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Celebrity Dad: Mark Consuelos
Devoted father or three, Mark Consuelos was drawn to Lever 2000’s outreach concept after being introduced to the results of a study by the company revealing that the increased economic stress facing families was substantially alleviated by closeness — physical affection in particular. (read the story...)

Alison Sweeney: The Biggest Loser’s Advocate Mom
While awfully good at playing it bad as Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives, and serving as host of the popular TV reality show The Biggest Loser – actress/mom Alison Sweeney has recently taken on another role: advocate for allergy sufferers. (read the story...)

Movie Ratings for Kids...
Taking your child, no matter his age, to movies for which he is not emotionally ready is a very big deal. This is the perfect time to think about the type of movies you will allow your child to see and how to communicate this... (read the story...)

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year
As the end of the school year approaches, artistic creations, book reports, poster boards, folders and workbooks arrive home. Your child hands each one to you with an expectant look on his face: “You’re going to keep this, right?” (read the story...)

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?
When families commit to youth sports teams, in particular to one in an organization that travels, the result can be anything but child’s play. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parents: Cynthia Nixon — Actor & Mom
Cynthia Nixon is best known for playing lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the hit TV show 'Sex and the City' and its record-breaking big screen follow-up in 2008. Lucky New York theatergoers, however, are privy to another aspect of the Emmy-winner’s acting gifts... (read the story...)

Vacation Contest Winners
We received so many thoughtful responses to our contest question asking how you measure your success as a parent. It was difficult to select just three winners. (read the story...)

Family Nutrition on a Budget
Budgeting at the supermarket doesn’t mean your family has to suffer when it comes to proper nutrition. There are many delicious, easy ways to get a healthy bang for your buck. (read the story...)

Mother's Day Recipe: Build a Bagel Face
Here’s a food craft that you can set up in advance & the kids can have fun with on their own. Then, when they serve up their creations, you can all share a tasty meal & a good laugh! (read the story...)

How To Help Your Kids Succeed in Sports
What can you do to help you kids enjoy sports — and succeed at them? Here are 10 tips to begin... (read the story...)

Surviving Sport Tryouts
Trying out for a roster spot on a sports team can be extremely stressful for young athletes. Here are some tips for parents on how to prepare your child for the tryout: (read the story...)

How To Help Your Child Tackle Homework
Making schoolwork a priority in your home sends the signal that you care about your child and her future. Here are some tips to help ensure your child is set up for homework — and academic — success. (read the story...)

Fighting Childhood Obesity
According to a national poll on children’s health conducted by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, parents said it is childhood obesity that tops their list of health concerns. (read the story...)

Money Lessons: Teach Your Children Well
A Consumer Reports survey of 12-year-olds found that 28% didn't know that credit cards are a form of borrowing, 40% didn't know that banks charge interest on loans, and 34% didn’t know that you can’t tell how good a product is by how much it is advertised. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Focused in School When Spring Fever Hits
Although staying focused when the weather changes can be challenging, we have compiled these tips to help you keep your kids motivated and engaged... (read the story...)

Beating Homesickness at Camp
Homesickness should not be a deterrent to sending your child to camp. By following some simple strategies, you can help your child develop the skills needed to combat it. (read the story...)

Rosanna Scotto from Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' on Parenting....
Introducing our newest feature, Celebrity Mom! Each month, NYMetroParents will be talking with celebrities about raising their kids. Here’s our first interview — with Rosanna Scotto, from Fox 5’s "Good Day New York." (read the story...)

What Adopted Kids Wish...a Workshop in Ridgefield
Sherrie Eldridge, author of "Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew," presents an interactive workshop... (read the story...)

When Top Kids' Team Sports Don’t Appeal...
If your kids don’t seem excited by or interested in baseball, football, or soccer, there are plenty of other sports that they can try. Get the ball rolling by suggesting some of these alternatives. (read the story...)

Do You Have a Highly Intuitive Child?
Do you have a highly intuitive child? Read the following 10 traits and check those that apply to your child (read the story...)

Raising a Bilingual Child: 8 Tips
No matter what age your child is, or whether you speak one language or several, you can raise your child bilingual. (read the story...)

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp
Summer camp is a place to release all of the pent-up energy from the school year, and an increase in physical activity can lead to a spike in risks. But keeping kids healthy at camp doesn't require knowledge of the latest medical journals — just a good dose of common sense. (read the story...)

Pacing Your Child's Day
Between long school days, homework, extra curricular activities, and family time, there's not much wiggle room left. So how do you know when your child's schedule is too packed or too empty? (read the story...)

Accidents and Anger
It is normal to feel angry when your child accidentally or carelessly breaks or ruins a precious object. However, an impulsive expression of anger will likely cause your child to feel guilty with no way to correct the situation. (read the story...)

Allowing for Allowances
When are children ready for an allowance? How much should it be? (read the story...)


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