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3 Tips to Make Sure Kids Don't Waste Away the Summer

3 Tips to Make Sure Kids Don't Waste Away the Summer

With long summer days ahead, there are loads of hours to fill with your kids. Here are three tips to ensure your kids relax, but also maintain a well-balanced and structured schedule for a healthy lifestyle.

Spotlight On Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads

Spotlight On Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads

Co-founder of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads and father of one, Lance Somerfeld shares how he came to create a dads group, the best parts of raising a child and family in Manhattan, and clears the air on stereotypes about stay-at-home dads.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Thirsty, Thirsty Kids, Overwhelmed by Spilt Juice, & a Truly Admirable Kid

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Thirsty, Thirsty Kids, Overwhelmed by Spilt Juice, & a Truly Admirable Kid

From our June issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from around the web and the world of parenting.

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

What do you need to know to become a foster parent? We talked with Nicole L. Mudd, a foster care home-finder for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth on Long Island, about what it takes to be a foster parent, rights and responsibilities of the job, and other ways to help children in need.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Older Mothers, Always a Lack of Sleep, & an Infinite Number of Questions

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Older Mothers, Always a Lack of Sleep, & an Infinite Number of Questions

From our May issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from around the web and the world of parenting.

Graduation Can Mean Goodbye

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.

Teach Your Kids to Connect with Those Who Are 'Different'

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.

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving

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.

Talking Politics with Your Kids

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.

3 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Help Reduce Your Stress

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web:  Lunchbox Notes, Dads on Childbirth, & Twitter Talk

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Use Songs to Help Teach My Young Child Small Lessons?

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.

Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

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.

Rocky Point Mom's 'Bath-Time Blues' Inspire First Children’s Book

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.

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid

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.

Stepparent Survival Skills

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.

Blended: The Day Our Family Married

Blended: The Day Our Family Married

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.”

A Pig Tale

A Pig Tale

A local mom of a son with autism remembers, fondly, one milestone met more than a little late.

Dreams Delayed

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.

Teddy the Puppy Helps Kids Cope with Moving

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.

Help Kids Transition Before and After Moving

Help Kids Transition Before and After Moving

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.

16 Environment-Friendly Ideas and Activities Inspired by Dr. Seuss

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.

Why Women Rule: Celebrate International Women's Day

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mommy Wars, Dr. Seuss's Birthday, & Giggle Fits

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.

Twins: The School Years

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.




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