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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.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Kenny Berg

Everyday Heroes: Meet Kenny Berg

Born blind, deaf, and with a developmental disability, Kenny Berg of Queens has defied doctor's expectations from the start. His fighting spirit, combined with his mother's passionate advocacy, has set the stage for a life full of independence and love.

NYMP Q&A: The Parenthood Paradox

NYMP Q&A: The Parenthood Paradox

In her new book "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood," Jennifer Senior addresses the fact that while kids are the overwhelming joy of our lives, they're not always fun. She shares how family life has changed, and how you can find joy in parenting.

The Long Island Children's Choir: Hitting All the Right Notes

The Long Island Children's Choir: Hitting All the Right Notes

A new children's choir on Long Island, founded by local parents, strives to help fill the gap in children's arts education and give back to the community.

Meet Fairfield Resident Julie Chu of the 2014 U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Meet Fairfield Resident Julie Chu of the 2014 U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Julie Chu, a resident of Fairfield, CT, is competing on Team USA's Women's ice hockey team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Here, she talks about her career and family support.

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Actors Charlotte D'Amboise and Terrence Mann, the husband-and-wife duo who play Fastrada and King Charles in 'Pippin' on Broadway, talk about how they juggle parenting their two daughters while performing eight shows a week on the Great White Way.

Homegrown Hero: Bronx Blogger Helps Dispel Special Needs Stigmas

Homegrown Hero: Bronx Blogger Helps Dispel Special Needs Stigmas

Through her blog Autism Wonderland, Bronx writer Lisa Quinones, who is also the parent of a child with autism, helps dispel special needs stigmas in the Latino community. She's also a hero for following her own dream while raising a child with special needs.

Creative Director Michael Natiello Dishes on the 2013 Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Creative Director Michael Natiello Dishes on the 2013 Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Michael Natiello of Garrison has served as the creative director of Westchester's famous Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze for the past nine years. Here, he tells us what we can expect at the 2013 Blaze, which will feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns.

Math + Girls + TV = Empowering Entertainment

Math + Girls + TV = Empowering Entertainment

Hayley Faith Negrin, a Fairfield County middle-schooler, voices "Peg + Cat," a new PBS preschool series with a mission to make math fun for everyone.

Q&A with Lidia Bastianich: New York's Nonna

Q&A with Lidia Bastianich: New York's Nonna

Lidia Bastianich, the NYC chef, television host, and author, discusses the inspiration behind her new children's book, "Nonna's Birthday Surprise," and explains how we can help our kids connect food with nature.

A Long Island Family's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

A Long Island Family's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

A Long Island family dedicates time to bring happy birthday parties to the homeless children on Long Island through Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization founded in Massachusettes in 2002.

Four Local Women Reflect on Their Relationships with Their Mothers

Four Local Women Reflect on Their Relationships with Their Mothers

In an interview with the authors of "Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers," four women explore their relationships with their mothers, their relationships with their own children, and the lessons they learned.

Meet the Authors of 'Still Here Thinking of You'

Meet the Authors of 'Still Here Thinking of You'

Four Westchester women, Joan Potter, Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, and Lori Toppel, wrote a book about their relationships with their mothers. The result: "Still Here Thinking of You," a personal, thought-provoking examination of the true nature of mother-daughter relationships.

Broadway Star and NYC Dad Kevin Del Aguila Talks Theater

Broadway Star and NYC Dad Kevin Del Aguila Talks Theater

Acclaimed actor, writer, director, and Manhattan dad Kevin Del Aguila (most recently Smee in the Tony-winning "Peter and the Starcatcher" and writer and director of "The Velveteen Rabbit" at DR2 Theatre) tells us why theater is so important for kids.

Local Olympian Tim Morehouse Tells Us All About Fencing

Local Olympian Tim Morehouse Tells Us All About Fencing

Tim Morehouse, originally from Riverdale in the Bronx, has an impressive career: He has competed on the US Olympic fencing teams in Athens, Beijing, and London (so far). Since winning a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Games, Morehouse has consistently leveraged his influence to inspire kids across the world to lead active lifestyles and to find the excitement and fun in lesser-known sports. We spoke to Morehouse about his past life as a teacher in the New York City school system, his love of the sport, and more.

Meet Kevin Del Aguila: Broadway Star and NYC Dad

Meet Kevin Del Aguila: Broadway Star and NYC Dad

Acclaimed actor, writer, and director Kevin Del Aguila talks about his alternating roles as Broadway star (in the Tony-winning "Peter and the Starcatcher") and Manhattan dad.




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