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Ask the Experts: How to Not Spoil Your Kids
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. (read the story...)

Teach Your Kids to Appreciate the Little Things
Taking the time to smile upon the good things in your life will help you (and your children) keep perspective. (read the story...)

How to Stay Motivated This Spring
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. (read the story...)

Decoding the Teenage Brain
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. (read the story...)

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts
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! (read the story...)

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts in New York City
See advice from experts in New York City, including children's school and program directors, on how to stop being an overprotective parent. (read the story...)

Granny-Guru's Advice on Parenting Through the Generations
A grandmother shares her wisdom on how moms and grandmothers can get along, even when their child-raising ideals are different. (read the story...)

How to Teach Kids Financial Literacy and Money Management
To build financial literacy in your children, you must first teach a respect for self and a respect for money. (read the story...)

How to Raise Optimistic Kids
Dr. Susan Bartell, a nationally recognized child psychologist, offers parents advice on how to instill optimism in their children. (read the story...)

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child
When evaluating preschools, it helps to know the basics of the most common early education philosophies. Read on for descriptions of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, play-based, and academic preschools and tips for how to know which is right for your child. (read the story...)

How to Teach Tolerance to Your Children
Schools may teach the value of acceptance during Black History Month, but it is our duty as parents to instill an unbiased mindset in our children all the time. Here, some thoughts on why teaching tolerance is important, and tips for handling the awkward moments. (read the story...)

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain
Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight! (read the story...)

How to Have Better Dinner Conversations with Your Family
Getting your kids to open up and actually talk over the dinner table can seem like a monumental feat. Help the conversation flow with advice from Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom." (read the story...)

Family Finances: How to Open Up Financial Communication in Your Family
Few of us don't worry about money at least sometimes. Here are some tips from Sharon Nolfi, a licensed marriage and family therapist and school psychologist, as well as a mom, on how to talk about finances with your kids in an age-appropriate way. (read the story...)

Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents
Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read an excerpt from the book here. (read the story...)

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart
If you're the parent of a child with special needs, take a look at this chart that compares services provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975. (read the story...)

How to Raise a Generous and Appreciative Child
Advice from a child psychologist on teaching your child to be appreciative and generous, especially during the holiday season. (read the story...)

Kids in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Cooking with Your Children
Yeah, sometimes it's messy as all get-out. But cooking with your kids is always fun — and rife with teaching opportunities. (read the story...)

Why Parents Should Say 'Yes' to Immunizations for Their Children
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you are putting more than just him at risk. Drs. Elaine Barfield and Eunice Rhee make the case for getting your child the proper vaccines before it's too late. (read the story...)

Where Charity Begins: How to Raise a Generous Child
Now is the perfect time to teach your child the importance of being charitable — both at home and in the greater community within which he lives. Read on for tips from Dr. Susan Bartell, a nationally recognized child psychologist. (read the story...)

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table
Technology is great, but it's changed the way families communicate and spend time together. Read on to find out how some families found a way to shut down — and how yours can to! (read the story...)

Pledge to Get Offline and Spend More Quality Time with Your Family
Join the movement! Sign our "Offlining Pledge" and enjoy old-fashioned, quality family time sans your tech gadgets. (read the story...)

The Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed in Life
Curiosity, a devotion to passion, persistence, self-control, and a tolerance for failure are five of the most important skills shared by successful adults, according to Karen Quinn, an expert on school admissions and author of "Testing for Kindergarten." Her book covers all the ins and outs (and secrets) behind the world of intelligence tests. Here, she delves into what she discovered along the way about preparing your kids, beyond testing success, for life. (read the story...)

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'
A mom to an autistic 7-year-old reflects on her child's day in the spotlight, and the accompanying anxiety that can sometimes seem ever-present. Together with experts in the field, she offers advice to parents on how to tame their own 'worry reflex.' (read the story...)

It's (Just?) a Game: How to Put the Fun Back into Youth Sports
Ah, the pressures — of training, of always trying to win. Don't let them get in the way of what youth sports are really all about. Consult our advice from experts in the field on how parents can be supportive without going overboard. (read the story...)


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