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Art Classes for Kids on Long Island

Art Classes for Kids on Long Island

If your child is an aspiring artist, it may be beneficial to enroll them in an art program. We've compiled a list of some great art studios on Long Island that offer art classes for kids in Nassau County, including Massapequa, Hempstead, Elmont, Lynbrook, New Hyde Park, Glen Cove, and Merrick and Suffolk County, including Amityville, Patchogue, Jamesport, Manorville, Northampton, and Fire Island.

How to Leverage Mindfulness in Real Life

How to Leverage Mindfulness in Real Life

Carla Naumburg, Ph.D., author of "Parenting in the Present Moment," shares what mindfulness is and how parents can apply it in messy real life situations.

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Mark Mero, a former WWE champion turned inspirational school speaker, discusses how parents can help empower teens to make the right choices, prevent bullying, and deal with peer pressure.

The Importance of Summer Camp for Kids and Teens

The Importance of Summer Camp for Kids and Teens

Even though you can find after-school activities for any interest your child may have, summer camp is still an important experience for your child, from making new friends to getting prepared for college.

New York City Siblings Share a Unique Closeness

New York City Siblings Share a Unique Closeness

Monica Marino, a New York City mother, reflects on the unique sibling bond her children have with each other and shares the value of siblings through beautiful images of her children.

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?

Paul Raeburn, journalist, scientist, father of five, and author of "Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked", shares why fathers really matter, how fathers influence their children, and how the picture of modern fatherhood is changing.

HONY Photographer Releases Kids' Book

HONY Photographer Releases Kids' Book

Brandon Stanton, the creator and photographer behind the popular blog Humans of New York, recently released "Little Humans," a children's photo storybook.

Catching Up with Alexander Weiss, MasterChef Junior Season 1 Winner

Catching Up with Alexander Weiss, MasterChef Junior Season 1 Winner

A year after he claimed the title in season 1 of MasterChef Junior, 14-year-old Alexander Weiss of Manhattan is cooking alongside professional chefs, jet-setting all over the world with his family, and dreaming bigger than ever.

Joe Bastianich Shares the Recipe to Win MasterChef Junior

Joe Bastianich Shares the Recipe to Win MasterChef Junior

Joe Bastianich is a local dad, restaurateur, and judge of MasterChef Junior on FOX. Here, he dishes on what makes kids stand out in the competition and the skills they need to win, plus some advice for budding young chefs.

Meet the Local Contenders on MasterChef Junior Season 2

Meet the Local Contenders on MasterChef Junior Season 2

Meet the MasterChef Junior Season 2 contestants who hail from the NYC area, including Josh Reisner of Forest Hills, Queens; Adaiah Stevens of Bethel, Connecticut; and Isabella Velez of Washington Heights, Manhattan.

How to Be an Effective Disciplinarian to Your Child with ADHD

How to Be an Effective Disciplinarian to Your Child with ADHD

All children test the limits to which they can push their parents. Children with ADD/ADHD are more prone to challenging behavior. We spoke with behavior specialist Lisa Navarra, who works with parents of children with ADD and ADHD to help them set limits and manage challenging behavior.

How to Maintain a Healthy Attitude in the Culture of Alarmism

How to Maintain a Healthy Attitude in the Culture of Alarmism

In her new book "From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back," Julie Gunlock explains the culture of alarmism, why your buying choices shouldn't haunt you, and how to figure out what products are actually safe for your family.

NYMP Q&A: How Parents Can Find the Job of Their Dreams

NYMP Q&A: How Parents Can Find the Job of Their Dreams

Prominent brand strategist Richard Lewis says that to find the job of your dreams, it all boils down to smart marketing. His thoughts on parents, connections, and shedding your SAHM skin.

Nigel Barker's Tips for Taking Pics of Kids

Nigel Barker's Tips for Taking Pics of Kids

Fashion photographer, and host of Oxygen's "The Face", Nigel Barker shares photos of his family, photography tips for taking unexpected pictures of your kids, and his favorite photo apps.

Guiding Principles of Parenting The Dolphin Way

Guiding Principles of Parenting The Dolphin Way

Dr. Shimi Kang, author of The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids-Without Turning into a Tiger, advocates these seven guiding principles of parenting the Dolphin Way.

Motivate Your Kids with The Dolphin Way

Motivate Your Kids with The Dolphin Way

In her upcoming book, The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids–Without Turning into a Tiger (Tarcher/Penguin May 2014), Dr. Shimi Kang explains what motivates us and how we can motivate our kids.

Can Minimalism Really Work When You Have Kids?

Can Minimalism Really Work When You Have Kids?

Joshua Fields Millburn turned to the philosophy of minimalism, or, finding a more "purposeful life" through people and experiences, rather than possessions. We sat down to learn more about the minimalist movement, how minimalism can work for families, and his book, Everything That Remains, penned with co-author and minimalist Ryan Nicodemus.

NYMP Q&A: Breaking the Toddler Code

NYMP Q&A: Breaking the Toddler Code

Child psychologist and parenting expert Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D., gives insight to toddlers and how they thrive by giving us a toddler's view of the world, as well as tips for calming a public tantrum.

Everyday Heroes: Inspiring Individuals with Disabilities

Everyday Heroes: Inspiring Individuals with Disabilities

Meet seven area individuals whose special needs, from cerebral palsy to Down syndrome, have not defined them. Their families deserve plenty of credit for their achievements, for sure, yet it's their heart, determination, and personality that deserve to be emulated.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Randy Reyes

Everyday Heroes: Meet Randy Reyes

"How wrong they were," Randy's mom says of the early specialists who grossly overestimated how limiting this brave boy's cerebral palsy would be. Randy has since graduated high school and is enrolled in college in Manhattan.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Courtney Raible

Everyday Heroes: Meet Courtney Raible

Busy, busy: With a four-day-a-week job, a regular volunteering gig, volleyball, bingo, theater, and more, this developmentally delayed young lady is never bored, and always determined.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Angelina McFarlane

Everyday Heroes: Meet Angelina McFarlane

Defying early expectations, this preschooler with cerebral palsy has begun to use her voice and has strengthened core muscles, improving her chances of walking. Her family loves her no matter what.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Matthew Futterman

Everyday Heroes: Meet Matthew Futterman

This Long Islander, who has autism, courageously crossed the finish line of his 26-mile dream. Matthew started running when he found it calmed his anxiety, and with the help of a dedicated coach, he completed the New York City Marathon.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Sam McCarthy

Everyday Heroes: Meet Sam McCarthy

Not only has this "happy, stubborn man," as his dad describes him, lived beyond the age doctors predicted when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but a residential farm-based facility in upstate New York gives him real purpose.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Joshua Eber

Everyday Heroes: Meet Joshua Eber

Joshua Eber, an accomplished Rockland-based actor who happens to have Down syndrome, is a role model and a downright happy guy. Joshua has defied many medical expectations throughout his life in order to pursue his passion for performing.




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