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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...)

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 Moment™: 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...)


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