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Where Charity Begins: How to Raise a Generous Child

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.

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table

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!

Pledge to Get Offline and Spend More Quality Time with Your Family

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.

The Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed in Life

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.

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'

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.'

It's (Just?) a Game: How to Put the Fun Back into Youth Sports

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.

10 Tips for Your Child's First Day of Kindergarten

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.

Easy Meals for Busy Moms: How to Fit Healthy Eating into Your Family's Hectic Schedule

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.

How to Help Your Child Have a Successful School Year

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.

How to Bond with Your Non-Athletic Child

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.

How to Manage Your Child's Fears on Halloween

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.

How to Use Gentle Discipline: Advice from a Child Development Expert

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.

Confessions of an Ex-City Mommy

Confessions of an Ex-City Mommy

One former Manhattan mom talks about her surprisingly enjoyable adjustment to life in the suburbs.

How to Manage Children's Back-to-School Anxiety

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.

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?

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.

When His Birthday is On the Cusp: How to Decide if Your Child is Grade School Ready

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?

How to Find the Perfect Nanny for Your Family

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.

What Parents Can Do to Stop Cyber Bullying

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.

How to Schedule Your Child's Time

How to Schedule Your Child's Time

Five tips for making your family's balancing act more manageable during the school year.

How to Raise a Bilingual Child

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.

How to Encourage Your Child to Experience New Things

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.

How to Keep Your Child Reading All Summer Long

How to Keep Your Child Reading All Summer Long

Our summer reading picks for ages preschool through preteen are both fun and educational.

Siblings of Children with Special Needs Have Unique Needs Themselves

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.

Celebrity Parents: Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford

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.

How to Find Childcare in NYC

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.




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