For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini offers parents tips for back-to-school preparation including how to deal with separation anxiety and back-to-school stress.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Westchester mother and founder of Early Mama shares a story filled with whimsy and love on raising her son as a young parent
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.