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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 SEPTEMBER 2014: 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.

Quiz: Do You Know the Modern Guidelines to Pregnancy?

Quiz: Do You Know the Modern Guidelines to Pregnancy?

Based on Emily Oster's book on modern pregnancy, "Expecting Better: How To Fight The Pregnancy Establishment With Facts," a quiz to see whether you know fact from fiction when it comes to modern pregnancy guidelines.

Ask The Expert: What Goals Should I Encourage My Child To Make For The New School Year?

Ask The Expert: What Goals Should I Encourage My Child To Make For The New School Year?

Time is slowly but surely moving forward and while the long summer days feel as though they might last forever, the truth is a brand new school year is right around the corner. It's important to prepare kids for the upcoming academic year before the first day of school, and Eileen Huntington, founder of Huntington Learning Center, has some advice for parents about what goals you should encourage your child to make for the new school year and how to facilitate your child achieving those goals as the year progresses.

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Inappropriate Touching

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Inappropriate Touching

It’s a topic no parent wants to even think about. But not talking to our kids about appropriate vs. inappropriate touching is irresponsible. Learn how and when to talk to your children about sexual abuse, and how to handle suspected abuse.

Twins' Bond Is Stronger in Face of Disability

Twins' Bond Is Stronger in Face of Disability

When his twin sister is diagnosed with a developmental disorder and hits her milestones later than he does, compassionate Joey finds a way to keep their bond strong. His mother watches on with affection.

How to Help Your Child's Anxiety About the New School Year

How to Help Your Child's Anxiety About the New School Year

Another school year is around the corner and many kids, even the popular ones who seem secure, begin to feel anxious about a new beginning, entering a new grade, meeting new teachers, and even reuniting with old friends.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Things I Googled this Week, Squeezable Fruit, and Family History

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Things I Googled this Week, Squeezable Fruit, and Family History

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

What Working Moms Should Do to Help Keep an Eye on Her Kids

What Working Moms Should Do to Help Keep an Eye on Her Kids

Parenting columnist Laurie Puhn, who is also a couples mediator, shares why sending a particular email is a must for working mothers.

The ABC's of Advocacy

The ABC's of Advocacy

A is for advocate, B is for b*&#!, C is for communication, concern, and compromise. One mother of a child with cerebral palsy taps 20 years experience to offer tips for getting results for your child without, well, becoming a "B."

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Tantrums, Helicopter Parents, SAHM, and Myth of Work-Life Balance

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Tantrums, Helicopter Parents, SAHM, and Myth of Work-Life Balance

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

You Love Me Too, Mamma?: An Adoption Story

You Love Me Too, Mamma?: An Adoption Story

A writer and documentary filmmaker living in New York City and her husband adopt two young children who were born in Vietnam.

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether.




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