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How to Teach Kids to Separate Food and Feelings
Do you dish out servings of comfort and happiness to your kids with sugary treats? Be careful. If you frequently offer food as proof of your love, you may be teaching your children to mix feelings with food, and to soothe their souls with sweets. (read the story...)

Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
Is your child's reading struggles sapping his back-to-school enthusiasm? A Westchester-based children's literacy consultant shares three tips to improve his reading skills, including visualizing, questioning, and taking notes. (read the story...)

Helping Your Tween Transition to and Navigate Middle School
When transitioning from elementary school to middle school, there are many mores your tween will have to adjust to—more teachers, more homework, more activities. As more responsibility shifts to your child, here are some tips to help him or her navigate middle school. (read the story...)

When Quitting is the Exact Right Thing to Do
Sherrie Campbell, PhD, teaches offers insight for recognizing when quitting is the right choice for one of your child's activities. Learn the warning signs, and big advantages from accepting the situation and walking away. (read the story...)

What Will I Do This Summer?
Terri Fedonczak, a life coach, parent counselor, and author helps you answer the question, "What should I do with my kids this summer?" from finding childcare, to summer hours, to finding activities to cure a lazy afternoon. The answer will be different for every parent, and here are a variety of solutions to beat the summer blues. (read the story...)

April Showers Bring May Flowers
Dr. Susan Bartell examines the ups and downs of parenting with the analogy, April showers bring May flowers. (read the story...)

It's Okay if Toddlers Don't Share
Heather Shumaker, author of "It’s OK NOT to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids," discusses the importance of uninterrupted play for toddlers, and how the typical adult views of sharing trample kids' right to play, as well as the benefits of renegade sharing and child-directed turn-taking. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: Breaking the Toddler Code
Child psychologist and parenting expert Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D., gives insight to toddlers and how they thrive by giving us a toddler's view of the world, as well as tips for calming a public tantrum. (read the story...)

Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush
The college application process is a hectic journey for your child. While your oldest is taking standardized testing, filling out applications, and interviewing with their top colleges, it's important to consider how younger siblings feel during this time. From having their older sibling leave home for the first time, to picking up on the general stress of the application process, here are some tips on making sure younger siblings don't get lost in the college rush. (read the story...)

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills
A recent study by AVG Technologies—a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization—revealed that kids are more comfortable with technology than four years ago, there are more kids using digital devices, and kids are increasing in screen smarts, but declining in street smarts. (read the story...)

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations
For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations. (read the story...)

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do
Local camp owners and directors share advice and tips for camp parents—10 things they wish parents didn't do when sending children to camp. Plus, counselors share five things they want parents to know. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media
Author Danah Boyd shares what's really going on with teens and social media, including whether social media addiction is real, cyber bullying, online privacy, and how technology impacts teens. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent
When your child goes through teenage development, it can sometimes feel like you're speaking different languages. We spoke with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., about how to connect with your teenager, establishing trust with your teen, and how your relationship changes. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?
We spoke to Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D., a Long Island-based psychologist, to get advice about how to explain to children that everyone makes mistakes and teachers are sometimes wrong without the student loosing respect for the teacher. (read the story...)

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?
Some experts say educational media doesn't help young children learn, while other say it does. We've got the low-down on children's ability to learn from learning-oriented entertainment including educational games, TV shows, and apps, as well as ways to boost the benefits of those educational entertainment outlets. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web
From the NYMetroParents December issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers
Unified Parenting, located on the Upper West Side, offers nanny and parenting workshops, parenting webinars, and consultation services for common parenting issues to make sure your child's caregivers are all approaching child care the same way. (read the story...)

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope
As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier. (read the story...)

The Company We Keep
Think twice before skipping over Uncle Charlie or your occasionally annoying neighbor when doling out party invites. Dr. Susan Bartell, a noted child psychologist, reminds us that this holiday season, we should give our children and ourselves the gift of really forgiving others their faults. (read the story...)

Raising Our Kids: 'I'm Bored'
The back-to-school hype has died down, the holidays aren’t yet here, and your kid is hardly enthused. What’s a parent to do? An award-winning child psychologist weighs in on between-seasons boredom. (read the story...)

Characters Welcome
From a Ke$ha-inspired Goldilocks to an anything-but-traditional Canadian-accented ladybug, this Brooklyn dad takes kid-lit role-playing to a whole new level. Whether the kids are on board is another matter. (read the story...)

Helping Your Kids Deal with Disappointment
When your child doesn't make the game winning goal or ace his test, he may feel disappointed. Here's how you can help your children deal with disappointments in a healthy way, including helping them calm down, acknowledge and validate the child's feelings, and help them work hard to achieve their goals. (read the story...)

Maybe Just a Treat
Halloween tricks can be fun for adults, but unless parents teach appreciation and empathy, their kids might not understand the spirit of the season’s trickery. Dr. Susan Bartell provides tips to remind children how to be gracious and focus on the holiday's treats. (read the story...)

The Accidental Stay-At-Home Mom
When Adina Kay-Gross welcomed twin daughters, her professional life takes a backseat. Her twins’ first birthday sparks reflections of the woman she was pre-babies—and who she happens to be now. (read the story...)


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