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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Dr. Susan Bartell examines the ups and downs of parenting with the analogy, April showers bring May flowers.

It's Okay if Toddlers Don't Share

It's Okay if Toddlers Don't Share

Heather Shumaker, author of "It’s OK NOT to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids," discusses the importance of uninterrupted play for toddlers, and how the typical adult views of sharing trample kids' right to play, as well as the benefits of renegade sharing and child-directed turn-taking.

NYMP Q&A: Breaking the Toddler Code

NYMP Q&A: Breaking the Toddler Code

Child psychologist and parenting expert Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D., gives insight to toddlers and how they thrive by giving us a toddler's view of the world, as well as tips for calming a public tantrum.

Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush

Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush

The college application process is a hectic journey for your child. While your oldest is taking standardized testing, filling out applications, and interviewing with their top colleges, it's important to consider how younger siblings feel during this time. From having their older sibling leave home for the first time, to picking up on the general stress of the application process, here are some tips on making sure younger siblings don't get lost in the college rush.

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills

A recent study by AVG Technologies—a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization—revealed that kids are more comfortable with technology than four years ago, there are more kids using digital devices, and kids are increasing in screen smarts, but declining in street smarts.

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations

For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations.

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do

Local camp owners and directors share advice and tips for camp parents—10 things they wish parents didn't do when sending children to camp. Plus, counselors share five things they want parents to know.

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

Author Danah Boyd shares what's really going on with teens and social media, including whether social media addiction is real, cyber bullying, online privacy, and how technology impacts teens.

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent

When your child goes through teenage development, it can sometimes feel like you're speaking different languages. We spoke with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., about how to connect with your teenager, establishing trust with your teen, and how your relationship changes.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

We spoke to Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D., a Long Island-based psychologist, to get advice about how to explain to children that everyone makes mistakes and teachers are sometimes wrong without the student loosing respect for the teacher.

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?

Some experts say educational media doesn't help young children learn, while other say it does. We've got the low-down on children's ability to learn from learning-oriented entertainment including educational games, TV shows, and apps, as well as ways to boost the benefits of those educational entertainment outlets.

The Best of the Rest of the Web

The Best of the Rest of the Web

From the NYMetroParents December issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Unified Parenting, located on the Upper West Side, offers nanny and parenting workshops, parenting webinars, and consultation services for common parenting issues to make sure your child's caregivers are all approaching child care the same way.

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.

The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep

Think twice before skipping over Uncle Charlie or your occasionally annoying neighbor when doling out party invites. Dr. Susan Bartell, a noted child psychologist, reminds us that this holiday season, we should give our children and ourselves the gift of really forgiving others their faults.

Raising Our Kids: 'I'm Bored'

Raising Our Kids: 'I'm Bored'

The back-to-school hype has died down, the holidays aren’t yet here, and your kid is hardly enthused. What’s a parent to do? An award-winning child psychologist weighs in on between-seasons boredom.

Characters Welcome: Storytime Gone Wild!

Characters Welcome: Storytime Gone Wild!

From a Ke$ha-inspired Goldilocks to an anything-but-traditional Canadian-accented ladybug, this Brooklyn dad takes kid-lit role-playing to a whole new level. Whether the kids are on board is another matter.

Helping Your Kids Deal with Disappointment

Helping Your Kids Deal with Disappointment

When your child doesn't make the game winning goal or ace his test, he may feel disappointed. Here's how you can help your children deal with disappointments in a healthy way, including helping them calm down, acknowledge and validate the child's feelings, and help them work hard to achieve their goals.

Maybe Just a Treat

Maybe Just a Treat

Halloween tricks can be fun for adults, but unless parents teach appreciation and empathy, their kids might not understand the spirit of the season’s trickery. Dr. Susan Bartell provides tips to remind children how to be gracious and focus on the holiday's treats.

The Accidental Stay-At-Home Mom

The Accidental Stay-At-Home Mom

When Adina Kay-Gross welcomed twin daughters, her professional life takes a backseat. Her twins’ first birthday sparks reflections of the woman she was pre-babies—and who she happens to be now.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Tumultuous Threes, Inspiring Teachers, and the Importance of Manners

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Tumultuous Threes, Inspiring Teachers, and the Importance of Manners

From the NYMetroParents October issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids For Real World

Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids For Real World

With it's ghost and ghouls, goblins and witches, Halloween can be scary for kids. But experts say facing childhood fears, even through ghost stories, can help kids prepare for life.

Go Back To School Without Separation Anxiety

Go Back To School Without Separation Anxiety

Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini offers parents tips for back-to-school preparation including how to deal with separation anxiety and back-to-school stress.

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.

A Dose of Tolerance

A Dose of Tolerance

Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering.




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