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Connecting with Your Preteen Helps Them Be Responsible Adults

Connecting with Your Preteen Helps Them Be Responsible Adults

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.

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Busy After-School Schedule

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Busy After-School Schedule

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.

Two Moms Write A Book About Everything Moms Should Know

Two Moms Write A Book About Everything Moms Should Know

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.

A Cheat Sheet of Parenting Philosophies and Trends

A Cheat Sheet of Parenting Philosophies and Trends

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."

What Should You Say When You're Given Parenting Advice?

What Should You Say When You're Given Parenting Advice?

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."

Is Home-Schooling Right for You?

Is Home-Schooling Right for You?

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?

Whose Summer Is It, Anyway?

Whose Summer Is It, Anyway?

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Vacations, Lessons Learned, & Turning to Silly Putty

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Vacations, Lessons Learned, & Turning to Silly Putty

From our July issue, selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.

What Should You Do About Bedwetting?

What Should You Do About Bedwetting?

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.

5 Expert Tips to Cure Your Child's Pet Phobias

5 Expert Tips to Cure Your Child's Pet Phobias

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!

3 Tips to Make Sure Kids Don't Waste Away the Summer

3 Tips to Make Sure Kids Don't Waste Away the Summer

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.

Spotlight On Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads

Spotlight On Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads

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

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.

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

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

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.

Graduation Can Mean Goodbye

Graduation Can Mean Goodbye

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.

Teach Your Kids to Connect with Those Who Are 'Different'

Teach Your Kids to Connect with Those Who Are 'Different'

In today's globalized world, it's more important than ever to raise kids who respect diversity and accept others who are different than them. Here are steps parents can take to make cross-cultural understanding second nature to their kids--and themselves.

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving

You know it’s important to teach your child about money -- so why aren’t you? A recent study reveals much about the state of savings for kids today, and what we as parents can do to make it better.

Talking Politics with Your Kids

Talking Politics with Your Kids

How to encourage your kids to form their own political views, respect others' opinions, and—most importantly—vote.

3 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Help Reduce Your Stress

3 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Help Reduce Your Stress

Shake off the winter dust and you’ll be happier and less stressed, too. Dr. Susan Bartell shares three simple spring cleaning tips that will help you reduce your stress level while also showing your kids the benefits of being organized.

The Best of the Rest of the Web:  Lunchbox Notes, Dads on Childbirth, & Twitter Talk

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Lunchbox Notes, Dads on Childbirth, & Twitter Talk

From our April issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from around the web and the world of parenting.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Use Songs to Help Teach My Young Child Small Lessons?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Use Songs to Help Teach My Young Child Small Lessons?

Margie La Bella, a Long Island-based music therapist, offers parents advice on how to write or adapt songs to help kids learn their letters, colors, and body parts as well as basic skills like eye contact and making transitions.

Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

America Saves Week is Feb.19-26, a week dedicated to emphasizing the importance of teaching kids about money and savings by letting them interact with money and taking them to the bank to learn about transactions.

Rocky Point Mom's 'Bath-Time Blues' Inspire First Children’s Book

Rocky Point Mom's 'Bath-Time Blues' Inspire First Children’s Book

When Rocky Point resident Beth Capodanno discovered a way to make her son's bath time less of a struggle, she decided to share the wealth and wrote "Stinky Feet Stew," a children’s book aimed at making bath time easier for parents and children.

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid

Here are five simple things you can start teaching your kid today to ensure you are raising a money-smart kid.




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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