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25 Ways to Make the World a Better Place
Not all acts of kindness have to be grand. Psychotherapist, author, and an expert on positive living, Diane Lang, offers tips on how parents and children can help make the world a better place by doing small acts of kindness every day. (read the story...)

How STEM Education Can Help Our Kids And Our World
Science, technology, engineering, and math are the four subjects that may be most important for our kids to be learning now. STEM education is finally getting the attention it deserves and there are many programs, classes, camps, and museum activities that will let your child learn STEM subjects. We need more scientists and innovators and STEM education holds the key. Building rockets, robots, and other cool contraptions helps kids become creative thinkers and problem solvers and may help them and our world in the future. (read the story...)

15 New Year's Resolutions My 2-Year-Old Should Make
Ilana Wiles, a Manhattan mom who founded the popular blog MommyShorts.com, makes 15 New Year's resolutions for her toddler daughter Mazzy. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Nannies for All, Raising a Bicultural Child, and Reviewing Text Messages
From our redesigned January 2013 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...)

Are You Superstitious?
Though superstitions can be fun, remember to teach your child that a lucky charm will not be a quick solution to everything. (read the story...)

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy in the News
After hearing about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, your child may feel afraid or uncertain. Here, the American Humane Association offers 7 tips for parents and caregivers to help kids cope with tragic events and violence in the news. (read the story...)

Kids Should Learn Another Language When They're Young
Raising a bilingual or multilingual child is easier than you think, as there are many ways to teach your child another language and encourage your child to learn new languages. The key to teaching your child a new language is starting when your child is young. The benefits of being bilingual or multilingual go beyond conversing. (read the story...)

How To Teach Your Child A Language You Don't Know
If you're worried about teaching your child a new language that you don't actually speak, we can help with these tips. Here are some top tips for helping your kids learn a language when you are not a native speaker. (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: A Month-by-Month Timeline to Get Ready for Summer Camp
It can be overwhelming to decide how to pick a summer camp for your child, and it often seems like there is an endless list of things to do before your kids can actually go to camp. How do you pick the right camp? What should you ask the camp director before sending your kids away for the summer? What should you pack your kids for their time at summer camp? When should you send your child their first letter? But don't worry, we've got all the answers to those questions. Check out our full timeline for the camp countdown, with instructions about what to do each month of the year when it comes to camp planning. Is it time for camp yet? (read the story...)

What To Do At Your Child's Parent Teacher Conference
Many schools require parents to meet with their child's teacher at least once a year at a parent teacher conference, but if you are concerned about your child's performance or comfort at school you can ask to meet with the teacher any time you want. Learn to be a good communicator and have a successful positive parent teacher conference with these tips. (read the story...)

Yoga Gives Kids Strength, Removes Stress, and Builds Confidence
You may wonder "Is yoga right for my child?" but the answer is simple: yoga is beneficial for everyone. Yoga helps kids stay healthy but it also helps kids release stress and gain confidence. Yoga classes for kids are all-inclusive, and you can practice yoga poses at home with your child, too. (read the story...)

Fun Indoor Activities for When the Weather Keeps You Inside
When the weather keeps you inside, grab this handy list of fun activities—with items found in the house—to keep your kids from saying, "I'm bored." (read the story...)

Imaginary Friends: Should I Be Worried?
Your child and her imaginary friend are inseparable, but, most likely, you shouldn't worry about the invisible companion. Imaginary play is important for children's development, and those who had imaginary friends are shown to have more creative problem-solving skills. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Each Kindness, Teens, and a Woman President
From our December 2012 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...)

5 Ways to Take the Frenzy Out of Your Family's Lives
With your children comfortably in the school year schedule, you may find that they are stressed with their busy after-school activities and homework. Susan Sachs Lipman, author of "Fed Up with Frenzy," offers 5 tips for a frenzy-free lifestyle. (read the story...)

Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?
A mental health consultant with offices in the New York area offers advice for parents who are considering whether they should send their child to therapy. (read the story...)

Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'
The National Institute of Mental Health defines the different types of psychotherapy that can be adapted for both children and adults. (read the story...)

You Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Teacher
Take advantage of the years before your child starts school to set the stage for success. (read the story...)

In the Spirit: A Month of Reflection and Appreciation
November—the beginning of the holiday season and the almost-end of the year—is, for one Long Island mom, a month of appreciation, and a time to reflect on what she has learned from her family and children. (read the story...)

Holding On to The Thanks
A mother wonders how to sustain a spirit of gratitude in her family when shortly after the turkey’s cleared, our collective minds turn toward the next holiday—and all the gifts that come with it. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Unplugged, Baby Weight, and Soccer Snacks
From our November 2012 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...)

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...)

Encourage Your Kids To Be Creative and Curious
Don’t relegate creativity to the art classroom. Encourage your kids to explore, tap into their curiosity, and open themselves to a world of possibilities in every facet of their lives. Our expert tells you how to encourage kids to be creative and curious, and offers activities and exercises to strengthen the creativity muscle. (read the story...)

5 Tips to Making Play Dates Easier for Children with Special Needs
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How a Gradeschool-Aged Child is Doing After 1 Year of Being Mainstreamed into the Classroom
One year after mainstreaming her gradeschool-aged son, a NYC mother reflects on the new set of challenges that come with that “progress,” from persisting stigmas for her son to shifting her own parental identity. (read the story...)


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Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) Summer Camp
BPL Central Library
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718-230-2753
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60 Smith Ave
Mount Kisco, NY
914-241-6339
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St. Patrick Youth Community
280 E. Main St.
Smithtown, NY
631-724-1261 & 631-360-0257
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Little Vets
193 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY
832-377-5378
Explore the world of veterinary medicine with real...

Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Park Ave.
White Plains, NY
914-761-3900
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