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10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do

Local camp owners and directors share advice and tips for camp parents—10 things they wish parents didn't do when sending children to camp. Plus, counselors share five things they want parents to know.

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

Author Danah Boyd shares what's really going on with teens and social media, including whether social media addiction is real, cyber bullying, online privacy, and how technology impacts teens.

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent

When your child goes through teenage development, it can sometimes feel like you're speaking different languages. We spoke with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., about how to connect with your teenager, establishing trust with your teen, and how your relationship changes.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

We spoke to Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D., a Long Island-based psychologist, to get advice about how to explain to children that everyone makes mistakes and teachers are sometimes wrong without the student loosing respect for the teacher.

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?

Some experts say educational media doesn't help young children learn, while other say it does. We've got the low-down on children's ability to learn from learning-oriented entertainment including educational games, TV shows, and apps, as well as ways to boost the benefits of those educational entertainment outlets.

The Best of the Rest of the Web

The Best of the Rest of the Web

From the NYMetroParents December issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Unified Parenting, located on the Upper West Side, offers nanny and parenting workshops, parenting webinars, and consultation services for common parenting issues to make sure your child's caregivers are all approaching child care the same way.

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.

The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep

Think twice before skipping over Uncle Charlie or your occasionally annoying neighbor when doling out party invites. Dr. Susan Bartell, a noted child psychologist, reminds us that this holiday season, we should give our children and ourselves the gift of really forgiving others their faults.

Raising Our Kids: 'I'm Bored'

Raising Our Kids: 'I'm Bored'

The back-to-school hype has died down, the holidays aren’t yet here, and your kid is hardly enthused. What’s a parent to do? An award-winning child psychologist weighs in on between-seasons boredom.

Characters Welcome: Storytime Gone Wild!

Characters Welcome: Storytime Gone Wild!

From a Ke$ha-inspired Goldilocks to an anything-but-traditional Canadian-accented ladybug, this Brooklyn dad takes kid-lit role-playing to a whole new level. Whether the kids are on board is another matter.

Helping Your Kids Deal with Disappointment

Helping Your Kids Deal with Disappointment

When your child doesn't make the game winning goal or ace his test, he may feel disappointed. Here's how you can help your children deal with disappointments in a healthy way, including helping them calm down, acknowledge and validate the child's feelings, and help them work hard to achieve their goals.

Maybe Just a Treat

Maybe Just a Treat

Halloween tricks can be fun for adults, but unless parents teach appreciation and empathy, their kids might not understand the spirit of the season’s trickery. Dr. Susan Bartell provides tips to remind children how to be gracious and focus on the holiday's treats.

The Accidental Stay-At-Home Mom

The Accidental Stay-At-Home Mom

When Adina Kay-Gross welcomed twin daughters, her professional life takes a backseat. Her twins’ first birthday sparks reflections of the woman she was pre-babies—and who she happens to be now.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Tumultuous Threes, Inspiring Teachers, and the Importance of Manners

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Tumultuous Threes, Inspiring Teachers, and the Importance of Manners

From the NYMetroParents October issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids For Real World

Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids For Real World

With it's ghost and ghouls, goblins and witches, Halloween can be scary for kids. But experts say facing childhood fears, even through ghost stories, can help kids prepare for life.

Go Back To School Without Separation Anxiety

Go Back To School Without Separation Anxiety

Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini offers parents tips for back-to-school preparation including how to deal with separation anxiety and back-to-school stress.

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED AUGUST 2015: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.

A Dose of Tolerance

A Dose of Tolerance

Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering.

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever

How is it possible your child could have developed such an intense friendship so quickly, you wonder—and will it even last? A child psychologist and award-winning author addresses the keys to a best friendship and how to talk to your kids when their friendships dwindle.

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?

Bestselling author Lisa Bloom discusses a teacher's worst nightmare: helicopter parents—the ones who rescue their son at a moment's notice. Teachers teach for one reason: They care about educating children. So parents need to support and respect teachers.

Meet Big Daddy

Meet Big Daddy

When a new father gets to talk to tough-guy Steve Schirripa (of ‘Sopranos’ fame) about the prospect of raising two daughters, he finds wisdom and tenderness not far below the surface.

A Little Bit of Magic: On Growing Up with Our Kids

A Little Bit of Magic: On Growing Up with Our Kids

Westchester mother and founder of Early Mama shares a story filled with whimsy and love on raising her son as a young parent

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Twinkling Stars, Remembering 9/11, and the Other F-Word

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Twinkling Stars, Remembering 9/11, and the Other F-Word

From the NYMetroParents September issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

Q-and-A with Emily Oster on Modern Pregnancy Guidelines

Q-and-A with Emily Oster on Modern Pregnancy Guidelines

When economist Emily Oster got pregnant and wasn’t receiving answers from her doctors that seemed grounded in fact, she took matters into her own hands. Now you can benefit from her findings—and make personal, informed decisions about everything from having sushi for dinner to that much-whispered about glass of wine. Read more about rewritten pregnancy guidelines in this Q-and-A with Emily Oster.




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