If your child can cite the on-base percentage of every player on the Yankees or whiles away more time than you would like playing Madden NFL on Xbox, have no fear. Research shows that sports interest may help children grow academically and socially.
A social worker with two decades of experience working with stressed families and challenged children provides tips for parents on how to deal with their child’s demands and calm their frustrations in a constructive and successful way, without blowing up or giving in.
Once a week, Marcelle Soviero's mother took her to Uncle Joe's soda shop, Soviero's Luncheonette. This family-owned restaurant became Marcelle's safe haven, where she learned compassion and acceptance from her family and the patrons who frequented.
Giving your child freedom and independence should be balanced by the parental instinct for protection. Local parents share how they are learning to let go so that their children feel grown-up.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Moms Take Over Social Media, Rise of the SAHD, and Reaching for the Stars
From our August 2012 issue, selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
It's back-to-school season again, which means it is time to go shopping for school supplies. You bought your kids new crayons last year and they're perfectly fine to use again this year, but does your child try to bargain with you? Make shopping for school supplies easier for you both with five quick tips.
Immersing your children in another language and culture is beneficial to their social and cognitive development. But to many parents, the job of teaching a child a second language feels out-of-reach, not to mention costly. Nicole Fonovich, co-creator of "Luca Lashes," gives seven manageable tips to use when introducing your child to a new language.
Ask a high school student why s/he’s so stressed out, and prepare to hear a long list of offenders. But you can help your teen: parents can use their own experience, along with some love and patience, to help their overwhelmed teens cope with stress.
Kenneth K. Guilmartin—founder and director of Music Together, an early childhood music and movement program—knows how important music is to the development of young children, from language and concentration skills to social skills and self-esteem. Parents can contribute to their child's music development, without being maestros, by modeling movement and singing.
As a middle school guidance counselor, Louise Hajjar Diamond knows from experience that preteens want to spend time with their parents. They value your opinions and judgement. Staying connected and having an open and positive communication with your preteen helps them build self-confidence and a healthy self-esteem.
Does your child sign up for every after-school activity he finds interesting? Do you worry that your child's busy extracurricular schedule is taking up all of her free time? Here are five tips to help manage stress they may feel due to their hectic schedule.
Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss, two moms from Berkeley, Calif., wrote the book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know," which is full of priceless and practical knowledge that all moms need. We've compiled a few excerpts, as well as a list of online lingo used in parenting forums, to give you a peek of what the book has to offer.
Have you heard of or seen these parenting philosophies recently, but don't know what they mean? Authors Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss compiled a list of the trends in their book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know."
You're out running errands or having an adventure with your child and someone approches you with unsolicited parenting advice—what should you say to them? Authors Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss have a few suggestions, which we've excerpted from their book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know."
Once illegal in many states, home-schooling is now not only acceptable, but a fairly common option. Is home schooling right for you and your child?
With the kids out of school for the summer, parents may find it difficult to find ways to fill their free time while also remembering that summer days are for parents too. Here are five tips to help parents reclaim the summer and enjoy it as much as the kids do.
From our July issue, selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
An orthopedic expert who specializes in pelvic floor disorder explains the two causes of bedwetting in children and provides advice on different treatments for bedwetting.
Is your family looking to adopt a pet? Follow these easy steps from our expert ease your child's fears and turn them into pet lovers!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.