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Researchers Discover How Brain Circuits Can Become Miswired During Development, What That Might Mean

Researchers Discover How Brain Circuits Can Become Miswired During Development, What That Might Mean

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have uncovered a mechanism that guides the exquisite wiring of neural circuits in a developing brain -- gaining unprecedented insight into the faulty circuits that may lead to brain disorders ranging from autism to mental retardation.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Set Limits on My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Set Limits on My Child?

Setting limits on your child's behavior can be difficult. Here, a behavioral specialist explains why setting limits is important, when you should set limits, and how to set effective limits and consequences.

Ask the Expert: Potty Training 101 with The Potty Whisperer

Ask the Expert: Potty Training 101 with The Potty Whisperer

The Potty Whisperer, Adriana Vermillion gives parents advice, tips, and information on potty training children, from what age children should begin potty training, to facing difficulties and challenges with the potty training process.

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

Most parents wonder, "Is my child getting enough sleep?" A certified sleep consultant and mom of two offers five tips to make sure your child is getting the right amount of sleep, including signs that your child is overtired or sleep deprived.

Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids

Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids

One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.

'Ignore All My Advice,' Says this Dad to His Kids

'Ignore All My Advice,' Says this Dad to His Kids

Author and father Charles R. Scott of NYC writes a letter on boredom, wilderness, and love to his two young children with whom he has taken on a 46-day cycling adventure around Iceland.

Tips for Child-Proofing Your Home

Tips for Child-Proofing Your Home

Whether moving into a new home or simply re-organizing furniture in various rooms of your house, take note of these important child-proofing tips in mind to keep your children safe.

Safe Kids Day Celebrated in NYC with Celebrities and Fire Dog

Safe Kids Day Celebrated in NYC with Celebrities and Fire Dog

"Safe Kids Day" (May 18) was celebrated at Highline Stages in Manhattan with Nigel Barker, Top Chef Josie Smith-Malave, U.S. Olympian Kristy Kowal, and dozens of kids with a focus on raising awareness and educating people about preventable accidents in the home.

4 Ways to Make Dad Feel Extra-Special on Father's Day

4 Ways to Make Dad Feel Extra-Special on Father's Day

This Father's Day, teach the kids to show just how special dad is to the family with these four tips that will help dad feel extra-special.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Summer Camps, Father's Day, and Adoption

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Summer Camps, Father's Day, and Adoption

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

Autism Speaks Honors Mothers of Autism Community at Luncheon in NYC

Autism Speaks Honors Mothers of Autism Community at Luncheon in NYC

Autism Speaks celebrated mothers of the autism community at a luncheon in New York City on Wednesday, May 1 with special guest Dee Ocleppo, the nonprofit's national board member, fashion designer, and former model.

Ask The Expert: Swim and Water Safety For Kids This Summer

Ask The Expert: Swim and Water Safety For Kids This Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and that means pools, beaches, and water sports galore. But when you spend time near the water with your kids, the number one thought for many parents is water safety. As temperatures begin to heat up and Memorial Day weekend is in sight, it's time to increase awareness about the importance of learning to swim. Swimways, a leading manufacturer of pool and outdoor recreational products, is hosting National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 18. In honor of this educational campaign, Simways is partnering with Mario Vittone, former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer. Vittone spoke with us about the best ways to keep your kids safe and to prevent drowning when it comes to water safety.

Professor Pedals Teaches All Ages to Ride on Long Island

Professor Pedals Teaches All Ages to Ride on Long Island

Professor Pedals, a father of two on Long Island, focuses on safety and cycling in his approach to teaching children to ride.

Raising a Bicultural Child

Raising a Bicultural Child

One mom shares her thoughts on raising her half-Filipino, half-all-American children in a way that honors her multicultural family tree.

The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids

The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids

Free play is beneficial to all kids, but nature-based play is even better because it allows children to develop a range of science, math, and engineering skills.

Girl Scouts Survey Uncovers Lack of Financial Confidence in Girls

Girl Scouts Survey Uncovers Lack of Financial Confidence in Girls

A Girl Scouts survey reveals the lack of confidence girls have when it comes to finances, though the survey also uncovered that girls understand the importance of being financially literate and stable.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mother's Day, Being a Man, and Why It's Not Easy Being a Rich Kid

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mother's Day, Being a Man, and Why It's Not Easy Being a Rich Kid

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

10 Tips for Taking Great iPhone Photos of Your Kids

10 Tips for Taking Great iPhone Photos of Your Kids

Turn everyday moments with your kids into great photos that will last a lifetime with these 10 tips on taking photos on your iPhone or smartphone.

How to Raise Happy Kids

How to Raise Happy Kids

Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In", suffered a breakdown at age 36 after dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life. Patkin suggests eight ways parents can help their children develop good habits to grow up to be a happy adult.

One Mom Asks Us To Imagine What Life Is Like For A Child With Autism

One Mom Asks Us To Imagine What Life Is Like For A Child With Autism

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we ask that you sit quietly and really — really — try to imagine how it is for some children to exist, as described by a mom who knows all too well. This is what life is like for a child who has autism.

How Camp Helps Kids Gain Confidence and Independence

How Camp Helps Kids Gain Confidence and Independence

Summer camp, and especially sleepaway camp, helps kids develop confidence and independence, and their experiences at camp help them break through their comfort zones, build lasting friendships, and find who they truly are.

Participate in Screen-Free Week as a Family

Participate in Screen-Free Week as a Family

Take a step back and assess your family's technology use and take on the screen-free week challenge by turning off your TVs and iPhones to spend more time outdoors and increase quality family time.

The Importance of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The Importance of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day presents an opportunity for more than just schmoozing by the water cooler—it can help expand your child’s horizons.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Parenting with Depression, Spending More Family Time, and (Not) Shedding That Baby Weight

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Parenting with Depression, Spending More Family Time, and (Not) Shedding That Baby Weight

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

When a Wedding Invitation Is Something More

When a Wedding Invitation Is Something More

A New York City mom decides to take her son to his first gay wedding and uses it as a teaching moment for her and her family.




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