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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...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Fairfield County, CT
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 Fairfield County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Rockland County
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 Rockland County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Westchester County
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 Westchester County's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Queens Camp Directors
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 Queens' experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Brooklyn Camp Directors
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 Brooklyn's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Manhattan Camp Directors
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? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Manhattan's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

Jessica Hecht: Stage and Screen Actress, Mother of Two
When she's not acting on Broadway or prime time TV, Jessica Hecht shines as an involved mom who strives to instill a "generosity of spirit" in her two young children. (read the story...)

How to Teach Your Child Not to Give Up
Of all the life lessons parents try to impart on their children, "Don't give up on yourself," is certainly one of the most important. Read Dr. Susan Bartell's tips on how to recognize the opportunity to reinforce this lesson when it arises. (read the story...)

Electronics at Camp: What Parents Need to Know
Will your child be logged in or offline at camp this year? Read on for what parents should know about electronics use at summer camps and how the rules have changed. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down
Many kids look to professional athletes as role models, icons, and heroes. So when sports celebrities like Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong get into trouble, they might feel let down. Here's advice on how to handle those tough situations and turn them into teachable moments. (read the story...)

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Mom and Children’s Health Care Advocate
Along with being the mother of two young boys, Kirsten Gillibrand is a New York State Senator who supports the general improvement of the family status quo. (read the story...)

10 Signs Your Parent-Child Boundary is Blurred
Read on for 10 ways to tell if you've blurred the line between being your child’s parent and being his friend. (read the story...)

Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy
Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids. (read the story...)

Is It Time for Preschool?
Study results indicate that attending preschool not only influences a child’s developing mind, but can also set the pace for his or her success in subsequent school experiences. Read on for tips on how to tell when the time is right for your child. (read the story...)

Raising Our Kids: Four Life Skills for the New Decade
Psychologist Susan Bartell offers advice for parents on how to raise a confident, well-behaved, and happy child. (read the story...)

Broadway Icon Brian Stokes Mitchell
Take a look into the life of the multi-talented Brian Stokes Mitchell, Broadway's leading man and father of one. (read the story...)


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