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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 your child's birthday is oh-so-close to a school's cutoff date for enrollment, what's the wise course of action?
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.
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.
Five tips for making your family's balancing act more manageable during the school year.
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.
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.
Our summer reading picks for ages preschool through preteen are both fun and educational.
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.
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.
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.
What to do when you suspect your child's teacher is a bully.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding other moms and dads in Westchester to bond with is an invaluable way to deal with challenging parenting situations. To ease your search for the perfect parent support group for you, we've gathered a list of support groups for Westchester County, NY parents. Updated April 2015.
Finding other moms and dads in Rockland to bond with is an invaluable way to deal with challenging parenting situations. To ease your search for the perfect parent support group for you, we've gathered a list of support groups for Rockland County, NY parents. Updated April 2015.
Finding other moms and dads in Fairfield County, CT to bond with is an invaluable way to deal with challenging parenting situations. To ease your search for the perfect parent support group for you, we've gathered a list of support groups for Fairfield County parents. Updated April 2015.