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Building sandcastles, learning to swim, and playing outside are more than fun summer pastimes. According to Dr. Susan Bartell, an NYC-area child psychologist, these activities help teach kids life skills like patience, perseverance, focus, and determination, which they'll call on later in life. With your encouragement, your child's summer fun can lead to character development.
As technology becomes more important in everyone's lives (parents and kids alike), it is important to know how to limit and restrict a child's technology usage. Follow these three tips for keeping kids safe as they learn to use technology from cell phones to social media in a responsible way.
From our July print issues: check out our latest roundup of thoughtful, observant, and laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite mom bloggers and writers.
When one child has special needs, families face the challenge of keeping the stress away from brothers and sisters. Our expert offers advice on how to help siblings cope during trying times.
Going a little greener here and there is not only easier than making huge, unrealistic changes, it's also more likely to instill a lifelong environmentally conscious attitude in your child. Here's tips on how to teach your kids to respect the natural world and live sustainably.
So, girls play with dolls, boys with trucks, eh? With parents, adults, and the rest of society and the media reinforcing ideas of what it means to be a feminine woman and a masculine man and that those gender roles are correct, it's easy to send children the wrong message at a young age. To avoid teaching your preschooler to follow traditional gender roles, read on for more information.
From our June print issues: Check out a roundup of thoughtful, laugh-out-loud quotes from a group of our favorite mom (and dad!) bloggers.
America's Dinner Mom, a New York mother and author of "Dinner for Busy Moms," offers strategies on how to avoid and deal with your child's food tantrums.
While giving kids an allowance is a smart way to teach lessons about spending and saving money, it can also be a stressful situation for parents to navigate. Read on for five tips that will help avoid any allowance-induced anxiety.
Keep your kids out of harm's way with some practical safety tips for everyday outings.
Children who can control their impulses are often more successful in school and academic settings. Find out how you can help start your kids down the right path.
How do you know when it's the right time to kick your adult children out of the house?
Does your child have a special talent? Check out these quick tips for raising a well-adjusted child star.
Carol Colvin, AKA "Granny-Guru" offers insight on why grandparents sometime break parenting rules and how it can help child development.
It's an age-old question when it comes to playing games with your children: Should you let your kids win to boost their self esteem, or let them lose, so they can experience how the world really works? Read on for advice from a parenting expert.
ABC National News is interviewing moms about how a life-changing event may have had a stressful effect on their child or infant. Help them out, and read up on how to prevent transferring stress to your child.
Striking the right balance between providing the best things for your children and spoiling them can be difficult, so we asked experts in the New York metro area for their best advice for parents.
Taking the time to smile upon the good things in your life will help you (and your children) keep perspective.
Dr. Susan Bartell, national expert on child raising, shares her advice for parents on how changing a few small things can lead to more motivation for the whole family.
From wearing shorts in winter to procrastinating beyond reason, teenage behavior is puzzling and often infuriating. In this personal essay, one mom tries to crack the mystery of her teen daughter's behavior and offers advice to other parents of adolescents.
We asked New York metro area experts: "How can I avoid being overprotective of my child?" Check out their best advice on how to let your kids go - and grow!
See advice from experts in New York City, including children's school and program directors, on how to stop being an overprotective parent.
A grandmother shares her wisdom on how moms and grandmothers can get along, even when their child-raising ideals are different.
To build financial literacy in your children, you must first teach a respect for self and a respect for money.
Dr. Susan Bartell, a nationally recognized child psychologist, offers parents advice on how to instill optimism in their children.