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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...)

10 Tips for Your Child's First Day of Kindergarten
A child development expert shares a few simple do's and don'ts that will help make your child's first day of kindergarten a success. (read the story...)

Easy Meals for Busy Moms: How to Fit Healthy Eating into Your Family's Hectic Schedule
Registered dietician Lorraine Danowski offers advice on how to prepare healthy meals and snacks for your family - fast! Danowski offers tasty but mindful options for those looking to lose weight, maintain weight, or just get healthier. (read the story...)

How to Help Your Child Have a Successful School Year
Help your children have a successful school year by behaving how you'd like them to behave. Dr. Susan Bartell, renowned child psychologist, gives parents advice on how to set a good academic example. (read the story...)

How to Bond with Your Non-Athletic Child
When your hopes of raising a mini Derek Jeter are dashed by a child's noninterest in sports, you can still find ways to bond through athletics. (read the story...)

How to Manage Your Child's Fears on Halloween
How to manage those less-fun aspects of Halloween, such as kid fears, racy costumes, overloading on candy, and dangerous streets. (read the story...)

How to Use Gentle Discipline: Advice from a Child Development Expert
Kids won't listen? Get them to behave by adapting an approach of gentle discipline. Child development expert Wendy Ludlow, LSCW, offers parents advice. (read the story...)

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them
Experts explain how to deal with the most common youth sleep disturbances, so your child can finally get the rest she so badly needs. (read the story...)

Confessions of an Ex-City Mommy
One former Manhattan mom talks about her surprisingly enjoyable adjustment to life in the suburbs. (read the story...)

How to Manage Children's Back-to-School Anxiety
Going back to school after a long summer vacation, not to mention entering a new grade, with a new teachers and new classmates, can be stressful for many young children. Read on for Dr. Susan Bartell's tips on combating your child's back-to-school worries. (read the story...)

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?
Disinfectants, antibacterial wipes, gel sanitizers...Pediatricians and other medical experts weigh in on whether our nation's obsession with cleanliness could lead to harmful effects for our children. (read the story...)

When His Birthday is On the Cusp: How to Decide if Your Child is Grade School Ready
When your child's birthday is oh-so-close to a school's cutoff date for enrollment, what's the wise course of action? (read the story...)

How to Find the Perfect Nanny for Your Family
Your child's caregiver is your employee as well as an honorary member of the family, which can make for a complex relationship. From how to find a nanny in the first place to managing the relationship once you do, we've got the information parents need. (read the story...)

What Parents Can Do to Stop Cyber Bullying
The wealth of technology available to our children's generation - from texting to email to social networking sites - has caused cyber-bullying to reach an all-time high. Read on for tips on how parents can recognize and prevent cyber-bullying. (read the story...)

How to Schedule Your Child's Time
Five tips for making your family's balancing act more manageable during the school year. (read the story...)

How to Raise a Bilingual Child
Learning a second language at an early age can have many positive effects later in life. Read on for tips on how to bring up a bilingual child. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Child to Experience New Things
Summer is the opportune time for kids to explore and experience new things. Here, Dr. Susan Bartell offers tips for parents on how they can encourage and make the most of those explorations. (read the story...)

How to Keep Your Child Reading All Summer Long
Our summer reading picks for ages preschool through preteen are both fun and educational. (read the story...)

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves
Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs have their own set of needs - an important fact for parents to address in order to raise a healthy family. Here, two New York City families share their stories, and experts share their insights and advice. (read the story...)


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