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Teach Your Child to View Life from the Inside Out

Teach Your Child to View Life from the Inside Out

Instead of trying to stem disappointment, it is far more instructive to teach your child to roll with the punches and make the best of the situation, no matter what the situation turns out to be.

Why You Should Stop Telling Your Child 'Good Job!'

Why You Should Stop Telling Your Child 'Good Job!'

There are more constructive and effective ways to praise your child than defaulting to "Good job!" Here, Dr. Bartell explains why the phrase needs to be phased out of your vocabulary.

Children's Book Soothes Kids While Parents Are Away

Children's Book Soothes Kids While Parents Are Away

Ann M. Hughes' new children's book tackles the issues of parents who have to be away during pivotal moments in their children's lives, including school events and being sick in bed, and balancing work and parenting spheres. Long Distance Goodnight Kisses helps explain to children that moms and dads always put them first, even when they have to be far away.

How to Parent in the Present Moment

How to Parent in the Present Moment

When Carla Naumburg, Ph.D., realized she needed to stop yelling at her children, she decided to tame the mommy monster by meditating and being mindful by 'parenting in the present moment.'

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Mark Mero, a former WWE champion turned inspirational school speaker, discusses how parents can help empower teens to make the right choices, prevent bullying, and deal with peer pressure.

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

Do your kids compete over everything as if they were rival sports teams? Here's how to stop the sibling rivalry, build better sibling relationships, and foster a strong sibling bond.

The Health Benefits of Kids Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Kids Having a Pet

Whether they're furry, feathered, or funny looking, pets offer more than companionship for kids. The health benefits of owning a pet include boosting self-confidence and emotional well-being, and teaches kids responsibility.

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

When one mother started a mother-daughter book club with five other mothers, she just wanted to make reading cool for the tweens. Little did she know the book club would help her bond with her tween daughters and open the lines of communication. Plus, tips for starting your own mother-daughter book club.

How Building a Fire Teaches Beautiful Lessons

How Building a Fire Teaches Beautiful Lessons

One mother realizes that protecting her children too much can harm them in the long run. In teaching her children to build a fire, they learn beautiful life lessons.

How to Help Your Child Make Tough Choices

How to Help Your Child Make Tough Choices

When your child is faced with a tough choice, remember that his ability to reason out his decision is part of growing up. Here, advice from a child psychologist on how to help your kids make difficult decisions in their lives.

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Why spend hours choosing the best toys if you leave your child with a caregiver who is not engaging? Here are tips to choosing a quality nanny, handling the nanny-parent relationship, and communicating your needs to your child's nanny.

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman

Is your son's roughhousing and rude behavior making you cringe? There are things you can to do instill kindness, compassion, manners, and conviction to raise your son to become a gentleman.

20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make

20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make

When it comes to disciplining your children, even the most well-informed, best-intentioned parents use less-than-effective habits. Daniel J. Seigel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., share the 20 discipline mistakes even great parents make.

True Grit is the Key to Your Child's Success

True Grit is the Key to Your Child's Success

Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, LICSW, Rebecca Jackson, and Robert M. Pressman, Ph.D., authors of "The Learning Habit: A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting that Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life" and researchers behind The Learning Habits Study, found that grit—determination, tenacity, and willpower—is the key to your child's success.

How to Turn Your Child's Teen Years into an Age of Opportunity

How to Turn Your Child's Teen Years into an Age of Opportunity

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., author of "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence," shares why adolescence lasts for a longer period of time now than ever before, and how you can help guide your teen through positive influences.

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids

Pamela Yellen, a financial security investigator and author of financial advice books, shares five age-appropriate lessons to teach your children about money.

I Love My Friend but I Hate Her Kids: Five Ways to Cope

I Love My Friend but I Hate Her Kids: Five Ways to Cope

Sherrie Campbell, PhD, a veteran LA-area Psychologist, offers five ways to cope if you have a friend you love with kids you don’t. With the holidays approaching, or even any time of year, Dr. Campbell's advice keep you and your friendship balanced.

Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'

Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'

'Affluenza' is the psychological dysfunction caused by the obsessive and competitive pursuit for more; more money, more material items, more power. While there is pressure on children from affluent homes to be the best, the sense of entitlement that comes with it can be a detriment to your child.

Indulge in Gift-Giving Instincts Without Spoiling Your Kids

Indulge in Gift-Giving Instincts Without Spoiling Your Kids

With the holidays and the season of giving upon us, it's hard to not buy, buy, buy for your children. But doing so can lead to a feeling of entitlement or affluenza. Here's how to make your kids happy without spoiling them, teach kids about giving back, and how to keep the charitable feeling year-rond, not just during the holidays.

Why Your Difficult Tween Is Right on Track

Why Your Difficult Tween Is Right on Track

Is your tween difficult? Is she argumentative, messy, boy crazy, and lazy? These may seem like bad traits, but they're actually preparing your tween for the future. Read on for why your difficult tween is on the right track.

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?

Paul Raeburn, journalist, scientist, father of five, and author of "Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked", shares why fathers really matter, how fathers influence their children, and how the picture of modern fatherhood is changing.

What to Do About Your Child's Bad Language

What to Do About Your Child's Bad Language

Whose language is the worst? (A) Yours, (B) Your grade schooler’s, or (C) Ice-road truckers? Don’t curse yourself for setting a bad example, just follow our advice—and remember that sometimes bad words come out of the mouths of good kids.

Sick Day: A Plan for When Your Child Stays Home From School

Sick Day: A Plan for When Your Child Stays Home From School

When your child isn't feeling well and stays home from school, there is a lot to consider, from finding last-minute child care to keeping the rest of the family healthy, and when your child can go back to school.

10 Mellow Boredom Busters for Kids

10 Mellow Boredom Busters for Kids

When your kids are home sick, or if the weather isn't cooperating and your kids can't go outside, here are 10 mellow activities for kids to keep them entertained without wearing them out.

Halloween Activities in Bucks County, PA

Halloween Activities in Bucks County, PA

Fall is one of the most breathtaking times to visit Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Discover fun family-friendly events to celebrate autumn—and a few on the spooky side for Halloween!




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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