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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 those less-fun aspects of Halloween, such as kid fears, racy costumes, overloading on candy, and dangerous streets.
Kids won't listen? Get them to behave by adapting an approach of gentle discipline. Child development expert Wendy Ludlow, LSCW, offers parents advice.
One former Manhattan mom talks about her surprisingly enjoyable adjustment to life in the suburbs.
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.
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.