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How To Share A Diagnosis With Your Child
Sharing a diagnosis with your child is one of the scariest things a special needs parent faces—and all sorts of questions arise. Where? When? How? Here’s how to get the conversation started, and remain positive in the process. (read the story...)

5 Tips for Getting Great Photos of Kids with Special Needs
A professional photographer who has a son on the autism spectrum and specializes in photographing kids offers parents five tips on how to capture great photos of their own children. (read the story...)

From Picky to Adventurous: How to Get Kids to Try New Foods
A certified nutritionist who has worked with many picky eaters over the years offers parents 7 tips for getting kids to try new and different foods. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Eating Healthy During the Holidays?
A registered dietician offers advice on how to help your child stick to a healthy diet during the holiday season when temptation abounds. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Help My Child Who's Nervous About Trying Out for Her School Sports Team?
Colleen Carroll, a children's leadership expert and family consultant, offers advice on helping kids who are nervous about trying out for sports at school. (read the story...)

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome
When your high school graduate left for college in August, they weren't the only one making a transition: parents face emotional and lifestyle adjustments, too. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physicians offer expert tips for parents and children on topics including redecorating your child's room, credit cards, and keeping in touch. (read the story...)

Advice for Coaches: How To Motivate Your Athletes
As fall sports gear up, it’s a good idea for coaches to think about what their motivations are and how they’re impacting their athletes. Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and--Finally--Let the Sunshine In" explains why positivity and caring will help everyone to have a winning season. (read the story...)

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home
Louise Weadock, a registered child psychiatric nurse and founder of WeeZee World, explains why sensory play is important to children's development and offers tips on how you can create a dynamic learning environment at home. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Set Limits on My Child's Diet without Being Too Restrictive?
Local pediatrician and obesity specialist Joanna Dolgoff, MD, explains how parents can set healthy limits on foods for their kids and when to seek help for your child's diet. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Exercise More Fun for My Non-Athletic Child?
If your child isn't the athletic type, it's important to keep him moving by finding activities he enjoys. Here, local pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff offers tips on making physical activity more fun for kids who aren't natural athletes. (read the story...)

How to Safely Share the Road with School Buses
Many more school buses will be on the roads once students begin heading back to school in the fall. Drivers on the road should be aware of traffic rules regarding school buses to ensure the safety of children riding buses and the safety of their own lives. (read the story...)

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School
How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into swing. (read the story...)

Shopping for Independence
When Dr. Susan Bartell's daughter went shopping for a graduation dress with a school friend and purchased a dress for the occasion, it wouldn't have been one of Dr. Bartell's first choices for a graduation dress. She takes this life experience to teach her daughter an important lesson on becoming more independent. (read the story...)

Five Ways You Can Be A Good Mentor for a Child
Whether you're mentoring through an organization or on your own, you don't need to be extraordinary in any way. Here are five tips to help you be a good mentor. (read the story...)

How to Pack a Smarter School Lunch
When you were young and single, preparing lunch was easy: tuna on crackers, a slice of leftover pizza, SpaghettiOs (hey, it may not be gourmet, but it’s good). But once you become a parent, the word “lunch” takes on a new meaning. Make packing a school lunch easier on your conscience, your wallet, and your kids’ taste buds with easy tips from a registered dietician. (read the story...)


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