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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...)

Celebrity Parents: Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford
Get to know Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford, a Manhattan mother of two. We sat down with Rutherford to discuss her career, her charity work, and what it's like being mom to Hermes and Helena. (read the story...)

How to Find Childcare in NYC
Securing safe and loving childcare is one of the most complex jobs a parent can face. The choice of how your child will spend the day when you cannot be there is a personal one that must be tailored to the individual needs of each family. (read the story...)

When the Bully is the Teacher
What to do when you suspect your child's teacher is a bully. (read the story...)

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It
Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life." (read the story...)

When Your Mom is Your Nanny
About 25 percent of full-time working moms with children under the age of 5 have a grandparent caring for their children. While convenient, this arrangement is not without its complications. Author Julie Revelant explores the ramifications this relationship raises and how it's affected by generational changes in child raising. (read the story...)

A Teachable Momentâ„¢: A Little Bit of Mother's Day All Year Round
Dr. Susan Bartell, America's premier family psychologist, offers parents advice on how to teach children generosity and appreciation, on Mother's Day and all year long. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parent Jennie Garth: From Beverly Hills 90210 Teen to Veggie Queen
Actress and mother of three Jennie Garth, best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210," is now a spokesperson for Hidden Valley's "Love Your Veggies" campaign. Garth talks to us about life with three daughters, veggie advocacy, and her upcoming projects. (read the story...)

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down
Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area. (read the story...)

The IQ Trap
Dr. Robert Flower, founder of the Gilchrist Institute for the Achievement Sciences, breaks down and challenges our accepted definition of intelligence, which he refers to as the "IQ Trap." Read on to find out the effect this "trap" can have on your child's academic success. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from the Experts
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from experts, including camp directors in your area. (read the story...)

Kids and Baseball: Batter Up, But Put the Accent on Fun
The pressure to perform in a sport like baseball, even in Little League, can cause some players to neglect learning the basic skills. Read advice from the experts on how to help your child excel in baseball while still having fun. (read the story...)

New York State Standardized Assessment Tests: Are They Working for Our Children?
Standardized assessment tests have become make-it-or-break-it measures for both students and schools in New York state. We took a look at how these tests, along with the No Child Left Behind Act, are affecting our children's overall education. Plus, see our tips on taking standardized assessment tests, for students and their parents. (read the story...)

Is Your Fussy Baby 'High Need?'
Is your baby fussy and demanding? Does she cry intensely without the ability to self-soothe? Infants with characteristics like these may classify as "high need" babies, a term coined by Drs. William and Martha Sears. Read on for stories of high need babies and tips from the experts on how to tell if your little one falls in this category. (read the story...)

How to Get Kids Involved in College Basketball's March Madness
This year, make March Madness fun for the whole family by getting children involved in the NCAA college basketball championship tournament. Read on for tips on how to celebrate the madness in a kid-friendly way, from family bracket-making to helping kids choose a team to cheer for. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Suffolk County, Long Island
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Suffolk County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Can Parents Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Nassau County, Long Island
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Nassau County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)


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