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Graduation Can Mean Goodbye
A local expert—and mom of two who are moving up in school this year—shares her wisdom on how to make this milestone an easier transition for your own child. (read the story...)

Teach Your Kids to Connect with Those Who Are 'Different'
In today's globalized world, it's more important than ever to raise kids who respect diversity and accept others who are different than them. Here are steps parents can take to make cross-cultural understanding second nature to their kids--and themselves. (read the story...)

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving
You know it’s important to teach your child about money -- so why aren’t you? A recent study reveals much about the state of savings for kids today, and what we as parents can do to make it better. (read the story...)

Talking Politics with Your Kids
Talking about politics with your kids may not come naturally, but as parents we're responsible for raising the next generation of voters. Here's how to encourage your kids to form their own political views, respect others' opinions, and -- most importantly -- vote. (read the story...)

3 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Help Reduce Your Stress
Shake off the winter dust and you’ll be happier and less stressed, too. Dr. Susan Bartell shares three simple spring cleaning tips that will help you reduce your stress level while also showing your kids the benefits of being organized. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Lunchbox Notes, Dads on Childbirth, & Twitter Talk
From our April issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from around the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Use Songs to Help Teach My Young Child Small Lessons?
Margie La Bella, a Long Island-based music therapist, offers parents advice on how to write or adapt songs to help kids learn their letters, colors, and body parts as well as basic skills like eye contact and making transitions. (read the story...)

Teach Your Kids About Saving Money
America Saves Week is Feb.19-26, a week dedicated to emphasizing the importance of teaching kids about money and savings by letting them interact with money and taking them to the bank to learn about transactions. (read the story...)

Rocky Point Mom's 'Bath-Time Blues' Inspire First Children’s Book
When Rocky Point resident Beth Capodanno discovered a way to make her son's bath time less of a struggle, she decided to share the wealth and wrote "Stinky Feet Stew," a children’s book aimed at making bath time easier for parents and children. (read the story...)

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid
Here are five simple things you can start teaching your kid today to ensure you are raising a money-smart kid. (read the story...)

Stepparent Survival Skills
Blending a family is a joy but can also be a challenge. Nicholas Strouse, director of Westport Family Counseling, advises that basic family issues are often intensified and compounded when confronted by blended families. The key to success is to remember that all families have obstacles -- just because your family’s issues may be different, they are not impossible to deal with. (read the story...)

Blended
With some of the most important wedding guests delayed on a bus (the kids!), a local mom, about to remarry, felt lost. But their arrival turned things around, and made a magical day into a real “family wedding.” (read the story...)

A Pig Tale
A local mom of a son with autism remembers, fondly, one milestone met more than a little late. (read the story...)

Dreams Delayed
When your child has autism or other developmental delays, he won’t conform to a typical schedule of milestones—and hopes you had envisioned for him may come true later than you imagined. Here are six pieces of advice, from parents who’ve been there, on adjusting to a child’s limitations. (read the story...)

Teddy the Puppy Helps Kids Cope with Moving
Ridgefield native, Anna Parille, authors a children’s book, A New Home for the Honeypies, that features a fluffy puppy and his magical paw that helps kids see the brighter side to moving into a new home. (read the story...)

On the Move
From suburbs to city, west coast to east, or just one neighborhood over, packing your family up and making a home somewhere new is daunting. Follow our tips to make the transition easier for you and your kids. (read the story...)

16 Environment-Friendly Ideas and Activities Inspired by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’s prescient 1971 kids’ book The Lorax is a whimsical tale with a powerful message about conservation and caring. Here are 16 ideas specifically for kids to help the environment and to learn about making the world a cleaner, greener place, courtesy The Lorax Project. (read the story...)

Why Women Rule: Celebrate International Women's Day
You, the mothers out there, make a difference every day—for your children and for the world. Celebrate that power this month on International Women’s Day. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mommy Wars, Dr. Seuss's Birthday, & Giggle Fits
From our March issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

Twins: The School Years
Same classrooms, or separate? What if one sibling is not doing as well academically as the other? We spoke to experts, including parents and multiples themselves, for some guidance. (read the story...)

Have a Heart
Having a healthy heart is so much more than cute cards and physical fitness. It is also about ‘having heart,’ which means feeling and expressing love for others and for oneself. (read the story...)

Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting
You've heard it all before: Divorce hits the kids hardest. Parents and experts agree that kids suffer less when both parents remain active in their children's lives. Here are some tricks and tips to ensure that each family member stays sane and happy. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Knuffle Bunny, Babies with iPads, & Motherhood at Every Age
From our December issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents
In our plugged-in, social media age, kids' manners are falling by the wayside, big time -- and with TV icons like the "Jersey Shore" gang or Hannah Montana not setting the best examples for our kids, what are parents to do? Etiquette experts weigh in. (read the story...)

Teen Etiquette: Table Manners & First Impressions
Although today’s teens may face many challenges on their journey to adulthood, empowering them with good manners helps ease a smooth and successful transition into adult social and business situations. (read the story...)


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